AMY CORDEROY Parents who have used a faulty Children's Panadol dosing device have been urged to take their children to hospital immediately because they are at risk of serious liver damage.
Kieran Banks Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 10, Gareth Collins hoped his children wouldn't be touched by the disease. But then his daughter returned a worrying test result.
A new computer generated image of a possible suspect connected to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann will be released by British police, a news report says.
Kietley Isrin In what would be her final hours, three-year-old Kate Tarpey celebrated her favourite time of the year with close friends and family.
MELANIE MAHONEY A toddler from Saudi Arabia has become the youngest person in the world to undergo bariatric surgery, after reaching 33kg at age two.
MARISSA CALLIGEROS Nearly 50 Queenslanders have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to the Ekka’s petting zoo.
JULIA MEDEW Health authorities are fearing a measles outbreak in Victoria after nine cases of the potentially fatal virus were diagnosed in Melbourne over the past three weeks.
Breanna Chillingworth A NSW toddler was playing in his backyard with his mum when he was bitten by a snake, sparking an emergency trip to save his life.
A cancer-stricken two-year-old boy has died days after serving as a tiny best man at his parents' wedding.
Melody McCabe Your child's eating habits are influenced from a very early stage, but it’s never too late (or too early!) to make healthy changes to your family's life.
Dr Robyn Shaw and staff writers Constipation is a very common problem in toddlers and young children. Here are the symptoms, some common causes, and how to treat it.
Jo Hartley How maternal instinct can be a valuable tool for mums when they know something just isn't right with their child.
MEGAN DOHERTY Canberran toddler Annalee (Annie) McGuigan has a brain tumour that is said to be a three-in-a-million cancer - and the community is supporting her ever step of the way.
Megan Mackander Born with polycystic kidney disease, Heidi has had both her kidneys removed at just 18 months. Her dad is now giving the ultimate gift to help her grow up into a healthy child, donating his own kidney.
Peter Foley Conor McAuliffe was a happy, gorgeous boy who made everyone smile, but at age three, cancer took his life. His parents are now doing what they can to help other families like them.
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.
CHOICE and staff writers A healthy diet for your child includes long-chain omega-3s. Learn more about this fatty acid and how to make sure your child gets enough of it.
Children are at a high risk of iron deficiency. Learn about iron deficiency, recommended daily amounts, and the best sources of iron for your family.
COSIMA MARRINER Until last weekend Cael Barton was Gloria Barton's ''perfect little boy''. Now the 21-month-old is missing a finger tip after it was amputated in the folding hinge of his Maclaren stroller.
Cassie Lovering Childhood cancer: two words that should never go together. Unfortunately they do, and it’s the reality of 600 new families in Australia every year. One mum shares her story.
Livia Gamble Parents are unknowingly purchasing foods with reduced nutritional value for their families, a new review has found.
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 the development of injury prevention campaigns aimed at parents.
Nic Salinas Kerryn was starting to recover from her husband's death when her toddler got a sore leg. Although innocent-seeming at first, it proved to be a sign of something much more sinister ...
Who's a brainy boy then? It seems that African grey parrots can not only learn to talk, but also outperform human two-year-olds in a test of intelligent reasoning.
As told to Nina Karnikowski When Tracy Kleef discovered her son Nathan had a potentially fatal illness, she was in despair. Now she offers thanks to a silent army.
Nara Schoenberg Children can be adventurous eaters - it's just all in how you approach the subject, research shows.
Staff writers What this video of adorable baby goat Buttermilk acting uncannily like to a toddler after chocolate cake.
Chrissie Swan Accepting that your child needs to go on a diet is painful, as Chrissie Swan shares.
Amity Dry With a former 'garbage guts' now turning up her nose at everything she's offered, Amity Dry is worried her second child is following in the fussy-eating footsteps of her eldest child. What's a mum to do to when her kids just won't eat what they're given?
Amber Robinson Essential Baby's latest morning tea gave the EB team and the mums who make up our community a chance to meet in real life - and get to learn about pain relief for little ones, too.
Kristen is mum to six-year-old Juliet, who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age three. She lives in Sydney and blogs about life with her daughter. Here, on World Autism Awareness Day, she shares her story.
Kim Berry A good night's sleep is something some parents can only hope for – sometimes for years at a time, as Kim Berry found out. She had a non-sleeping screamer of a son, but wants parents to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel ... eventually.
Elizabeth Pantley Young children need to nap, but getting them to sleep can sometimes be a real challenge. We look at some of the reasons children resist naptime, and give solutions to help you restore their natural sleep patterns.
Amy Corderoy Every night at 7.30 the battle begins. That's when Rachael Allen starts trying to get her daughter Mya, 3, into bed.
Nicole Salinas Follow our feature member Nicole Salinas through their journey of autism and what triggered her to finally have him officially tested and diagnosed.
Nicole Salinas Follow our feature member Nicole Salinas through their journey of autism and what autism really means in this three part series.
Nicole Salinas Follow our feature member Nicole Salinas through their journey of autism and what she learned after seeking an official diagnosis.
Kidsafe Leaving children unattended in a car, even for a short period, is dangerous and can be potentially fatal.
Julia Medew Chiropractors are peddling shonky treatments that could be dangerous for people, including babies and children, a group of high-profile doctors says.
Andrew Whitehouse The rising prevalence of autism is a story destined to achieve headlines, but how true is it? We look at the numbers.
Benedict Carey Parents of infants and toddlers should limit the time their children spend in front of televisions, computers, self-described educational games and even grown-up shows playing in the background, the American Academy of Paediatrics has warned.
Rachel Browne Artificial food colourings linked to hyperactive behaviour in kids need to be phased out in Australia, as they have been in Britain, according to a growing chorus of nutritionists and child welfare groups.
Linda Morris A team of Australian scientists will seek to pinpoint the best course of treatment for young problem eaters in a bid to reverse an unprecedented surge in the number of malnourished children who require medical intervention for food refusal.
Kate Hagan Seasonal flu vaccinations across Australia for children under five suspended after 23 children in WA are admitted to hospital with convulsions following their injections.
Stephen Cauchi An overwhelming majority of children do not eat enough fish, placing them at risk of heart disease, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and retarded brain development, new research says.
Julie Robotham More than a quarter of toddlers' total food intake comes from chips, sweetened drinks, biscuits and other nutritionally-poor "extras" as they make the transition from milk to a solid food diet.
Stiven Pucar Exercise for adults is essential for a healthier lifestyle but parents might find it hard to fathom that your toddler needs exercise also! All children who are at an age where they can walk steadily and copy movements should partake in some form of simple easy exercise.
Nicole Salinas Eating gluten with coeliac disease can lead to health issues of all kinds, so a proper diagnosis is essential. If you or your children have any symptoms, insist your doctor do the relevant tests to determine if a biopsy is called for.
Justine Davies Apart from the risk of infection, which is a risk at any age, there is also a higher risk with young children that they could tear their earlobe.
Brooke Wells The media know how to play on the fear of parents that germs are the source of family illnesses and infections. But is the opposite in fact in true?
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