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Are you ready to explore your baby’s genome?
Are you ready to explore your baby’s genome? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the pros and cons of genome sequencing for newborn health. When you have a baby, a nurse or phlebotomist performs a heel stick to take a few drops of ... Read More »

Lap band surgery benefits very obese adolescents
Lap band surgery benefits very obese adolescents (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found. Led by University of Adelaide researchers, in ... Read More »

Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming
Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in these teens, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ... Read More »

Stereotypes about ‘brilliance’ may set in for girls as early as age 6
Stereotypes about ‘brilliance’ may set in for girls as early as age 6 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

By the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender. This could have an immediate impact on their interest level in activities and may have long-term effects, such as whether women feel ... Read More »

Youngest in class more likely to be medicated for ADHD
Youngest in class more likely to be medicated for ADHD (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers have established that the youngest children in West Australian classrooms are more likely than their older classmates to receive medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The results raised concerns that age-related immaturity is being misdiagnosed as ... Read More »

Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water
Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Consumer Affairs Victoria is warning consumers against using inflatable air loungers in water following reports of near drownings. Inflatable air loungers are fabric tubes that are inflated to form a lounge or bed. They can be used as an alternative ... Read More »

Maths tips for parents
Maths tips for parents (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With recent reports showing Australian performance in Mathematics has stagnated over the years, Dr Catherine Attard from Western Sydney University believes the new school year is a time for parents to take the extra step to help their children succeed ... Read More »

Parents urged to #talkb4sharing pictures of children
Parents urged to #talkb4sharing pictures of children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Digital safety experts from the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner and Western Sydney University have partnered in an education initiative urging parents to talk to their children before posting images, including their back to school images, online. Sharing photos ... Read More »

Tips for preparing children for school
Tips for preparing children for school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

How parents and teachers can help kids do their best: From dealing with anxious kids or those more gifted, to the power of reading, University of Sydney health and education experts share their tips to help parents and teachers kick off ... Read More »

Protecting children against sexual abuse
Protecting children against sexual abuse (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Did you know that 21-42% of women and 10-16% of men have experienced child sexual abuse? Sexual abuse has lasting detrimental effects on victims, their families and society as a whole. To date, the prevention of sexual abuse has mostly rested ... Read More »







 
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