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Eamonn Warner Scientists appear to have discovered why women have evolved to have more curves than men – shapely thighs and bottoms lead to healthier babies.
LETITIA ROWLANDS It's an important lesson to learn, but one that busy new mums and dads might overlook until it's too late.
Cate Broughton Ten-month-old Imogen is about to begin her fourth round of chemotherapy, but her family is determined to celebrate Christmas.
Marissa Calligeros and Beau Donelly A Melbourne mother has described how her son turned grey when he became seriously ill after drinking raw milk.
Melanie Mahoney Sarah Pugh didn’t expect any issues when she welcomed baby Eloise into the world. She certainly didn't expect her to pass away just 25 days later, a victim of a common virus.
Lisa Knight Indigo weighs 25kg and can't support her own weight - and she is just 10 months old.
Circumcision can reduce the risk of contracting STDs, including HIV, and can help prevent cancer, a new report says.
Kristin-Lee Campbell I have spent nights beside their bed just listening to make sure my children’s breathing stays regular. I have prayed to God that I could take it all away.
ANNA PATTY The baby found abandoned in a Sydney drain may have been alone for up to six days without being fed, leaving many asking how he could have survived.
Anonymous We have a beautiful seven-month-old son, and his allergy rules our life.
Steve Dorfman Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.
Josh Noel As long as pregnant women do their research, travelling during pregnancy can be done safely.
Athalie Bensemann I'm glad she wasn't my first child, or I would have thought that this was normal.
Elaine McAlister It took three months for doctors to learn that my son had reflux. It took another three years to fix it.
Laurie Garrett And Maxine Builder In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Baby Laelani Baker was diagnosed with cancer before she was even born. Her heartbreaking story is just one of the reasons the Build for a Cure project is raising money for vital research into childhood cancer.
DANIELLE COLLEY While starting solids can be frustrating and messy (yet also fun!), introducing solids can also play havoc on tiny digestive systems.
Kyrie O'Connor Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.
Anna Kumar My baby was a few months old when we first heard the term “brachial plexus birth injury” and the heart wrenching news that he may never gain full function of his arm.
Gabe McGrath Around 30 per cent of children live with eczema every day. A dad shares his son's story and gets advice from an expert.
Jen Ng This video of little Lachlan hearing for the first time will be sure to make you smile.
KATE HAGAN A new vaccine is protecting newborns from rotavirus, a dangerous condition which kills about 500,000 children around the world each year.
Letitia Rowlands It is sometimes hard to tell whether a newborn baby has jaundice. Researchers are hoping their new app will make the process easier for parents and doctors.
Melanie Hearse There’s more to paediatric dentists than just a few party hats and flat screens playing cartoons or the latest computer game, as one mum learnt.
Hannah McLeod Jackie Evans and Jason Holden's daughter Imogen has overcome multiple problems in her first seven months of life.
Donna Webeck Although doctors and midwives reassured her everything was fine, Naomi felt that something wasn't quite right with her newborn daughter. Thankfully, she followed her instincts - and discovered that her one-week-old had meningitis.
LETITIA ROWLANDS The early weeks of a premature baby's life can be stressful, but research shows singing to your newborn can help help both baby and mum.
Letitia Rowlands This heartwarming video shows tiny Walker Pruett, born at just 26 weeks, making his mum and dad proud by growing stronger every day.
Harriet Alexander A pioneering medical procedure is making treatment of babies suffering from birth disorder oesophageal atresia less traumatic.
Harriet Alexander Doctors have performed a pioneering medical procedure on two babies suffering from a rare birth disorder .
LETITIA ROWLANDS It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.
Learn how to treat a cold in young babies and children.
LISA VISENTIN A Sydney mother who claims to have found a dead and rotting lizard inside a tin of baby formula is calling for a nationwide recall.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Evelyn Walter underwent life-saving surgery just five days after she was born, but thanks to state-of-the-art equipment and the care of expert medical staff she's now a healthy toddler.
Karen Kaplan Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe.
AMY CORDEROY A six-month-old girl has suffered from life-threatening seizures after her mother fed her cordial because she could not afford to buy her infant formula.
Beau Donelly Hundreds of newborns have been infected with a potentially dangerous virus that is similar to hand, foot and mouth disease.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Being told that your baby has neuroblastoma cancer is beyond devastating, but the support of family and friends is helping this family through their despair.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A vaccine against the deadly B-strain of meningococcal disease is available in Australia, but it's not part of the childhood National Immunisation Program and is too costly for many families to access.
Staff writers Woolworths is recalling Baby Macro Organic Tomato Chicken with Pasta Puree 120g purchased at any Woolworths, Safeway or Thomas Dux supermarket with a best before date of 07/Aug/14.
Amanda McDonough When our son was born he rarely stopped crying and refused to breastfeed. Finally, as a toddler, he was diagnosed with reflux.
LUCY CARROLL Circumcision rates for newborn boys in NSW have jumped by more than 30 per cent in the past two decades - but experts are divided as to whether the practice should once again be routinely offered.
LETITIA ROWLANDS The Federal Government is investigating the possible sale of the nation's largest provider of audiological services, but parents of deaf and hearing impaired children fear children will suffer if the plans go ahead.
Julie Deardorff In an effort to protect newborns from whooping cough, and to increase adult immunisation rates, some doctors are promoting the concept of "cocooning" or vaccinating anyone who comes into contact with the infant.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A new baby day spa in the US offers infants a soothing float and a relaxing massage, all for the price of AU$70.
Letitia Rowlands In sad news, cojoined twins Faith and Hope have passed away at just three weeks of age.
There is no link whatsoever between vaccinations and autism spectrum disorder, says an Australian professor who has reviewed 10 international studies involving more than one million children.
Alexandra Back Twin girls with a very rare medical condition called diprosopus have been born to a Sydney mother.
Anna Rose At just 10 weeks, Alexi Louise has been though more than most people fit into a lifetime. But the prognosis is good for this little fighter.