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Immunising kids: how it works and why it’s important

Keeping kids happy and healthy is a top priority for parents and protecting them from serious diseases is a big part of that. With kids back at school where they encounter a range of new experiences (and germs) we explain how childhood immunisation works ...

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Exercise A Plus In Academic Equation

The physical and social benefits of regular exercise for adolescents may include improved academic performance.

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Turn Off TV To Tackle Childhood Obesity

With levels of childhood obesity continuing to rise, what are some key factors to focus on to help turn the tide?

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Blood Pressure High Among Young

High blood pressure is typically something we associate with our middle-aged and older years, but research has revealed it is a growing concern for children and adolescents, too.

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When Children Don't – Or Won't – Sleep

The bleary eyes and vague stare so common in parents of newborns highlights just how little truth there is to the saying 'sleeping like a baby'. But sleep problems aren't just limited to babies – they're really common in children of all ages.

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Tackling Obesity In Children

As a nation we're getting heavier, and it's not just the adults – around a quarter of Aussie kids are overweight and an estimated 6–8 per cent are obese. So what can we do about it?

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Helping Children Cope With Grief & Loss

Whether it's the loss of a parent, grandparent, sibling, friend or even a family pet, most children will experience grief and loss at some point. So what can you do to help them cope?

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Development Concerns In Early Childhood

Raising a child is rewarding, but it can be really challenging, too. It can be particularly worrying when you are concerned that your child isn't developing normally.

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Childhood Behaviour Problems

Even the best behaved children can be difficult to manage at times, but children with behavioural problems can be particularly challenging for their parents, families and teachers.

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Childhood Allergies

Allergies are really common in kids, with around 40 per cent affected at some stage during their childhood.

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Hoopla About Whooping Cough

In a worrying trend, whooping cough has increased over the past few years – and it’s babies who are at greatest risk.

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Vaccinate – Before It's Too Late

Like birth choices, breastfeeding and types of nappies, vaccination of babies and children is a topic that triggers passionate debate among new parents. But what’s indisputable is the fact that vaccinations save lives.

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Feeding Babies: From Breast To Beyond

The latest Australian dietary guidelines haven't ignored the youngest members of society, devoting an entire edition to babies under the age of 12 months.

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Introducing: Developmental Paediatricians

A developmental paediatrician can provide specialist help for children with learning and behavioural difficulties.

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Introducing: Paediatricians

Paediatricians are the experts in children’s health.

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