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Sex selection for non-medical reasons
Sex selection for non-medical reasons (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Allowing parents to select their child’s sex perpetuates harmful gender stereotypes and places false constraints on parent-child relationships, according to new Deakin University research. The research paper, recently published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, comes as the National Health and ... Read More »

Reducing ineffective autism practices
Reducing ineffective autism practices (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Reducing the use of ineffective practices in autism early intervention is the focus of a new Griffith University study. “Autism has been described as a “fad magnet’ as it attracts a wide array of potential interventions,’’ says Professor Deb Keen from the Autism ... Read More »

Dangerous dreams: the health consequences of children’s snoring
Dangerous dreams: the health consequences of children’s snoring (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from Monash University – that will continue to be undertaken at the newly opened Monash Children’s Hospital – reveals this snoring is not harmless but may have long term cardiovascular, neurocognitive and behavioural implications. Up to 30% of children snore, with ... Read More »

Maths-fuelled fiction bound for schools
Maths-fuelled fiction bound for schools (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Schools across Australia are being urged to grab a free mathematics resource that makes learning fun through fiction. Developed by QUT roboticist Associate Professor Michael Milford, the Math Thrills program hijacks the books, movies and games students love to consume to excite them ... Read More »

Mothers who vape during pregnancy put babies at asthma risk
Mothers who vape during pregnancy put babies at asthma risk (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A UTS-led study of the effects of smoking electronic cigarettes during pregnancy has been hailed by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) in its stand against legalising nicotine in e-cigarettes. Using a mouse model and human lung ... Read More »

Mental health of separated families
Mental health of separated families (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

USC Psychology researchers are examining the impacts of Australia’s family law system on parents and children going through separations and custody negotiations. PhD student Leanne Francia is seeking participants for an anonymous online survey for her project exploring the relationships ... Read More »

Anchor furniture to keep our kids safe
Anchor furniture to keep our kids safe (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Tragically, up to two children die and hundreds of children are injured in Australian households every year by furniture or TVs toppling over. Today, NSW Fair Trading and other consumer affairs agencies across the country are launching a campaign to ... Read More »

Parents can help soothe burns treatment stress
Parents can help soothe burns treatment stress (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Playful distraction can trump kisses and cuddles to reduce a child’s anxiety and pain during potentially painful burns dressing changes. A University of Queensland Child Health Research Centre (CHRC) study has found parents’ behaviour in medical appointments affects how children cope ... Read More »

I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability
I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new Deakin University program is helping children of all abilities be part of AFL Auskick in 2017, with researchers to monitor their progress as part of an investigation into the benefits of physical activity for young Australians with a ... Read More »

Parents need to speak up for early speech intervention
Parents need to speak up for early speech intervention (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Charles Sturt University (CSU) research has found that parents were more likely to identify common speech disorders in young children than teachers. Published in the Australasian Journal of Learning Difficulties, the study into speech sound disorders (SSD) involved a sample of ... Read More »

 
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