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We care about more than economics when it comes to the polling booth. So why don’t governments listen? from www.shutterstock.com

It’s time to vote for happiness and well-being, not mere economic growth. Here’s why:

Countries around the world are taking society's happiness and well-being into account when formulating policy. So, why is Australia so focused on economics as the sole marker of progress?
Mendengar kecemasan seseorang ketika membicarakan keraguannya akan vaksinasi itu penting. www.shutterstock.com

Kiat jitu untuk hadapi orang yang meragukan efektivitas vaksin

Anda tidak harus menjadi ahli untuk menjadi pendukung vaksinasi yang efektif. Berikut adalah beberapa kiat jika berhadapan dengan orang yang tidak yakin jika dia harus memvaksinasi anak-anaknya.
Just because a treatment works for some people, doesn’t mean it will work for you. from www.shutterstock.com

Want to quit a bad habit? Here’s one way to compare treatments

It's hard to decide which treatment to choose when trying to quit smoking or lose weight. The term 'number needed to treat' could help you decide what is most likely to work.
Listening to people’s concerns is important when talking to someone who is hesitant about vaccination. From shutterstock.com

Everyone can be an effective advocate for vaccination: here’s how

You don't have to be an expert to be an effective advocate for vaccination. Here are some tips if you find yourself talking to someone who isn't convinced they should vaccinate their kids.
The community environment clearly has a large influence on child development, but exactly which factors are most important? Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Working out what makes a good community where young children can thrive

Research has started to identify the key factors in creating communities that promote good early childhood development.
Up to 14% of toddlers have “hypomineralised second primary molars” (HSPM), where the enamel (outer layer) of the second baby molars doesn’t develop properly. plantic/Shutterstock

Why some kids are more prone to dental decay

Despite good oral hygiene, some children have weak teeth that are more prone to decay.
Helicobacter pylori normally infect the stomachs of children where they can stay forever, if undetected. Tatiana Shepeleva/Shutterstock

Explainer: what is Helicobacter pylori?

Around 15% of Australians are infected with this these bugs. Undetected, they can cause stomach ulcers and cancer.
Prison represents only a temporary disruption in tobacco use for many smokers. TeodorLazarev

Why Australian prisoners are smoking nicotine-infused tea leaves

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".
By the time they turn one, half of Australian babies have had a course of antibiotics. Shutterstock

Antibiotics before birth and in early life can affect long-term health

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.
Not all transgender people will seek health care, but the ones who do need to feel supported. from www.shutterstock.com

Transgender kids get their own health-care guidelines

New guidelines outline language practitioners should use when caring for transgender kids.
Vaccines have repeatedly been proven not to be associated with autism, yet some parents still have concerns. From shutterstock.com

Kids with autism less likely to be fully vaccinated

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.
Early dental visits are essential to help parents keep their children’s teeth and gums healthy. from shutterstock.com

Child tooth decay is on the rise, but few are brushing their teeth enough or seeing the dentist

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.

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