child development

Kids’ eating impacted by mums’ diet and socio economic factors
Kids’ eating impacted by mums’ diet and socio economic factors (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research shows toddler diets mirror their mums, and children of low income, younger and migrant mothers are developing poor dietary habits. The study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, examined the dietary behaviour of 243 mothers and their ... Read More »

Genetic signature predicts diabetes diagnosis
Genetic signature predicts diabetes diagnosis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Queensland researchers have found a way to identify infants who will go on to develop type 1 diabetes. UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Professor Ranjeny Thomas said the discovery would lead to the development of better screening tests to ... Read More »

Asthma is associated with boys’ childhood fractures
Asthma is associated with boys’ childhood fractures (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The world’s largest study of its type has confirmed that asthma is associated with childhood fractures for boys, but not girls, underlining the importance of bone health education. The University of Melbourne-led study, the world’s largest of its kind involving ... Read More »

Early intervention may minimise later lung problems
Early intervention may minimise later lung problems (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A major study has found that controlling asthma through appropriate monitoring and medication is among several variables that can affect whether someone develops chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in later life. The University of Melbourne-led study, published in The Lancet ... Read More »

Five tips to help you make the most of reading to your children
Five tips to help you make the most of reading to your children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Reading to your child is one of the most successful ways of instilling a love of reading in them. But in our recent study, more than one-quarter of primary-school-aged respondents claimed they were never read to at home. Children typically ... Read More »

Students who are old for their grade more likely to go to uni
Students who are old for their grade more likely to go to uni (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An ACU-led study has found that teens who are old for their grade appear to feel more confident about their academic abilities and are more likely to enrol in university than their younger peers. The study of more than 10,000 ... Read More »

Younger aged children with symptoms of ADHD show physical brain differences
Younger aged children with symptoms of ADHD show physical brain differences (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children as young as four years old with symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) showed reduced brain volumes in regions essential for behavioural control, according to a study published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. The study, funded by ... Read More »

Children’s self-regulation of eating overpowered by junk food marketing
Children’s self-regulation of eating overpowered by junk food marketing (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

All children are susceptible to junk food advertising, regardless of how parents try to influence their eating habits. This key finding is from a study led by researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) published in the journal Appetite. The ... Read More »

Call for national strategy on child injury prevention to curb rates of hospitalisation
Call for national strategy on child injury prevention to curb rates of hospitalisation (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new decade-long study of preventable self-harm and assault hospitalised injuries of children aged 16 years or less was published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. In the largest study of intentional child injury hospitalisations and ... Read More »

Urgent Need To Tackle Poor Diets Of Australian Children
Urgent Need To Tackle Poor Diets Of Australian Children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the first to assess intakes of Australian children from nine months to five years of age in comparison to Australian Dietary Guidelines. The Victorian study found ... Read More »

 
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