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Genes not to blame for toothaches
Genes not to blame for toothaches (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers, including those from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), for the first time have looked into the role genes and environment on play in the composition of the oral microbiome and its role in the formation of tooth decay ... Read More »

Why investing in children’s early development will bring big rewards
Why investing in children’s early development will bring big rewards (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

To improve the academic results of Australian schoolchildren comparative to their international fellow students, the best place to invest is in early childhood education. So argues Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to ... Read More »

Video games have winning impact in classrooms
Video games have winning impact in classrooms (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Deakin-led research project has found video games such as Minecraft could be useful classroom tools for teaching disengaged students. The discovery was part of the three-year Australian Research Council “Serious Play” project, led by chief investigators from Deakin’s School ... Read More »

Unlocking the secrets of autism
Unlocking the secrets of autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The word ‘spectrum’ is used to describe autism because the condition expresses itself in many ways and intensities. A new approach could offer a medical treatment for its most isolating symptoms. From a beckoning index finger or slight tilt of ... Read More »

Obese children face decades of disease
Obese children face decades of disease (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University has backed calls for a national obesity prevention plan as an urgent priority to stem the rising tide of obesity. AHPC is part of a coalition of 34 high-profile groups including ... Read More »

Students’ self-concepts of maths and reading predict later maths and reading achievement
Students’ self-concepts of maths and reading predict later maths and reading achievement (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Educational and developmental psychologists have tried to understand how skills and motivation are linked to academic achievement. While research supports ties between individuals’ concepts of their abilities and their achievement, we lack a complete picture of how these relations develop ... Read More »

Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood associated with increased risk of cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood associated with increased risk of cancer (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk of cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancers, both in childhood and later in life, finds a study published in The BMJ. The increase persists into adulthood, and has not fallen since the ... Read More »

Some YouTube found glorifying alcohol
Some YouTube found glorifying alcohol (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

YouTube videos featuring alcohol are heavily viewed and nearly always promote the “fun” side of drinking. That’s the finding of a study in September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers looked at 137 YouTube videos ... Read More »

Parental lack of confidence in GPs contributing to overcrowding in emergency departments
Parental lack of confidence in GPs contributing to overcrowding in emergency departments (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »

 
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