There are many reasons that malaria is so persistent in Africa. Four of them are poverty, human movement, resistance and climate change.
A new report predicts child obesity could reduce Australian life expectancy by more than four years. Here’s why you should be a little skeptical.
Deprivation in childhood is a strong predictor of obesity, gambling, smoking and addiction in adulthood.
Since the war broke out, some healthcare workers have lost their jobs, others have been displaced, wounded, threatened or killed.
Anxiety symptoms vary from child to child, and by age. But there are some common signs to watch for.
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.