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Unconscious weight bias among school-age children
Unconscious weight bias among school-age children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research in the July 2017 Pediatrics suggests school-age children in the United States tend to have an unconscious bias against their peers with obesity. For the pilot study, “Implicit Weight Bias in Children Age 9-11 Years​” (published online June 23), ... Read More »

Link between food allergies and childhood anxiety
Link between food allergies and childhood anxiety (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample of predominantly low socioeconomic status minority children. The results showed that ... Read More »

Kids should not consume energy drinks
Kids should not consume energy drinks (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sports and energy drinks are heavily marketed to children and adolescents, but in most cases kids don’t need them – and some of these products contain substances that could be harmful to children. In a clinical report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) ... Read More »

Daily movement programme has positive impact on children’s learning
Daily movement programme has positive impact on children’s learning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Following a daily movement programme can improve children’s physical development levels and has the potential to boost their chances in the classroom, researchers from Loughborough University have found. Academics from the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences have been ... Read More »

Cosmetic procedures promoted to girls in games
Cosmetic procedures promoted to girls in games (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New developments and marketing have made an increasing range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures – including botox, dermal fillers, implants, and skin lightening, as well as newer techniques such as ‘fat freezing’ and ‘vampire’ treatments – big business and ... Read More »

New app a game changer for learning fractions
New app a game changer for learning fractions (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new maths game developed in WA has improved Perth primary school students’ knowledge of fractions by more than 10% over their classmates according to new research. The Abydos app was developed by Edith Cowan University and St Stephen’s School ... Read More »

New app to help children with disabilities stay active
New app to help children with disabilities stay active (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers have been awarded the 2017 Dr Louisa Alessandri Research Grant to roll out a free app to help Western Australian children with disabilities access leisure activities in their local communities. Lead researcher Professor Catherine Elliott, from the ... Read More »

Autism expert urges community to consider the benefits children with ASD bring to the classroom
Autism expert urges community to consider the benefits children with ASD bring to the classroom (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Professor Vicki Bitsika, Director for the national Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) at Bond University urges Australians to consider the benefits of including children on the autism spectrum in mainstream classrooms. She noted that too often these children are ... Read More »

Childhood cancer survivors need more support at school
Childhood cancer survivors need more support at school (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia is lagging behind the US and Europe in providing consistent services to help childhood cancer survivors successfully reintegrate into their schools, UNSW cancer specialists and psychologists say. “This is an issue that society is blind to, and it’s not just cancer ... Read More »

Tiny tots and tea cups a bad mix
Tiny tots and tea cups a bad mix (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than two-thirds of toddlers burned in hot drink accidents are not treated with correct first aid, according to new research. University of Queensland PhD candidate Jacquii Burgess at the Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research said hot drink ... Read More »

 
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