8:56am 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.
Supermarket chain Coles has been banned for three years from advertising that its bread was made or baked on the day it was sold.
Larissa Nicholson Grace Pearce could only watch on as her sister competed in her first school athletics day but now she is the most athletic in the family.
Allyson Thomson What do women believe causes breast cancer? And what scientific support is there for these beliefs?
Emma Kelly A young boy has died after being trapped beneath a collapsed sand dune on the NSW south coast.
Ben Heather Dylan Byers has spent much of his short life screaming in rage at his family, to the point his mother fears for her daughter's safety.
Livia Gamble Garnett Spears was diagnosed with hypernatremia before his first birthday, according to the child fatality report.
As told to Robyn Doreian When she was diagnosed with leukaemia as a teenager, it was Shiloh Middlemiss’ younger brother who saved her life.
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.