child health

Boy babies at greater risk of pregnancy complications
Boy babies at greater risk of pregnancy complications July 23, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research led by the University of Adelaide has confirmed that boy babies are much more likely to experience potentially life-threatening outcomes at birth than girls. The research, which investigated data of more than 574,000 South Australian births over a ... 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 »

Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread
Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread July 11, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid (in Australia) and iodine (in Australia and New Zealand) was introduced in 2009 to address two important public health issues: to reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects (serious birth defects such as ... Read More »

Obese, inactive and eating too much sugar
Obese, inactive and eating too much sugar July 10, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenage boys consume a staggering 23 teaspoons of sugar daily – an average of 92 grams a day – according to a new series of alarming report cards on Australian health from the Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University. ... Read More »

New program helps parents and carers prepare for NDIS
New program helps parents and carers prepare for NDIS July 9, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pilot program equips parents with the skills and support needed to advocate for their children under National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). ‘The Parent Room’ is an eight-week program, designed and run by a multidisciplinary research team led by Dr Amy Conley ... Read More »

Are children sharing bacteria that could cause tooth decay?
Are children sharing bacteria that could cause tooth decay? July 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium most frequently associated with dental caries, from intra- and extra-familial sources besides their mother. Children typically have more than one strain (i.e., ... Read More »







 
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