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Changes recommended in bullying report
Changes recommended in bullying report February 8, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Creating a criminal offence to cover common bullying behaviours is one of 15 recommendations in a report released today by the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute. Instances of suicides attributed to bullying have strengthened community desire to ensure that the seriousness ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Keep calm, big school is coming
Keep calm, big school is coming January 28, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Professor Bob Perry from the School of Education at CSU in Albury-Wodonga is encouraging parents to use the next couple of weeks to help prepare their child socially and emotionally for starting primary school. “Parents should be trying to make ... Read More »

Prepping your Preppie for the start of their school life
Prepping your Preppie for the start of their school life January 26, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With a new school year set to start, Professor Christine Ure, Head of School in the Faculty of Arts and Education, has some timely words of advice for parents of prep children in 2016. Professor Ure explained that there are ... Read More »

Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched
Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched January 25, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The online version of the Queensland Government-funded PEACH (Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health) program will be offered as an alternative format to face-to-face sessions and will feature 10 interactive sessions, a parent forum and ‘live-chats’. Face-to-face sessions, meanwhile, ... Read More »

Pedestrian safety promoted through animation
Pedestrian safety promoted through animation January 24, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Victoria Police and RMIT animation students have collaborated on a campaign to promote pedestrian safety in Melbourne’s east, creating three short films targeted at the young and the elderly. RMIT lecturers Aaron McLoughlin and Simon Norton ran a studio in ... Read More »







 
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