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Parents of children born to commercial surrogates risk not being the legal parents
Parents of children born to commercial surrogates risk not being the legal parents December 12, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australians who pay an overseas surrogate mother risk not being deemed the legal parents of the child under Australian law, even if commercial surrogacy is legal in a country where the child is born, QUT Australian Centre for Health Law Research academic ... Read More »

Anxiety hits women most about job loss in the family
Anxiety hits women most about job loss in the family December 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Females are more anxious than men when someone in their family loses a job, found a University of Melbourne report that used interviews from 13,000 Australians. Using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, the report found ... Read More »

Foodbank feeding families this Christmas
Foodbank feeding families this Christmas December 10, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Food bank’s Christmas appeal gets under way this Friday with corporate volunteers lending a hand to pack 2000 hampers at the charity’s Welshpool distribution centre. In its third year, the annual Give a Feed appeal is supported by the Rotary Club of ... Read More »

Free online course delves into family history
Free online course delves into family history December 7, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

This summer Australians have the opportunity to research their family history as part of a free online course from the University of Tasmania. Introduction to Family History will introduce students to a range of online family history resources and research techniques, ... Read More »

Working dads stressed with family juggle
Working dads stressed with family juggle December 2, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New La Trobe findings based on national data of fathers with small children show almost a third of these men are experiencing high work-family conflict. This tension is having a detrimental effect on their parenting, relationships with their partners and ... Read More »

Pregnant and breastfeeding women needed for iodine nutrition study
Pregnant and breastfeeding women needed for iodine nutrition study November 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Are you currently pregnant or breastfeeding your child or do you know someone who is? The University’s Menzies Research Institute Tasmania is conducting a study investigating the level of knowledge among Tasmanian women about iodine nutrition and supplement use during ... Read More »

World-first App supports stress reduction and improves wellbeing during and after pregnancy
World-first App supports stress reduction and improves wellbeing during and after pregnancy November 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new App that helps manage the stress of pregnancy and aims to reduce the risk of developing postnatal depression and other mental illnesses has been created by beyondblue and Smiling Mind. Mind the Bump is free, clinically-based and the ... Read More »

Does having children make us any happier?
Does having children make us any happier? November 17, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The birth of a first and a second child briefly increases the level of their parents’ happiness, but a third does not, according to new research from LSE and Western University, Canada. According to the research, published in the journal Demography, ... Read More »

Altitude and attitude in the fractious row over crying babies
Altitude and attitude in the fractious row over crying babies October 30, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Aircraft passengers have strong opinions about what to do and whom to blame when a baby or small child starts crying mid-flight but the issue has been largely ignored by airlines, according to research. Passengers on both sides of the ... Read More »

Poor mother-baby bonding passed to next generation
Poor mother-baby bonding passed to next generation October 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Trust pathways in the brain are set in infancy and passed on from mother to child, according to landmark UNSW-led research. The work relates to oxytocin levels in new mothers and proves for the first time that it is linked ... Read More »







 
 
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