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A vital step for childhood stroke
A vital step for childhood stroke (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The Stroke Foundation has welcomed and endorsed Australia’s first clinical guidelines for children with stroke, saying the guidelines were a vital step forward in recognising and treating some of the disease’s youngest sufferers. The guidelines, developed by doctors from the ... Read More »

Sleep and screen time the focus in new physical activity guidelines for young children
Sleep and screen time the focus in new physical activity guidelines for young children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New National Guidelines on physical activity, sedentary time and sleep for young children were launched on 21st November by the Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, at Parliament House in Canberra. University of Wollongong (UOW) early childhood ... Read More »

New codeine recommendations implemented
New codeine recommendations implemented (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Consumers and health professionals are advised that the recommendations of the safety review of codeine use in children and rapid metabolisers have now been implemented. The Product Information (PI) documents for all prescription codeine products have been updated to reflect ... Read More »

First graders fitter than expected
First graders fitter than expected (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Childhood obesity is often attributed to a lack of exercise. So what about sports among elementary school students? A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) pursued this question and collected the results of fitness tests for first-year students ... Read More »

School leavers need the confidence to say no to alcohol
School leavers need the confidence to say no to alcohol (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

School leavers who feel they are unable to refuse offers of alcoholic drinks plan to drink significantly more alcohol at end-of-school celebrations than those who are confident in saying no, new research by Curtin University has found. The research, published ... Read More »

Link between childhood obesity and snoring
Link between childhood obesity and snoring (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Poor nutrition and lack of exercise lead to the increasing prevalence of obesity which, in turn, is the major predictor of diabetes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in western societies. Excess weight is also closely associated with obstructive sleep ... Read More »

Raising awareness for perinatal depression and anxiety
Raising awareness for perinatal depression and anxiety (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) psychology academic says while rural women and men are at the same risk of suffering from pre- and post-natal depression as their metropolitan counterparts, the way they experience them are unique. Associate Professor Gene Hodgins ... Read More »

Tablet devices are a potential risk for young children
Tablet devices are a potential risk for young children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The use of tablet devices among young children may increase the risk of neck, back and arm pain and reduce physical activity, new Curtin University research which recommends traditional toy play has found. The research, published in Applied Ergonomics, investigated ... Read More »

Development of paper test for jaundice newborns
Development of paper test for jaundice newborns (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Monash University is part of a unique consortium that has recently won a grant of $1 million to promote commercialisation training amongst 21 partners nationally. As part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative, the 2017 round of the ... Read More »

Babies with severe respiratory illness have double the risk of childhood asthma
Babies with severe respiratory illness have double the risk of childhood asthma (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If children develop severe respiratory illness before two years old, they are at least double the risk of developing asthma later in childhood, a study of NSW babies has found. A study of all children born in NSW between 2000 and ... Read More »

 
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