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Brains of young people with severe behavioural problems are ‘wired differently’
Brains of young people with severe behavioural problems are ‘wired differently’ (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research has revealed new clues which might help explain why young people with the most severe forms of antisocial behaviour struggle to control and regulate their emotions, and might be more susceptible to developing anxiety or depression as a result. ... Read More »

Parechovirus epidemic affecting infants needs action: experts
Parechovirus epidemic affecting infants needs action: experts (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In the Medical Journal of Australia, experts say there are no effective antiviral therapies, so treatment is primarily supportive, including management of complications. Some infants with severe HPeV infection may have adverse neurodevelopment. Severe disease can manifest as meningoencephalitis, seizures ... Read More »

Kids exposed to general anaesthetic do poorer on numeracy, literacy tests
Kids exposed to general anaesthetic do poorer on numeracy, literacy tests (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposure to general anaesthetic up to age 4 raises the risk of poor child development and reduced literacy and numeracy as measured by school tests, new research led by the University of Sydney reveals. The new finding published today in Pediatric ... Read More »

Dairy study shows how much better grass-fed milk really is
Dairy study shows how much better grass-fed milk really is (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian dairy cows are among the world’s best producers of milk rich in good fatty acids simply because they graze in paddocks, says the head of organics research at Southern Cross University. Professor Carlo Leifert was co-author of an international ... Read More »

Brain development influenced by the immune system
Brain development influenced by the immune system (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Queensland researchers have highlighted a link between foetal brain development and the origins of developmental diseases such as schizophrenia. UQ Faculty of Medicine’s Dr Liam Coulthard said many adult diseases originated during foetal development. “Complement factors – part ... Read More »

Research to make early diagnosis, intervention possible for cerebral palsy
Research to make early diagnosis, intervention possible for cerebral palsy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A test to diagnose cerebral palsy at birth, which could allow infants access to critical early interventions, is one step closer thanks to research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). The research, recently published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics, has taken ... Read More »

Early ear infections linked to higher risk of future problems
Early ear infections linked to higher risk of future problems (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children who experience repeat ear infections in infancy have a significantly higher risk of ongoing problems with ear infections in later childhood, Telethon Kids Institute researchers have found. Such children were more than five times as likely to experience ongoing ... Read More »

‘Invisible’ children of imprisoned parents at risk of falling through the cracks
‘Invisible’ children of imprisoned parents at risk of falling through the cracks (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study by Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute has found children with a parent who has gone to prison are significantly more likely to have poor development outcomes – yet many risk being overlooked because there is no standard system in ... Read More »

Perth mums play instrumental part in world-first vaccine
Perth mums play instrumental part in world-first vaccine (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New mothers in Perth are teaming up with researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute in a global bid to develop the first vaccine to prevent Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) disease. The Maternal RSV Study is being run by the Institute’s Vaccine Trials Group as ... Read More »

Miracle Month of May
Miracle Month of May (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Prematurity leaves parents struck with guilt 1 in 10 babies in Australia will be born preterm. Prematurity is the number one single cause of death in children in Australia. Preterm parenthood is overwhelming and causes feelings of guilt and helplessness. ... Read More »

 
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