mumps

Mumps self-care

General Information See Your Pharmacist or Medical Professional Treatment Tips Treatment Options More Information General Information Mumps is an infection

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

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

Diabetes: tips for children

Diabetes is a chronic (ongoing) condition characterised by high blood sugar levels due to the body’s inability to produce or

Measles: what you need to know

Measles is a very infectious and potentially serious illness that is caused by a type of virus called paramyxovirus. It

Good motor skills the key to fit kids

Children’s physical activity levels have declined over the past few decades, often in lieu of increased time spent in front

Juvenile chronic arthritis

Juvenile chronic arthritis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is long-term joint inflammation (arthritis) in children. It is not one condition,

Special diets for autism lack evidence

In children with autism, a variety of gastrointestinal problems and associated symptoms are often reported, which has led to the

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