The intravenous (IV) fluid currently recommended for the majority of hospitalised children worldwide should change, a study by Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Children’s Hospital has shown.
Researchers from Murdoch Children's Research Institute, the University of Sydney and the Children's Hospital at Westmead have discovered a new gene that causes a deadly muscle disorder. The discovery provides the missing link in understanding a whole range of muscle disorders.
Some of the world’s leading allergy experts will be presenting the latest in allergy research, prevention strategies and translating research findings into clinical practice at the inaugural Centre for Food and Allergy Research Symposium, held in Melbourne tomorrow.
A new rotavirus vaccine candidate that has been developed in Melbourne and has the potential to save over half a million lives worldwide each year has reached a pivotal milestone after clinical trials results found the vaccine provided a strong immune response in over 90 per cent of babies that received a course of the vaccine.
Adolescents who are not underweight but have lost a significant amount of weight can still be suffering from life-threatening complications associated with anorexia nervosa, a new research study has found.
A lack of awareness and knowledge about childhood constipation is putting avoidable stress on emergency rooms and costing the Victorian economy millions of dollars a year, according to a study by Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Children with type 1 diabetes who suffer from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a common complication at diagnosis, are at risk of adverse changes to their brain which can lead to problems with attention and impaired memory.
Parents and healthcare professionals need to be aware that children can have strokes and be prepared to respond to systems, according to research presented at the recent American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference.