babies

Who can help if we’re not getting pregnant?

If you’re struggling to conceive, it may give you some hope to know that Australians have good access to medical

Newborn bloodspot screening

Newborn screening tests are part of a worldwide practice to detect rare but serious health problems (genetic or metabolic disorders)

Why are some babies harder to settle and sleep?

Many new mothers will have difficulty settling their newborn to sleep, but for some the problems become so severe that

Pneumonia

What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection or inflammation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. Fluid and/or pus

Is my newborn safe?

Transcript If you’ve got a newborn, the evidence is that you don’t need to be worried at all really. So,

Cerebral palsy rates falling in Australia

One of the things parents fear is that their baby might be born with cerebral palsy. That’s brain damage usually

Can omega-3 reduce risk of pre-term birth?

Here at the Health Reader, we’re often sceptical of the benefits of supplements marketed as a cure-all for any number

Can stroking a baby help it feel less pain?

Touch is the first of a newborn baby’s senses to mature – even ahead of hearing and sight. It’s one

Can the size of your social network make your baby smarter?

The earliest years of a person’s life form a critical foundation for her future – in terms of health, relationships

A gut feeling about eczema

Eczema is a common disorder characterised by chronic inflammation of the skin. It commonly starts during infancy and can persist

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