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Febrile seizures (also called febrile convulsions or febrile fits) are seizures associated with a fever in young children. They are

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Video: Measles is on the rise

Measles can be fatal – but is totally preventable. So why are we still seeing cases in Australia, after the

Cerebral palsy Q and A

What is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy (CP) is the name given to a group of disorders that affect body posture

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Faecal incontinence in children (encopresis)

Underwear soiling is a problem that arises in children commonly as a result of chronic (ongoing) constipation. It is known

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