early childhood aboriginal health

Early childhood – Aboriginal families

Your child is important to the whole community and we can all help them grow up strong, healthy and proud. The most important thing our children need is to feel loved, cared for and safe.

Early therapies for autism spectrum disorder

Early therapies for autism spectrum disorder

A video-based intervention helped children with early signs of autism develop better language.

An early helping hand for bereaved adolescents

An early helping hand for bereaved adolescents

In this study, early support for bereaved adolescent girls was associated with reduced grief and depression and improved behavioural outcomes.

Anxiety and depression in pregnancy and early parenthood

Anxiety and depression in pregnancy and early parenthood is serious, this article addresses the signs and symptoms of antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety and where you can get help.

Childhood smarts a healthy trait

Childhood smarts a healthy trait

Higher intelligence in childhood may be associated with a lower risk of death later in life.

Slip, slap, slop early to save your skin

Regular use of sunscreen at an early age has demonstrable benefits later on, especially if you’re the type to burn.

Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity

More than one in 4 kids aged 5-17 years in Australia is above a healthy weight. Find out how to help kids make changes to their diet and activity levels.

Never too early to start kids eating healthily

Exposing children to a wide variety of healthy foods, even in pregnancy, can help instill good eating habits later in life.

Childhood infections: minimising the spread

The 3 most effective ways of stopping the spread of childhood infections are: getting your children vaccinated; keeping them at home when they are sick; and careful hand washing.

Kawasaki disease: A brief look into this childhood disease

Kawasaki disease is an illness that causes inflammation of the blood vessels and a fever. Most children recover, but some develop heart problems.

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