child safety

Ballet dancers face high risk of injury
Ballet dancers face high risk of injury July 17, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Ballet dancers are exposed to a high risk of injury compared to other adolescent athletes, a study shows. The study, co-authored by Christina Ekegren from Monash University, involved more than 260 elite ballet students from three pre-professional ballet schools in London.  The ... Read More »

Family violence leaves genetic imprint on children
Family violence leaves genetic imprint on children July 3, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new Tulane University School of Medicine study finds that the more fractured families are by domestic violence or trauma, the more likely that children will bear the scars down to their DNA. Researchers discovered that children in homes affected ... Read More »

Safe sleeping pod for babies wins national award
Safe sleeping pod for babies wins national award June 4, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An innovative program partnered by USC to provide safe sleeping places for at-risk babies has been recognised with a major national award. The program’s leader, USC Professor of Nursing Jeanine Young, said the Pepi-pod Program based at Apunipima in Cape ... Read More »

Game on: protecting your child’s health in an electronic world
Game on: protecting your child’s health in an electronic world May 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Curtin University have developed a set of guidelines to help protect the physical and psychosocial health of children who use electronic games. Professor Leon Straker, from Curtin University’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, said many children had ... Read More »

Adults at Higher Risk of Suicide Attempt if Parent Abused Alcohol
Adults at Higher Risk of Suicide Attempt if Parent Abused Alcohol May 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

People who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85% more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents did not abuse alcohol, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, having divorced parents increased ... Read More »

Parents spank kids more often than they admit
Parents spank kids more often than they admit April 23, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study based on real-time audio recordings of parents practicing corporal punishment discovered that spanking was far more common than parents admit, that children were hit for trivial misdeeds and that children then misbehaved within 10 minutes of being ... Read More »

Parents urged to be safer with baby slings
Parents urged to be safer with baby slings April 8, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

With three deaths in Australia associated with baby slings and a new QUT study finding almost one in 20 infants have been injured or narrowly avoided injury in slings, researchers are working with the Office of Fair Trading Queensland to ... Read More »

Five reasons to choose active travel to school
Five reasons to choose active travel to school March 22, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

There’s plenty of excuses available but it’s worth encouraging kids to choose active travel to school. That’s according to CQUniversity physical activity researcher Stephanie Schoeppe who has provided her Top 5 tips on the benefits of active travel to school ... Read More »

Kylie the kangaroo to help kids beat bushfire trauma
Kylie the kangaroo to help kids beat bushfire trauma March 20, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As the Australian bushfire season draws to a close, a new animated video from the ANU-based Trauma and Grief Network will help parents and children recover from the trauma of a bushfire. “This short video is a tool for parents ... Read More »

Preparing kids for disaster could help mobilise the whole community
Preparing kids for disaster could help mobilise the whole community March 4, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Enabling kids to become active participants in disaster resilience and education programs could not only reduce their fears. It could also have a potential motivational role in mobilising wider community preparations. That’s according to CQUniversity Professoriate Research Fellow Kevin Ronan ... Read More »







 
 
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