Issue 52 | 11 August 2015

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Advice for parents
What causes infant reflux?
Infant or gastro-oesophageal reflux affects about half of all babies under 3 months of age. Incidence peaks between 4 and 12 months of age, after which infant reflux resolves of its own accord for most babies. However...»
Caring for a new baby with a cold
Babies under three months of age need love and support to help them cope with bothersome and uncomfortable cold symptoms like blocked noses and coughs. Although you are used to...»
When to see a doctor about a baby cold
When a baby less than three months of age gets a cold, they have a greater risk of developing complications like croup or pneumonia. Young babies should be taken to the doctor soon...»
Is it safe to dye your hair in pregnancy?
The number of natural and synthetic chemicals that we are exposed to has increased dramatically over the past 70 years, and hair dyes are just one of the products which contain potentially harmful...»

Of interest this week
Spelling Bee not to be taken seriously
The Great Australian Spelling Bee does not translate to real world learning and should not be taken seriously by parents or teachers, according to a Charles Sturt University spelling expert...»
Recall of ‘Inside Out’ Event Cinemas cup
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is publishing a voluntary recall of the 15,000 ‘Inside Out’ illuminated cups that were sold as part of a promotion...»
Bad genes lead teens to binge-eating
Binge-eating in teenagers may be linked to a gene variation, according to new research from the University of Queensland...»
New challenges for Australian parents
Today’s mothers and fathers have to deal with a number of challenges that previously did not exist. Trying to successfully integrate work and childcare is one such challenge. The consequences...»
Parents help young drivers stay safe
Parents play an important part in helping young drivers comply with road rules and thereby reducing traffic violations and accidents according to a Griffith University study...»
Researchers isolate the culprit in preterm birth
University of Adelaide researchers have identified a key sensing molecule that controls the timing of birth. The discovery is expected to generate new therapies to prevent preterm labour...»
What makes Australians happy and healthy?
The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey examines what makes Australians happy and healthy. Australians who live in towns of less than 1,000 residents or rural locations...»

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Funny quotes

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
Milton Berle

There are only two things a child will share willingly; communicable diseases and its mother's age.
Dr. Benjamin Spock

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn

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