Clinical Services > Paediatrics

Swim for Starlight

18 October, 2019

2020's Starlight Super Swim is encouraging Australians to make a positive splash to help the Starlight Children's Foundation brighten the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children.


Parents of bad sleepers suffer daytime dysfunction

14 October, 2019

Parents of infants with poor sleeping habits are three times more likely to experience daytime dysfunction compared with parents of infants without sleep troubles.


Australian pre-teens sedentary, new study finds

09 July, 2019

It's not unusual for 11- and 12-year-olds to spend up to 11 hours seated.


Lung issues follow premmies into adulthood

23 May, 2019

People born very preterm or very low weight are four times more likely to have lung-related issues in early adulthood than those born on time.


Delay newborn bath to improve breastfeeding

25 January, 2019

Delaying a newborn's first bath by 12 hours may significantly improve breastfeeding exclusivity, and make it easier for the baby to latch.


Falling down

24 July, 2018 by Daniela Feuerlicht, Suzanne Sheppard-Law, Reece Hinchcliff*

Too often, children are being injured by falls while in hospital, presenting a significant challenge to healthcare providers. Two organisations step up to change the status quo.


New app helps manage and reduce food allergy risk in kids

06 June, 2018

Australia has the highest rate of food allergies in the world, which is why researchers have launched a new, free app to help manage the risks.


Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting) Resource Kit — 2nd edition

23 May, 2018

This revised edition is a free, practical tool for clinicians, patients and their families, anticipating the different stages of diagnosis and treatment.


Children give endurance athletes a run for their money

27 April, 2018

Ever wondered how children have the energy to run around all day? Researchers have the answer.


Kids see 800 junk food ads per year

20 April, 2018

With diet-related problems the leading cause of disease in Australia, new research into junk food ads seen by kids is alarming.


Asthma link to boys' childhood fractures

05 April, 2018

Boys with asthma are 30% more likely to fracture a bone than boys without, while girls with asthma have no link to bone fractures.


Hope for colicky babies

18 January, 2018

Distressed parents of babies with colic may soon have a solution — although so far, it leans towards babies who are exclusively breastfed.


Childhood happiness, self-esteem linked to good diet

05 January, 2018

Regardless of their socioeconomic position or body weight, a healthy diet is likely to result in a happy, well-balanced child.


New guidelines to help child stroke victims

11 December, 2017

Stroke affects children and babies, and is among the top 10 causes of death in children.


Ethical guidelines protecting children's fertility

06 November, 2017

Doctors treating childhood cancer have a new tool to help manage tough ethical questions surrounding fertility preservation for their young patients.


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