child health

Autistic children’s vision for a better future
Autistic children’s vision for a better future April 26, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With up to 40% of autistic children suffering from ophthalmic problems (Ikeda et al, 2012), and many unable to tell anyone, Australia’s first dedicated optometry service for children and adults on the autism spectrum is set to dramatically improve the ... Read More »

Flu vaccine: 2016 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children
Flu vaccine: 2016 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children April 13, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

From the age of 6 months For the 2016 influenza season, the following trivalent and quadrivalent influenza vaccines will be registered and available for use in children from the age of 6 months: BGP Products – Influvac (trivalent) GlaxoSmithKline – ... Read More »

Healthy children’s foods hard to find
Healthy children’s foods hard to find April 12, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

More than 60% of children’s food products marketed as “healthier” choices should fall into the same category as cakes, sweet biscuits and soft drinks, according to researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The research assessed more than 150 ... Read More »

Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children
Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children March 25, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A recent Finnish study showed that individualised and family-based lifestyle counselling helps 6-8-year-old children increase their physical activity levels and improve their diet quality during a two-year follow-up. The results of the study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland ... Read More »

Forget broadband – your children need wideband
Forget broadband – your children need wideband March 22, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research from The University of Queensland could help address one of the most common disorders in children – hearing loss in the middle ear. Associate Professor Wayne Wilson said the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences had several exciting initiatives in the field ... Read More »

Physical activity encouraged more for boys than girls
Physical activity encouraged more for boys than girls March 18, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study of more than 500 primary school children has examined reasons why boys are more active than girls and, according to researchers from the University of Canberra, school and family environments are key factors. A team of researchers from ... Read More »

Overcoming disease complacency to improve immunisation rates
Overcoming disease complacency to improve immunisation rates March 12, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) expert has highlighted the need to stress the severity and danger of preventable childhood diseases to parents, to improve immunisation rates. Following the third report on child immunisation rates from the National Performance Authority, Professor ... Read More »

Bullied, missing school and hungry – reality of many Aussie kids
Bullied, missing school and hungry – reality of many Aussie kids March 11, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The Australian Child Wellbeing Project led by Flinders’ Associate Professor Gerry Redmond surveyed more than 5,000 Australian children. One in ten Australian children miss school at least once a week, almost one in six have been bullied, and one in ... Read More »

Too much salt leading to risk of overweight and obese children
Too much salt leading to risk of overweight and obese children March 10, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

An Australian first study of primary schoolchildren by Victorian researchers has found that children eating greater amounts of salt have a greater risk of being overweight or obese. Of grave concern, the study also found that in both 4-7 year ... Read More »

Migration clue to nut allergy
Migration clue to nut allergy March 4, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian-born children with Asian mothers have higher rates of nut allergy than Asian-born children who migrate to Australia, new research has found. It suggests the Asian environment is protective against food allergy but Australian-born Asian children, possibly because they have ... Read More »







 
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