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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.

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.

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.

Breastmilk bank celebrates 10 years

03 March, 2021

More than 1000 sick and premature babies have been fed precious breastmilk donated by new mothers since the Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank opened its doors.

Extended listing for paediatric cerebral palsy treatment

09 December, 2020

Thousands of Australian children living with cerebral palsy now have access to an additional treatment option to treat moderate to severe upper limb spasticity.

Minimising microplastics release when preparing infant formula

02 November, 2020

Discovering that high levels of microplastics are released when preparing formula in polypropylene infant feeding bottles, researchers have developed recommendations to mitigate the risk.

Paediatric stroke rehabilitation guidelines published

17 August, 2020

Researchers and clinical experts led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute have produced Australian clinical guidelines to improve the rehabilitation of children who have a stroke.

Q&A: Kawasaki Disease and COVID-19 in children

14 May, 2020

Dr Angus Stock answers questions about Kawasaki Disease and the risk to children in Australia.

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.

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