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Children uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from screens
Children uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from screens (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With their brains, sleep patterns, and eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time, according to a sweeping review of the literature published in the journal Pediatrics.  “The vast majority of studies ... Read More »

SIDS breakthrough: why babies shouldn’t sleep face down
SIDS breakthrough: why babies shouldn’t sleep face down (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

International research involving the University of Adelaide has uncovered a developmental abnormality in babies – especially in premature babies and in boys – that for the first time has been directly linked to cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). ... Read More »

Tired teens exposed to bright light in the morning can improve alertness
Tired teens exposed to bright light in the morning can improve alertness (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposing sleepy teens to bright light in the morning can improve their sleep and help them feel more alert during the day, a Flinders University study shows. Researchers investigated an innovative way to cure teenagers of Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder, ... Read More »

Young children recognise the importance of practice
Young children recognise the importance of practice (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A University of Queensland study is helping parents and teachers understand the capacity of young children to learn independently, by providing insight into children’s understanding of practice. The study, led by UQ School of Psychology PhD student Melissa Brinums, investigated ... Read More »

Safety standards for baby bath aids and sunglasses improved
Safety standards for baby bath aids and sunglasses improved (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Safety standards for baby bath aids and sunglasses have been strengthened to ensure the safety of consumers in Australia, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says. “As Minister responsible for Consumer Affairs I know that Australian Consumer safety is paramount,” ... Read More »

Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades
Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The world will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022, according to a new study by Imperial College London and WHO. The number of obese children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold ... Read More »

Virtual puzzles can teach kids to solve real-world problems
Virtual puzzles can teach kids to solve real-world problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Swinburne researchers have shown that children can apply the skills they learn on a tablet to the real world. The research shows that when four to six-year-olds learn how to solve a puzzle using a tablet, they then apply this ... Read More »

Children more likely to receive welfare benefits if their parents do
Children more likely to receive welfare benefits if their parents do (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Young people are almost twice as likely to need social welfare payments if their parents have a history of receiving such assistance themselves, according to new research from the University of Melbourne. Researchers Dr Nicolás Salamanca and Dr Anna Zhu ... Read More »

Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen
Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Cancer Council research shows that Australians are becoming increasingly misinformed about sunscreen, prompting skin cancer prevention experts to bust common sunscreen myths and remind Australians to slip, slop, slap, seek (shade) and slide (on sunglasses). The latest stats from ... Read More »

Hyland’s Baby homoeopathic teething tablets recalled
Hyland’s Baby homoeopathic teething tablets recalled (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Kadac, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling all batches of Hyland’s Baby teething tablets and Hyland’s Baby nighttime teething tablets. Hyland’s homoeopathic teething tablets are complementary medicines marketed to provide temporary relief ... Read More »

 
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