Dive into child health topics of interest via the videos, podcasts and factsheet downloads below.

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In memory of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE

A founding member of the Institute in 1986, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.

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Professor Julie Bines

Preventing Rotavirus in children in Australia and around the world.

Meet Professor Julie Bines, discussing rotavirus research at MCRI.

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Because every child deserves a healthy start to life

Our work has benefitted the lives of countless children and families.

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Microbes and medicine at Murdoch Children's

We are improving the use of antibiotics for every child.

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HeadCheck App: Concussion management for children

A concussion app to assist parents, first aiders, trainers and coaches.

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Guest podcasts

Listen to some of our brilliant minds from Murdoch Children's Research Institute speak on podcasts worldwide on current research-related topics such as allergies, concussion, mental health, the justice system and sleep.

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Sleep podcast series

Helping you identify sleeping problems in your children, from infancy to secondary school, and give you easy-to-understand steps to improve their sleep cycles and overall health. 

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Allergies podcast series

Breaking down in detail the diagnosis, management, prevention and cure of allergies, as well as the facts and myths about intolerances and treating other diseases like asthma and eczema. 

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Concussion podcast series

What happens to the brain after concussion? Discussing the steps to help diagnose and manage head injuries and the advancements in future technology.

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Fact sheet: Bonding for Brain Development

The attachment that your baby develops with you and other significant caregivers is an important part of how your baby's brain grows and develops.

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Children with special healthcare needs

About four per cent of children will start school with a significant developmental delay or disability. These children may receive assistance to help them participate fully at school.

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Managing allergies: 5-8 years

If your child has a food allergy or food intolerance, they need to learn how to manage their food allergy where food is available.

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Probiotics for infants and children

For babies and children, probiotics are promoted as helpful for conditions as varied as diarrhoea, infant colic and allergy.

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