More Sites
Health > Hot topics

Children's health

All articles, blogs and galleries for Children's health
Kids and veggies

Kids and veggies

If there is one common complaint from parents about their child's eating habits, it is that they do not eat their vegetables! Nutritionally, vegetables are an integral part of a well-balanced diet, as they contain few calories; provide a significant proportion of our dietary fibre as well as a...
Feature article about:Children's health
Chickenpox, measles, mumps and meningitis

Chickenpox, measles, mumps and meningitis

Chickenpox is a viral illness caused by the herpes zoster virus (also known as varicella). It is very contagious and occurs commonly in children. People rarely...
Feature article about:Children's health Measles
Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity (excess body fat) is rapidly rising throughout the world, particularly in wealthy countries like Australia where people live inactive,...
Ear infections

Ear infections

Ear infection is one of the most common health problems for young children, especially Aboriginal children. Infection can affect the outer ear, middle ear or...
Feature article about:Children's health Ear infections
Healthy children

Healthy children

The health of most Australian children has improved even over the last few decades as many more are being vaccinated against major preventable diseases. But we...
Feature article about:Children's health
Winter blues

Winter blues

Colds are caused by infection (usually with a virus) in the nose, throat and chest. Despite what your mother told you, colds are not caused by cold air, drafts...
Feature article about:Children's health Colds and flu
Why first-borns have higher IQs

Why first-borns have higher IQs

According to new research your older brother or sister really is smarter than you.
Feature article about:Children's health
Separating boys and girls in the classroom is detrimental to learning

Separating boys and girls in the classroom is detrimental to learning

Parents should think twice about moving their children to sex-segregated schools as new research shows girls boost boys' grades.
Feature article about:Children's health
Bedroom TV leads to unhealthy habits for teens

Bedroom TV leads to unhealthy habits for teens

New research shows teens who clock up too many hours in front of their bedroom TV are more likely to have poor diet and exercise habits and lower school grades.
Feature article about:Children's health
Six easy steps to a healthier lifestyle for your child

Six easy steps to a healthier lifestyle for your child

Working parents often make food choices based on convenience. Serving meals that are appealing to picky kids is often the most hassle-free way to get through...
Feature article about:Children's health Parenting
Stepdads under the spotlight

Stepdads under the spotlight

Fairytales like Cinderella and modern movies such as Enchanted make stepmums out to be the baddies, but a new British study shows stepdads are...
Feature article about:Children's health
Magically delicious: breakfast keeps teens lean

Magically delicious: breakfast keeps teens lean

Teenagers who regularly eat breakfast tend to weigh less, exercise more and eat a more healthy diet than their breakfast-skipping peers, according to US...
Feature article about:Children's health diet
Bullying harms kids' mental health

Bullying harms kids' mental health

A new study provides strong evidence that being bullied can cause children to develop depression and anxiety.
Feature article about:Children's health Parenting
Illness in newborns

Illness in newborns

Medical experts have compiled a checklist of seven signs that mothers and healthcare workers can use to identify severe illnesses in newborn infants requiring...
Feature article about:Children's health
Which milk should you drink?

Which milk should you drink?

With the huge number of milks on the market, it is no wonder parents are confused over which one is best for their children.
Feature article about:Children's health
Preventing and managing weight problems in kids

Preventing and managing weight problems in kids

It is well publicised in the media that at least one in four Australian children is overweight or obese. Far less focus has been placed on helping parents to...
Feature article about:Children's health childhood obesity
Does your child has an infection?

Does your child has an infection?

It's often hard to decide when you should worry about an infection in your child. A good rule is that if the child is playing normally and has a good appetite,...
Feature article about:Children's health
How to take your child's temperature

How to take your child's temperature

Learn to take the temperature of your child by following the instructions below or by asking your child health nurse, pharmacist, or doctor to teach you.
Feature article about:Children's health
Immunisation debate

Immunisation debate

Immunisation is a treatment to increase the ability of the body to fight off certain serious infections. It involves the administration of killed or modified...
Feature article about:Children's health Vaccinations
The dangers of smoking near children

The dangers of smoking near children

Health experts have warned smokers about the damage they're doing to their own bodies, but new research shows just how dangerous smoking is for the people...
Feature article about:Family health Smoking Children's health
advertisement

ww | hot topics

Good Health(200)/ natural health(165)/ What's Good for You(157)/ Weight loss(141)/ diet(128)/ fitness(119)/ Diet and nutrition(118)/ Pregnancy(115)/ Beauty(99)/ sex(98)/ Men's health(90)