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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Nearly 30% of kids experience sibling bullying – as either bully or victim

Bullying among siblings isn’t the same as teasing and occasional sibling spats. from shutterstock.com Australia has invested an extraordinary amount of time and effort into putting in place bullying prevention programs – especially across schools. But...

How to know if your child is addicted to video games and what to...

When gaming interferes with a person’s daily life, it might become a disorder. Alex Haney   If your child spends long hours playing video games, you might be worried they’re addicted. “Gaming disorder” is real, and...

5 Simple Ways to Build an Unbreakable Bond with Your Child

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...

What Nutrients Does My Child Need?

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...

Health Check: what causes constipation?

When you’re constipated, you have hard or lumpy stools that are difficult to pass. Shutterstock Most people have experienced being blocked up from time to time, whether it’s while travelling, after taking painkillers, or when...

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

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...

When’s the best time to get your flu shot?

What goes up must come down, and that includes the protection the flu vaccine offers against influenza. Irina Bg/Shutterstock When most of us get the flu, we spend three or four days on the couch...

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

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...

Everyone can be an effective advocate for vaccination: here’s how

Listening to people’s concerns is important when talking to someone who is hesitant about vaccination. From shutterstock.com The World Health Organisation (WHO) has named vaccine hesitancy as one of their top 10 threats to global health for...

Putting babies under general anaesthetic won’t affect their development, new research shows

A new study found no detectable impact on   brain development. From shutterstock.com Making the decision to operate on a baby or toddler can be complex and confronting for parents. It involves weighing the risks...