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Kids' health

Cool baths, loose comfortable clothes and calamine lotion can all ease the itchiness from chickenpox.


Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness, but can also occur in adults. Here’s how to help ease symptoms and discomfort.

Childhood illnesses

Childhood illnesses

Many childhood diseases spread easily between family members and at schools. Read on to learn more about causes, symptoms, treatments and when to see ...

Making changes to your family's lifestyle can make a real difference to your child's weight.

Childhood Obesity and Overweight Children

If you've learned that your child is overweight, there are simple steps you can take to help your child move towards a healthy weight.

It’s normal for a child to have eight or more colds a year.

Coughs, colds and ear infections in children

It’s normal for a child to have 8 or more colds per year. Read this article to find out more about common childhood ailments.

Child vomiting in a bucket.

Diarrhoea and vomiting in children

These helpful tips can explain some of the causes of diarrhoea and vomiting in children and show you how to alleviate the symptoms.

A fever is high temperature over 38.5 C in children.

Looking after a sick child

Find out how to best care for your child, make things as easy for yourself as you can, how to deal with minor accidents and where to get expert help.

Some children suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Overactive Children and ADHD

Tips on identifying and coping with an overactive child.

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Raising sexually healthy children | Raising Children Network

Raising sexually healthy children isnt about having one big talk when the kids hit puberty. Heres how to talk to kids about all aspects of sexuality.

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Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy children | Cochrane

Children (< 16 years old) and the elderly (above 65 years old) are the two age groups that appear to have the most complications following an influenza infection. Influenza has a viral origin and often results in an acute respiratory illness affecting the lower or upper parts of the respiratory tract, or both. Viruses are mainly of two subtypes (A or B) and spread periodically during the autumn-winter months. However, many other viruses can also cause respiratory tract illnesses.

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Healthy Kids : What is healthy?

outlines what being healthy means and summarises the 5 steps to a healthy lifestyle

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Supporting healthy habits

You can help your children and young people establish healthy habits that theyll hopefully carry throughout their lives.

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Healthy habits for a healthy life: 12 tips | Raising Children Network

Tips for avoiding childhood overweight and obesity by leading a healthy, active family lifestyle.

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Childrens mental health: how to boost it | Raising Children Network

Your child needs good mental health. You can promote childrens mental health with positive relationships, behaviour support, a healthy lifestyle and more.

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Healthy Kids : 5 Ways to a Healthy Lifestyle

Find out how you can change your bad habits easily through following 5 ways to a healthy lifestyle.

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Obesity - A healthy lifestyle for a healthy weight | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection | myVMC

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that causes mild cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children

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Spina Bifida - Healthy Lifestyle for Spina Bifida | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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