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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.

Some children on IV can be treated at home

21 August, 2017

Researchers find home treatment as good as in hospital in terms of safety, cost and patient satisfaction.

Paediatric protocol reduces missed sepsis diagnoses

14 June, 2017

US researchers have developed an electronic sepsis alert, using a combination of vital signs, risk factors and physician judgement, to identify children in a paediatric emergency department with severe sepsis.

A touchy subject — preterm babies' brains respond to contact

13 June, 2017

New parents are encouraged to take heart: their touch matters more than they may realise.

Low-dose steroids are brain-safe for preterm bubs

10 April, 2017

A French study reveals that low doses of steroids given to preterm infants are not linked to any harmful effects on brain development at two years of age.

'Mini-guts' offer clues to paediatric GI illness

21 February, 2017

A miniature model of the gut made from stem cells lifts the lid on how infection-causing enteroviruses enter the intestine.

3 companies to receive seed funds to develop medical devices for children

15 February, 2017

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) has announced seed grants to three companies developing medical devices for children.

Body cooling vs active fever prevention for children after in-hospital cardiac arrest

25 January, 2017

Emergency body cooling does not improve survival or functional outcomes in children who experience in-hospital cardiac arrest any more than normal temperature control, according to a multicentre study led by the University of Michigan and University of Utah.

New technique a breath of fresh air for kids in emergency

05 January, 2017

A new therapy, trialled by Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital researchers, has the potential to become a 'game changer' in emergency paediatric medicine.

Millions of kids could benefit from this new worm treatment strategy

15 December, 2016

This improved strategy for treating intestinal worms in adults and children could improve the health of millions of children in Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Africa.

The ART of deception - IVF clinics inflating success.

08 February, 2016 by Corin Kelly

IVF patients across the country are being told their fairy tale ending is just an embryo transfer away from“Joyful new mum Sonia Kruger” to the “back-to-front love story” of sperm donor romance. Loretta Houlahan, from Monash University reveals that for every artificially conceived bundle of joy to make the headlines, there are many everyday Australians who have not been so lucky.

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