Melissa Davey

Melissa Davey is a Health Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Common playground illness has a lethal side

Caileen Cachia

Melissa Davey Nathanael Cachia contracted hand, foot and mouth disease at 16 months. But when his right leg became paralysed, it was discovered he had a more severe enterovirus: EV71.

The most common toddler injuries – and how to avoid them

Melissa Davey THE main reasons babies and toddlers are being injured and hospitalised in NSW have been identified for the first time by Sydney researchers, who say their findings have important implications for...