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Children's feet

Caring for children's feet starts from birth. Find out more about how to look after your child's feet and how to keep them in tiptop condition.

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Obesity in children

An estimated 28% of children and adolescents in Australia are overweight. Read more to find out which children and teenagers are at risk of being obese.

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Children's hospitals

Links to trusted information about children's hospitals.

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Life stages

Health information in relation to a number of different life stages and life events, such as babies and toddlers, children, teenagers, young adults, pregnancy, women's health, men's health, seniors and end-of-life issues.

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Anxiety in children

Anxiety is a normal part of life that can sometimes affect children. Learn more about the signs of anxiety in children and how to help them.

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Back to school health tips

Is your child starting or returning to school? Here are 5 top tips to help your child navigate their way into a healthy and happy school year.

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Diarrhoea and vomiting in children

Learn more about the causes of diarrhoea and vomiting in children, and use these handy tips to help alleviate the symptoms.

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Leukaemia in children

Leukaemia is the most common cancer in children. Children with leukaemia usually need treatment for two to three years. Learn more about leukaemia in children.

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Bedwetting in older children

Bedwetting in older children can happen if the child does not wake when they need to urinate. But there are several things you can do.

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A safe sports environment for children

Learn how sporting groups and parents can provide an environment that is safe, supportive and fair for children who play sport.

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Neuroblastoma in children

Neuroblastoma is a cancer that affects young children. The outlook for a child will depend on the type of tumour, its location and how fast it is growing.

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