ABC - Health Cannabis trial offers hope for children with severe epilepsy 2017-05-25T13:09:00.000000000+10:00 Victorian mother Molly Tankey knows medical cannabis may not be a miracle cure for her son David, who has severe epilepsy — but she's hopeful being part of a clinical trial will give him a better quality of life. Study 'proves medicinal cannabis can help children with severe epilepsy' 2017-05-25T07:09:45.000000000+10:00 A team of international researchers publish what they say is the first scientific evidence that medicinal cannabis "as good as some of our best medications" in treating children with severe epilepsy. Rob Gibbs 2 2017-05-24T18:33:50.000000000+10:00 Rob Gibbs 2017-05-24T18:33:50.000000000+10:00 Why aren't we getting the flu jab? 2017-05-24T17:28:18.000000000+10:00 There is a "startling" decline in influenza vaccination rates in Western Australia which is putting those vulnerable to infection at risk. So why are people so resistant to getting the jab? Manchester attack could have 'catastrophic impact' on children 2017-05-24T16:20:48.000000000+10:00 The bombing at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester could have a "catastrophic" impact on the young people involved, with even those watching the news from afar susceptible to trauma, psychologists say. Kyle Chalmers to have heart surgery, forcing world swim titles withdrawal 2017-05-24T10:35:56.000000000+10:00 The Adelaide swimmer and Olympic gold medallist has a heart condition, and his coach says the decision to withdraw was not made lightly. Poverty can bring on puberty earlier, research shows 2017-05-24T09:59:52.000000000+10:00 Children who grow up poor are much more likely to hit puberty earlier than more well-off kids, Melbourne-based research suggests, as a survey of thousands of people finds the average age of puberty in Australia is falling across the board. Red Cross issues urgent plea for O-type blood 2017-05-23T17:25:44.000000000+10:00 Winter illnesses are placing a huge strain on Australia's blood reserves, prompting authorities to issue an urgent call for donations, particularly of O-negative and O-positive blood types. Traditional healers of NPY lands bridge healthcare divide in Central Australia 2017-05-23T16:21:17.000000000+10:00 Navigating the complexities of Western medicine can be a challenging, and even frightening experience for Aboriginal people of Central Australia, but traditional healers are making that journey a little easier.