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League heroes star in children’s book series
League heroes star in children’s book series April 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Some of the biggest names in rugby league are profiled in the latest installment of Legends of League – the successful book series developed by ACU researcher Suzan Hirsch to encourage kids to read. Suzan, a specialist in literacy for ... Read More »

Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease
Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease April 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High-quality early childhood development programs with health care and nutritional components can help prevent or delay the onset of adult chronic disease, according to a new study by Nobel laureate economist James Heckman and researchers at the University of Chicago, ... Read More »

Not enough sleep and too much screen time linked to childhood obesity
Not enough sleep and too much screen time linked to childhood obesity April 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The study, which examined the sleep habits of Australian children aged 4-8, revealed children who sleep less than their peers could be at risk of obesity. “We found that shorter sleep durations predicted higher BMIs (body mass index), which is ... Read More »

Happy, healthy children develop on the playing field
Happy, healthy children develop on the playing field April 13, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Playing a team sport at an early age can improve the health and wellbeing of children, particularly for young girls. Girls who take up a team sport before the age of eight and continue for at least two years are ... Read More »

Childhood obesity not linked to nutrition knowledge
Childhood obesity not linked to nutrition knowledge April 12, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of the Sunshine Coast Psychology research into obesity in infants and toddlers has found that a mother’s nutrition knowledge has no effect on her, or her child’s, weight. USC student Chelsea Sutherland’s recently-completed Honours research found that the only ... Read More »

Link between high birth weight and heart disease
Link between high birth weight and heart disease April 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Babies born with high birth weight may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, according to a University of Sydney study. Sydney University’s Dr Skilton said the results demonstrate that young adults who were born large for gestational ... Read More »

Young people speak out about cyberbullying
Young people speak out about cyberbullying April 10, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A national crowdsourcing campaign led by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) is giving young Australians the opportunity to share their opinions about cyberbullying. Digital Jigsaw has been launched to help inform the Federal Government’s work on improving online safety ... Read More »

Childhood virus may increase type 1 diabetes risk
Childhood virus may increase type 1 diabetes risk April 9, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The most common cause of severe diarrhoea in children, the rotavirus infection, has been shown to accelerate the development of type 1 diabetes in mice, according to new University of Melbourne research. The study, published today in PLOS Pathogens, explored ... Read More »

Parents urged to be safer with baby slings
Parents urged to be safer with baby slings April 8, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

With three deaths in Australia associated with baby slings and a new QUT study finding almost one in 20 infants have been injured or narrowly avoided injury in slings, researchers are working with the Office of Fair Trading Queensland to ... Read More »

Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth
Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth April 7, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Antidepressant medications taken by pregnant women are associated with increased rates of preterm birth. This finding reinforces the notion that antidepressants should not be used by pregnant women in the absence of a clear need that cannot be met through ... Read More »







 
 
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