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My teenage weight battle

When I was a teenager, my weight started to creep out of control. I struggled to maintain it, much to the concern of my slim parents.

Cannabis 'the only option'

Desperate mothers and fathers growing their own cannabis or importing oil to treat their seriously ill children.

Free GP visits welcomed

Solo mum of two "rapt" she will soon be able to take both her sons to the doctor for free.

Triumph over autism diagnosis

For years, pop-opera superstar Geoff Sewell's voice brought only pain to his autistic daughter Sienna.

Worst than a panic attack

A teen's experience of schizophrenia-like symptoms were frightening, but she didn't have a psychotic episode, she had encephalitis.

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Dangers of fat shaming

Calling a girl "too fat" may increase her chances of being obese in the future, new research suggests.

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Misdiagnosed bipolar

One day, Tessa Gallo was a typical 12-year-old, the next she was as frantic as a caged animal. Then she stopped talking.

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Final thumbs up

A teenager charting his fight against cancer has farewelled his thousands of Facebook followers with a final thumbs up.

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Exploring the culinary arts

We can't seem to get our son remotely interested in cooking. How do we get him interested in learning how to cook for himself?

Max, Mia and Oliver O’Donoghue

Triplets box on

Three pint-sized triplets have taken up boxing and it's not the first time they've had to put up a fight.

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A 12-year-old yogi

Jaysea Devoe is very zen, befitting her job as a yoga instructor - and she's just 12 years old.

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Disease or abuse?

Linda and Lou Pelletier took their daughter to hospital last year to see a specialist. That didn't happen - instead they lost custody of her.

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Teen's shave raises nearly $20k

Alice Taylor lost her long locks yesterday to raise money to combat cancer, which has cut a swathe through her family.

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Banned from school ...

... for having an eating disorder. Was that the right thing to do?

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Smoking impacts brains

Teens who smoke heavily could be changing the structure of their brains according to a new study.

Selfies a head lice heaven

Spike in teens with head lice attributed to head-to-head contact of selfies by health expert.

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Eating disorder pain

People think your child should 'just get over it', that it's a vanity issue, that a bit of tough love will fix everything.

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You are beautiful

This powerful, award-winning short film gives a teen perspective on eating disorders.

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Photos capture boy's imagination

Lukas has muscular dystrophy and although his movement is limited his imagination is lively...

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Swfit grants wish

Things are finally looking up for one ill girl - she's finally home and she's met her pop idol.

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