The pandemic has disrupted national immunisation programmes. As a result, the African continent is seeing more outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.
A recent report has found First Nations children in Victoria have better health outcomes, however culturally appropriate research can better highlight what’s going well for First Nations kids’ health.
As well as a mild fever, children with the disease develop small white blisters or a red rash.
Newborn babies are particularly vulnerable to hot conditions. They have a limited ability to control their body temperature.
Each food-based vitamin A programme carries different advantages and issues.
Polio cases in the US, UK and Israel remind us that this could also happen in Australia. Here’s what we should watch out for.
A large proportion of primary school aged kids get infected with pinworm at some time – and yes, it can make them pretty moody.
Everyday bumps and scrapes are critical learning experiences for young children, and can influence how they interpret and respond to pain or injuries in the future.
There are opportunities for intervention in the education system to address gaps in psycho-social provision and support.
It’s natural to have questions about the risks and benefits of COVID vaccines in young children. Here’s what you need to know ahead of Australia’s rollout.
The latest findings add to the understanding of how social disadvantage such as poverty and low-quality, unsafe housing can affect early child development.
Can you use a test intended for adults or older children? How do you test a wriggling or grumpy small child anyway? We’re infection control and child health researchers. Here are our tips.
The direct effects of COVID-19 disease on pregnant women, newborns and children are acknowledged. But the indirect effects of the pandemic have been equally devastating.
You wouldn’t run up and hug a stranger in the street – let’s not do it to dogs. Here’s how to keep kids safe and dogs happy during chance encounters.
Following school lunchbox guidelines can be a challenge for parents. Here are our top tips for reducing parents’ lunchbox anxiety and increasing the healthiness of kids’ lunches.
Their social media feeds contain images of tanks, bombs and war-style propaganda. Here’s how to help them navigate social media ‘news’ content about war, while minimising any distress.
Parents can now choose Moderna to vaccinate their children against COVID. So how effective is it, and how does it compare with Pfizer?
I spoke to women about their experience of extended breastfeeding.
Urban poverty is having an adverse impact on the health of mothers and children.
If you or your child test positive for COVID, you clearly can’t go to that vaccination or booster appointment you had booked this week. So, when can you go?