A girl flung to her death from a ride at the Royal Adelaide Show was the "little angel" of her mother's heart.
Damien McElroy Up to 36 children were believed to have died after receiving tainted measles vaccines.
Megan Levy and Peter Hannam More than a dozen students are being treated by paramedics after a suspected lightning strike on a school oval in Sydney’s west.
The more television children watched at age 10, the more they watched in middle age, according to a new report that suggests the need for earlier interventions to get kids off the couch.
It costs $300 and takes 15-minutes but without this miracle surgery Anita, 6, and Sonia, 12 would spend the rest of their lives living darkness.
Ann Mastergeorge When I think back to my mother when I was a child, I don't have a single memory of her smiling. She suffered from chronic, lifelong depression, and it affected me and my four siblings every day.
Emil Jeyaratnam, Reema Rattan, Warren Clark One person takes their own life every 40 seconds, equating to 803,900 deaths across the world every year, according to the first World Health Organization report on suicide prevention.
Laura Vitto Kelly Gunderson got a brief — but wonderful — surprise after her mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, recognised her for a few seconds.
Elodie Cuzin The parents of a five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital without medical consent and found in Spain are set to appear before a Spanish judge.
Ashya King, the five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital without medical consent, has been found in Spain with his parents, who have been arrested.
Livia Gamble Mira Erdmann’s only chance of survival was a bone marrow transplant, but when doctors placed on the registry there was only one man in the world that was a perfect match.
Lisa Wachsmuth During her senior years of high school in the Illawarra, Zoe didn't know which of her mother's four personalities would greet her when she got home each day.
Dan Harrison, Kate Hagan Concession card holders and children will be exempt from the proposed GP visit fee, under an Australian Medical Association proposal to the Abbott government.
Livia Gamble Parents of four-year old Eliza O’Neill have been working non-stop to raise the $2.5 million that's needed to fund a clinical trial for Sanfilippo Syndrome. Similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge, they have set a challenge of their own.
Eryk Bagshaw One of Australia’s most popular toothpastes, has come under international pressure over health concerns connected with one of its active ingredients, triclosan.
Sarah Whyte, Ben Doherty Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announces that 150 children will be removed from detention centres and placed on bridging visas in the community due to a new push to restore temporary protection visas.
Lilani Goonesena How one woman is changing the lives of disabled children from some of the poorest Vietnamese families.
Annabel Crabb As an adult, the discovery that one is harbouring an unspecified number of small scuttling insects in one's hair brings about a number of confronting results.
Emma Blakey There has been a big increase recently in the number of computerised “brain training” programs marketed at young children. These programs make impressive claims - that they can help children learn better, that they improve children’s focus and memory, and that they can help children succeed in school.
Livia Gamble A new short video follows the reverse-journey of a young man named Jim who has suffered a heart attack.
Livia Gamble Nine-year-old Kieran Sorkin was born without ears but thanks to a life-changing surgery he now has ears made from his ribs.
Livia Gamble Struggling to walk around with IV poles while she was receiving chemotherapy, Kylie Simonds came up with the idea for a portable IV backpack.
Karen Kaplan New government data suggest a non-medical cause of America's childhood obesity crisis: denial.
Heidi Stevens It's the problem no one wants to talk about because it seems so counter-cultural but when men don't want to have sex it can create big problems in their marriage.
Catherine Rodie The four-year-old vaccinations can be more of a challenge than the routine needles children have when they are babies and toddlers.
Henrietta Cook A lack of government services means disabled children are being left at Victorian hospitals and placed in beds for the mentally ill, according to the Health and Community Services Union.
Livia Gamble A photo of three young girls battling cancer holding onto one another for support and comfort went viral last year and this latest update will bring a smile to your face. All three girls are now cancer free or in remission.
Nicky Phillips Teaching poor parents how to nurture their children may partially offset the health risks that come with growing up poor, according to a new study.
Rachel Clun A young American leukaemia patient has been able to walk like a giant, starring in his very own Godzilla film.
Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
Natasha Boddy Performance or image enhancing drugs are being used by athletes as young as 12 according to a new study that claims the practice may be going unchecked due to a lack of drug testing.
Amy Corderoy Excess weight and obesity among children could be contributing to Australia’s high rates of asthma.
Tim Crowe If you believe cancer is a disease that strikes from nowhere with little in your control to prevent it, you’d be mistaken on both counts.
Assistant health minister Fiona Nash has announced that Australian and New Zealand ministers responsible for food policy and regulation have signed off on the health star rating system for front-of-pack labelling.
Livia Gamble McKenzie can’t take gymnastics or dance classes but with the help of her dad, Mike Carey, pageants are something she can do.
Rachel Browne Children with autism are being short changed in the NDIS with the government's benchmark payment only covering six hours of therapy a week, less than a third of the 20 hours a week considered necessary under international best practice.
Mariza O'Keefe Reports of some doctors giving young children a banned flu vaccination "defies belief", Australia's chief medical officer says.
Lacey Spears shared the heartbreaking tale of her blond-haired, blue-eyed boy's constant battle with illness on her blog and social media for years.
Melissa Grant A Gold Coast mother has been jailed for at least two years for poisoning her healthy daughter with cancer drugs for the attention.
Brooke Lumsden 10-year-old Lachlan has been noticeably struggling with anxiety issues since was four but a new online program, backed by beyondblue is offering him and other children with anxiety hope.
Eryn Brown Watching her son sort through his Rainbow Loom band was the first time this mum noticed his "deficiency" in action.
Melanie Kembrey Many people don’t cope well with hair loss but six-year-old Suri Gonzalez Darrough says she feels proud.
Rose Powell Online communities are outraged by a video ad previously pulled by Animal rights group PETA that claims there is a supposedly scientific link between dairy products and autism.
Lucy Carroll Teenagers with chronic sleep deprivation are being put at risk of developing serious mood disorders and learning difficulties.
Leslie Patton A new McDonald's Corp. character named Happy was designed to encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables but the "scary" mascot is inspiring a different emotion among Twitter users: fear.
Kate Hagan Depression is more common in first-time mothers four years after birth than at any other time during the child’s first year, new research finds.
Lucy Carroll Research shows more boys suffer from peanut allergies than girls but doctors are at a loss to explain these figures or how to stop the "epidemic".
A British teenage cancer sufferer who raised more than 3 million pounds ($5.3 million) for charity after his fund-raising campaign went viral on social media has died, his family said on Wednesday.
Victoria Birch Caring for a child with asthma raises many questions for parents and carers – here are six tips to help you keep it under control.
Rachel Clun After battling stage four cancer, five-year-old Addy got to make her wish come true.
Livia Gamble As a parent you’re always concerned no matter how sick your child is, but when "dots" appeared on his son, Jeremy Cooper knew something really wasn't right.
Amanda Hoh Elisha Neave and her sisters tested positive with the BRCA2 cancer gene but she decided to delay a hysterectomy and mastectomy to have more children.
Deborah Netburn Fat shaming can backfire. Calling a girl "too fat" may increase her chances of being obese in the future, new research suggests.
Andrew Whitehouse Expert questions the validity of a new behavioural disorder that he claims hasn’t reached the standards required to warrant its existence.
Julia Prodis Sulek One day, Tessa Gallo was a typical 12-year-old; the next, her mother said, "she was psychotic", a victim of an underdiagnosed, mysterious illness called PANS.
Brooke Lumsden My heart sank as I listened to the optometrist’s explanation of my son’s colour vision deficiency. It was called deuteranopia, and it meant his world was a different to the bright, vibrant one I had assumed we were sharing.
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Thuy Yau Society is so often focused on raising happy children, but what about the happiness of the parents? Are we doing enough to look after the emotional and mental health of parents?