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Parental lack of confidence in GPs contributing to overcrowding in emergency departments
Parental lack of confidence in GPs contributing to overcrowding in emergency departments (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first national survey of parent confidence in GPs found fewer than half of parents were completely confident in a GP to handle most of their child’s general health issues. Lead researcher, University of Melbourne Professor Gary Freed, said parents’ diminishing confidence ... Read More »

New resources build asthma confidence in teachers
New resources build asthma confidence in teachers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An interactive e-book is now available to teachers to improve care for the one in 10 Australian children who have asthma. Head of UNSW’s School of Women’s and Children’s Health Professor Adam Jaffe produced the book with his Sydney Children’s Hospital colleagues ... Read More »

Your child may be more innovative than you realise
Your child may be more innovative than you realise (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children may have a greater understanding of how to innovate and problem solve than previously realised. A study led by University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Karri Neldner looked at children’s ability to innovate with tools, and the creativity ... Read More »

New screening test could help identify pregnancy complications
New screening test could help identify pregnancy complications (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Illumina’s Northern California Services Laboratory have developed a method to allow women to gain greater insights into the health of their pregnancy. In the biggest study ... Read More »

Close friendships in high school predict improvements in mental health in young adulthood
Close friendships in high school predict improvements in mental health in young adulthood (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescence is a time of social challenges and changing expectations. While relationships with peers may be important for youth at this time, do they also have implications over time? A new longitudinal study suggests that the types of peer relationships ... Read More »

Youth Advisory Council to encourage kids to be more active
Youth Advisory Council to encourage kids to be more active (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from Active Healthy Kids Australia (AHKA) at UniSA are going straight to the source to find out why Australian kids are becoming increasingly inactive. AHKA has established a Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to engage young Australians and give youth ... Read More »

Unique art education program teaches children about dementia
Unique art education program teaches children about dementia (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The results of a unique project that uses art to illustrate children’s understanding of dementia is currently on display in Corrimal. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) Global Challenges Program, in consultation with artists from ... Read More »

First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children
First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

First-time mums are more hesitant and undecided about childhood vaccinations compared to mothers with children and only two thirds of all mothers believe they receive enough information on vaccines during pregnancy. In a new study published in Vaccine by researchers ... Read More »

Mothers’ responses to their babies’ distress help predict infant attachment
Mothers’ responses to their babies’ distress help predict infant attachment (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The security of the relationship infants establish with their mothers is important for children’s development. Although most babies establish secure attachment relationships with their mothers, approximately 40% of infants establish insecure attachment relationships, with some developing insecure-avoidant attachments (minimising expressing ... Read More »

Children’s sleep quality linked to mothers’ insomnia
Children’s sleep quality linked to mothers’ insomnia (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children sleep more poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms – potentially affecting their mental wellbeing and development – according to new research by the University of Warwick and the University of Basel. Nearly 200 school kids and their ... Read More »

 
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