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Obese preschoolers have 60% higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children
Obese preschoolers have 60% higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children July 22, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Obese children are two to three times more likely to be admitted to hospital, according to a new study on the healthcare costs of overweight preschoolers. Obese children aged two to five years old are 2-3 times more likely to ... Read More »

Late language emergence in toddlers
Late language emergence in toddlers July 20, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian children have been the focus of pioneering studies of early language development. These contemporary Australian population studies of language growth and patterns over time are producing a vastly different picture from the boutique studies of the early 1970’s that ... Read More »

Extra 1000 steps a day benefit children with type 1 diabetes
Extra 1000 steps a day benefit children with type 1 diabetes July 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Adelaide and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. For the first time, researchers have ... Read More »

Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active
Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active July 18, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescent girls are missing out on opportunities to be as physically active as boys and a Melbourne researcher says that schools and sporting clubs are the place to start to change this inequity. Dr Helen Brown from the Institute for Physical ... Read More »

Planning walking to school
Planning walking to school July 17, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Only one in seven Queensland children walk or cycle to school, and those who don’t are missing out on potential health benefits, including a significant boost to mental wellbeing – new research shows. A Griffith University initiative is aiming to ... Read More »

Delays in early autism diagnoses
Delays in early autism diagnoses July 15, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found many Australian children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may not be diagnosed until long after initial signs appear, prompting calls for improvements to the diagnostic process. Researchers from QUT’s School of Psychology and Counselling conducted a national study ... Read More »

Stamp of approval for exome sequencing to diagnose rare childhood illness
Stamp of approval for exome sequencing to diagnose rare childhood illness July 14, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Victorian children will be amongst the first in Australia to have access to clinical genomic testing after the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) received accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for its whole-exome sequencing service. VCGS’s new ... Read More »

Are children sharing bacteria that could cause tooth decay?
Are children sharing bacteria that could cause tooth decay? July 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium most frequently associated with dental caries, from intra- and extra-familial sources besides their mother. Children typically have more than one strain (i.e., ... Read More »

Teachers quizzed about their thoughts on technology in classrooms
Teachers quizzed about their thoughts on technology in classrooms July 3, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A QUT researcher says targeted investment in technology in schools could help drive improvements to student performance, particularly for children on the autism spectrum. QUT computer scientist and AutismCRC PhD Scholarship recipient Anne Ozdowska has begun state-wide surveys of primary ... Read More »

NAPLAN? No worries
NAPLAN? No worries July 2, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Despite widespread community concern about the pressure that the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) testing places on students, new research from ECU has found that the standardised testing regime has only a minimal impact on levels of ... Read More »







 
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