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Children in foster care at educational disadvantage

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Many of the 48,000 Australian children in foster care may struggle to reach national literacy and numeracy benchmarks, could be at higher risk than their peers of becoming disengaged with schooling, being suspended or expelled,...

Does a woman’s weight gain during pregnancy affect children’s bone health? | Portugal

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A new study has examined whether managing weight during pregnancy might affect children's bone mass. In the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study, investigators analysed prospective data from 2,167 mother-child pairs from Portugal. In under/normal weight...

Don’t change a thing: Bicycle helmet law good road safety policy

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Recent calls by lobbyists for changes to the bicycle helmet law are misguided and threaten the safety of Queensland riders according to Professor Narelle Haworth, director of QUT's Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety -...

Young Indigenous Australiana report being in good health, but challenges remain

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Australia's Indigenous young people generally consider themselves to be happy and in good health or better, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, "Aboriginal and Torres...

Career hope for people with autism

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The preliminary findings of a La Trobe University study into a specialised autism employment initiative, the DXC Dandelion Program, have been released. In this first study of its kind, La Trobe's Olga Tennison Autism Research...

Top tips for beating stress

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Young people around Australia are currently undergoing school exams, which can be a very stressful time. Nearly half (47%) of Australian students report they feel very tense when they study, and 67% report feeling...

Diet rich in fish helps fight asthma

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A clinical trial led by La Trobe University has shown eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines as part of a healthy diet can reduce asthma symptoms in children. The international study found children...

Ensuring safety in public playgrounds is everybody’s business

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The benefits of outdoor play for children are outweighed by the risk of injury, but playground safety relies on detailed injury surveillance and the reporting of injuries to authorities, say authors of a Perspective...

Just 3% of children hit daily activity target | UK

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In the UK, only one in 30 children does the recommended amount of daily physical activity, new research suggests. Guidelines from the Chief Medical Officer say people aged five to 18 should do at least 60...

Mobile app to help reduce stillbirths

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A new mobile app developed by University of Queensland researchers is aiming to reduce the rate of stillbirth in Australia by 30 per cent. Currently being trialled at the Mater Mothers' Hospital in Brisbane, the My Baby's Movements app...
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