child health

Daytime naps linked to poorer night-time sleep in young children
Daytime naps linked to poorer night-time sleep in young children February 28, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who have daytime naps beyond the age of two may be poorer sleepers at night, QUT researchers have found. The study, led by Professor Karen Thorpe from QUT’s Faculty of Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), ... Read More »

New Sleep Durations Recommended
New Sleep Durations Recommended February 21, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The US National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups. The results are published in Sleep Health: The Journal ... Read More »

Physical education guidelines for healthier, happier, longer and more productive living
Physical education guidelines for healthier, happier, longer and more productive living February 18, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The time children and adults all over the world spend engaging in physical activity is decreasing with dire consequences on their health, life expectancy, and ability to perform in the classroom, in society and at work. Macquarie University’s Dr Dean ... Read More »

Meal planning creates most stress for working mums
Meal planning creates most stress for working mums February 17, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Flinders research shows planning dinners creates more stress for working mums than cooking itself. What’s for dinner mum? A seemingly harmless questioned asked by millions of children every day is actually the most stressful part of food-related jobs for ... Read More »

Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact
Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact February 8, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A social and emotional learning program started by Academy Award winning actress Goldie Hawn to help school children improve their learning abilities, be more caring, and less stressed is now backed by new scientific evidence. In a study from the ... Read More »

The ABCs of healthy school lunch box preparation
The ABCs of healthy school lunch box preparation February 1, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With the 2015 school year starting, for most Queensland children school lunches are once again on the agenda and a QUT expert has some timely advice for parents on how to make them both healthy and enticing. Dr Helen Vidgen, ... Read More »

Ethics of school-based immunisation programs examined
Ethics of school-based immunisation programs examined January 30, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Adelaide researchers and their government and industry partners have identified a range of ethical issues with high school-based immunisation programs in South Australia. School-based immunisation programs are commonly run in Australia and in other countries around the world, ... Read More »

Back to school anxiety for families with children affected by food allergy
Back to school anxiety for families with children affected by food allergy January 28, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For families who have children with food allergy, the transition to school after the summer holidays can be an extremely emotional experience. A pilot study conducted by the University of Western Sydney into Starting School with Food has provided valuable ... Read More »

Only about half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at the CDC’s recommended age
Only about half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at the CDC’s recommended age January 25, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It’s a virus that is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer but a new study by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers indicates that only about half of the girls receive the vaccine at the recommended age to ... Read More »

Can a natural supplement improve hyperactivity in boys?
Can a natural supplement improve hyperactivity in boys? January 22, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are investigating the effects of a special extract of a native Indian herb and its ability to reduce symptoms related to hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity in boys. Bacopa monnieri has been used in traditional Indian ... Read More »







 
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