child health

Yoga for supporting children as learners
Yoga for supporting children as learners April 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Introducing basic yoga techniques into regular theory-based lessons could be the key to helping students remain focused and motivated at school, according to a Charles Sturt University (CSU) Lecturer. Lecturer in Human Movement Studies (Health and Physical Education) and Creative ... Read More »

Decline in heart health can start in childhood
Decline in heart health can start in childhood April 13, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Heart health, which is optimal for most at birth, can decline substantially with unhealthy childhood behaviours, according to research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. “Our findings indicate that, in general, children start with pretty ... Read More »

Participants sought for study on caring for a child using Insulin Pump Therapy
Participants sought for study on caring for a child using Insulin Pump Therapy April 9, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Are you interested in being part of a study on using Insulin Pump Therapy? The Paediatric & Adolescent iNsulin Pump Decision Aid – a novel intervention Project, is run by the Paediatric Diabetes Centre, Royal Hobart Hospital & School of Nursing ... Read More »

Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults
Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults April 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Kids exposed to their parents’ smoking may have a higher risk of developing heart disease in adulthood than those whose parents didn’t smoke, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study’s results add to the growing ... Read More »

Riding to school a great option since kids are seated on average 11 hours per day
Riding to school a great option since kids are seated on average 11 hours per day April 3, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Riding a bicycle to school is a great opportunity to be physically active every day which promotes healthy development in children. That’s according to Dr Stephanie Schoeppe from CQUniversity’s Physical Activity Research Group. Dr Schoeppe says over 80% of Australian ... Read More »

Smoking when pregnant increases cancer risk for daughters
Smoking when pregnant increases cancer risk for daughters April 2, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found women who smoke when pregnant are putting their daughters at a greater risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer later in life. The Australian National University (ANU) study, published in Human Reproduction, found mothers who ... Read More »

Healthy Kids Check
Healthy Kids Check April 1, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The role of the Healthy Kids Check in prevention and early intervention remains important but its effectiveness as a one-time check must be reviewed and developed further, according to research and an editorial published in the Medical Journal of Australia. ... Read More »

Safety Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for a Peanut Allergy
Safety Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for a Peanut Allergy March 21, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Paediatric specialists and surgeons are concerned with parents getting the wrong message regarding the safety/desirability of letting babies and young children eat peanuts to prevent them from developing peanut allergies.  Last week’s news coverage of a scientific article published February ... Read More »

Divorce fuels sugary beverage consumption
Divorce fuels sugary beverage consumption March 17, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity later in life, according to a new study from San Francisco ... Read More »

Time to take a stand against the sale of caffeinated energy drinks
Time to take a stand against the sale of caffeinated energy drinks March 15, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

International health experts are calling for a stronger regulatory stand on the use of energy drinks and curb the growing harm caused by their consumption. The call comes following an international conference at Deakin University late last year that looked ... Read More »







 
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