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SA government ‘no jab, no play’ amendments

The South Australian government is proposing changes to its ‘no jab, no play’ laws. The law will require children to be age appropriately immunised (or have a medical exemption) or be on an immunisation catch-up program to access early childhood ...

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Stroke: a top ten cause of death for children

The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has published the first ever study into the outcomes for children following an arterial ischaemic stroke, usually known as a stroke caused by a blood clot. Despite being more commonly associated with older people stroke ...

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Let kids be kids

Quantum Physics for Babies. Some find it hard to believe. But it is indeed a real book, and other books which introduce abstract scientific concepts to young minds have followed. It’s a quirky idea and I’ve told the story about ...

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Dads: talk to your baby!

Good fathering is good for men’s health and vice versa: healthy men make great dads who are present mentally, as well as physically. Such positive paternal presence also tends to help families thrive, mums included. So, when a baby arrives, ...

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