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Parental lack of confidence in GPs contributing to overcrowding in emergency departments
Parental lack of confidence in GPs contributing to overcrowding in emergency departments (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first national survey of parent confidence in GPs found fewer than half of parents were completely confident in a GP to handle most of their child’s general health issues. Lead researcher, University of Melbourne Professor Gary Freed, said parents’ diminishing confidence ... Read More »

New resources build asthma confidence in teachers
New resources build asthma confidence in teachers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An interactive e-book is now available to teachers to improve care for the one in 10 Australian children who have asthma. Head of UNSW’s School of Women’s and Children’s Health Professor Adam Jaffe produced the book with his Sydney Children’s Hospital colleagues ... Read More »

Your child may be more innovative than you realise
Your child may be more innovative than you realise (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children may have a greater understanding of how to innovate and problem solve than previously realised. A study led by University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Karri Neldner looked at children’s ability to innovate with tools, and the creativity ... Read More »

Youth Advisory Council to encourage kids to be more active
Youth Advisory Council to encourage kids to be more active (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from Active Healthy Kids Australia (AHKA) at UniSA are going straight to the source to find out why Australian kids are becoming increasingly inactive. AHKA has established a Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to engage young Australians and give youth ... Read More »

Unique art education program teaches children about dementia
Unique art education program teaches children about dementia (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The results of a unique project that uses art to illustrate children’s understanding of dementia is currently on display in Corrimal. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) Global Challenges Program, in consultation with artists from ... Read More »

Children’s sleep quality linked to mothers’ insomnia
Children’s sleep quality linked to mothers’ insomnia (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children sleep more poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms – potentially affecting their mental wellbeing and development – according to new research by the University of Warwick and the University of Basel. Nearly 200 school kids and their ... Read More »

Country kids face food challenges
Country kids face food challenges (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

One in five children in regional and remote WA worry about getting enough food to eat according to a new study from Edith Cowan University. Researchers surveyed more than 200 children from around the State to measure their food insecurity, ... Read More »

Children who skip breakfast may not be getting recommended nutrients
Children who skip breakfast may not be getting recommended nutrients (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study by researchers at King’s College London has found that children who skip breakfast regularly may not be consuming the daily amounts of key nutrients for growth and development that are recommended by the UK government. Children who ate ... Read More »

Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioural issues in kids
Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioural issues in kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parenting is a complicated journey full of questions, and when a beloved child begins to show signs of a behavioural disorder, a parent’s challenges become even more difficult to navigate. Expectant mothers may want to consider adopting today’s trend towards ... Read More »

Dive in children’s bike sales points to physical inactivity crisis
Dive in children’s bike sales points to physical inactivity crisis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A sharp drop in children’s bike sales in the past decade has Australia’s leading health experts gravely concerned about the lack of physical activity of children and young people. In the past 10 years, children’s bike sales have dropped by ... Read More »

 
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