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Sexism, misogyny and gendered violence are now part of Australia’s national conversation, writes Dr Catherine Smith This article contains references to offensive language Recently, several male students from the elite Yarra Valley Grammar in Melbourne’s east were expelled after they put together a spreadsheet rating the attractiveness...

Fearing a tsunami of hospitalisations for RSV-related pneumonia and bronchiolitis, experts are calling for a Nationwide infant RSV immunisation program. What is RSV? Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common virus that can cause severe lung infections like pneumonia and bronchiolitis, particularly in young children and the...

We all enjoy a good party, and Ruth Wajnryb reminds us of their primary purposes. Nostalgia is a funny thing—funny-peculiar, not funny, ha-ha. Once you’re on a jaunt down memory lane, it’s easy to get carried away. Take children’s birthday parties, for instance. When I was raising...

Taking her children to the hairdresser is no longer a hair-raising experience for children's author Katrina Germein My sister-in-law recently told me a story about taking her three-year-old daughter to the hairdresser. Her daughter was perched on the stool, ready for a haircut, while she fussed...

Mattel’s new athlete Barbies might seem like a win for feminists and young girls – but they’re not, write Lauren Gurrieri and Suzie Gibson Mattel released a new range of Barbie dolls this week honouring nine trailblazing women in sport. The recognised athletes include Matildas soccer...

Australia will trial ‘age assurance’ tech to bar children from online porn. What is it, and will it work? asks Paul Haskell-Dowland Responding to a resurgence in gender-based violence and deaths in Australia, the National Cabinet has committed almost A$1 billion to a range of strategies. Tackling “online...

Research by Anabela Malpique, Deborah Pino Pasternak and Susan Ledger, shows children produce better pieces of writing by hand. But they need keyboard skills too Children today are growing up surrounded by technology. So it’s easy to assume they will be able to write effectively using a...

Kim Hemsley, Nicholas Smith and  Siti Mubarokah look at how new research could help. “Childhood” and “dementia” are two words we wish we didn’t have to use together. But sadly, around 1,400 Australian children and young people live with currently untreatable childhood dementia. Broadly speaking, childhood dementia...

A recent study from the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre at Charles Darwin University has revealed that private midwifery programs in Australia provide better outcomes for mothers and their babies compared to the national average. This could be exciting news for prospective parents considering their maternity...