Almost everyone is mad about chocolate and not just at Easter. Ahead of the annual chocolate feast, we set out to answer some of the most asked questions about this special treat
An Australian hospital has approved a world-first human trial of a brain implant to help people with advanced diseases of the nervous system communicate via mind control
As Australians in four states grope around in the darkness of the last daylight saving mornings of the season, Europe has voted to cancel this clock-changing practice
Port Adelaide AFL players are putting away their phones and a new study has found we might all feel better about ourselves if we follow their lead
Canned air from a remote, secret location in South Australia is for sale to anyone who wants to pay $24 for 10 minutes of breathing free of pollution
A world-first malaria vaccine made in Australia will be clinically* tested on humans in the hope it can erase the deadly disease and save millions of lives
Scientists know that we need sleep to survive but until now they didn’t know why. New research suggests it’s all to do with keeping up essential repairs
Formerly conjoined twins Nima and Dawa Pelden are flying home to Bhutan today after their successful surgery in Australia to allow them to live separate lives
Like Spider-Man and Batman, humans could one day have the power to see in the dark after scientists successfully tried their idea on mice
It’s been a blistering start to autumn with another heatwave across three states, just as we get through what has officially been the hottest summer on record
The world’s smallest baby boy has gone home from hospital, six months after being born weighing only 268g, one-thirteenth the weight of an average Australian baby
Australians need fruit and vegetables to have a five-star label to encourage us to eat more of them, according to a review of the Health Star Rating system
Australian researchers have discovered how to change parts of our DNA to help us switch off extreme fears and switch on more positive memories
More than 1 billion young people around the world are risking deafness by listening to loud noise through headphones, prompting the UN to issue international safe-volume standards
Ever wondered why blood is always red? Kids News explains why this important liquid pumping through humans is always red but why, through white skin, it sometimes looks blue
The technology company that brought us the iPhone has a new invention that watches us as we sleep, helping keep us healthy but not, Apple promises, invading our privacy
Six Australian doctors have swallowed Lego heads to understand how long it takes to pass through the human digestive system
Scientists in Queensland have helped discover a gene that makes some people more likely to be bitten by a mosquito than others, bringing us a big step closer to knowing why
UPDATE: Twins Nima and Dawa left hospital yesterday after their successful separation surgery at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital earlier this month
Skin cancer doctors are alarmed that many teenagers incorrectly believe that getting a tan is healthy. As summer approaches, it’s time to remember why we should all slip, slop, slap
Researchers are already working on changing, improving and rewriting humans’ memories, which means they also have to find ways to keep our brains safe from hackers
Doctors will perform separation surgery on conjoined twins Nima and Dawa on Friday. Their spirits were lifted when they received hundreds of letters of support from Kids News readers
Many cyclists now believe bike helmet laws should be relaxed to allow riding without a helmet on footpaths and bike trails. Do you agree? Or should we keep wearing helmets everywhere we ride?
Young people aren’t spending enough time playing with toys and at craft activities to develop their hand dexterity. Do you think technology is reducing the time you spend using your hands?
Kids News is inviting you to write a letter of support and hope to conjoined twins Nima and Dawa ahead of their surgery. We will deliver the letters to the twins’ mum to keep and show the girls
Do you think Vegemite is disgusting? The Australian favourite is one of the displays at an international museum specially for disgusting foods.
The World Health Organisation has declared Australia free from the contagious viral disease rubella, which health officials has claimed as a win for the argument for vaccination
Many Australian teenagers can’t do anything more complicated in the kitchen than pour milk on cereal. Nutritionists say a lack of food skills could have a negative impact on their health
Waste plastic has been found in human poo. Scientists can’t be sure how it got there or if it’s dangerous, but most people agree they’d rather not eat plastic. What can you do to help?
A revolutionary “wound glue” that could save lives on the battlefield, revolutionise surgery and help reduce scarring is ready to be tested on people
Australian climber Dan Bull has a second world record to his name after trekking 5707m up a mountain to a frozen lake to complete the highest kayak on earth
Australians waste food to the value of $20 billion a year, yet millions of people go hungry. A new mega kitchen will help solve both big problems
Australian doctors at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital are preparing to separate conjoined twins Nima and Dawa in a life-changing operation
Insects are the latest food trend popping up on Australian plates as diners and chefs embrace the health and sustainability benefits of creepy crawlies
Students are setting aside Lego and picking up the makings of prosthetic hands in a program that helps those in need overseas. What would you make if you were an engineer?
Australia’s strawberry contamination scare is putting the businesses and jobs of many people at risk. Growers ask the public to keep buying strawberries, but to be careful
An Australian study shows just how dangerous two cans of soft drink a day can be for your body. Does this make you reconsider what you drink?
Hiccups happen to us all, causing no more than perhaps a few minutes’ embarrassment. But what are they? And can you “cure” yourself? Kids News explains
The similarities between twins are often what we notice, but researchers are studying their differences as a way of finding out how to create healthy children
It started as a bet with mates that he won in the first three years, but this determined man kept on running for another 33 years. Could you do that?
Humans don’t live forever, but many want to, so scientists are in a race against time to slow ageing and invent ways to regenerate, just like the Doctor in Doctor Who
Growing vegetables in a garden can help plant the seeds for a happy, healthy life for kids. Now your school has the chance to win equipment to grow your own veggie patch
Kangaroos are amazingly athletic animals. Soon humans could benefit from some of that bounce with trials to begin on transplanting kangaroo tendon into human joints
Woolworths stores have launched new Discovery Tours to help children learn about food waste and how to reduce it as well as encouraging kids to love fruit and vegetables
Woolworths has launched new educational Discovery Tours aimed at helping children learn to love fruit and vegetables and find healthy foods they enjoy
If you’ve ever had an X-ray, you’ve benefited from the work of scientist Marie Curie, voted the most influential woman in history
In an incredible medical breakthrough, Australian scientists have found a way to repair knee joints with jeans, also helping to solve a big environmental problem
A new medical study finds we are losing the war against superbugs as they become resistant to alcohol-based hand sanitisers now common in hospitals
This is one woman’s brave story of her experience looking different to many other people. You may find it upsetting to read but it provides insight into what it’s like being teased and bullied
Junk food can cause health problems, learning difficulties and even change the way children’s brains develop, nutritionists warn as they push for an overhaul of school tuck shops
Scientists find sun lovers are risking skin cancer because they don’t use enough sunscreen for proper protection. So how much is enough?
Research tells us we love technology and it’s nature that makes us feed good, but you don’t have to choose one or the other. How could you use your screen time in nature?
ABC TV’s War on Waste compared tap and bottled water and the results may surprise some who think they’re buying a healthier, higher-quality drink.
Australian schoolchildren would have their height and weight checked as part of a radical plan to tackle the worsening obesity crisis. Do you think that’s a good idea?
A cigarette-free Victoria should be achievable in just eight years, according to health groups who have a big plan to make it happen. How would you convince Australians to quit?
The Australian government wants every child to do sport and PE at school because research shows it could help you be healthier and learn better. Do you agree it should be compulsory?
Single-use plastic bags are on their way out. But we need to remember to keep our reusable shopping bags clean, or risk serious illness
Boredom can open kids up to creativity, according to parenting experts. Have you ever thought up something really cool because you’ve had time to be bored?
Wanting to eat hot chips is part of humans’ ancient survival skills. Our brains just haven’t caught up on the news that there are chips everywhere!
The letters A, B and O will disappear from signs across Australia to call for blood donations as part of World Blood Donor Day. What can you do to help?
An amazing new Australian bionic-eye invention looks set to change the lives of millions of blind people around the world
Apple has launched a new tool to stop children and adults spending too much time on their phones and becoming addicted
Some of Australia’s elite athletes need more help to stay mentally fit and cope with life after sport. The AIS will begin a new program aimed to provide the support they need
Coles supermarkets will greatly cut the amount of food waste going to landfill to make 100 million meals for the hungry
Snow trips can be expensive. One of the cheapest things to do is to have some fun on a toboggan run. The activity is now banned at one Australian ski resort. Is this sensible or silly?
Does your cat or a pet you know qualify to donate blood? A new cat blood bank shines a light on the importance of pets donating blood
Water, salad and fruit should be served with children’s fast food meals instead of fizzy drinks and fries, obesity researchers say
Government report predicts texting and selfies will cause road death numbers to rise. A national safety organisation says the only way to stop phone use is to block mobile signals in every car
Join the millions of kids walking safely to school this Friday. Every little bit of exercise helps keep you happy and healthy.
A new world study finds kids are happiest when they’re spending time with their family, friends and pets. Is that what makes you happy too?
Next time you look at a $20 note you’ll see John Flynn. He set up the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which helps save a life every two minutes.
Japan's Nabi Tajima, the world’s oldest person, has died at the grand age of 117. But she’s not the only Japanese person living longer than most — take a look at the reasons why
Australians are being urged to join a study hoping to unlock the mysteries of stuttering. The Voice winner Harrison Craig is one of the first to sign up. He tells us why.
A type of flu that started in Brisbane has been ruled one of the world’s most dangerous strains — and now doctors are using it to help fight the bug this year
Year 8 student Hannah Black builds a working bionic hand as a holiday project.
An Adelaide doctor is using virtual reality to help patients overcome their fear of flying.
Poll finds many kids have rotten teeth and don’t brush enough — but their parents are a big part of the problem
Scientists have predicted AFL footballers of the future could be stronger and faster with their bodies designed in the lab. And guess which famous athlete they believe the players will look like?
Call to ban lollies and soft drinks at supermarket checkouts to help fight obesity.
The Doomsday Vault near the North Pole is holding more than a million seeds to help feed the world in case we run out of food after a natural or man-made disaster
Meet Colossus — the giant and deadly funnel web spider handed in to an animal sanctuary. He will now help make anti-venom to save human lives
UPDATE: Don Gorske has eaten two Big Macs every day for 46 years. Now the record holder has just eaten his 30,000th burger. And he won’t stop there.
The latest version of the cochlear implant can connect directly to an iPhone allowing users to stream music and videos straight to their brain
Students are having their lunchboxes searched for infected fruit as Tasmania tries to rid the state of its unwanted fruit fly crisis
Japanese scientists have developed a banana that you can eat with the peel on. Would you be brave enough to try it?
A ROBOTIC hand that restores* the sense of touch could soon be a reality with researchers close to unlocking the brain patterns that control natural hand actions.
The Australian Reptile Park is the only zoo in Australia milking the venom from platypuses in the hope it will produce lifesaving medicines
Summer means spending time outdoors in the sun and water, but it also means mosquitoes are out on the prowl
Australians are told over and over again to stay out of the sun, wear a hat and use sunscreen, but why? What actually happens if you get burnt? A lot, it turns out.
Melbourne-based food charity FareShare is opening a second kitchen in Brisbane today making it capable of cooking more than six million meals
You can blame sugar but not your genes for holes in your teeth, with new research showing decay is all down to diet and not your family
Yeast spreads, including Vegemite, could be the key to happiness, according to a Victoria University study. VIDEO
Safety warning after five people suffer carbon monoxide poisoning cooking barbecue indoors
Technology giant Apple may be on the verge of a big announcement to help millions manage diabetes
A new study into how kids spend their time is providing clues into long-term health outcomes
Billionaire Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest donates a staggering $400m for cancer research
Did you find it hard to get up this morning? A new report reveals you were not alone
There is little incentive to buy nutritious meals at school canteens with healthy food more costly
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