child health

Making hand washing posters
Making hand washing posters July 29, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2.5-10 years Duration of activity This activity will probably take about 30 minutes. Materials/equipment A4 paper for drawing or downloadable Hand washing steps pictures (for younger children who cannot yet draw) Pencils, felt pens or other colourful drawing tools ... Read More »

Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels
Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels July 27, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than half of Australian toddlers have excessive salt intakes putting them at risk of high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease in later life. Researchers with Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) studied the diets of ... Read More »

Caffeine affects boys and girls differently after puberty
Caffeine affects boys and girls differently after puberty July 4, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades, due in large part to the popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks, which now are marketed to children as young as four. Despite this, there is little research ... Read More »

Children consuming a Mediterranean Diet are 15% less likely to be overweight
Children consuming a Mediterranean Diet are 15% less likely to be overweight July 1, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study of 8 European countries presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Sofia, Bulgaria, shows that children consuming a diet more in line with the rules of the Mediterranean one are 15% less likely to be ... Read More »

One in four NSW school kids are overweight or obese
One in four NSW school kids are overweight or obese June 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Nearly one in four New South Wales school children are overweight or obese according to a University of Sydney study reported in today’s Medical Journal of Australia. The new finding is the latest from a series of three statewide school ... Read More »

How Aussie kids are doing in terms of health and learning
How Aussie kids are doing in terms of health and learning June 24, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian children are generally doing well in terms of their health and early learning, but some groups are doing less well than others, according to data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The Children’s Headline ... Read More »

BioCSL Fluvax – investigations into the cause of fevers in children under 5 years
BioCSL Fluvax – investigations into the cause of fevers in children under 5 years June 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

During the 2010 influenza season bioCSL’s Fluvax influenza vaccine was associated with a higher rate of fever and fever-related convulsions in children under 5 than other influenza vaccines. Information about TGA’s response to this issue can be found at: Seasonal ... Read More »

App a solution for kids with hearing loss
App a solution for kids with hearing loss June 12, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An app initially developed to cut down doctors visit for one little boy could play a role in fighting one of Australia’s largest emerging public health issues. The hearing test app was developed by ECU PhD student Luke Brook for ... Read More »

Treating the emotional scars left by burns
Treating the emotional scars left by burns June 10, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Treating the emotional effects of burns in children is just as important as healing the physical scars, according to new research from ECU. Working with burn victims and their families at Princess Margaret Hospital, Lead Researcher Dr Sarah McGarry found ... Read More »

Intervening early crucial to reducing self-harm
Intervening early crucial to reducing self-harm June 8, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

headspace says early identification and intervention is key to reducing self-harm and suicidal behaviour in young people. In its submission to the national review into the topic, headspace makes a number of recommendations that aim to increase timely access to ... Read More »







 
 
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