Meningococcal is a rare but very serious infection that can lead to blood poisoning and brain infection. But no single vaccine protects against all the strains.
It's not laziness that is causing some parents to overfeed their children.
Some parents think their four-year-old boy's emotional outbursts and aggressive behaviour can be blamed on their hormones. Here's why that's a myth.
Parents need support from early childhood educators to build capacity to claim for NDIS services.
Parental well-being is being adversely affected by baby advice which isn't backed by evidence.
Vaccines against multiple diseases in one jab strengthen kids' immune systems, not weaken them. Here's why we shouldn't fear these combination vaccines.
Why do a higher proportion of children in England end up on wards after being checked into emergency departments?
Breastfeeding has many health benefits for both baby and mother. But it can also can be difficult to sustain exclusively without support.
Strong political support, community engagement and effective strategies can improve access to family planning in developing countries.
Nicholas, aged 6, was watching TV one day when his tooth fell out. He noticed that the bottom edge of the tooth was very spiky. Now he wants to know why.
We still don't know what's behind four out of every five birth defects. But that can change.
New research into the health of newly arrived refugee children in Australia gives us clues about how we can help all refugee kids.
Schools that have supportive strategies in place can offer buffers. They can promote positive outcomes -- for pupils and teachers.
A study has shown an association between antidepressants in pregnancy and risk to the baby. But there are many factors to consider if deciding whether to stay on an antidepressant if you're pregnant.
More than 788 health facilities have been destroyed in parts of North-Eastern Nigeria captured by Boko Haram insurgents, crippling health services in the area.
Kangaroo mother care: the long-term benefits of closeness in the early days of life.
Here are some tips to get your picky eater into lifelong healthy habits.
If we want our children to stay healthy, we need to start making it a priority for schools.
A study in Malawi shows how the participation of local community leaders in policy development can change men's attitudes to maternal and child health for the better.
The World Health Organisation no longer sees Zika as a health emergency. But what does this downgrade mean for the health of mothers and babies?