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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...

Denmark: How children want their food served

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Getting children to eat their food is a challenge for many parents but new research from Future Consumer Lab at the University of Copenhagen could help. It turns out that children have different preferences...

Playing with sounds helps reading skills

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A new study from Flinders University shows four-year-old children who receive phonics and lessons about individual sounds in words can become better readers. While 50 preschoolers studied in South Australia received 13.5 hours of lessons...

Eight and nine-year-olds experience poor image as hormone levels rise

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Children as young as eight are vulnerable to poor body image as hormone levels rise with the onset of puberty, a new study has found. Dr Elizabeth Hughes, the lead author and a research fellow...

Energy top-up saving kids from seizures

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A drug developed in the USA is helping to reduce seizures in Australian children with epilepsy, according to a University of Queensland clinical trial. Almost 50 per cent of children involved in the trial at...

The gut-brain connection: A new frontier for autism research

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Researchers are discovering new connections between the brain and gut that could make a difference to the daily life of children with autism and their families. A neuroscientist by trade, Dr Elisa Hill-Yardin never expected...

Balanced advice on ‘screen time’ for children needed

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Parents, health professionals and educators need clear and balanced information to help manage young children’s use of mobile touch-screen devices in Australia, new research by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the Journal of...

Tackling the chronic hearing epidemic

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A ground-breaking initiative designed to tackle chronic hearing problems and boost educational opportunities among children in remote Territory communities was launched in Darwin. “Hearing for Learning” is an innovative project founded on research by scientists...

App teaches hearing impaired infants to speak

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Researchers at Swinburne School of Design are developing an app that teaches hearing-impaired infants to speak. They are collaborating across disciplines to create this world-first digital learning tool. The idea for the app started with...
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