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Poor mother-baby bonding passed to next generation
Poor mother-baby bonding passed to next generation October 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Trust pathways in the brain are set in infancy and passed on from mother to child, according to landmark UNSW-led research. The work relates to oxytocin levels in new mothers and proves for the first time that it is linked ... Read More »

Size at birth affects risk of adolescent mental health conditions
Size at birth affects risk of adolescent mental health conditions October 3, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A child’s birth weight and length can partially predict the likelihood of being diagnosed with mental health conditions such as autism and schizophrenia later in life. The research analysed medical records of 1.75 million Danish births and suggested that genetic ... Read More »

How learning to talk is in the genes
How learning to talk is in the genes September 29, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international study by child health researchers has found that genetic factors contribute to the development of language during infancy. The results, published in Nature Communications, shed further light on a specific genetic region on chromosome 3, which has been ... Read More »

New genetic identification techniques shed light on causes of developmental delay and autism
New genetic identification techniques shed light on causes of developmental delay and autism September 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In an international study published in Nature Genetics researchers have used a new gene discovery approach to identify genes causing developmental delay and autism, which could lead to finding new targeted therapies for these conditions. Co-author of the study researcher Professor Ingrid ... Read More »

Children’s health takes centre stage with new research partnerships
Children’s health takes centre stage with new research partnerships September 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new partnership between QUT and the Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute will lead to important advances in child health. The partnership has been launched through QCMRI and QUT Collaborative Seeding Grants and provides $25,000 to projects based on their innovation, novelty and significance ... Read More »

Top reading tips for toddlers
Top reading tips for toddlers September 18, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It’s never too early to start reading with your children. Edith Cowan University education researchers have a simple message for parents who want to set their children up for academic success: it’s never too early to start supporting your child ... Read More »

Expectant Parents’ Play with Doll Predicts Later Parenting Behaviour
Expectant Parents’ Play with Doll Predicts Later Parenting Behaviour September 17, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Having expectant parents role-play interacting with an infant using a doll can help predict which couples may be headed for co-parenting conflicts when their baby arrives. Researchers videotaped 182 couples in the third trimester of pregnancy while they played with ... Read More »

Parents, listen next time your baby babbles
Parents, listen next time your baby babbles September 14, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Iowa study finds how parents respond to their infant’s babbling can speed the child’s language development. What researchers discovered is infants whose mothers responded to what they thought their babies were saying, showed an increase in developmentally advanced, ... Read More »

Groups, communities help new parents cope
Groups, communities help new parents cope September 9, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parenthood is a significant life transition; a time often experienced by new parents as overwhelming and emotionally and physically exhausting – and new research into families in Perth’s newer suburbs suggests that mothers’ groups and play groups play a vital ... Read More »

Safe sleeping pod for babies gains funding boost
Safe sleeping pod for babies gains funding boost September 8, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An award-winning University of the Sunshine Coast program that provides portable safe sleeping places for at-risk Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies has gained a funding boost of $143,560. USC Professor of Nursing Jeanine Young said the funding, provided through ... Read More »







 
 
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