child health

Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Children
Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Children January 31, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found an association between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents. While obesity is a well-established risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults, previous ... Read More »

What’s in Store for Survivors of Childhood Cancers that Affect Vision?
What’s in Store for Survivors of Childhood Cancers that Affect Vision? January 30, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Little is known about the long-term health of survivors of childhood cancers that affect vision, but two new studies provide valuable insights that could impact patient care and follow-up. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal ... Read More »

Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched
Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched January 25, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

The online version of the Queensland Government-funded PEACH (Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health) program will be offered as an alternative format to face-to-face sessions and will feature 10 interactive sessions, a parent forum and ‘live-chats’. Face-to-face sessions, meanwhile, ... Read More »

The value of sponsoring a child
The value of sponsoring a child January 15, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

RMIT is working in collaboration with World Vision International to evaluate the impacts of their child sponsorship programs. The research team led by Associate Professor Simon Feeny and Cara Donahue in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing and Professor Patricia ... Read More »

Light exposure and kids’ weight
Light exposure and kids’ weight January 14, 2016 (3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

A world-first study revealing light exposure plays a role in the weight of preschool children has been published by international research journal PLOS ONE. PhD student Cassandra Pattinson and colleagues Simon Smith, Alicia Allan, Sally Staton and Karen Thorpe studied ... Read More »

Acupuncture effective for chronic pain in children
Acupuncture effective for chronic pain in children January 6, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

It is upsetting to see anyone in pain, but it’s especially heartbreaking to watch a child endure chronic pain. In addition to the suffering itself, chronic pain can cause traumatic effects on a child’s quality of life, and it can ... Read More »

How to survive a long, hot summer
How to survive a long, hot summer January 4, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Keep an eye on children’s water intake, carry a water bottle wherever you go and avoid travel in the hottest part of the day – that’s the advice of QUT health statistician Associate Professor Adrian Barnett as we move into ... Read More »

Policy change set to save kids’ lives
Policy change set to save kids’ lives December 31, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Defibrillators to be available in all NSW schools thanks to Professor Chris Seminarian’s campaign. University of Sydney cardiologist Professor Chris Semsarian has lobbied policy makers for more than a decade to end the red tape that has prevented the presence ... Read More »

What your father ate before you were born could influence your health
What your father ate before you were born could influence your health December 24, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

There is increasing evidence that parents’ lifestyle and the environment they inhabit even long before they have children may influence the health of their offspring. A current study, led by researchers from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic ... Read More »

Enjoy Christmas delights without going overboard
Enjoy Christmas delights without going overboard December 18, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

School holidays have already begun for many Queensland kids and Christmas is just around the corner so festive season temptations present a challenge to maintaining a healthy balance. Professor Lynne Daniels, head of QUT’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences ... Read More »







 
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