A second child with HIV who was treated immediately after being born has no signs of the virus more than nine months later, bolstering evidence the approach may offer a potential cure for infected infants.
Peter Gardiner Ellie Topliff's radiant smile lights up the world of her parents - but they know that all too soon, one of the rarest of diseases in the world will take their daughter from them.
Sarah-Jane O'Connor Extensive vaccinations could have saved a baby dying from whooping cough, a coroner has stated.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Premature baby Rohan Rhodes died after a nurse turned off his ventilator without permission. His grieving parents are demanding answers.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Women in crisis often struggle to provide for their babies basic needs, so this group of mums is doing their bit to help out.
JULIA MEDEW Leading experts are calling for a radical overhaul of regulations for chemicals to protect children from every-day toxins that may be causing a global ''silent epidemic'' of brain development disorders such as autism, dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Letitia Rowlands They might be little, but premature babies can benefit from a chat with mum and dad, researchers say.
Colleen Fisher, Katie Attwell, Michael J. Wise A groundbreaking campaign aims to change the conversation about vaccination in areas that are known to house clusters of vaccine refusers, encouraging ethical decision-making processes in critically thinking parents.
Kathy Sundstrom After more than two months in hospital, meningococcal survivor Finn Smith is coming home.
Rashida Tayabali Although one often hears of hernias in adults, it’s also common in babies. Here are the symptoms, treatment, and risks of different types of hernia.
Staff writers As Australia struggles with consecutive days of high temperatures, health authorities are urging people to stay indoors and to stay hydrated. Here are a few ways to keep your family cool.
CATHERINE ARMITAGE Get ready for illness. That is the advice to families starting their infants in childcare over the next few weeks.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Kristy Holloway's world was shattered when her four-week-old baby was diagnosed with leukemia. As she keeps a vigil by her sick daughter's bedside, fellow mums from her online 'due in group' have organised an auction to help the devastated family.
Emily Andrew My daughter was born with the left side of her heart severely underdeveloped. The first diagnosis of "fatal" and "there's nothing we can do" was devastating.
Nicole Fuge Since being diagnosed with meningococcal, 14-month-old Finn Smith has undergone several amputations - and has come out smiling.
The female genital mutilation of children is much more common in Australia and by Australians overseas than authorities can detect, according to NSW Community Services minister Pru Goward.
Melanie Mahoney A rabbi is being sued for severing a newborn's penis during a botched circumcision ceremony.
Born with the rare Prader-Willi Syndrome, little Ava, now 11 months, will soon develop a growing obsession with food so strong she could well gorge herself to death.
Kate Hagan Babies aged four to six months sleep an average of 14 hours a day, which drops to 10 hours by the age of nine years, a snapshot of children's sleep patterns has revealed.
Emma Salkild Unfortunately, it is a given that babies and toddlers are going to constantly get sick. And while it would be crazy to expect every child with a runny nose to be ‘quarantined’, where should parents draw the line when letting them play with other children or pregnant women?
Kathy Sundstrom Sarah Smith has received the best Christmas present she could have hoped for when she got to cuddle her son Finn, who was diagnosed with bacterial meningococcal last month.
Sandra Sharpham When he was born, Saxon Evans had an extra toe and a skin tag. Little did his family know there was a much more troubling diagnosis in his future.
Melanie Mahoney Doctors made a shocking discovery when they found a dandelion growing inside 16-month-old’s ear canal.
An Israeli mum is being fined AU$156 a day (NIS 500) for refusing to circumcise her son.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A video of a dad performing wrestling moves on his baby boy has gone viral just hours after being posted online, with most people agreeing the video is harmless fun but some labelling it as child abuse.
Kathy Sundstrom Finn Smith is fighting for his life after being diagnosed with bacterial meningococcal, the disease moving so quickly through his body that one hour made the difference between life and death.
AMY CORDEROY A controversial group that claims vaccines cause autism and cancer will be forced to change its name after a tribunal found it was likely to mislead parents into thinking it provides fair and balanced information.
MELANIE MAHONEY "This video sums up my son's first year. He was born way too early, and the obstacles he had to overcome were really big."
Krissy Bradfield Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) affects one in every 600 girls, and one in every 3000 boys. Here, parents share their stories of diagnosis and coping with having 'hip babies'.
Jason Gutierrez Emily Sagalis cried tears of joy after giving birth to a "miracle" girl in a typhoon-ravaged Philippine city, then named the baby after her mother who went missing in the storm.
KIM STEPHENS Sonny Davis, the tiny boy whose inspiring battle for life earned him the label "hero baby", has passed away at just 18 days old.
Experts are worried that full-body swaddling may lead to hip damage.
DAVID ELLERY A Canberra paediatrician describes her life working with babies and children, and remembers some of her more dramatic cases.
KIM STEPHENS Dubbed a "hero baby" by doctors for repeatedly fighting for life in the most trying circumstances, 10-day-old cancer sufferer Sonny Davis is still defying the odds.
MARISSA CALLIGEROS The state's chief doctor has taken an extraordinary step as Queensland authorities battle a measles outbreak.
Lucy Marks Health experts say there's no room for debate on the value of immunisation, despite protestations from the AVN.
ALEISHA ORR Staff who tried to revive a baby found dead in a car outside a Perth daycare centre have been offered counselling as police continue to investigate how the child died.
AMBER ROBINSON We tumble through our busy lives without pause, from breakfast-dropoff-work to pickup-dinner-bath-bed, using schedules and routines to keep ourselves on track. But what happens when those routines become unstuck?
Julia Medew, Amy Corderoy A baby's neck has been broken by a chiropractor, leading doctors to recommend the profession should stop treating children.
Maria Tedeschi Anne Geddes is working with Meningococcal Australia to produce a photo book of survivors of the disease. Maria Tedeschi speaks to one of its stars.
Maria Tedeschi and staff writers It’s not common, but children and adolescents are most at risk from meningococcal disease. Learn the symptoms and how it's diagnosed and treated.
Jill U Adams A growing body of research shows what many parents know instinctively: music is an effective way to distract young children from painful medical procedures.
Megan Mackander Baby Zahlia was once a perfectly healthy little girl, until a shock diagnosis of a rare syndrome started to suck the spirit from this little battler.
A five-month-old baby has died at a Spanish airport after being placed on a luggage belt that started moving without its parents noticing.
COSIMA MARRINER Baby formula tins would carry warnings of formula feeding risks, under proposed changes.
Victorian Health Minister David Davis says the worst is over after more than a dozen babies in a hospital nursery came down with a mysterious infection.
MELANIE MAHONEY A baby has had a testicle ripped off and eaten by a wild monkey at a Chinese wildlife park.
New Australian research has discovered the most effective way to protect infants against influenza.
Michelle Duff A mum has called for greater support for parents of tube-fed children, while experts agree there needs to be a better program to help tube-wean.
NATALIE BOCHENSKI Police are investigating whether a Facebook user requesting Brisbane mothers send them photos of their babies is an online predator.