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Livia Gamble Autism could be diagnosed using smells, finds a new, small study that could prompt further research.
A teenager died from a heart attack caused by constipation - after going eight weeks without a bowel movement, an inquest heard.
Catherine Rodie When was the last time your child was prescribed antibiotics? For mother of two Sara Herring it was just a few weeks ago. Her five-year-old son Frazer had a persistent ear ache that he just couldn't shake.
Clare sibthorpe Imagine you were deprived of learning your first language for most of your childhood and isolated from those who use it.
Livia Gamble The kindness of one stranger helped bring him from his home in Morrocco to Australia for surgery.
Livia Gamble Hana Tarraf's body is hard-wired to put on weight, reaching 57 kilos this month.
Livia Gamble Researchers discover another benefit for school children who are exposed to more green space.
Livia Gamble Two weeks in hospital and $100,000 in medical bills later, doctors are no longer treating Brittany Williams due to her "lack of insurance and full payment."
Livia Gamble The colour of the condom depends on the strain of bacteria.
Loren Smith When it comes to child neglect, it's the bottle, not the crack pipe that's mostly to blame.
Loren Smith Known for her confidence and charisma, actress Emma Stone is the last person you would expect to have suffered the crippling effects of childhood anxiety.
Livia Gamble A chocolate a day may keep the doctor away - as long as you stick to 100 grams.
Megan Levy The family of a teenager who was told to “stop Googling” her symptoms in the months before her death from a rare and aggressive type of liver cancer has received an apology from the hospital.
Livia Gamble Improving on the 64 kilometre walk he did last June, Hunter Gandee, 15, hopes to raise awareness for the disease, rather than donations.
Aric Bendorf, Ainsley Newson and Ian Kerridge Australia has struggled to increase its deceased organ donation rates for more than 25 years.
Livia Gamble With the help of their celebrities friends Gordon Gray and his wife, Kristen, are determined to find a cure.
Livia Gamble Using just her iPhone and a set of flash cards, one mum is raising awareness about a cancer no one likes to talk about.
Sarah Knaton, While 40 per cent of people claim to have a food allergy, only five per cent actually do.
Woolworths is urgently recalling a range of its chicken and vegetable pies amid fears they may contain glass.
Livia Gamble Researchers at Northwestern University looked at how adolescents use the internet for health information,
Jane E. Brody Relatively few school-age children escape the scourge of head lice, among the many organisms that show no respect for socioeconomic status or hygiene.
Amy Corderoy At four years old she might not be old enough to understand it, but on Wednesday Isla Robinson made scientific history.
Livia Gamble Christopher Charles hopes he will make anaemia a thing of the past with a Lucky Iron Fish.
Jo Hartley The federal government has scrapped a comprehensive health check for children aged three to five but is it a good or bad move? Parents and health professionals weigh in.
Angela Thompson No one was looking at Emma Douglas when she dropped lifeless onto the grass of the soccer fields on Sunday afternoon.
A mother has been imprisoned in the US after fleeing with her son to prevent him from being circumcised by his father.
Livia Gamble HIV doesn't need to have a negative stigma.
Livia Gamble Jessica Greaney had eye drops put in her eyes every ten minutes to kill the parasite attacking her eye.
Livia Gamble Quinoa might seem like a passing fad but according to Nutrition Australia's new food pyramid it is here to stay.
Julia Medew A comprehensive health check for children aged three to five has been scrapped by the federal government to save about $144 million over four years, angering GPs and speech pathologists.
Lucy Rocca A recent OECD study suggests it's women in highly qualified jobs who are statistically more prone to consuming hazardous amounts of alcohol on a regular basis.
Single mothers in England have been found to be more likely to suffer poor health later on in life in an international study of women over 50, most likely due to a lack of social support.
Livia Gamble Time is running out for four-year-old Braiden Peters-Whitwell.
Livia Gamble Why some children prefer the comfort of a pet over their sibling.
Alina Morawska and Amy Mitchell When a child's wellbeing depends on vigilant monitoring and consistent medical attention, the everyday anxiety and stress that all parents deal with is made worse by the fact that failing to keep up with treatment can be a matter of life and death.
Selina Powell A young Blenheim girl who tested her father's blood sugar levels and fed him Mallowpuffs after finding him incoherent in his bed will be recognised for her bravery.
Livia Gamble Some of us avoid drama like the plague but for others, it isn't that easy - we inherited it.
Marilyn Campbell A study on which type of abuse has worse effects doesn't really help anyone.
Julia Medew Children should be restrained with belts and booster seats that suit their age and size to better protect them from serious abdominal injuries during car accidents, doctors say.
Josephine Tovey A mum and her three children were allegedly being held hostage by her boyfriend when she managed to use a fast-food ordering app to raise the alarm.
Julia Medew Anaethetists raise concerns over new challenges in treating an increasing number of obese children who need surgery for illnesses related to their weight.
Livia Gamble A teenage girl was asked to respond to a series of "partner objections to condom use". Instead of using the multiple choice answers provided - she came up with a list of her own.
Livia Gamble Aidan Fenton, 7, took part in a week-long alternative Chinese workshop in Hurstville.
Livia Gamble The study found that children who are bullied by their peers are more likely to suffer from mental health issues than children who are maltreated by adults.
Victoria Lamebert Dominic Blower has inquisitive brown eyes, an unruly mop of dark curls and a mega-watt smile. Watching him as he scolds his puppy for chasing the family's chickens around their garden, it is heartbreaking to hear that by the age of five he had already spent more than half of his short life in hospital.
Livia Gamble The impact of divorce on children can potentially be devastating but a new study suggests that joint custody is best.
Amanda Dunn Twelve-year-old Jed was a keen footballer who designed himself a health regimen. But soon his mood took a dive and he was always cold.
Livia Gamble Eight-year-old Sophie-Lee Jones was reportedly showing her friend the new game when she passed out.
Michelle Grattan After an extensive round of consultations with health professionals and patients, Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced that yet more work needs to be done to find solutions to Medicare's problems.
Charlotte Krol Six-year-old Jesse James O'Brien's video of his daily routine to treat cystic fibrosis quickly becomes an online sensation.
Charlotte Krol Byron and Emily Schlenker from Syracuse, New York hold Guinness World Record for the widest tongues
Livia Gamble It turns out watching Homer Simpson drink his Duff beer, or characters in the last installment of Harry Potter series sipping different forms of alcohol to relax can have a negative effect on teens.
Joanne McCarthy David Owen was born after his 12-year-old mother was raped, was offered for adoption in a newspaper advertisement, and was physically, sexually and emotionally assaulted for years at an isolated orphanage run by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy.
Livia Gamble Research presented to the APS College of Health Psychologists Conference over the weekend showed body image programs for pre-adolescent students should be gender specific.
Lauren Ball Doctors are failing to screen for obesity, offer nutrition advice or refer their patients to other parts of the health-care workforce that could help.
Emma Watson Not long after five-year-old Harmony Hoskin started school her world turned upside down when a stroke suddenly paralysed the entire left side of her body.
Livia Gamble An 11-year-old boy was complaining of a sore throat and suffering dizzy spells before doctors found a leech lodged in his throat.
Nicky Phillips If you give your children sedatives on long journeys, you're taking a huge risk with possible harmful side effects, says the AMA.
Rachel Olding The country's first dedicated domestic violence minister has promised to radically shift the government's focus to preventing violence rather than "picking up the broken pieces after a tragedy".
Livia Gamble A new study has found many parents struggle to recognise when their child is obese.