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The A-Z of Common Illnesses in School Children

Why do children get sick so often?  Bacteria and viruses are two distinct causes for infections in children.  Often a child will get a viral cold and then later on develop a secondary infection with bacteria which then turns into a condition such as a chest infection. It seems bacteria tend to infiltrate a body [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:57:25+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Science & Research, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Teens Test Magnetic Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Something changed and getting out of bed was no longer the "hardest thing in the world" for this teenager. The depression had hung heavy over Courtney, sapping her of motivation for years despite the medications and therapy. Then last year – aged 17 – she joined a world-first trial that is beaming magnetic fields onto the brains [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:51:40+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Science & Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sleep And Safety: Our Children Have Their Say

Ringing, pinging devices are eating into children's sleep and it's undermining their happiness, a major new study into the wellbeing of younger Australians shows. And this lack of sleep is associated with them feeling isolated and unsafe in their own homes. The latest 'Happiness Survey' of almost 47,000 children has found that children who regularly [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:47:10+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Science & Research|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

7 Ways to ‘Make Healthy Normal’ for Your Family

With 50 percent of NSW adults overweight or obese, we are living in an environment where being unhealthy is becoming the norm. As spring has well and truly arrived and the weather is warming up across the country, there is no better time to refresh your routine and improve your health and wellbeing. With the days [...]

Zero Childhood Cancer Program Launched to Help Kids with Aggressive Cancers

In Australia, three children die from cancer each week. But doctors and researchers say they have a "game-changing" plan to drive the death rate down to zero. The Children's Cancer Institute and the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children's Hospital announced on Monday the launch of a national clinical trial, in which scientists and doctors will [...]

By | 2017-09-18T15:44:11+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: |0 Comments

How Caffeine Helps Premature Babies Breathe Easy

Doctors have been using caffeine for pre-term babies since the 1990s, and new research shows the benefits last for years. There’s nothing like a good slug of caffeine to keep you on your toes, but it’s probably the last thing you’d want to give to a baby. Yet that’s exactly what doctors routinely use to [...]

By | 2017-09-11T17:13:52+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Science & Research, Society & Culture|0 Comments

Amazing Health Benefits of Sun Exposure

It is not just plants that absorb and metabolize sunlight. Human beings do it too. However, the relationship between sun exposure and health in humans isn’t as straightforward as we might want it to be. Genes are a factor of how humans metabolize sunlight; as is skin type. For instance, people with pale skin that [...]

By | 2017-08-28T13:46:10+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Science & Research|Tags: |0 Comments

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go [...]

By | 2017-08-21T15:31:28+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Science & Research, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Child Flu Cases Show Alarming Rise Amid Incorrect Vaccination Advice From GPs

Baby Clementine was burning with fever, coughing and sleeping almost around the clock. Her parents, Emily Ritchie and Lachlan Barnes, had no idea their 15-month-old had fallen ill with the flu. Like more than two-thirds of Australian parents, they hadn't immunised their daughter against the potentially deadly virus. The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne has seen an alarming [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:26:20+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Science & Research, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Higher IQ in Childhood Linked To A Longer Life

Higher intelligence (IQ) in childhood is associated with a lower lifetime risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, smoking related cancers, respiratory disease and dementia, finds a new study. It is the largest study to date reporting causes of death in men and women across the life course, and the findings suggest [...]