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Asthma - take a deep breath

Asthma is on the increase all over the world – and in Australia the prevalence is high by international standards. With two million sufferers (or approximately 10 percent of the population), asthma is Australia’s most widespread chronic health problem.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Peter never stops. He fiddles, he tampers, he teases, he demands, he interrupts, he’s impulsive, he’s impatient, he risks, he ransacks, and his school reports are a disaster. Yet despite all this, he loves everybody and never...

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Autism spectrum disorders

There are many disabilities affecting children and adults that are not obvious. Autism, which affects up to 31,500 children and 100,000 adults in Australia*, is one of them...

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Childhood Heart Disease

8 babies are born with a heart defect every day in Australia

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Children with disability

Under the Australian Government’s new Better Start for Children with Disability (Better Start) initiative, children aged under six years who have been diagnosed with moderate or greater sight or hearing impairments including deaf...

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Cold weather brings higher risks for kids with asthma

Winter is a tough time for children with asthma

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Diabetes – a modern epidemic

‘Mum, I think there’s something wrong with me.’ These were 15-year-old Steven’s words to his parents when they returned from a three-week overseas trip. In that short time, their strapping son lost five kilos, was excessively...

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Did you hear me?

What should a parent do when they suspect that their child’s hearing is not perfect? Helen Woods outlines how hearing impairment in children is diagnosed. Clear hearing and early diagnosis of hearing impairment is vital when it comes to children ...

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Everybody’s different

April is Autism Awareness Month. 

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Handwriting - a basic skill

But does your child struggle?

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