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Genetic immune deficiency and severe childhood infections

A gene mutation making young children extremely vulnerable to common viruses may represent a new type of immunodeficiency, according to […]

Treatment for children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

A new research study from the University of Sydney has found that for children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, the most effective […]

Influenza linked to deadly brain disease

University of Sydney researchers have established a link between influenza and devastating brain diseases in children. Published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, […]

The effects of childhood stroke on motor skills

Stroke is one of the top 10 causes of death in children, yet there is very little research around childhood […]

Responding to foetal alcohol impacts in children

Children with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are more likely to fail at school, have attention problems and talk about […]

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 […]