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Genes not to blame for toothaches
Genes not to blame for toothaches (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers, including those from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), for the first time have looked into the role genes and environment on play in the composition of the oral microbiome and its role in the formation of tooth decay ... Read More »

Premature birth more likely if mum had a late-stage Caesarean
Premature birth more likely if mum had a late-stage Caesarean (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Caesarean section delivery at full dilation may raise the risk of premature birth in a subsequent pregnancy, new research reveals. The finding by clinicians and researchers from Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney was reported ... Read More »

Why investing in children’s early development will bring big rewards
Why investing in children’s early development will bring big rewards (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

To improve the academic results of Australian schoolchildren comparative to their international fellow students, the best place to invest is in early childhood education. So argues Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to ... Read More »

Video games have winning impact in classrooms
Video games have winning impact in classrooms (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Deakin-led research project has found video games such as Minecraft could be useful classroom tools for teaching disengaged students. The discovery was part of the three-year Australian Research Council “Serious Play” project, led by chief investigators from Deakin’s School ... Read More »

Morning sickness affects expectant fathers too
Morning sickness affects expectant fathers too (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The plight of pregnant women suffering severe morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum has been brought to the fore with the struggles of Princess Kate, however, little is known about how these conditions affect expectant fathers. New research from Edith Cowan ... Read More »

Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems
Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood – but also suggests a natural remedy. Dr Yaqoot Fatima from JCU’s Mount ... Read More »

Eye disease treatment for premature babies
Eye disease treatment for premature babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Ground-breaking research by Monash University scientists has demonstrated the previously unknown existence of a disease-fighting immune cell in the eye and points to potential novel ways of treating eye disorders in premature babies and diabetic adults. The scientists, led by ... Read More »

13 drinks a session: risky teen drinkers drinking more than ever
13 drinks a session: risky teen drinkers drinking more than ever (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The National Drug and Research Centre Annual Symposium heard about research that finds the heaviest teen drinkers consume 11 to 15 drinks in one session. Fewer young people are drinking, but the one in five teenagers who are continuing to drink at risky levels appear to do ... Read More »

Link between sexually transmitted virus and underweight babies
Link between sexually transmitted virus and underweight babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women carrying the sexually transmitted HPV infection prior to two years of giving birth are 50% more likely to have a tiny baby, new research shows. A study led by the University of South Australia analysing Pap smear records of ... Read More »

Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades
Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Many people believe that teenagers today grow up faster than they used to, while others argue that today’s youth are growing up more slowly, perhaps due to overprotection by their parents. A new study explored this issue by examining how ... Read More »

 
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