Kids health

  • Keeping kids safe around fires and flames

    June is National Burns Awareness Month, so here's a few reminders on keeping your kids safe around stoves, fires and heaters.

  • Healthier food is on its way

    In the coming months you may begin to notice a few changes across Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network as NSW Health’s Healthy Choices in Health Facilities framework is rolled out.

  • BrightHearts helps kids manage pain and anxiety

    In a pilot study published by Pain Practice, the biofeedback relaxation app BrightHearts was found to help most young patients cope better with the pain and anxiety of procedures

  • Repeated exposure to anaesthesia link to poorer learning outcomes

    Young children who have been exposed to general anaesthesia have a greater risk of poorer development and lower scores in numeracy and reading , particularly if they have more than one surgery with anaesthesia. The study, published in Pediatric Anaesthesia.

  • Flu free this winter

    Last year’s flu outbreak – resulting in 250,000 lab-confirmed cases, and 650 deaths – was the worst on record. Forty-two per cent of the cases were in NSW.

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