In some countries, parents are fined if they don't vaccinate their child or they have to go on a course before being granted an exemption to vaccinate. Are any of these options right for Australia?
Targeting kids with a weight loss app could perpetuate body image issues and lead to disordered eating. Yes, childhood obesity is a problem – but we must tread carefully when delivering solutions.
Most Australians exceed the guidelines for screen time, and most parents feel guilty about the time their child spends on the screen. But not all screen time is bad. Content matters.
Not a single trial has investigated the best painkillers to use for children with cancer.
Children's immune systems are more vulnerable to the flu; even kids who are otherwise healthy can develop complications. The best way to protect children is by having them vaccinated.
Sure Start saved the NHS millions of pounds.
Although it's not possible for parents to completely shield their kids from screens and junk food, in the home they have a unique opportunity to establish healthy behaviours.
Children need to play and discover the world for themselves without too much restriction. Here are some ways we can enhance children's opportunities to do this.
Almost half of Aboriginal kids living remotely will have a school sore at any one time. But there aren't enough of the right antibiotics to treat them.
Lead and zinc smelting may be big business in Port Pirie, but it's making the kids who live there sick. Something needs to change.
Chronic pain is described as an 'invisible enemy' and a 'malign invader'.
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.
A huge rise in head lice and nits is expected in schools due to the NHS scrapping treatment.
A first look at data on sport injuries in children in England, and it's not a pretty picture.
Only a minority of products in Australia actually have mandatory standards applied to them. There is a misconception that product standards can prevent all injuries.
It's important to make genuine room for children in discussions about death, ritual planning and meaning-making.
If toothbrushing is forced form a young age, kids can become resistant to dental care practices. Make it fun.
Telling your children you and your partner aren't going to be together anymore is a significant change in their lives.
The marketing of breakfast cereals may be confusing consumers with a mix of true and inflated claims.
The number of families living in high-rise, inner-city apartments is growing. Yet our research shows many parents find it challenging to raise children in such housing.