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What’s a teacher’s tipping point? Study researches teachers’ reasons to refer anxious children
What’s a teacher’s tipping point? Study researches teachers’ reasons to refer anxious children February 7, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teachers of primary-aged children who demonstrate excessive anxiety often won’t refer a child for help unless there is enough support provided within a school, a new QUT study has revealed. As more than 530,000 Queensland primary school students headed back ... Read More »

Reading as vital as vaccination to build a smarter Australia
Reading as vital as vaccination to build a smarter Australia February 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has partnered with News Corp Australia to encourage Australian parents to help ‘raise a reader’ after new research reveals one in five children who started school this year don’t have the skills to learn properly. 20% ... Read More »

Food allergy linked to hyperactive immune system at birth
Food allergy linked to hyperactive immune system at birth February 5, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study of more than 1000 Victorian babies has shown those with hyperactive immune cells at birth, detected in their cord blood, were more likely to develop food allergies in their first year of life. The Australian research team discovered ... Read More »

Zika Virus – be alert, not alarmed say experts
Zika Virus – be alert, not alarmed say experts February 4, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Sydney experts say a causal relationship between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and microcephaly is strongly suspected but not yet proven as the WHO declared the mosquito-borne virus a global public health threat. The World Health Organisation Director-General ... Read More »

Adolescents stress more with poor sleep
Adolescents stress more with poor sleep February 3, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham indicates that adolescents who experience sleep problems and longer sleep duration are more reactive to stress, which could contribute to academic, behavioural and health issues. Existing studies show that nearly ... Read More »

Teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images in YouTube music videos
Teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images in YouTube music videos February 2, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

UK teens are heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images and lyrics in digital YouTube music videos, say researchers at the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at The University of Nottingham. The study, published today in the Journal of ... Read More »

Why Fish Intake by Pregnant Women Improves the Growth of a Child’s Brain
Why Fish Intake by Pregnant Women Improves the Growth of a Child’s Brain February 1, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Tohoku University’s School of Medicine have found an explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby’s brain. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3, which are essential nutrients ... Read More »

Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Children
Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Children January 31, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found an association between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents. While obesity is a well-established risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults, previous ... Read More »

What’s in Store for Survivors of Childhood Cancers that Affect Vision?
What’s in Store for Survivors of Childhood Cancers that Affect Vision? January 30, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Little is known about the long-term health of survivors of childhood cancers that affect vision, but two new studies provide valuable insights that could impact patient care and follow-up. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal ... Read More »

Having more children slows down cellular aging process
Having more children slows down cellular aging process January 29, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

A study by Simon Fraser University researchers indicates that the number of children born to a woman influences the rate at which her body ages. The study led by health sciences professor Pablo Nepomnaschy and postdoctoral researcher Cindy Barha found that women who ... Read More »







 
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