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Sweet drink labels leave a sour taste

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"Health halos" are making it harder for consumers to know which drinks are good for them according to a new study published in the internationally peer-reviewed journal Public Health Nutrition. The study's lead author, Aimee Brownbill,...

Teen self-harm a marker of longer term mental health risks

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Melbourne researchers have released a report explaining that while self-harm predominately occurs during adolescence, it should never be considered 'just a passing phase' because it is associated with an increased risk of mental health...

Alleviating anxiety in young children with new online program

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Researchers from Griffith University and the University of Southern Queensland, in partnership with beyondblue, and the University of Queensland have launched a new online program for young children with anxiety problems. The new program, BRAVE for Young...

Get some MumSpace online

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New mums, mums-to-be and their families can now tap into a new website, MumSpace, that brings together free resources to support women's mental health and emotional wellbeing pre and post-baby. The site has information about...

World-first early childhood education trial delivers dramatic benefits

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A professional development program for early childhood educators markedly improved their teaching methods, leading to measurable gains in literacy and numeracy, and a reduction in behavioural issues among the children in their care. The Early Start...

Better food labels could reduce food allergy related anaphylaxis

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Researchers want food labelling regulations tightened after their study found that some people with allergies had anaphylactic reactions to packaged foods. The survey of 864 Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia members found that over nine months,...

Have asthma and a pet? Follow asthma guidelines and you may not need to...

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A study from the Nationwide Children's Hospital in the USA analysed environmental exposures, like pet and second-hand smoke, to determine if they have a role in asthma control among children whose asthma is managed...

Dummies not to blame for common speech disorder in kids

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New University of Sydney research shows bottles, dummies, and thumb sucking in the early years of life do not cause or worsen phonological impairment, the most common type of speech disorder in children. The study,...

Let’s walk together in support of premature babies at Walk for Prems 2018

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On Sunday 28th October families across Australia will walk together in support of the 48,000 premature or sick babies born in Australia every year. Walk for Prems 2018 is proudly presented by Baby Bunting and...

Snake season no cause for alarm if you’re prepared

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As the weather warms up so do Australia's snakes, but experts say there is no cause for alarm if you know what to do. University of Melbourne researchers are proud partners in the launch of...
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