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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 »

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 »

Should I raise my kids bilingually?
Should I raise my kids bilingually? April 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As one in four Australians is now born outside of Australia, many children are growing up with other languages spoken at home. Should parents speak to their child in their first language, or attempt to speak to them in English? ... Read More »

Four in 10 infants lack strong parental attachments
Four in 10 infants lack strong parental attachments April 5, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a study of 14,000 U.S. children, 40% lack strong emotional bonds — what psychologists call “secure attachment” — with their parents that are crucial to success later in life, according to a new report. The researchers found that these ... Read More »

Public smoking bans reduce preterm births and child hospital visits
Public smoking bans reduce preterm births and child hospital visits April 4, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The introduction of laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces in North America and Europe has been quickly followed by large drops in rates of preterm births and children attending hospital for asthma, according to the first systematic review ... Read More »

Many don’t know why breastfeeding is important
Many don’t know why breastfeeding is important March 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A concerning amount of people, especially men, acknowledge that breastfeeding is important to a child’s health – but struggle to identify the reasons why. As part of a Healthway-funded project, researchers from Curtin analysed data from five nutrition monitoring surveys ... Read More »

Pre-term Birth and Asthma
Pre-term Birth and Asthma March 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts, in collaboration with investigators at the Maastricht University Medical Centre and Maastricht University School of Public Health in the Netherlands and The University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, have ... Read More »

Some metallic toys and low-cost jewellery present health risks for young children
Some metallic toys and low-cost jewellery present health risks for young children March 17, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

We know that babies and young children often put non-food items in their mouths, a behaviour that occasionally leads to swallowing of foreign objects. Metallic toys and low-cost jewellery often contain toxic substances such as lead and cadmium. Do these ... Read More »

Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries
Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries March 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposure to passive smoking in childhood causes irreversible damage to the structure of children’s arteries, according to a study published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal. The thickening of the arteries’ walls associated with being exposed to parents’ ... Read More »







 
 
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