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Youngest in class more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

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A new global study led by Curtin University researchers has found that children who are the youngest in their classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than their...

World-first early childhood education trial delivers dramatic benefits

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A professional development program for early childhood educators markedly improved their teaching methods, leading to measurable gains in literacy and numeracy, and a reduction in behavioural issues among the children in their care. The Early Start...

Better food labels could reduce food allergy related anaphylaxis

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Researchers want food labelling regulations tightened after their study found that some people with allergies had anaphylactic reactions to packaged foods. The survey of 864 Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia members found that over nine months,...

Have asthma and a pet? Follow asthma guidelines and you may not need to...

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A study from the Nationwide Children's Hospital in the USA analysed environmental exposures, like pet and second-hand smoke, to determine if they have a role in asthma control among children whose asthma is managed...

Stop teaching kids how to be happy: Education expert

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A leading educational psychologist is urging schools to stop thinking of wellbeing as another subject to be taught. Instead she is urging them to create healthier schools where students naturally develop wellbeing and a...

Dummies not to blame for common speech disorder in kids

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New University of Sydney research shows bottles, dummies, and thumb sucking in the early years of life do not cause or worsen phonological impairment, the most common type of speech disorder in children. The study,...

Snake season no cause for alarm if you’re prepared

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As the weather warms up so do Australia's snakes, but experts say there is no cause for alarm if you know what to do. University of Melbourne researchers are proud partners in the launch of...

Sensitive babies become altruistic toddlers | Germany

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Our responsiveness to seeing others in distress accounts for variability in helping behaviour from early in development, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Tobias Grossmann from the Max...

Primary schools embrace PEACE Pack to tackle bullying

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A total of 26 primary schools across South Australia have been trialling a new anti-bullying program developed at Flinders University. The new primary school version of the PEACE Pack, developed by Flinders University and supported by the Breakthrough Mental...

Are girls better readers and writers than boys?

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Are girls innately better at reading and writing than boys? This is the question that has plagued researchers for decades with many concluding that most gender differences were small and tending to decline over time. Now a...
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