child health

Growing greener kids
Growing greener kids August 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

In kitchens throughout Australia, many parents are worrying about their children’s diet. Temptation lurks everywhere in an unhealthy mix of readily available junk food and energy drinks, pernicious advertising and the siren call of sedentary activities. What can parents do ... Read More »

Making vaccination truly compulsory is well intentioned but ill conceived
Making vaccination truly compulsory is well intentioned but ill conceived August 17, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Making mandatory vaccination truly compulsory may result in more harm than good, and drive hesitant parents to become anti-vaccination, warn Daniel Salmon, Raina MacIntyre and Saad Omer. The United States, Australia, and approximately half of European countries have mandatory vaccination requirements. The ... Read More »

For Kids with Injured Ankles, Less Treatment May Be More
For Kids with Injured Ankles, Less Treatment May Be More August 5, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Emergency physicians can safely reduce x-rays in children with hurt ankles by as much as 23% and save emergency patients both money and time.  The results of a cost analysis of the Low Risk Ankle Rule (LRAR) were published online ... Read More »

Changes to energy drink laws needed
Changes to energy drink laws needed August 4, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The advertising and selling of energy drinks needs to be restricted to people over the age of 18 in order to curb the beverages’ potential long-term health impacts on younger consumers, according to research by Justine Howard and Dr Marilyn ... Read More »

Household happiness and relationships
Household happiness and relationships August 2, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Australians who live in towns of less than 1,000 residents or rural locations have significantly higher levels of life satisfaction than those living in major cities, according to Australia’s most comprehensive household survey. The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in ... Read More »

Food allergy study needs parents of young children
Food allergy study needs parents of young children July 20, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ) researchers are inviting parents of children under two years of age to participate in a study on food allergies. Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Jan Thomas said USQ was currently seeking parents with children aged 0-24months ... Read More »

Recall on Chemmart and Pharmacy Choice Children’s Ibuprofen and Paracetamol – risk of plastic fragments breaking from bottle and being ingested
Recall on Chemmart and Pharmacy Choice Children’s Ibuprofen and Paracetamol – risk of plastic fragments breaking from bottle and being ingested July 15, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Symbion, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling six batches of ibuprofen and paracetamol products after it was identified that the bottle grooves that secure the lids on these products could break off ... Read More »

Families’ communication choices for children with hearing loss
Families’ communication choices for children with hearing loss July 12, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents of young children who experience hearing loss are influenced by a number of external factors when deciding whether their child will use speech or sign language, or be multilingual, research from Charles Sturt University (CSU) has shown. Professor Sharynne ... Read More »

A spoonful of parent interaction may help the medicine go down
A spoonful of parent interaction may help the medicine go down June 24, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The way parents interact with their chronically ill children could be the key to better treatment and better results. Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Triple P – Positive Parenting Program believe parents can improve health outcomes simply by interacting ... Read More »

Caring for kids with disabilities and difficult toileting behaviours
Caring for kids with disabilities and difficult toileting behaviours June 22, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There is plenty of research telling us what most of us already suspected; that parents of children with disabilities are much more prone to stress, anxiety, depression and relationship strain than other parents. We also know that the level of ... Read More »







 
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