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Raising children – and lifting up communities
Raising children – and lifting up communities January 24, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Clare Valley Children’s Centre has just won a Flinders University Sponsored Brand South Australia Education Award. All childcare centres do valuable things, but not many can say they have single-handedly prevented an empowered community from becoming a disempowered one for ... Read More »

Back to school dangerous time for children with asthma
Back to school dangerous time for children with asthma January 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Asthma Foundation NSW is urging parents and carers of children with asthma to be aware of signs and symptoms, and familiarise themselves with asthma first aid in time for the dangerous back to school period. The Foundation is issuing the ... Read More »

Can a natural supplement improve hyperactivity in boys?
Can a natural supplement improve hyperactivity in boys? January 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are investigating the effects of a special extract of a native Indian herb and its ability to reduce symptoms related to hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity in boys. Bacopa monnieri has been used in traditional Indian ... Read More »

Parents seek school readiness tests for children
Parents seek school readiness tests for children January 21, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Do children have the self-help, social-emotional and cognitive skills to cope with the school year ahead? These questions are just some of the back-to-school issues being addressed by a team of clinicians at QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus in Brisbane. In ... Read More »

Two hour screen limit for kids ‘virtually impossible’ to enforce
Two hour screen limit for kids ‘virtually impossible’ to enforce January 19, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are ... Read More »

Does bad behaviour run in the family?
Does bad behaviour run in the family? January 18, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Queensland research aims to answer the age-old question of whether anti-social behaviour is passed down through families. Professor Jake Najman, from UQ’s School of Public Health and School of Social Science, said the project was Australia’s first to examine ... Read More »

Back to school: How to choose those new shoes
Back to school: How to choose those new shoes January 14, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Getting the right advice for buying new school shoes could save parents money and more importantly their kids from experiencing foot pain and foot problems and reducing their physical activity. University of Western Sydney podiatry researcher, Dr Stefania Penkala, says there ... Read More »

Could Playing Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” and Other Music Improve Kids’ Brains?
Could Playing Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” and Other Music Improve Kids’ Brains? January 12, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who play the violin or study piano could be learning more than just Mozart. A University of Vermont College of Medicine child psychiatry team has found that musical training might also help kids focus their attention, control their emotions ... Read More »

Text Messaging Reminders Increase Second Dose Influenza Vaccinations in Children
Text Messaging Reminders Increase Second Dose Influenza Vaccinations in Children January 10, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center studied the impact of text message reminders for the second dose of influenza vaccine required for many young children to protect them against the virus. The findings showed that sending text ... Read More »

Dogs, cats and other animals may improve social skills of children with autism
Dogs, cats and other animals may improve social skills of children with autism January 9, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dogs and other pets play an important role in individuals’ social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown. Although much media attention has focused on how dogs can improve the social skills of ... Read More »







 
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