Antibiotics and children Antibiotics: what are they and when does my child need them? Also, how to use antibiotics correctly and side effects of antibiotics.
Asthma and babies Is your baby wheezing? It could be asthma or it could be something else. Learn all about babies and asthma here.
Autism risk high in siblings The risk of autism in babies with an affected brother or sister is around one in 5 - higher than previously thought - a study has found.
Autism spectrum disorders Usually detected in early childhood, autism spectrum disorders cause problems with social understanding, behaviour and communication. Find out the symptoms and causes of these disorders.
Babies and vomiting Many small babies who vomit regularly after feeds have reflux, when the contents of their stomach flow back up the passage between the stomach and the mouth.
Cleft lip and palate Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects of the upper lip and palate (roof of the mouth). Find out about the causes, treatments and associated problems.
Colic in infants Colic is a pattern of unexplained, persistent crying in an otherwise healthy baby.
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia A congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect where there is an abnormal hole in the diaphragm, which allows some of the abdominal organs to protrude into the chest.
Cough Although coughs may be a sign of a serious condition, this is usually not the case.
Croup Croup is a viral infection affecting the larynx (voice box) and trachea (upper part of the windpipe).
Croup: symptoms and treatments Croup, an inflammation of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea), is usually caused by an acute viral infection.
Diarrhoea Diarrhoea is when your bowel movements become more watery or more frequent than usual, or both.
Down syndrome Down syndrome is caused by a chromosome abnormality. Antenatal screening tests can identify women at greater risk of having a baby with Down syndrome.
Jeans for Genes Day Jeans for Genes is a fundraising event to support research by the Children's Medical Research Institute into the prevention and treatment of genetic diseases.
Low-birth-weight babies Babies are considered of low birth weight if they weigh less than 2500 g at birth. Low birth weight is associated with an increased risk of disabilities.
Measles vaccination Measles is a highly infectious virus infection that now occurs rarely in Australia due to widespread vaccination.
Measles: what you need to know Measles is a very infectious illness that mostly affects children. It is caused by a virus and is spread from child to child by coughing, sneezing or sometimes kissing.
Meningitis in children Meningitis means inflammation of the meninges - the lining around the brain and spinal cord. It is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection.
Meningitis: signs and symptoms Meningitis can occur suddenly and requires immediate treatment by a doctor. Here are the signs and symptoms to look out for.
Mumps Find out about the symptoms, treatment, and complications of mumps, as well as how to prevent this disease.
Nappy rash treatments Nappy rash can be treated using a number of different over the counter medications, depending on the cause. These include barrier creams, anti-fungal preparations and products containing hydrocortisone.
Newborn screening tests Newborn screening tests can detect rare but serious genetic or metabolic disorders in newborn babies.
Whooping cough Whooping cough (pertussis) is a serious bacterial infection that can affect children, especially those under 1, but it can be prevented with vaccination.
Whooping cough overview Whooping cough is a highly infectious disease that causes sudden attacks of coughing that often end in a high-pitched whooping sound.
Whooping cough rising in vaccinated children Whooping cough (pertussis) is being increasingly seen in vaccinated primary school-aged children, experts say, suggesting a risk to younger siblings and a need for booster vaccination at age 18 months.
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