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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 »

How much booze are parents buying for their kids?
How much booze are parents buying for their kids? May 15, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Although 74% of Australian 14-year-olds have tried alcohol, parents have cut down markedly on purchasing booze for their children. Associate Professor Adrian Kelly of The University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research analysed survey data across 15 years ... Read More »

Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed?
Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed? May 14, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The prevalence of school bullying has reduced in recent years and schools are responding positively to the problem, but a report from the University of South Australia reveals it remains a serious issue and more work is needed at a ... Read More »

Pattern learning key to children’s language development
Pattern learning key to children’s language development May 12, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study reveals children’s language development is a learnt skill and is intricately linked to their ability to recognise patterns in their environment. Conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney and Australian National University, the study found children ... 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 »

Raising men’s awareness of effects on children exposed to domestic violence
Raising men’s awareness of effects on children exposed to domestic violence May 1, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Far greater investment in training programs designed specifically to raise awareness of the harms experienced by children exposed to family violence is needed, according to new research. A research team from the University of Tasmania’s schools of Health Sciences and ... Read More »

The high cost of eating gluten-free
The high cost of eating gluten-free April 28, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In the first research of its kind in Australia, a study shows families could be paying up to 17% more for a gluten–free diet and for some single gluten-free items as much as 500% more. The new study, published in ... 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 »

Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities
Mobility plays important role in development for toddlers with disabilities April 22, 2016 (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

Typical toddlers simultaneously spend about three hours a day in physical activity, play and engagement with objects such as toys, while their peers with mobility disabilities are less likely to engage in all of those behaviours at the same time, ... Read More »







 
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