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Why quality childcare is important for low-income children
Why quality childcare is important for low-income children May 23, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High-quality childcare can help close developmental gaps in children from low socio-economic backgrounds, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. University of Adelaide Public Health PhD student Angela Gialamas measured the cognitive and socio-emotional development of children who ... Read More »

Robotics at school
Robotics at school May 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new partnership will now make it possible for primary and high school students to access NAO, the worlds most widely used humanoid robot for education and research. Swinburne University of Technology and The Brainary ®, a distributer of educational ... Read More »

Rise in number of children receiving protection services
Rise in number of children receiving protection services May 20, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

There was a 6% rise in the number of children in Australia receiving child protection services in Australia in 2013-14, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Child protection Australia ... Read More »

Latest update on medicines supplied without child-resistant caps – additional product is recalled
Latest update on medicines supplied without child-resistant caps – additional product is recalled May 19, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Consumers and health professionals are advised that a further product has been affected by the below issue. Certain batches of methotrexate 2.5 mg tablets in bottles of 30, marketed as DBL Methotrexate Tablets, are being recalled. Further information regarding this recall ... Read More »

Children encouraged to be fearless, not anxious
Children encouraged to be fearless, not anxious May 18, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Queensland researchers are seeking families of anxious children to participate in a ground-breaking intervention called Fear-less. Professor Matthew Sanders from the School of Psychology said an anxious child could suffer from problems with low self-esteem, social isolation, academic ... Read More »

Nit-picking parents ‘putting kids off sport’
Nit-picking parents ‘putting kids off sport’ May 17, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Dr Sam Elliott found well meaning parents were putting their children under too much pressure. Flinders University research has found that many parents are unwittingly driving their children to quit sport because of intense, post-match grillings. Dr Sam Elliott, who ... Read More »

Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds
Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds May 15, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings. This was found in a new study by researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), the University of Oslo and the Hospital ... Read More »

Parents invited to take part in free AD/HD parenting program
Parents invited to take part in free AD/HD parenting program May 12, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A well-known parenting program will be offered free of charge to parents who have children diagnosed with AD/HD, in evening sessions during the third school term of 2015. Hosted by Macquarie’s Department of Psychology to evaluate the program’s effectiveness, parents ... Read More »

Weaker vaccine causing whooping cough surge
Weaker vaccine causing whooping cough surge May 9, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Monash University expert has teamed up with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pinpoint the reason behind a surge in whooping cough cases over the past 10 years. Associate Professor Manoj Gambhir, Department of Epidemiology and ... Read More »

Early child care experiences play role in kids’ future
Early child care experiences play role in kids’ future May 8, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who use centre-based child care and multiple care arrangements across their early years are better prepared for school, a new QUT study has found. Dr Chrystal Whiteford, from QUT’s Faculty of Education, said early child care played an important ... Read More »







 
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