10:03am A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted on Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.
Amy Corderoy, Health Editor Thousands of children and young people in NSW are being harmed by alcohol.
Two children being tested for Ebola were taken to hospital by ambulance from Melbourne Airport.
Megan Levy A teenage girl woke up from a coma pregnant after she was found lying unconscious and critically injured beside a road following a suspected attempted abduction near Wollongong.
Karen Kaplan Keeping peanuts far, far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them seemed like a good idea at the time but a new study suggests that advice did more harm than good.
Livia Gamble Six-year-old Matthew Parker has suffered difficulties with his kidneys his whole life.
Rachel Feltman Some of the damage caused by sunlight — the DNA damage that can lead to sun burns and even skin cancer — may occur after sun exposure ends, according to a new study published in Science.
Margaret Mayhew Children’s drawings are an accessible and compelling image of the tragedy of mandatory detaining of children in isolated camps.
Rachel Clun The signs of a head lice infestation may not be as obvious as you think.
Martyn Kirk What you need to know about hepatitis A, what you should do if you are showing symptoms, and how frozen berries become contaminated.
Esther Han A fourth frozen berries product recall has been issued by NSW food safety and health authorities. Patties Nanna’s-branded frozen raspberries have been added to the list, after a string of hepatitis A cases in three states.
Jennifer Cockerell The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken of the importance of preventing children's problems becoming worse as they get older in a video message she has recorded to support the UK's first Children's Mental Health Week.
Livia Gamble A new series reveals the most extreme cases of childhoods obesity.
Madeline Gleeson 10 years after the Australian Human Rights Commission reported that detention centres were no place for children, why is it still an issue?
Sarah Whyte, Michael Gordon Hundreds of cases of assault against children have occurred in Australian-run immigration detention centres, a new report has found.
Livia Gamble A US mother complained to her local news station after her daughter’s school sent a letter home suggesting her “child's health be examined by a physician”.
Antonia Kidman Antonia Kidman shares the simple resolutions she focuses on for her family each year as school goes back.
Proof that the more time teenagers spend on computers or mobile phones, the less they sleep they get.
Livia Gamble A five-year-old girl has saved her mother's life after she collapsed in the kitchen by calling emergency services.
Mary Ward Are you making your kids sleep for longer than they need to?
Cate Broughton Living with Crohn's disease is all Ranger Leary knows.
Leah McLennan Australian researchers have found a possible cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies.
Victoria Lambert Charlea Armstead walks carefully into the kitchen of her Oldham home, wary of falling or bumping herself. Each step is taken with the caution of old age, her hands feeling for the security of the table in front, before she gingerly sits down. However, Charlea is no elderly lady. She is 12 years old.
Dan Harrison The Abbott Government’s backdown has spared patients a $20 fee for short GP visits, but they are likely to face higher out of pocket costs in July when other Medicare changes take effect.
The federal government will not be implementing changes to the medicare rebate system as planned after a backlash from the medical sector.
Sandra Pavey Around 30 Australians are diagnosed with melanoma every day, which can be caused by UV radiation.
Julia Medew Changes to Medicare will see many Australians hit with a new $20 fee for seeing their GP from next week.
Dilvin Yasa If your child began to drown, would you be able to recognise it? Probably not, says Dilvin Yasa, because we've been fed the wrong images.
Scott Parker Not panicking and conserving energy are the keys to survival if you get into trouble in the water, according to a prominent lifeguard.
Kim Stephens Brisbane man Steven Van Lonkhuyzen and his two young sons had been missing for 11 days on Sunday, the outlook was looking grim.
The mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a Cairns home yesterday has been arrested over their deaths, according to police.
Emma Kelly Australian families are reluctant to medicate children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a 20-year study has found.
Eight children have been found dead in the suburb of Manoora in Cairns, Queensland Police have confirmed
ANDREA O'NEIL Slipping, slopping and slapping might not prevent sunburn and ageing after all.
Margaret Scheikowski When police got into a locked bedroom of a squalid house, they found a naked, filthy, starving and shivering four-year-old boy crouched on the floor holding out a blue plate.
Larry Graham There is a disease that has killed or permanently disabled millions - and it's not Ebola.
Shaza Barbar The Children's Rights Report 2014 was officially launched by the National Children's Commissioner Megan Mitchell in an event at the Australian Human Rights Commission Monday morning.
Inga Ting Last year Megan and her husband Al went from having two healthy kids to finding out they were both terminally ill but they aren't giving up without a fight.
Rachel Browne A schoolgirl's grieving mother is appalled that she learnt of her child's death on social media.
Livia Gamble It';s natural for parents to want to wrap their kids in cotton wool and protect them. But for Sharmila and James Collins it was the only thing they could do to save their daughter's life.
Eamonn Duff A Sun-Herald investigation has found that children as young as 12 are now becoming slaves to the drug: crystal methamphetamine.
Livia Gamble A study has found children under the age of six are being exposed to energy drinks, as large numbers of parents are phoning poison control centres for help.
Nicole Thomson-Pride Seven-year-old Jack Norman has an inoperable brain tumour and while his parents don't know how much longer they'll have him, they want to make sure others are aware of the disease that kills more children than any other in Australia.
Rachel Clun Autism Spectrum Australia wants to change the way we talk about autism.
Rachel Clun A British mother says her 10-year-old daughter developed anorexia thanks to bullies at school, and she wants other parents to be aware of the dangers of eating disorders.
Alison Bradshaw Helping children understand why their grandparent can no longer remember their name is a hard conversation to have, but here are ten practical tips to help guide you.
Livia Gamble When siblings aren’t declaring war on each other, it turns out, having a brother or sister can actually be good for their health.
Livia Gamble Sitting over a long period of time raises serious health concerns for adults, but what does that mean for kids’ and their increasingly sedentary lifestyle?
Rachel Clun It's a sad story. A mother - of six children, no less - being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, to later discover it had become terminal.
James McKinley jnr A woman who said she poisoned her disabled son to prevent him from being sexually abused has been found guilty of manslaughter.
Dan Proudman A Thornton family is devastated after their teenage son died from a lightning strike at One Mile Beach on Saturday.
Rachel Clun A British mother has won the right no parent ever wants to have: she won the right to end her 12-year-old daughter's life.
Livia Gamble US toy company, Giant Microbes, which sells a cuddly version the virus has said the toy has been a sell-out.
Letitia Rowlands The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a safety advisory warning parents about confusion when using the dosing syringe supplied with Children's Panadol.
Rachel Clun In a video sure to make your skin crawl, a mother combs thousands of lice and eggs out of her daughter's hair.
Karlis Salna The Northern Territory is set to become the first jurisdiction in Australia to introduce a public sex offender register, to be named after murdered Queensland teenager Daniel Morcombe.
Sarah Knapton A chemical found in broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage may improve some symptoms of autism, a new study has found.
Thuy Yau Here is why pitting your child against the other can do more damage than you might realise.
Brian Ries A range of international organisations are ramping up their responses to help children who are increasingly affected by the Ebola outbreak in western Africa.
Livia Gamble Sometimes putting on a show is the only way to get kids' to eat something.