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Overweight or obesity often start during primary school
Overweight or obesity often start during primary school September 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Every year 57,100 children who started primary school in England at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave, according to new statistics* published by Cancer Research UK. This worrying statistic adds to the fact ... Read More »

Sign language may be helpful for children with rare speech disorder
Sign language may be helpful for children with rare speech disorder September 21, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Using sign language with intensive speech therapy may be an effective treatment for children with a rare speech disorder called apraxia of speech, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They suggest further exploration of the results of a case study ... Read More »

Autism severity linked to genetics and ultrasound
Autism severity linked to genetics and ultrasound September 20, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased autism severity, according to study results reported Sept. 1. The study was conducted by researchers at ... Read More »

Wounds from childhood bullying may persist into college years
Wounds from childhood bullying may persist into college years September 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Childhood bullying inflicts the same long-term psychological trauma on girls as severe physical or sexual abuse, suggests a new survey of college students. The study, which involved 480 college freshmen through seniors, indicated that the detrimental effects of bullying may ... Read More »

Children with reading difficulties are at elevated risk for mental health problems
Children with reading difficulties are at elevated risk for mental health problems September 18, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers have identified and are examining potential research streams which could shed light on why children with reading difficulties are at increased risk of mental health problems. Growing literature indicates children with reading difficulties are at an elevated ... Read More »

Let’s Count maths program to benefit Victorian preschoolers
Let’s Count maths program to benefit Victorian preschoolers September 17, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An innovative maths program co-developed by a leading Charles Sturt University (CSU) education academic has been implemented in 76 selected preschools in Victoria, with more to follow. Professor Bob Perry (pictured), Adjunct Research Professor in the Research Institute for Professional Practice, ... Read More »

Helping children find their “voice”
Helping children find their “voice” September 16, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

When children report on disturbing events – such as child sexual abuse – how does society respond? This is one of many important questions that was discussed at an ambitious public symposium at The University of Melbourne. Children’s Voices in ... Read More »

Autism app wins coveted National iAward
Autism app wins coveted National iAward September 15, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

La Trobe University partnered with Salesforce to develop an early detection app to empower parents and caregivers to identify autism earlier and more accurately than ever before. The free app – called ASDetect – won the Project of the Year iAward in ... Read More »

The rise of the Fitbit kids: a good move or a step too far?
The rise of the Fitbit kids: a good move or a step too far? September 14, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The concept of tracking your fitness with wearable technology is not new but the rate at which activity trackers are being worn by school children is. And it’s causing quite a range of reactions. In the UK, a mother withdrew ... Read More »

Bacterial or viral? Now we can tell
Bacterial or viral? Now we can tell September 13, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from The University of Queensland and Imperial College London have developed a method to distinguish viral and bacterial infections in children, which will save lives and reduce antibiotic use. Associate Professor Lachlan Coin from the Centre for Superbug Solutions at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience said ... Read More »







 
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