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Lack of sleep leads to obesity in children and adolescents
Lack of sleep leads to obesity in children and adolescents (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of developing obesity. Research at the University of Warwick has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of ... Read More »

Newborn screening for primary immunodeficiency diseases is a health priority
Newborn screening for primary immunodeficiency diseases is a health priority (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dr Jovanka King, a speaker at the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia’s (RCPA) annual conference, ‘Pathology Update 2018’, will recommend that newborn screening is expanded to include testing for severe immunodeficiency diseases. Dr King will discuss her research on ... Read More »

Silence around stillbirth a major issue for bereaved parents
Silence around stillbirth a major issue for bereaved parents (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from the University of South Australia has uncovered the biggest obstacle facing bereaved parents after losing a child at birth – the silent treatment and stigma surrounding stillbirth. Four years ago, UniSA PhD candidate Danielle Pollock gave birth ... Read More »

More children are starting school depressed and anxious
More children are starting school depressed and anxious (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Starting school for the first time can be stressful. Children are suddenly thrown into a foreign environment, juggling the pressure of learning new academic skills and establishing relationships with peers. Some thrive, but others may need support through this transition. ... Read More »

ABC launches ABC KIDS Listen
ABC launches ABC KIDS Listen (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The New Digital Radio Station and App for Kids The ABC is excited to announce the launch of ABC KIDS listen, a dedicated kids digital radio station and app for preschoolers and their families. ABC KIDS listen provides children ages 0-5 and ... Read More »

AusE babies trump their peers at word learning
AusE babies trump their peers at word learning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research has found that Australian babies fare better than babies of other English speaking countries at word learning. At just 17-months-old, infants with Australian English (AusE) as their native language can already encode highly dynamic acoustic properties in speech, ... Read More »

Dad’s reading is new chapter of child language development
Dad’s reading is new chapter of child language development (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Fathers, as well as mothers, are being encouraged to read to their kids after new research has shown the impact dads can have on their child’s language development. The latest research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has opened ... Read More »

Aussie kids at a standstill
Aussie kids at a standstill (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Too many Australian children are not doing enough physical activity to maintain good health, a new report reveals. As thousands of school children return to classrooms around Australia, leading health experts are urging parents and schools to help children become ... Read More »

Premature babies make fewer friends – but not for long
Premature babies make fewer friends – but not for long (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Premature babies make fewer friends and spend less time socialising in early childhood – but this improves when they get to school – according to new University of Warwick research At the age of six, very preterm children reported 4 ... Read More »

Vaccine preventable deaths a reminder to parents
Vaccine preventable deaths a reminder to parents (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents are reminded to talk with their doctor to ensure children are fully vaccinated following a review of vaccine-preventable deaths in NSW over the past decade. The review, ‘Child Deaths from Vaccine Preventable Infectious Diseases, NSW 2005-2014’, from the National Centre for ... Read More »

 
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