The EPA has just adopted a rule that limits what kinds of science regulators can use in setting rules. A scholar explains how this shift could impede his work mapping child lead poisoning.
Taking risks helps children test new ideas and find personal capabilities and limits. Here are five lessons from early childhood educators to help parents encourage their kids to take risks, safely.
Experts in child health and physical activity offer recommendations for training of early childhood educators, and strategies to get kids moving.
Most kids bounce back quickly after a disaster and there are several strategies you can use to help.
Community water fluoridation is a cost-effective public health measure that can reduce cavities by approximately 25 per cent. Yet some communities are worried about it.
Every expert we asked talked about the importance of letting children take risks and explore in nature. But they also advised parents to supervise and set limits.
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.