Sniffles, snot and sneezes

Coughing, sneezing, wheezing and a runny nose – these are the common symptoms lumped under the generic term of ‘the flu’. However the difference between real ‘flu’ and a common cold is information that all parents should be familiar with...

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Summer stingers

When warm weather arrives, so do the spiders, wasps, bees and other stinging insects...

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The pelvic floor

Mums know to expect a lack of sleep after having children, but the lack of bladder control is not so commonly talked about. Research shows that over 90% of women who have stress..

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Travel Sickness

Motion sickness affects about 30% of people, with 5% suffering heavily, and is particularly common in children around 10-12 years of age. Children under the age of two do not tend to get motion sickness...

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Travel vaccinations for children

In these times of increasing recreational travel and postings overseas, children require the maximum vaccination protection that can be offered for their age...

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Under the knife

As five-year-old Lachlan was being wheeled into surgery to have his tonsils removed, he looked up at his father, his big blue eyes brimming with tears. After battling recurring sore throats and infections for years, the doctors decided Lachlan’s tonsils had to go.

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What’s the latest on snoring?

Sometimes it’s not just Dad who raises the roof in the house. There may be the night-time sounds of a symphony of snoring coming from your children....

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Winter lurgies – virus or infection?

Many people don't realise the difference between a viral and bacterial infection and when fronting up to their local GP this winter will be concerned that the treatment....

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Winter warning

Think twice before asking for antibiotics.

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When children are cranky during the day and restless in sleep at night, parents (and grandmothers, in particular) are often suspicious that worms may be the...

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