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We need more family-diverse books

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A Victoria University researcher has found Australian picture books persist in portraying 'family' as two parents with biological children, ignoring the country's changed reality. PhD candidate Sarah Mokrzycki said the notion of family in children's...

Breast milk may help babies’ brain development | UK

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Babies born before their due date show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula, a study has found. Experts say that helping mothers to provide breast milk in the weeks after giving...

New Safe Sleep eLearning released for parents

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Red Nose (formerly SIDS and Kids) has released an eLearning course for new and expectant parents that aims to empower parents with evidence-based tools to protect their baby and reduce the risk of sudden...

Life-changing autism training funded

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The lives of people with autism and their families are set to be transformed, with all babies born in Victoria to be monitored for early signs of autism during their routine health checks. This means...

Europe: Growth in first three years of life affects respiratory health in children

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Children’s growth in the first three years of life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age. This is the main conclusion of a new study carried...

Naps plus sleep may enhance emotional memory in early childhood: USA

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In a new study by sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the USA, neuroscientists led by Rebecca Spencer report for the first time evidence that naps and overnight sleep may work...

Brain imaging to shed light on ‘loss of skills’ autism

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In a world-first project, a Murdoch Children’s Research Institute autism specialist will use brain imaging to better understand toddlers who show typical development before losing skills and being diagnosed with autism. MCRI researchers are running...

Gender bias leads to more male births

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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

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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

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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...
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