Kids’ & Teens’ Health

Meningococcal disease

What is meningococcal disease? Meningococcal disease is an infection caused by a type of bacterium known as meningococcus, or Neisseria

Immunising your child

Why should I immunise my child? Being immunised (vaccinated) protects your child against catching childhood diseases and other contagious conditions.

Meningitis in children

What is meningitis? Meningitis means inflammation of the meninges — the lining around the brain and spinal cord. It is


Meningitis is inflammation of the membranes (called meninges) surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. It is usually caused by

Early childhood – Aboriginal families

Early Childhood – Aboriginal Families The first five years of your child’s life make a big difference to the rest

Melatonin use common in children, linked to sleep troubles

Melatonin use among children in the Netherlands was higher than expected, when the safety of the supplement is mostly unknown.

Does childhood behaviour predict future income?

Logically, it seems there could be a link. Traits of diligence, attention and compliance could mean a child is better

Do unusual eating behaviours point to autism?

The earlier autism is picked up, the sooner a child can begin behavioural treatment, especially during the critical preschool years.

Early therapies for autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that starts to become apparent in early childhood. Typically, it’s diagnosed by certain

I think my child is depressed

Lots of parents become concerned at various times that their child is depressed. Depression in kids, as it is in

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