Kids’ & Teens’ Health

How can I support my child who has anorexia?

Anorexia nervosa is an uncommon condition in teenagers, particularly teenage girls, but it causes enormous stress and concern, and for

Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule for Vaccinations

This table shows vaccinations included in the Australian National Immunisation Program Schedule as well as some other recommended vaccinations. Below

Australian Standard Vaccination Schedule

This table shows vaccinations included in the Australian National Immunisation Program Schedule as well as some other recommended vaccinations. Below

The impact of childhood trauma

Dr Matthew Cullen, Psychiatrist, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney Children who are exposed to long-term mental abuse, typically via neglect, sexual

What are night terrors? A brief look.

Night Terrors vs. Dreams All human beings experience dreams. There are pleasant dreams, which we experience, there are nightmares, which

How to get kids to eat vegetables?

Getting kids to eat their veggies can be a challenge. New research finds that there is merit in the advice

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

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

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