Being inattentive and unable to focus rather than disruptive means that ADHD in girls is going undiagnosed.
Knock knees (and bow legs) are generally a normal part of a child’s growth and development. But if they persist, they can become problematic.
Flatfoot is normal in infants and young children, and in the absence of any associated symptoms, treatment is highly debatable.
If a child is shy and poorly treated by other children their age, this may be cause for concern.
Some toddlers are unable to walk with their whole foot on the ground. This should be checked out by a health professional.
The blame for pain in kids is often directed at school bags, computer and small-screen device usage, posture, or other biomechanical targets.
“Slapped cheek” describes the typical bright red rash on the face caused by human parvovirus infection.
Many adults who have a lifelong problem with migraines first experience them in childhood or adolescence.
Lack of public awareness and stigma associated with bed-wetting in older children means few seek professional help despite successful treatments being available.
Before we can understand night terrors and nightmares, we need to understand normal sleep.
This infographic provides a snapshot of children’s health in Australia, from mortality and chronic conditions to the risk factors adversely affecting our children’s health.