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Child health nurses need support to tackle racism

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Child health nurses often feel they’re ill equipped to challenge structural racism, a new Flinders University study has found. The findings, published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, suggests there is an urgent need for the...

USA: Pre- or post-natal homelessness can cause significant damage to a child’s health

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Experiencing homelessness at any time during the pre- or postnatal period can negatively affect a young child's health. Researchers at Children's HealthWatch, based out of Boston Medical Center (BMC) in the USA, found that...

Virtual reality treatment for dog phobia in children

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Using virtual reality technology to treat children for dog phobia is the aim of a new study at Griffith. Aimed at children aged 8-12 years, the therapy entails assessments and an intensive three hour treatment whereby participants are exposed to multiple...

Life-changing autism training funded

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The lives of people with autism and their families are set to be transformed, with all babies born in Victoria to be monitored for early signs of autism during their routine health checks. This means...

Europe: Growth in first three years of life affects respiratory health in children

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Children’s growth in the first three years of life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age. This is the main conclusion of a new study carried...

USA: Positional sleep therapy during pregnancy may promote maternal and foetal health

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A new study in the US suggests that an intervention to reduce supine sleep in late pregnancy may promote maternal and foetal health. Results show that median time spent sleeping supine was reduced significantly from...

Can you judge a book by its cover? Twins needed for study

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Researchers at The University of Western Australia are recruiting twins for a study to determine whether genetics play a part in trusting someone based on first impressions. Dr Clare Sutherland, a research fellow with UWA’s...

Denmark: How children want their food served

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Getting children to eat their food is a challenge for many parents but new research from Future Consumer Lab at the University of Copenhagen could help. It turns out that children have different preferences...

Protecting children from abuse and neglect is everyone’s business

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Australia needs a new approach to keep children safe from child abuse and neglect, according to University of South Australia’s Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection (ACCP), Associate Professor Tim Moore. The Deputy Director...

Naps plus sleep may enhance emotional memory in early childhood: USA

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In a new study by sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the USA, neuroscientists led by Rebecca Spencer report for the first time evidence that naps and overnight sleep may work...
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