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it might be uncomfortable to talk about. but obesity puts children at risk of severe covid

It might be uncomfortable to talk about. But obesity puts children at risk of...

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  Image: World Obesity Federation Vaccinating children against COVID-19 is on parents’ minds, now Australia’s rollout is open to those aged 12 and over, and regulators are actively considering vaccination for five to 11 year...
advanced wound dressings to change how burns are treated in children

Advanced wound dressings to change how burns are treated in children

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Burns are one of the most common injuries suffered by Australians and one of the top causes of death in children under four. While survival rates for burns patients have improved substantially, treating paediatric...
child development during the first five years

Child Development During the First Five Years

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In simple words, development means a major change in the physical growth of the child. Therefore, it has a strong impact on the child’s emotional, social, behavior and communication skills. Because all these areas...
yes, young people are concerned about climate change. but it can drive them to take action

Yes, young people are concerned about climate change. But it can drive them to...

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  Jane Barlow/AP/PA/AAP Image The COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow is drawing to a close. And despite high hopes, many young people may be feeling disappointed with the progress at these landmark talks. They may...
Under s are increasingly catching COVID header

Under-12s are increasingly catching COVID-19. How sick are they getting and when will we...

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  Picture: Shutterstock In July Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) provisionally approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 12-15. The Australian Technical Advisory group on Immunisation (ATAGI) subsequently recommended kids in this age group with...
is it more infectious? is it spreading in schools? this is what we know about the delta variant and kids

Is it more infectious? Is it spreading in schools? This is what we know...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock The Delta variant is surging across the globe, and the World Health Organization warns it will rapidly become the world’s dominant strain of COVID-19. Delta is more infectious than the Alpha variant, and preliminary data suggest children...
we need to prioritise teachers and staff for covid vaccination — and stop closing schools with every lockdown

We need to prioritise teachers and staff for COVID vaccination — and stop closing...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Last Thursday Victoria announced a snap lockdown to last at least seven days starting from 11:59pm last night. As part of the lockdown, schools will close and move to remote learning, and today is a pupil-free...
best evidence suggests antidepressants aren’t very effective in kids and teens. what can be done instead?

Best evidence suggests antidepressants aren’t very effective in kids and teens. What can be...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Even before COVID-19 lockdowns, school closures and strict social distancing, depression was on the rise in children and teenagers around the globe. By the age of 19, around 25% of adolescents are estimated to have experienced a...
children, teens and covid vaccines: where is the evidence at, and when will kids in australia be eligible?

Children, teens and COVID vaccines: where is the evidence at, and when will kids...

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  Photo: Shuttlestock Adolescents in North America are beginning to roll up their sleeves for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after it was approved for 12-15-year-olds this month. The Canadian drug and therapeutic regulator Health Canada approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine...
adhd affects girls too, and it can present differently to the way it does in boys. here’s what to look out for

ADHD affects girls too, and it can present differently to the way it does...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Two female Australian comedians recently revealed they’ve been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In an interview before her shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Fiona O’Loughlin alluded to lifelong challenges including disorganisation...