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CHILDREN'S HEALTH

As adults and parents, we need to care for the health and well being of our children as they can't always do it for themselves. And by teaching them healthy habits and attitudes now, we set children up for a healthy life as adults, too.

The following information relates to topics specific to children, and parenting children, as well as other health issues that affect anybody. Use the information as a source of knowledge, but seek medical advice for any concerns or serious health problems.


General Links

Youth Health is a series of booklets produced by the AMA (Australian Medical Association) to inform young people about health issues that affect them.

Childrenís Health Development Foundation promotes children's health in school communities. It covers topics such as body image, healthy eating and being active.

Community Infonet - Queensland Department of Families, Youth and Community Care provides the latest information on Adoptions, Child care, Child protection, community care and youth justice and lots more. 

Deaf Children Australia For over 140 years Deaf Children Australia has been enriching the lives of deaf and hearing impaired children and young adults.


Alcohol

Alcohol is a major concern in many people's lives; the Victorian Government provides information for parents, young people and adults at Alcohol Victoria.


Asthma                                                                            

What is asthma? explains the basics for those who have never experienced asthma for themselves.


Bed Wetting

Parentlink has an article on bed wetting in primary school children


Breast Feeding

Australian Breastfeeding Association
 


Children and Exercise

Health Insite has some excellent resources about children and exercise


Children learning about Death

What happens when you die is a book designed to explain death and funerals to primary aged children. It is a non-denominational and honest way to deal with the issue for children.


Fact sheets for parents

from the The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Fact sheet cover topics such as bones and muscles, infections, common illnesses, safety, food and common problems.
Click here for the full list.


Dental Care

Supertooth, tooth friendly plaque watch ~ a school and home program for teaching children about healthy teeth


Mental health

Reach Out! is a web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times. it includes fact sheets on how to stay healthy, physically and mentally.
Meditation for the child in all of us This site is for the young at heart and the young in mind. (Helps children aged 3 to 18 to learn to meditate. Adult friendly, too!)


Nutrition/Food

Nutirition Australia ~
Encouraging healthy eating in childhood is important to reduce the risk of nutrition-related diseases in the future.


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

SIDS Western Australia exists to provide bereavement support, education and funds for medical research.
SIDS and Kids contains SIDS information and publications on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) for researchers, health professionals, parents, school teachers and children.


Skin Conditions

The Department of Dermatology has prepared some facts sheets, in several languages, covering topics such as Dermatitis, Eczcema, Nappy Rash and Cradle Cap.


Head Lice

Treatments for Head Lice
Lice are insects that live on human scalps. They donít cause disease or illness, but they do bite and make the head itchy.

In the past, having head lice was a shameful thing and treatments were severe, such as shaving the head or washing it in kerosene. Now, people are more aware that lice actually prefer clean hair to dirty so having lice is not a sign... read more

Facts about Head Lice
Head Lice are insects that live on human hair and feed on scalp skin.

Lice are very common across Australia at the moment and are no longer seen as a shameful thing to catch. Here are some facts about lice to help families deal with the problem.

 

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