Clare Scott 2:48pm Angelina Jolie Pitt has announced she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to mitigate cancer risk but here are the facts that need to be weighed against the risks when it comes to ovarian cancer.
Livia Gamble Lou Pollard has spent the last nine years bringing “sunshine and silliness” to those who need it most: sick children and their families.
The parents of five-year-old Ashya King said he had made a "miracle" recovery from a brain tumour after proton therapy treatment in the Czech Republic that UK authorities had tried to block.
Livia Gamble A 10-year-old Brazilian girl had 15 maggots removed from her gums after complaints of a tingling sensation and "things moving around".
Rob Hulls Until we adjust the lens and bring those who use violence and coercion more clearly into view, victims will remain at risk and the cycle of this violence will simply roll on.
Jo Hartley A mental illness, left unchecked, can have a lasting and devastating impact on the ones we love the most.
Darling Downs Fresh Eggs have been recalled, and alerts have been sent to food handlers as health authorities grapple with a general spike in salmonella food poisonings in Queensland.
Livia Gamble Cassandra Fortin from Connecticut was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last September, but after two rounds of chemotherapy the teen decided to explore alternative therapies.
Livia Gamble Even a simple game of pass the parcel can reinforce the idea to children that they are entitled to something.
Livia Gamble Young people claim they didn't have enough information when it came to their first sexual experience, finds survey.
Pain-killing skin patches, prescribed for chronic pain and cancer care, can be deadly to children, health experts warn.
Livia Gamble A new study suggests having a low-resilience to stress during adolescence may cancel out some of the health benefits associated with physical activity.
Petrina Berry More than 170 school principals and education staff have fallen ill with suspected salmonella poisoning in one of Queensland's worst food poisoning outbreaks.
Livia Gamble Teens have experienced high rates of physical and sexual violence from someone they have dated, a new study has found.
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.