Child Health

Health & Medicine

"You had to be right-handed, female, under 25 and unmarried"

Professor Julie Satur’s journey from teenaged dental therapist to tenacious public health advocate is one of perseverance for equity in oral healthcare

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“Come on, let’s go!” Helping kids find joy in physical activity

When it’s difficult to engage children in sports or active play, here are some ideas to help get kids moving, whatever their ability

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Replanting the birthing trees

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and communities are working with researchers to create safe and sacred places for babies and families in the first 2000 days of life

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Looking out for our kids through lockdowns

A panel of experts give their views on building resilience in children and families, and what to look for if a child isn’t coping

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Under the Microscope

Supporting kids with cerebral palsy go for gold with cycling

Specialist programs led by physiotherapists that teach children with cerebral palsy how to ride boost the odds of success by ten times

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Physical activity is critical for children’s quality of life

Increasing the daily level of physical activity could be the easiest ‘win’ for parents to improve their child’s wellbeing, benefiting adolescents and children from low-income families most

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Do new doctors get enough child health experience?

During training doctors see a lot of emergency presentations prior to entering General Practice, but evidence suggests they aren’t as confident in treating child mental health and behavioural problems

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Adolescence - a critical time to address gender inequality

A major study across 40 countries in Asia and the Pacific reveals the stark gender inequalities faced by adolescents, providing a roadmap for effective action

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Asthma and staying out of hospital

When a child gets admitted to hospital for their asthma it is an opportunity to make a plan for staying out of hospital. But why is the rate of readmission rising?

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The children left behind by domestic homicide

When children lose a parent to domestic homicide, committed overwhelmingly by a male perpetrator, the system treats them as just collateral damage. That needs to, and can, change

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