When Matilda Donald was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, her parents feared she would never walk. Now the two-and-a-half-year-old has taken her first steps on her own.
Despite a diagnosis of ADHD in kids meaning a higher risk of academic failure, substance abuse issues and imprisonment, many feel medication is overprescribed. A lack of other options and the drugs' proven effectiveness suggest the concerns are unfounded, write Daryl Efron and Harriet Hiscock.
Schools in regional South Australia have tossed wrapper foods to halve waste and increase students' consumption of fresh food.
Parenthood to many feels like a slow progression from unequal home duties to a "flexibility stigma" at work and seemingly endless school holidays without adequate annual leave to keep the kids occupied. It's not good for parents or the country, writes Leah Ruppanner.
From online communities to boot camps, people are seeking help for problem gaming. But what do we know about the best way to treat it?
A growing number of teens like Korra are trying to live their "best life", driving a 200 per cent increase in the number of children seeking transgender treatment at Victoria's Royal Children's Hospital.
Across all age groups, only a fraction of Australians are getting the recommended amount of physical activity, with teens being the group least likely to move as much as they're meant to.
Thousands of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder miss out on NDIS funding because there are so few specialists who can diagnose and assess the impact of the condition.