Oral health is a significant public health issue. In Australia, tooth decay in children is one of the most common reasons for hospital admission requiring a general anaesthetic for 1 to 4 year olds.
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The poor profile of pneumonia is a great mystery of modern paediatrics. It is beyond doubt that this is the most important paediatric problem in the world.
VCGS Associate Genetic Counsellor Justine Elliott answers some common questions about percept™
People of refugee background are ordinary people caught in exceptional circumstances. War and human rights abuse is a commonality for those fleeing from their home and country. We know that the impact of torture and trauma lasts for years, with impacts that are intergenerational.
Do you remember what you ate for dinner last night? What about the last movie you saw? What was the name of that person your friend introduced you to last week?
When twins are born, the first thing a parent asks is “are they identical?” If one’s a boy and one’s a girl, it’s easy – they are fraternal. With all the other twins, this is where things get complicated.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common cause of childhood disability, with recent estimates suggesting that up to one in every 30 children will sustain a TBI before the age of 16.
While having a baby brings many new and exciting experiences, research shows that women are at their highest lifetime risk for mental ill health in the time before and after having a baby, and it is well known that postnatal depression is a common experience for many new mums.
Zoë Davidson PhD, Accredited Practising Dietitian Overweight and obesity is a problem facing all Australians including our own children. Currently, one in four Australian children are overweight or obese; a scary statistic.
Stem cells show promise as a treatment for some neurological injuries, and they are a hot topic for the cerebral palsy community. After 15 years of international laboratory studies related to cerebral palsy, we know that stem cells may prevent injured cells from dying, and may help with some level of repair.