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Medicinal cannabis reduces epileptic seizures in children

A form of medicinal cannabis, cannabidiol, has significantly reduced convulsive seizures in a group of children with a severe form […]

Saving preterm babies’ lives

The Australian leg of a worldwide Perinatal trial has pinpointed the optimal level of blood oxygen saturation for preterm babies […]

New international guidelines for childhood sport-related concussion

Australian researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s (MCRI) have led a review to evaluate evidence regarding the management of […]

Modest Increases in Kids’ Physical Activity Could Avert Billions

Increasing the percentage of elementary school children in the United States who participate in 25 minutes of physical activity three […]

Extreme heat puts mums and bubs at risk

The projected rise in Central Australia’s future temperature may pose an increased health risk to women in the late stages […]

Novel app to help young people control asthma

A new mobile application (app) launched on World Asthma Day will support young people to manage their asthma and improve […]

‘Medicinal food’ diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute researchers have led an international study that found – for the first time – that […]

Genetic sequencing of new virus affecting babies

Scientists have sequenced a new virus that affects babies, in an important first step towards combating the illness. Geelong scientists […]

Cannabis use in Australians with epilepsy

The first Australian nationwide survey on the experiences and opinions of medicinal cannabis use in people with epilepsy has revealed […]

Better sleep feels like winning the lottery

Improving your sleep quality is as beneficial to health and happiness as winning the lottery, according to research by the […]
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