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Babies don’t “start from scratch”
Babies don’t “start from scratch” September 3, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There’s now overwhelming evidence that a child’s future health is influenced by more than just their parents’ genetic material, and that children born of unhealthy parents will already be pre-programmed for greater risk of poor health, according to University of ... Read More »

Maternal death rate remains low for Australian women—but some groups at greater risk
Maternal death rate remains low for Australian women—but some groups at greater risk September 2, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Deaths from complications of pregnancy and childbirth are rare among Australian women, but some groups are at greater risk than others, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Over the five years ... Read More »

Cold kids hot to trot in winter
Cold kids hot to trot in winter September 1, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children are more active in winter than in spring and summer, a breakthrough Deakin University study has found. The surprise findings by researchers at the University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) contrasts with previous studies that have concluded that ... Read More »

HPV vaccine could help ‘close the gap’
HPV vaccine could help ‘close the gap’ August 31, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In the most comprehensive assessment of its type, UNSW-led research has found that in just four years, the HPV vaccine has resulted in a dramatic drop in genital warts in young Australians from a range of backgrounds, a result that ... Read More »

Quality childcare leads to benefits at school age
Quality childcare leads to benefits at school age August 30, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children who receive a quality childcare experience at age 2-3 are more likely to be attentive and better able to deal with their emotions as they start school, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. In a study ... Read More »

First study to look at Australians’ use of surrogacy
First study to look at Australians’ use of surrogacy August 29, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research into how Australians use surrogacy shows that most people thinking about it are considering or using overseas compensated arrangements. The study, published online today in the Medical Journal of Australia, surveyed people considering or already engaged in surrogacy. The Jean ... Read More »

Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study
Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study August 28, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Facebook groups for mothers are overtaking the traditional mums-and-bubs and playgroup environments as a source of trusted advice, and offers a largely untapped marketing tool for businesses wanting to sell their products, an Australian study has found. QUT educationalist Dr Rebecca ... Read More »

Easing childhood anxiety at hospital
Easing childhood anxiety at hospital August 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An interactive “storybook” style app is making trips to Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) less daunting for children. Kidz@GCU Hospital, which is based specifically on the GCUH experience, allows youngsters to follow the journey of six characters through a hospital ... Read More »

Protecting newborns: milk protein could save millions from harm
Protecting newborns: milk protein could save millions from harm August 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international effort led by the University of Sydney hopes to protect hundreds of Bangladeshi newborns from a host of severe health problems by assessing the effect of lactoferrin, a natural protein found in breast and cow’s milk, in the ... Read More »

Exposing discrimination in sport
Exposing discrimination in sport August 25, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers have identified school sporting environments as major sources of anxiety for same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people. The research project, led by Victoria University’s Dr Caroline Symons, found more than 80% of young people in physical education (PE) lessons experienced ... Read More »







 
 
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