Kids’ & Teens’ Health

Gastroenteritis in children

Gastroenteritis – often simply called ‘gastro’ in Australia – is very common among young children. Gastroenteritis means inflammation of the

Middle ear infection and grommets

Grommets are tiny tubes that can be inserted into the eardrums to treat conditions that affect the middle ear, such

Obstructive sleep apnoea in children

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition that affects breathing during sleep. Affected children frequently snore and have poor quality

Urinary tract infections in children

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are relatively common in children, particularly young children still in nappies. Girls are more likely than

Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease is an illness in which there is inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis). Kawasaki disease, also known as

Kawasaki disease: A brief look into this childhood disease

Kawasaki disease is an illness in which there is inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis). Kawasaki disease, also known as

Glandular fever

Glandular fever (also known as infectious mononucleosis, or mono) is an infectious disease caused by a virus called Epstein-Barr virus

Earwax

Wax in the ears (earwax or ear wax) causes a great deal of unnecessary concern. Many parents worry that their

Colic in infants

What is infant colic? Colic is excessive crying in an otherwise healthy and well-fed baby. It can happen anytime, but

Appendicitis

Appendicitis means inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a short, finger-shaped pouch about 5-10 cm long. It is located in

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