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Autism symptoms improve after faecal transplant
Autism symptoms improve after faecal transplant (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children with autism may benefit from faecal transplants – a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut, a new study has found. Behavioural symptoms of autism and gastrointestinal distress often go hand-in-hand, ... Read More »

Stereotypes about ‘brilliance’ may set in for girls as early as age 6
Stereotypes about ‘brilliance’ may set in for girls as early as age 6 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

By the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender. This could have an immediate impact on their interest level in activities and may have long-term effects, such as whether women feel ... Read More »

Youngest in class more likely to be medicated for ADHD
Youngest in class more likely to be medicated for ADHD (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers have established that the youngest children in West Australian classrooms are more likely than their older classmates to receive medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The results raised concerns that age-related immaturity is being misdiagnosed as ... Read More »

Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water
Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Consumer Affairs Victoria is warning consumers against using inflatable air loungers in water following reports of near drownings. Inflatable air loungers are fabric tubes that are inflated to form a lounge or bed. They can be used as an alternative ... Read More »

Maths tips for parents
Maths tips for parents (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With recent reports showing Australian performance in Mathematics has stagnated over the years, Dr Catherine Attard from Western Sydney University believes the new school year is a time for parents to take the extra step to help their children succeed ... Read More »

Parents urged to #talkb4sharing pictures of children
Parents urged to #talkb4sharing pictures of children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Digital safety experts from the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner and Western Sydney University have partnered in an education initiative urging parents to talk to their children before posting images, including their back to school images, online. Sharing photos ... Read More »

Tips for preparing children for school
Tips for preparing children for school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

How parents and teachers can help kids do their best: From dealing with anxious kids or those more gifted, to the power of reading, University of Sydney health and education experts share their tips to help parents and teachers kick off ... Read More »

Codeine too risky for kids
Codeine too risky for kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging parents and health providers to stop giving codeine to children, calling for more education about its risks and restrictions on its use in patients under age 18. A new AAP clinical report in ... Read More »

Overweight or obesity often start during primary school
Overweight or obesity often start during primary school (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Every year 57,100 children who started primary school in England at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave, according to new statistics* published by Cancer Research UK. This worrying statistic adds to the fact ... Read More »

Sign language may be helpful for children with rare speech disorder
Sign language may be helpful for children with rare speech disorder (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Using sign language with intensive speech therapy may be an effective treatment for children with a rare speech disorder called apraxia of speech, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They suggest further exploration of the results of a case study ... Read More »

 
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