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Healthy eating key to girls’ ability to learn

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Lower birth weight and poor childhood diet can lead to poor learning and behaviour in children, particularly girls, according to new research. The study, published today in 'Research in Developmental Disabilities' by researchers from Monash...
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Children with disabilities more likely to experience violence

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Children with disabilities are almost four times more likely to experience violence than non-disabled children, according to a review commissioned by WHO and published today in the medical journal The Lancet. Key findings Findings from the...
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The housework and homework habits of Australian ten and eleven year-olds

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Australian ten and eleven year-old girls are pitching in and doing more housework than boys of the same age, according to research presented today by the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Institute of Family...
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TV habits predict kids’ waist size and sporting ability

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Each hour of TV watched by a two- to four-year- old contributes to his or her waist circumference by the end of grade 4 and his or her ability to perform in sports, according...
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Full health effects of obesity not felt until adolescence

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Australian children as young as two years old are obese, but many of the health effects associated with the condition don't emerge until the adolescent years, according to new research by Murdoch Childrens Research...
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Cutting edge technology shows children’s brains ability to change itself

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Speech pathologists are using cutting-edge neuroimaging technology to explore the way children's brains are able to re-organise themselves to control speech and language after sustaining an injury. Dr Angela Morgan from the Murdoch Childrens is...
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What would Batman eat? Priming children to make healthier fast food choices

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Cornell study shows that children can be primed to order healthier fast food items merely by thinking about what their favorite superhero would eat. Would you like a fun way to convince children to eat...
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Key role grandmothers play in mother and child nutrition and health

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Grandmothers and other senior female family members should play a key role in nutrition and health programmes for children and women in non-Western societies. However, they are often overlooked by health organisations that don’t...
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Cereal Facts – Some sweet and not so sweet news

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Cereal companies have improved the nutritional quality of most cereals marketed directly to children, but they also have increased advertising to children for many of their least nutritious products, according to a report by...
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