child health

Kids’ eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes
Kids’ eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes May 16, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research from the University of Adelaide shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from “discretionary” or junk foods. The study evaluated the core food intake of more than 430 South Australian ... Read More »

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Odds of Having Overweight Children
Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Odds of Having Overweight Children May 9, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pre-pregnancy obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of the child becoming overweight at age 2. The study also found breastfeeding for at least six months helped reduce the likelihood of a child being ... Read More »

Harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of five decades of research
Harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of five decades of research May 7, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behaviour, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, according to a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research on spanking by experts at ... Read More »

Vaccination rules remind forgetful parents but fail to impact objectors
Vaccination rules remind forgetful parents but fail to impact objectors April 27, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Western Sydney University research has found new vaccination regulations for parents looking to enroll their children in NSW child care centers has succeeded in reminding forgetful parents, but failed to affect conscientious objectors. The study, published in the journal Public ... Read More »

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 (2 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 »







 
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