Clinical Services > Paediatrics

Thriving on gut instinct

03 May, 2022

Dana Kay's son has ADHD. Frustrated with the effects of traditional medicine, she sought an alternative. The outcome changed her life — and that of hundreds of other families.

Lupus gene discovery could lead to more effective treatments

02 May, 2022

Gabriella, a teenage girl from Spain, was diagnosed with severe lupus when she was seven years old.

One of the unsung heroes

19 April, 2022

When 10-year-old Taylor walked into the Queensland Children's Hospital with a broken thumb he was full of apprehension.

New neurodevelopmental disorder discovered

19 April, 2022

An Australian-led international research collaboration has discovered a new neurodevelopmental disorder.

Digital 'twins' cut surgery time for children with severe hip deformities

23 March, 2022

Dr Martina Barzan and her team have created digital 'twins' of child patients that would enable surgeons to better plan, test and execute complex surgeries.

Locally developed screening tool detects autism at 11 months

14 March, 2022

A new screening tool, developed by researchers from La Trobe University, helps detect autism in very young children.

Cell-based influenza vaccine approved for kids 2+

09 March, 2022

Cell-based seasonal influenza vaccine Flucelvax Quad has been approved for Australian children aged two years and older.

Landmark clinical practice guidelines for children with CMT

04 March, 2022

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is the most common childhood inherited nerve disorder. Yet until now, there have been no guidelines to help patients manage their condition.

Immune stimulant could help prevent asthma in children

15 February, 2022

A recent study by respiratory researchers from Perth has found that OM-85, an immune-boosting medication, could help prevent babies from developing asthma.

New Child Safe Standards: why they matter to hospitals

17 January, 2022 by Natalie Siegel-Brown*

All children, regardless of their age, gender, ability, race or sexual orientation, have the right to be safe and feel safe.

Predicting which children are more likely to develop epilepsy

17 January, 2022

An international genetic study involving 7636 children from Australia and Denmark has identified seven variant genes that researchers say now substantially improve the understanding of the underlying causes of seizures in young children.

Asthma experts call to vaccinate children for school start

17 January, 2022

Asthma experts are encouraging parents and carers of children with asthma to vaccinate their children before the start of the school year to help protect them from becoming seriously ill with COVID-19.

Digital resource to help clinicians prevent childhood obesity

01 December, 2021

Dietitian and University of Queensland Research Fellow Dr Oliver Canfell and her team have developed an online resource to help prevent childhood obesity.

Early therapy can reduce likelihood of autism diagnosis in children

21 September, 2021

A parent-led therapy that supports social development can reduce likelihood of an autism diagnosis in children showing early behavioural signs of the condition.

Geography determines survival of babies with birth defects

21 July, 2021

A global study involving 74 countries has found that the survival rate of babies born with a birth defect is heavily dependent on where the child is born.

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