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5 common kids’ illnesses

Childhood illness may not affect your family life until your child starts child care or school. After that it may seem as if you are beating...

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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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Asthma Alert

Back-to-school is high risk time for asthma attacks.

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Bones and bladders

One of the less happy outcomes of childbearing is that the pelvic floor ain’t what it used to be! Amongst women the problem is more widespread than realised....

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Bug catchers - things kids catch

Head lice are the most common insect infestation of humans. They are tiny blood-sucking parasites that live on the human scalp and hair, feeding every 4-6 hours by piercing the skin and causing itching and irritation....

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Calcium for healthy bones

The most recent available national survey on chidlren’s health was conducted in 2007. The Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey...

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Children with shellfish on the skin

This particular pox virus causes small skin-coloured lumps on the skin only a millimetre or so in diameter...

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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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Constipation

Constipation is a common childhood problem characterised by bowel motions that are hard, dry and difficult to pass....

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Coughs and colds

Even though the southern part of Australia may have a warm autumn, as the days grow shorter, the colds and ‘flu’ season sets in. And even though we want our children....

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