kids health

Social Media & its Effect on Children’s Mental Health

People of all ages are spending a significant amount of their time on social media. Some use the platforms as

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood illness that is caused by a viral infection. The most

Polio: symptoms, causes and treatment

What is polio? Polio (which is short for poliomyelitis) is an infectious disease that can cause permanent muscle weakness, paralysis,

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

How has fast food changed over the past 30 years

Fast food has remained a popular food choice for decades. Yet despite the push for having healthier options on the

Does having red hair and moles multiply skin cancer risk?

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world – more than 2000 Australians die from the condition

Environment, not genetics, to blame for tooth decay

What’s a typical trip to the dentist like for you? Some lucky folks get a check-up, a clean and they’re

Team sports and depression in young people

Weekends spent playing team sports – especially soccer, netball and cricket in Australia – are a common experience of childhood.

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