- Advertisement -

Gender bias leads to more male births

(2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
La Trobe University researchers have found indications that prenatal sex selection is taking place in Victoria, despite legislation that bans the practice. In the first study of its type in Australia, researchers have revealed that...

Carrot or (celery) stick for fussy eaters

(1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Parents, carers and grandparents should work with teachers to help the most fussy eaters to eat healthy, varied diets during their preschool and early school years, nutritionists say. New research from nutrition and dietetics experts...

Accelerated growth linked to autism

(2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
New research from La Trobe University has shown boys with autism are on average born smaller, but surpass their peers in height and head size between birth and age three. The discovery could inform future...

How to deal with baby’s food rejection

(2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Babies starting to eat solids foods go through a learning process and moving from a liquid diet of milk, to purees to lumpy food, can be easy for some babies, but a struggle for...

LactaPedia takes the guesswork out of breastfeeding

(1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
A world-first lactation dictionary that aims to take the confusion out of breastfeeding was launched today by researchers from The University of Western Australia. LactaPedia is an online glossary of lactation for science and medicine...

New research into nucleoside therapy aims to develop a treatment for deadly mitochondrial disease

(2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Hundreds of types of mitochondrial disease affect up to 38 million people worldwide, yet there are very few effective treatments, forcing patients and doctors to rely on symptom management to battle the serious and...

Mum’s sleep matters: the effect of sleep on an unborn baby

(1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
How much sleep mothers get when they are pregnant can impact on the health of their growing baby, according to a new scoping study conducted by the University of South Australia. Assessing outcomes relating to...

Helping babies avoid getting a flat head

(0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)
Babies who acquire a flat spot on their skull tend to have less developed head control, according to new research from the University of Melbourne. Physiotherapist Liz Williams has created a fact sheet for new...

Use of nicotine during pregnancy may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome

(1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Nicotine exposure during pregnancy, whether from smoking cigarettes, or nicotine patches and e-cigarettes, increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome – sometimes known as “cot death” - according to new research published in The...

Babies given solid food sooner sleep better

(0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)
Babies given solid food plus breast milk from three months sleep better than those who are solely breastfed, according to a new study. Official advice is to breastfeed exclusively for the first six months of...
- Advertisement -

Sign up to receive the latest parenting news, competitions, health information, baby/child/whole family recipes, play ideas, outings, personal stories and much more.

Subscribe