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Are you ready to explore your baby’s genome?
Are you ready to explore your baby’s genome? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the pros and cons of genome sequencing for newborn health. When you have a baby, a nurse or phlebotomist performs a heel stick to take a few drops of ... Read More »

Lap band surgery benefits very obese adolescents
Lap band surgery benefits very obese adolescents (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found. Led by University of Adelaide researchers, in ... Read More »

Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming
Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in these teens, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ... Read More »

Autism symptoms improve after faecal transplant
Autism symptoms improve after faecal transplant (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children with autism may benefit from faecal transplants – a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut, a new study has found. Behavioural symptoms of autism and gastrointestinal distress often go hand-in-hand, ... Read More »

Stereotypes about ‘brilliance’ may set in for girls as early as age 6
Stereotypes about ‘brilliance’ may set in for girls as early as age 6 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

By the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender. This could have an immediate impact on their interest level in activities and may have long-term effects, such as whether women feel ... Read More »

Youngest in class more likely to be medicated for ADHD
Youngest in class more likely to be medicated for ADHD (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers have established that the youngest children in West Australian classrooms are more likely than their older classmates to receive medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The results raised concerns that age-related immaturity is being misdiagnosed as ... Read More »

Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water
Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Consumer Affairs Victoria is warning consumers against using inflatable air loungers in water following reports of near drownings. Inflatable air loungers are fabric tubes that are inflated to form a lounge or bed. They can be used as an alternative ... Read More »

Adopted babies can remember their birth language
Adopted babies can remember their birth language (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has discovered that early language learning in children adopted internationally can be subconsciously retained, even when they can no longer remember the learning experience. This means that even in the very early months of life, useful language knowledge ... Read More »

Maths tips for parents
Maths tips for parents (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With recent reports showing Australian performance in Mathematics has stagnated over the years, Dr Catherine Attard from Western Sydney University believes the new school year is a time for parents to take the extra step to help their children succeed ... Read More »

Infant lung function a predictor of adult asthma
Infant lung function a predictor of adult asthma (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study by The University of Western Australia has found that reduced lung function in infants is an accurate predictor of persistent asthma in young adults. Dr Louisa Owens from UWA’s School of Paediatrics and Child Health said the ... Read More »

 
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