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What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

Image: Shutterstock As a new parent, I’ve become acutely aware of every person in the vicinity of my daughter who has the slightest sniffle or...

The latest polio cases have put the world on alert. Here’s what this means for Australia and people travelling overseas

Image: Shutterstock Until recently, polio had only been detected in a handful of countries, thanks to global eradication efforts. But this year’s polio alerts in the...

To pat or not to pat? How to keep interactions between kids and dogs safe

Image: Charlie Ferris with Bi on the left and Coco on the right: Courtesy Kath Quinn With dog attacks in the news over recent weeks, some...

The Moderna vaccine is now available for 6 to 11 year olds. Here’s what parents need to know

Image: Shutterstock Australian children aged six to 11 years old will be able to get the Moderna COVID vaccine at pharmacies, GP clinics and vaccination...

It might be uncomfortable to talk about. But obesity puts children at risk of severe COVID

  Image: World Obesity Federation Vaccinating children against COVID-19 is on parents’ minds, now Australia’s rollout is open to those aged 12 and over, and...

Yes, young people are concerned about climate change. But it can drive them to take action

  Jane Barlow/AP/PA/AAP Image The COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow is drawing to a close. And despite high hopes, many young people may be...