child health

Is your child is at risk of autism? Don’t ‘watch and wait’ to find out.
Is your child is at risk of autism? Don’t ‘watch and wait’ to find out. June 29, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian children with undiagnosed autism will continue to fall through the cracks unless screening programs are overhauled, according to a leading UNSW child psychiatrist. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by deficits in social interaction and communication ... Read More »

Heart health risk from ADHD meds
Heart health risk from ADHD meds June 13, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In a collaborative research project with colleagues from Montreal and Seoul, UniSA researchers have found a small but significant increased risk of arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) for some children prescribed the ADHD medication, methylphenidate (most commonly Ritalin). The research published in ... Read More »

Improving education for chronically ill students
Improving education for chronically ill students June 11, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Regular conversations between schools and students can help to improve the educational outcomes of the 500,000 students living with chronic health conditions in Australia. In a blog post for the Psych4Schools website, Dr Julie White of The Victoria Institute (Victoria ... Read More »

ADHD may emerge after childhood for some people
ADHD may emerge after childhood for some people June 9, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

While it is well established that childhood ADHD may continue into adulthood, new research by King’s College London suggests that for some people the disorder does not emerge until after childhood. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder marked by ... Read More »

Free health checks for children at QUT Caboolture
Free health checks for children at QUT Caboolture June 5, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

QUT Health Clinics will conduct free health checks for children at QUT’s Caboolture campus on June 29 during the school holidays. The day will include foot checks, vision screening, dietary and lunchbox advice, education and development assessments, and fun hands-on ... Read More »

One in four Aussie kids under 10 has untreated tooth decay
One in four Aussie kids under 10 has untreated tooth decay June 2, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Results of a national oral health survey led by the University of Adelaide show that a quarter of all Australian children aged 10 and under has untreated tooth decay. The National Child Oral Health Survey 2012-2014 is the first population-based ... Read More »

Children with ADHD sleep both poorly and less
Children with ADHD sleep both poorly and less May 26, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A new study from Aarhus University has now documented that there is some truth to the claim by parents of children with ADHD that their children have more difficulty falling asleep and that they sleep more poorly than other children. ... Read More »

Australian parenting program acclaimed
Australian parenting program acclaimed May 21, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

The University of Queensland-developed Triple P – Positive Parenting Program has been included in US policy recommendations to reduce the toxic effects of poverty on children’s health. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that evidence-based parenting programs, including Triple P, be integrated into ... Read More »

Australia-wide autism report calls for ‘agile’ response in classrooms
Australia-wide autism report calls for ‘agile’ response in classrooms May 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first national report investigating the educational needs of students with autism has identified social and emotional needs as the top priority to ensure success at school. The Australian Educational Needs Analysis report was launched at the ASPECT Autism in education conference in Melbourne’s Convention ... Read More »

Kids’ eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes
Kids’ eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes May 16, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

New research from the University of Adelaide shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from “discretionary” or junk foods. The study evaluated the core food intake of more than 430 South Australian ... Read More »







 
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