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June 29, 2017

Fidgets

  The fidget spinners craze has been incredible to watch however it has led to some confusion around 'fidgets' and how they might help. Fidgeting is a natural habit undertaken by most of us in varying ways and degrees. Some like to squeeze. Whereas others will prefer repetitive movements or feeling textures. Which means one toy or gadget will not suit ...

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Baby with Eczema on face

What is eczema?  Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a very common inflammatory condition of the skin. While the causes are not well understood, eczema occurs when the skin barrier does not function properly causing the skin to dry out. Children with eczema are usually affected by dry, scaly, red and itchy skin. Ooze and skin break down may also occur which can be ...

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Mindfulness - happy child

It is hard to escape all the talk about Mindfulness. In fact, it is being mentioned so much in mainstream media that it would be easy to dismiss it as the latest ‘cure-all’ fad. However, Mindfulness is a well-researched way of developing cognitive and emotional skills and the evidence supporting it continues to grow.  While early research focussed mainly on adults, ...

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Anaphylaxis is the most severe and potentially dangerous type of allergic reaction. It is especially serious as it usually affects multiple bodily systems including skin (hives), respiratory (difficulty breathing), gastro-intestinal (vomiting) and cardiovascular (fainting, low blood pressure). Most anaphylaxis sufferers experience symptoms within the first 2 hours of ...

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Vaccinating your children is very important to reduce the risk of them developing serious infections such as measles, meningococcal disease or whooping cough, amongst others. In Australia, influenza virus also presents a significant threat of disease. As recently as 2007, influenza was the 13th leading cause of death in Australia, taking the lives of three otherwise ...

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Avoiding allergenic foods in infancy and allergy In 2008, the American Academy of Paediatrics recommended early childhood avoidance of highly allergenic foods (milk, egg and peanut) to prevent allergy. We now know that this in fact may increase the risk of allergy. In 2015 the LEAP study published in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrated that early exposure ...

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ASCIA GUIDELINES FOR THE PREVENTION OF FOOD ALLERGIES Maternal Diet in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Excluding foods from maternal diet in pregnancy or breastfeeding is not recommended Up to 3 serves of oily fish per week may be beneficial. Omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy and breastfeeding may help prevent eczema. Probiotics during pregnancy and ...

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IS IT INTOLERANCE OR ALLERGY? Food allergy is an immune reaction to foods. Food intolerance is better understood as a chemical sensitivity which is not immune mediated. The difference can be difficult to understand sometimes, as symptoms may be similar at times. Importantly, given that food intolerances do not involve the immune system they do not cause severe allergic ...

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A tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a short, thin piece of skin under the baby's tongue (lingual frenulum) which restricts the movement of the tongue and can potentially limit a baby’s ability to attach properly when breast feeding. A baby with a tongue-tie may not be able to protrude the tongue beyond the lips or the tongue tip may be notched or heart shaped. It occurs ...

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Seizures are quite common in the Australian population.

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Fidgets
  The fidget spinners craze has been incredible to watch however it has led to some confusion around 'fidgets' and how they might ...
Living with eczema
What is eczema?  Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a very common inflammatory condition of the skin. While the causes are not well understood, eczema ...
Mindfulness: Can it help my ...
It is hard to escape all the talk about Mindfulness. In fact, it is being mentioned so much in mainstream media that it would be easy to dismiss it ...
Let’s talk about anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis is the most severe and potentially dangerous type of allergic reaction. It is especially serious as it usually affects multiple bodily ...
What about the flu vaccine if my ...
Vaccinating your children is very important to reduce the risk of them developing serious infections such as measles, meningococcal disease or ...
Introduction of Solids
Avoiding allergenic foods in infancy and allergy In 2008, the American Academy of Paediatrics recommended early childhood avoidance of highly ...
ASCIA Guidelines for the ...
ASCIA GUIDELINES FOR THE PREVENTION OF FOOD ALLERGIES Maternal Diet in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Excluding foods from maternal diet in ...
Food Intolerance
IS IT INTOLERANCE OR ALLERGY? Food allergy is an immune reaction to foods. Food intolerance is better understood as a chemical sensitivity which is ...
Tongue-Ties in Newborns
A tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a short, thin piece of skin under the baby's tongue (lingual frenulum) which restricts the movement of the tongue ...
How do you diagnose epilepsy?
Seizures are quite common in the Australian population.
Eczema tips and tricks
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is an extremely common condition in children.
Chromosomal microarray testing in ...
With the increase incidence in autism, there has been more research into the potential causes for autism
What do you do after a diagnosis ...
With more people being diagnosed with Autism, what do you need to do after your child has been given a diagnosis?
What does an autism assessment ...
What does an Autism Assessment does actually entail?
Coughing in children
What are the common causes of coughing?
Bed Wetting
About 5% of children aged nine to ten still wet the bed.
Anxiety in Children
Anxious behaviours are common in children.
Positional Plagiocephaly – ...
Positional plagiocephaly is a very common condition that results in an asymmetrical head shape.
Melatonin for sleep problems in ...
Sleep difficulties are very common in children.
Normal speech and language ...
Speech and language delay is the most common development delay seen in young children.