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Early preschool bedtimes cut risk of obesity later on
Early preschool bedtimes cut risk of obesity later on July 31, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Preschoolers who are regularly tucked into bed by 8 p.m. are far less likely to become obese teenagers than young children who go to sleep later in the evening, new research has found. Bedtimes after 9 p.m. appeared to double ... Read More »

Internet-enabled toys spark privacy concerns
Internet-enabled toys spark privacy concerns July 27, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

ECU researchers are warning children could be at risk of corporate surveillance and breaches of their data privacy from Internet-enabled toys. Children could be at risk of corporate surveillance and breaches of their data privacy from an unlikely new source: ... Read More »

Program for Defence Force kids
Program for Defence Force kids July 26, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A James Cook University researcher has been studying the help given to children with a parent deployed on active duty with the military. JCU’s Gail Macdonald interviewed teachers, parents and Defence School Transition Aides (DSTA) who are employed to help ... Read More »

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 »







 
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