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.
A new book on puberty has explored why we find it so difficult to talk about puberty, and why we need to start talking about it earlier.
A test of all your genes for disease risk is not yet the precision diagnostic and treatment tool we hope it will one day be.
We still don't know what's behind four out of every five birth defects. But that can change.
Children with ADHD are much more likely than other kids to struggle getting to sleep, and staying asleep. Up to 73% of Australian parents report their child with ADHD has problems sleeping.
Shape-shifting bodies. Cracking voices. Hairs sprouting in new places. Why do some children enter puberty early?
By committing ourselves to understanding how interventions work on the ground, we have the opportunity to save the millions who die unnecessarily each and every year.
A twins study shows that children born via IVF have similar epigenetic changes compared with those born naturally.
By excluding prisoners from the NDIS, the federal government is discriminating against prisoners with a disability in direct contravention of our international human rights obligations.
Whilst most parents do vaccinate, health professionals often find it difficult to talk with those who are hesitant or decline. A new resource provides information and communication support.
Depression and anxiety during pregnancy are only recently gaining attention. But seeking help early can make a big difference for expecting mothers – and for their children and families.
One of the big questions in autism research is whether autism is a single disorder or many different disorders that happen to present in the same way.
Although a drug of known safety and efficacy is available, scabies still affects more than 100 million people across the world.
New research published today shows the early introduction of egg (from four to six months) and peanuts (from four to 11 months) is linked to lower rates of egg and peanut allergy.
If you have a ten-month-old baby, what do you need to know? What do you need to ask your GP about the benefits and risks of antibiotics?