Kids health

  • Finding answers through RNA

    A new diagnostic tool is hoped to unlock more answers for children living with rare and undiagnosed genetic diseases through the use of RNA testing.
  • Meningococcal disease – know the symptoms and act fast

    Parents and young adults are urged to be alert to the symptoms of meningococcal disease as we head into late winter and spring, the peak season for this disease.
  • The common cold and flu remedy causing kid’s burns to spike

    Already this year, 30 children have been hospitalised across The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick for burns injuries following accidents with steam inhalers, with one third of these patients requiring a skin graft.
  • Radical transplant lets Mila live pain-free

    A pioneering surgery, performed for only the second time in New South Wales, has transformed 10-year-old Mila’s life after a rare genetic condition stopped her pancreas from working.

  • Burns can happen in the blink of an eye

    11- month-old, Solomon suffered severe burns to his hands after he placed them inside the family’s hot oven. His mother, Tianda was cooking a cheesecake when she opened the oven door, turned her back for a few seconds then heard a harrowing scream.