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Pregnant and breastfeeding women needed for iodine nutrition study
Pregnant and breastfeeding women needed for iodine nutrition study November 27, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Are you currently pregnant or breastfeeding your child or do you know someone who is? The University’s Menzies Research Institute Tasmania is conducting a study investigating the level of knowledge among Tasmanian women about iodine nutrition and supplement use during ... Read More »

Low income families excluded from early childhood services
Low income families excluded from early childhood services November 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Low income families value early childhood education highly, but the Productivity Commission draft report risks excluding them from services, UNSW research shows. Families at the Centre, a national study conducted by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) to be launched today, aims ... Read More »

Predictors of Kidney Failure in Middle Age Found in Teenagers
Predictors of Kidney Failure in Middle Age Found in Teenagers November 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Kidney failure later in life can be predicted based on measurements taken in adolescence, according to a study by Swedish researchers at Örebro University published in the November issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Researchers at Örebro University found ... Read More »

Women nearly five times more likely to recover from Postnatal Depression in World-first trial of online treatment
Women nearly five times more likely to recover from Postnatal Depression in World-first trial of online treatment November 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A World-first trial of online treatment for women diagnosed with postnatal depression resulted in a dramatic improvement for more than 70% of depressed women. The $125,000 trial, by the Parent-Infant Research Institute and funded by beyondblue, included women from all ... Read More »

World-first App supports stress reduction and improves wellbeing during and after pregnancy
World-first App supports stress reduction and improves wellbeing during and after pregnancy November 23, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new App that helps manage the stress of pregnancy and aims to reduce the risk of developing postnatal depression and other mental illnesses has been created by beyondblue and Smiling Mind. Mind the Bump is free, clinically-based and the ... Read More »

Mobile Phone Addicts Most Sleep Deprived: Study
Mobile Phone Addicts Most Sleep Deprived: Study November 22, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenagers who routinely snuggle up in bed at night with their computer or mobile phone are more than twice as likely to be sleep deprived than other adolescents, research shows. A web-based survey of about 11,500 young Australians by the ... Read More »

Perfect storm of creative play
Perfect storm of creative play November 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A community outreach program that encouraged Illawarra and South Coast children to engage in more interactive and creative play was held at the Jervis Bay 100th Year of Education in the Territory centenary celebration. Representatives from UOW’s Early Start Discovery Space, which will ... Read More »

Children as young as three are engaging in bullying behaviour
Children as young as three are engaging in bullying behaviour November 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

One in five children aged between three and five years old engage in bullying, according to UOW academic Dr Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett. Childhood development expert Dr Neilsen-Hewett, Convener of University of Wollongong’s Bachelor of Education – The Early Years, said research shows ... Read More »

A sports program for special kids
A sports program for special kids November 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Groups of secondary school students are having a unique opportunity to develop their sports skills through a program run by uni students enrolled in two of Victoria University’s sports degrees. The Adapted Physical Education Program is a unit in the ... Read More »

New anti-bullying computer game a Safekeeper
New anti-bullying computer game a Safekeeper November 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A partnership between Deakin University researchers and a Melbourne-based community organisation have created a computer game designed to prevent bullying. The prototype of the new game SAFEKEEPER, will be unveiled at an event at Melbourne Zoo on Friday. Deakin School ... Read More »







 
 
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