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More than one in four Aussie kids are overweight or obese: we’re failing them,...

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Obesity among kids in Australia needs to be treated as a serious health problem. From shutterstock.com Alessandro Demaio addressed the National Press Club last Friday, alongside Karen Carey (former chair of the Consumers Health Forum) and...
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Mental health major issue for young

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Mental Health Month (October 2019) is a compelling time to raise awareness around the number of mental health-related issues reported to Kids Helpline said yourtown Chief Executive Officer Tracy Adams. Kids Helpline says mental health issues...
children might play a bigger role in covid transmission than first thought. schools must prepare

Children might play a bigger role in COVID transmission than first thought. Schools must...

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Picture: Shuttlestock Over last weekend, the World Health Organisation made an announcement you might have missed. It recommended children aged 12 years and older should wear masks, and that masks should be considered for those aged...

We can’t predict how bad this year’s flu season will be but here’s what...

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The flu comes on rapidly and symptoms get worse over the first few days. Shutterstock Influenza illness – or the flu – is a caused by the influenza virus. It often comes on rapidly, with a...
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Early Learning – 5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Childcare Center

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To young children in their first few years of life, a child care centre quickly becomes their world. It is often where they first learn to socialise with other children, amongst other developmental skills....
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Australia has eliminated rubella – but that doesn’t mean it can’t come back

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Rubella has been eliminated in Australia, but it still exists in other countries. From shutterstock.com The World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially declared that Australia has eliminated rubella. Rubella, also known as German measles, is a contagious viral...
children may need to be vaccinated against covid-19 too. here’s what we need to consider

Children may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 too. Here’s what we need to...

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Image: Shuttlestock An ideal COVID-19 vaccine would not only protect people from becoming ill, it would also stop the virus spreading through the population. The best way to do this is to vaccinate as...

What Nutrients Does My Child Need?

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There are many essential nutrients that your children need to enable them to grow fit and healthy. This guide will help you to understand what the most important nutrients are for your child through...

5 Simple Ways to Build an Unbreakable Bond with Your Child

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The parent-child connection in one of the strongest connections in the world, and that’s exactly why a lot of parents are looking for different ways to build an unbreakable bond that will empower their...
early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

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Keeping in touch with nature may assist with allergy protection. Picture: Katya Shut/Shutterstock Over the past few decades, allergies and asthma have become common childhood diseases, especially in developed countries. Almost 20% of Australians experience some kind of...