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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 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 »

Newborns exposed to opioids need mothers
Newborns exposed to opioids need mothers (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An increasing number of babies are being born already exposed to opioids, and separating them from their mothers for treatment may be making a bad situation worse, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) warned in a new guidance document. Up to 75% ... Read More »

Changing parent attitudes reason for drop in teen drinking
Changing parent attitudes reason for drop in teen drinking (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian teenagers are reporting far lower drinking rates than their peers two decades ago, mostly because alcohol is now harder for them to access, a new Deakin University study has found. The research, completed in collaboration with the Murdoch Children’s ... Read More »

Early autism diagnosis, better outcomes
Early autism diagnosis, better outcomes (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A La Trobe University researcher has found the earlier children with autism are diagnosed, the better their outcomes are in school. PhD candidate Megan Clark from La Trobe’s Olga Tennison Research Centre studied 48 children who were diagnosed early at ... Read More »

More focus needed on schoolyard bullies, not the victims
More focus needed on schoolyard bullies, not the victims (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian parents have called for firmer action against schoolyard bullies rather than focusing on making vulnerable children more resilient.  Just over 50 per cent of parents who responded to a recent UniSA study said their child had been bullied at ... Read More »

FTAW 2018: Because everyone eats differently
FTAW 2018: Because everyone eats differently (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

ausEE Inc. is once again collaborating with AU Tubie Support to promote Australia’s Feeding Tube Awareness Week which will be celebrated nationally 4–10 February 2018. Sarah Gray, ausEE president says, ‘This is an important week on our calendar when we ... Read More »

Unravelling the speech and language abilities of children with KdVS
Unravelling the speech and language abilities of children with KdVS (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and Netherland’s Radboud University Medical Centre has provided the first ever in-depth examination of speech and language abilities in children with Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS). KdVs is a disorder characterised by ... Read More »

 
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