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Check out our latest news stories to keep up to date with the most recent developments in Children’s Health across Queensland. View all news

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.

21 June 2018 |

Your stories shines a spotlight on the brave children and families we care for and the courage and determination they show in the face of major health challenges. View all stories


Genevieve was born with the rare genetic disease alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency (A1AD), an incurable condition which limits the body’s production of a protein that protects the lungs and liver from damage.

7 August 2018 |

Our blog, ‘Growing Pains’ is created in collaboration with medical professionals and provides insight, tips and advice about topical children’s health issues and developmental milestones. View all blog posts

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?

22 June 2018 |

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Last updated: 28 June 2017
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