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Switzerland | Loss of first baby tooth a positive experience for children

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Scared, ashamed, happy or proud – how do children feel when they lose their first baby tooth? An interdisciplinary research group at the University of Zurich has now found that children’s feelings are predominantly...

Early sport activity linked to stronger bones in young adults

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Young adults who regularly participate in sport activities during their childhood and early teens are more likely to have stronger bone density in their early 20’s, new research led by Curtin University has found. The...

Alleviating anxiety in young children with new online program

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Researchers from Griffith University and the University of Southern Queensland, in partnership with beyondblue, and the University of Queensland have launched a new online program for young children with anxiety problems. The new program, BRAVE for Young...

Paper and iPad best for children’s literacy

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Young children are fluent in both new and older technologies such as books, blocks and crayons, but school systems still favour traditional print-based literacy practices and resources such as paper and pencils. In particular, children...

Youngest in class more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

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A new global study led by Curtin University researchers has found that children who are the youngest in their classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than their...

World-first early childhood education trial delivers dramatic benefits

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A professional development program for early childhood educators markedly improved their teaching methods, leading to measurable gains in literacy and numeracy, and a reduction in behavioural issues among the children in their care. The Early Start...

Better food labels could reduce food allergy related anaphylaxis

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Researchers want food labelling regulations tightened after their study found that some people with allergies had anaphylactic reactions to packaged foods. The survey of 864 Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia members found that over nine months,...

Have asthma and a pet? Follow asthma guidelines and you may not need to...

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A study from the Nationwide Children's Hospital in the USA analysed environmental exposures, like pet and second-hand smoke, to determine if they have a role in asthma control among children whose asthma is managed...

Stop teaching kids how to be happy: Education expert

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A leading educational psychologist is urging schools to stop thinking of wellbeing as another subject to be taught. Instead she is urging them to create healthier schools where students naturally develop wellbeing and a...

Dummies not to blame for common speech disorder in kids

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New University of Sydney research shows bottles, dummies, and thumb sucking in the early years of life do not cause or worsen phonological impairment, the most common type of speech disorder in children. The study,...
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