Diabetes Risks

Women, as the go-to leaders in most Australian households, are constantly juggling kids, career and community activities, as well as monitoring the health of their family....

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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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Eczema and allergies

Australian researchers have found that toddlers who suffer from eczema and allergies are significantly more likely to develop asthma than other kids...

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Family first aid

According to Kidsafe, falls, poisoning, scalds, choking and dog bites are the most common causes of hospitalisation for young children and the most common place to be injured is at home.

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Febrile convulsions

They are a common medical condition – approximately 3% of children aged 6 months to 6 years may experience a convulsion when they have a fever or high temperature....

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Flu vaccination alert

Every year in Australia, flu leads to an estimated 1.5 million days off work, 300,000 GP consultations and 18,000 hospital admissions each year...

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Food standards for bread - iodine and folic acid added.

In a recently published report, ‘A Little Pinch Will Do You’*, nutritionist and public health campaigner Kathleen Alleaume looked at how...

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Gastro-oesophageal reflux

Does your child suffer from Infant Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux (GOR)? It can affect up to 85 of children and many more infants...

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Glue ear

No, your kids haven’t put Clag in their ear - nor is it the name of a television rhythm & blues singer! The condition is named after the thick fluid that collects...

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Have you washed your hands?

It seem obvious, but the primary way to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria in your home is to encourage an automatic habit of hand washing in all members of the family...

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