Rates of ADHD medications prescribed for children have gone up by 30% in three years. But our research found only one in four children who meet ADHD criteria are taking medication.
Research has started to identify the key factors in creating communities that promote good early childhood development.
Despite good oral hygiene, some children have weak teeth that are more prone to decay.
Around 15% of Australians are infected with this these bugs. Undetected, they can cause stomach ulcers and cancer.
The only quitting tool most Australian prisoners have access to is nicotine lozenges. These are being mixed with tea leaves to create a smokable product known as "teabacco".
There may be additional long-term health harms from antibiotic exposure in early life and before birth, including an increased risk of infection, obesity and asthma.
New guidelines outline language practitioners should use when caring for transgender kids.
Poorer children in Australia are less likely to receive their share of Medicare funding, particularly in the first years of life.
Parents worry about giving their kids pain relief. Four out of five experts say it's OK.
Reports that a study found baby wipes to be a contributor to childhood allergies were plain wrong. The study didn't test baby wipes, and was done in mice.
The shift from daylight saving time will leave kids' body clocks an hour "out of sync", in a similar way to jet lag. Here are some evidence-based strategies to deal with this.
Children with autism and their younger siblings could be at increased risk of vaccine-preventable diseases, with new research showing they are under-vaccinated compared to the general population.
The latest poll on children's oral health shows many parents have misconceptions about how to prevent tooth decay in their children and don't know of the free dental services available.
A new study has found some foods may contain allergens even if there's no warning.
Parents are now advised to introduce foods like peanut and egg to infants before one year of age.
Around 300 babies and children are diagnosed with a stroke in Australia each year. But these can be diagnosed too late with devastating and life-long consequences.
Only around 10% of new drugs in development make it onto the market. A drug needs to go through animal trials, and then four phases of human trials to be deemed suitable for use in patients.
A randomised controlled trial is the best way to compare a new treatment with the standard treatment. And randomising trial participants is a core feature of the experiment.
Can you blame bad teeth on your genes? Here's why the answer is not as simple as you might think.
A landmark study in the UK discovered the gene that allows cells to form into embryos. If Australian researchers attempted this they could go to jail for 15 years.