SA: 18 Month Old Dies of Suspected Meningococcal Disease + Know the Signs!

AN 18-month-old child suspected of contracting meningococcal disease has died in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital after being air lifted from Mannum. Via The Advertiser: The child had undergone meningococcal disease testing on Sunday though the results are not known. An SA Health spokeswoman released a statement on Sunday afternoon; “An 18-month old child from regional South Australia tragically passed away this...

Five Week Old Fighting for Life After Parents Decline Routine Vitamin K Injection

Vitamin K Injection
A FIVE-WEEK-OLD baby is fighting for his life after a brain haemorrhage. His parents had declined a routine vitamin K shot given to all newborns.  The baby presented to Lismore base hospital last week with bleeding on the brain. He was later transferred to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. If the baby survives, he will likely be severely disabled. The...

What’s That Smell? Vaginas: What’s Normal, What’s Not And What Not To Ignore

Aaaah the magical vagina. We have a complicated relationship with this body part, especially when it comes to odour. (You're already cringing right? Well, breathe deep and stay with me. This is important.) If you've got 'almost paranoia' about your lady garden smelling anything but fresh you're far from alone. Speaking bluntly though, if things smell rotten or fishy it can...

Breaking News: The Pill Does Not Cause Loss of Libido (But Other Things Do!)

The Pill Does Not Cause Loss of Libido
If you’ve blamed the pill for a lack of libido a new study suggests you may have wrongly pointed the finger. You might need to look at your guy – or yourself… Newly released data busts the myth that oral contraceptives curb sexual desire. Other factors such as age and length of relationship are actually more important, say researchers. It’s...

Breast Is Not Always Best!

Breast Is Not Always Best!
Fiona Edwards explores why breast is not always best! She shares her struggles as a formula feeder – and argues it’s time we changed the messaging to new mums. Every time I opened the tin of formula, I got angrier and angrier. The words printed on the side burned through me like hot iron; ‘If you choose not to breastfeed...’ I...

The Link Between Fresh Pineapple and Your Health That Might Surprise You!

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Pineapples. They’re so much more than a delicious, exotic fruit. Why? They’ve actually got a magical ingredient in them...Bromelain.  Best of all you can eat this sweet produce year-round and reap the amazing health benefits, even in winter. So, let us tell you about Bromelain. (And all the other reasons pineapple is a healthy, yummy choice for the whole family!) Magical bromelain...

Is Chrissy Teigen the Modern Mums’ Hero? Here’s 4 Reasons Why She Just Could Be!

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Let’s cut straight to the chase…. Chrissy Teigen is just an awesome human being. From mummy struggles to shutting down bullies this woman is our kind of girl! Teigen is a modern celebrity in every sense of the word. The model, who has graced the pages of various magazines including Sports Illustrated and been embraced by the world of...

#SorryNotSorry: Why I Don’t Ask Kids to Apologise

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Kerry Rosser explains why she doesn't ask her kids to apologise – and maybe you shouldn’t either! I don’t ask my kids to apologise. And no, I’m not in the business of raising little a*seholes either. I stopped asking for sorrys because they seemed to be an easy way out. How often have your kids dished out the requested ‘sorry’ without a hint...

No Jab No Play: PM Pushes for Non-Vaccinated Kids To Be Banned From Childcare

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has written to state and territory leaders in a move towards introducing consistent laws to protect children across the country. Unvaccinated children could be banned from attending childcare centres and preschools across Australia as part of a renewed push by the federal government. "If you don't vaccinate your child you are not just putting their own life...

International Womens Day: 5 Simple Ways to Teach Equality in Your Home

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We all want equality for women, don’t we? Achieving it starts at home. Here’s how to teach equality. And make a difference.  March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is also my daughter’s birthday. This correlation is always a poignant reminder that my role as the mother of a daughter is a very important one. I want my daughter to...

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