Public health campaigns targeting people with obesity are often useless and could be doing more harm than good, according to leading international experts.
An increasing number of patients in Queensland's Mackay region are visiting the emergency department for prescriptions and minor medical issues.
Some parents have to almost live in the hospital if there are complications after their children are born, but that could be changing with a new CSIRO trial in Townsville.
Alisha Kapoor is only five and has spent almost her whole life inside the four walls of a hospital room because of a rare genetic disorder. Only now is she beginning to see the outside world.
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.
Brass fittings and taps found to cause elevated levels of lead in drinking water continue to be installed in homes, businesses and schools, experts say.
Poorer children in Australia are less likely to receive their share of Medicare funding, particularly in the first years of life, Kim Dalziel, Harriet Hiscock and Philip Clarke.
In the fight against obesity, Singapore is using fat camps to single out young children who are overweight, telling them what to eat and placing them on a strict exercise routine — but experts doubt the approach would work in Australia.