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Dad's viral Facebook post for young son battling congenital heart defect

In his seven short years, Carter Gentle has undergone five open-heart surgeries to treat a congenital heart defect.

Anti-vaccination mum recants after seven children contract whooping cough

Seven children of former anti-vaccination mother contract whooping cough

A Canadian mother who recently changed her stance on vaccinations has told a local news outlet that all seven of her children contracted whooping cough before they had completed all of their recommended vaccinations.

Having kids do the dishes protects against allergy development

It's every parent's dream — a scientifically backed reason to make your kids work for their pocket money.

It's not just magic: How Harry Potter is good for our health

Muggles still clinging to hopes of receiving a letter from Hogwarts will be pleased to know that J.K. Rowling's wildly successful series actually has some magical real-world applications.

Truth bomb: Punishing kids for lying won't make them truth-tellers

If you want your kids to tell the truth, new research suggests you shouldn't threaten to punish them for lying.

Gas stovetops could be increasing your child's risk of asthma: study

Researchers are recommending parents cooking with a gas stove should ensure proper ventilation is available following findings of a link to asthma and chronic bronchitis.

Paracetamol overdose leading cause of liver failure in Aussie and NZ kids

Parents have been warned to follow paracetamol instructions carefully for their children and ensure medicines are kept out of reach of children after a joint New Zealand and Australian study found that paracetamol overdoses are the leading cause of liver failure in children.

Bickering parents disrupt kids' ability to control emotions

Most busy parents are prone to the odd tiff but exposing preschoolers to verbal and physical aggression could be hurting their ability to recognise and regulate their emotions later in life, US researchers have found.

Morning exercise helps schoolkids with ADHD: study

Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) perform better at school if they've done about 30 minutes of exercise in the morning, according to US researchers.