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Minister announces hospital name change

The Health Minister Steven Miles announced on Friday, 21 September 2018 that the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital will be renamed the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Arwen

Arwen’s parents thought their active nine-year-old girl had just picked up a stomach bug from a friend and was a little exhausted after a busy school term. However, the illness meant they missed the tell tale signs of Type 1 Diabetes – tiredness, increased thirst and urination.

Pre-school wheeze fact sheet

Pre-school wheeze fact sheet Pre-school wheeze What is pre-school wheeze? Pre-school wheeze (also sometimes called reactive airways disease, viral-induced wheeze, multi-trigger wheeze or asthma) is an illness that occurs in children aged between one and five who have airways (breathing tubes) that are more sensitive than normal. It is very common [...]

Puffers and spacers fact sheet

Puffers and spacers fact sheet Puffers and spacers What is a puffer? A puffer (or inhaler) is medication that is used to treat wheezing symptoms. They can be relievers or preventers. What is a spacer? A spacer is a cylinder-shaped device that connects to a puffer. You will usually get to [...]

How to collect a clean urine specimen fact sheet

How to collect a clean urine specimen fact sheet How to collect a clean urine specimen To get a ‘clean’ sample of urine, it is important to avoid the first flow of urine and only collect urine when it is in ‘full flow’.  If urine is contaminated by germs from the outside, [...]

What’s wrong with rewarding or punishing children with food?

Giving a child a sugary snack for doing well at school or denying them a treat when they’ve been naughty seems harmless in the moment, but could it be teaching children unhealthy eating habits that could affect their lifelong health?

Genetics study identifies new cause of physical deformity

A Children’s Health Queensland researcher has helped identify a new rare genetic disorder that reduces the production of cholesterol in children, causing physical deformities and developmental delays.

Genetics study identifies new cause of physical deformity

A Children’s Health Queensland researcher has helped identify a new rare genetic disorder that reduces the production of cholesterol in children, causing physical deformities and developmental delays.

Oxycodone for treatment of moderate to severe pain fact sheet

Oxycodone for treatment of moderate to severe pain fact sheet Oxycodone for treatment of moderate to severe pain This fact sheet has been written for parents and carers about how to use this medicine in children. This information sometimes differs from that provided by the manufacturers, because their information is usually [...]

How to reduce allergens in your home

While allergies can’t always be cured, they can be managed by taking a few preventative steps at home so your child can be as comfortable as possible.

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