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.
A new study finds properly treating asthma in children under five boosts their chances of overcoming the condition before adulthood.
Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable when caught up in an environmental disaster, with the stress hormone cortisol linked to low birth weights and an elevated level of toxins a threat to the developing foetus, write Cynthia Parayiwa and Alison Behie.