A twins study shows that children born via IVF have similar epigenetic changes compared with those born naturally.
By excluding prisoners from the NDIS, the federal government is discriminating against prisoners with a disability in direct contravention of our international human rights obligations.
Whilst most parents do vaccinate, health professionals often find it difficult to talk with those who are hesitant or decline. A new resource provides information and communication support.
Depression and anxiety during pregnancy are only recently gaining attention. But seeking help early can make a big difference for expecting mothers – and for their children and families.
One of the big questions in autism research is whether autism is a single disorder or many different disorders that happen to present in the same way.
Although a drug of known safety and efficacy is available, scabies still affects more than 100 million people across the world.
New research published today shows the early introduction of egg (from four to six months) and peanuts (from four to 11 months) is linked to lower rates of egg and peanut allergy.
If you have a ten-month-old baby, what do you need to know? What do you need to ask your GP about the benefits and risks of antibiotics?
Before we can understand night terrors and nightmares, we need to understand normal sleep.
A new baby is life-changing for all parents, but for those whose babies are born too early, the challenges can be immense.
Hypospadias is a malformation of the penis, present from birth, where the opening of the urethra is misplaced somewhere along the underside of the penis instead of being at the tip.
The advent of social robots is giving rise to new possibilities in paediatric health care. But will they replace human specialists?
There's something in the air that actually has health benefits when you take time to walk among the plants and trees. What that is exactly is still being studied by scientists.
Supporting new mothers to make weekly "time for themselves" in the first six months after giving birth may reduce the prevalence of postnatal depression.
Biology is out of our control but can influence our behaviour. But should people be given shorter sentences because of their genes?
A collaboration between research and industry has produced a promising new drug that could transform many childrens' lives. It's also a case study in innovation done right.
Epigenetics is increasingly used as a buzzword to sell pseudoscientific products, but the truth of epigenetics is even more interesting – and complex – than the quacks claim.
Australia spends around 10% of GDP on health, so it's imperative that our research strategies also generate economic benefits.
The epigenetic 'musicians' that play our genomes in different ways might help us understand the causes of autism.
Despite occasional panic about the negative impact they may be having on children's social and intellectual development, interactive devices give parents a much-needed break and can benefit kids.