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HelpMe Feed Foundation is Born

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The HelpMe Feed breastfeeding support project recently registered as a not-for-profit charity – the 'HelpMe Feed Foundation.' Thanks to the support of a passionate international team of researchers, designers and IBLCE certified lactation specialists, the...

Law reforms propose clearer access to surrogacy: South Australia

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Reforms proposed to South Australian surrogacy laws recommend an updated and improved non-commercial system of domestic surrogacy to protect the interests of all parties, especially those of the surrogate child. In a report delivered to...

Don’t worry if your infant doesn’t sleep through the night by 6-12 months of...

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New parents often expect their baby to start sleeping through the night by around six months of age. Indeed, they often receive messages from paediatricians and others about the importance of early sleep consolidation....

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 -...

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...

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...

UK | Importance of infant diet in establishing a healthy gut

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A child has until the age of two-and-a-half to establish healthy gut bacteria – with little change after this point, new research has revealed. The study also reinforced the important role breastfeeding plays in...

Comparison of mandatory vaccination across five countries

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A study led by The University of Western Australia has compared different mandatory vaccination policies across five countries – Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and the US (the states of California and Washington) – to...

Parents switch off around kids

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Australian parents are depriving their children of vital interaction and life-development opportunities by failing to recognise how much time they spend glued to their mobile devices in public places, research by Monash University shows. In...

Caring for grandchildren: A joy or a burden?

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Grandmothers deserve more recognition for their role as caregivers and some are at risk of being overburdened, according to a report from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. The University of Queensland and University of Newcastle(UON) study found...
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