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Why investing in children’s early development will bring big rewards
Why investing in children’s early development will bring big rewards (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

To improve the academic results of Australian schoolchildren comparative to their international fellow students, the best place to invest is in early childhood education. So argues Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to ... Read More »

Eye disease treatment for premature babies
Eye disease treatment for premature babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Ground-breaking research by Monash University scientists has demonstrated the previously unknown existence of a disease-fighting immune cell in the eye and points to potential novel ways of treating eye disorders in premature babies and diabetic adults. The scientists, led by ... Read More »

Link between sexually transmitted virus and underweight babies
Link between sexually transmitted virus and underweight babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women carrying the sexually transmitted HPV infection prior to two years of giving birth are 50% more likely to have a tiny baby, new research shows. A study led by the University of South Australia analysing Pap smear records of ... Read More »

Preterm children have more medical sleep problems but fall asleep more independently
Preterm children have more medical sleep problems but fall asleep more independently (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study suggests that while healthy preterm children have more medical sleep problems than full-term children, they are more likely to fall asleep independently. Results show that preterm children displayed more medical sleep problems such as nocturnal movement, restlessness ... Read More »

Preterm babies at risk of developing kidney disease
Preterm babies at risk of developing kidney disease (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

How healthy we are in adulthood is, in many ways, determined while we are still in the womb. Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney disease later in life according to a landmark Monash University study ... Read More »

First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children
First-time mothers more uncertain about vaccines than mothers with children (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »

Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies
Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature babies. The long-standing collaborative Western ... Read More »

Physical punishment can be detrimental for children’s behaviour ten years later
Physical punishment can be detrimental for children’s behaviour ten years later (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Past research has indicated that physical punishment, such as spanking, has negative consequences on child development. However, most research studies have examined short-term associations—less than one year—between discipline and development. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that ... Read More »

Low birth weight and future heart problems
Low birth weight and future heart problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Monash University led study has revealed early clues to identifying which low-weight new born babies are at risk of developing future heart problems, opening the way to better monitoring and treatment. Up to one in ten babies are born ... Read More »

 
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