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Critical windows to turn away junk food craving
Critical windows to turn away junk food craving April 25, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Adelaide researchers have shown there are two critical windows during the developmental pathway to adulthood when exposure to junk food is most harmful, particularly for baby girls. This work leads on from earlier findings which showed that mothers ... Read More »

Focus on school bullying
Focus on school bullying April 24, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new ‎Australian anti-bullying documentary takes the battle to the school-yard, with two University of Queensland academics weighing in on the topic of bullying in school sport. The documentary, From the Quadrangle, asks experts to dig deep into the roots ... Read More »

Program helps children with disabilities
Program helps children with disabilities April 23, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents of children with developmental disabilities can take heart from new research which shows that a University of Queensland program can reduce serious emotional and behavioural problems. A study by US researchers published in the journal Research in Developmental Disabilities ... Read More »

Children’s TV is losing Aussie voice
Children’s TV is losing Aussie voice April 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new book by a university researcher argues that Australian children deserve high-quality, locally produced television programs that feature Aussie accents and cultural reference points, but current policies and funding models are inadequate to ensure this happens. Senior Lecturer in ... Read More »

Social lifeline for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Social lifeline for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) April 21, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An award-winning network of computer clubs designed for children with autism spectrum disorder is rapidly expanding across Australia, proving that technology can be a social lifeline for certain kids. Dr Stefan Schutt, a Victoria University researcher who helped set up ... Read More »

Smoking may be seen in unborn babies
Smoking may be seen in unborn babies April 19, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in the facial movements of mothers’ unborn babies, new research has suggested. Researchers at Durham and Lancaster universities said the findings of their pilot study added weight to existing evidence ... Read More »

Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food
Another breastfeeding benefit: preparing baby’s belly for solid food April 18, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The moment of birth marks the beginning of a beautiful, lifelong relationship between a baby and the billions of microbes that will soon colonise his or her gastrointestinal tract. In a study published today in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection ... Read More »

Understanding proteins involved in fertility could help boost IVF success
Understanding proteins involved in fertility could help boost IVF success April 17, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who have difficulty getting pregnant often turn to in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), but it doesn’t always work. Now scientists are taking a new approach to improve the technique by studying the proteins that could help ready a uterus for an ... Read More »

Yoga for supporting children as learners
Yoga for supporting children as learners April 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Introducing basic yoga techniques into regular theory-based lessons could be the key to helping students remain focused and motivated at school, according to a Charles Sturt University (CSU) Lecturer. Lecturer in Human Movement Studies (Health and Physical Education) and Creative ... Read More »

Project gathering positive results for family’s battling mental illness
Project gathering positive results for family’s battling mental illness April 15, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Faced with these disturbing statistics, a Monash University research project is trialling specific interventions to engage with families and children within specialist mental health and family services. This project is being undertaken as part of the development of a recovery ... Read More »







 
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