child health

Nuts pack a nutritional (and brainy) punch
Nuts pack a nutritional (and brainy) punch (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children aged 8-13 years are being sought for a University of South Australia study to test whether nuts can improve their cognitive ability. Nutrient-rich tree nuts – including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and ... Read More »

Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with long-term risks of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases
Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with long-term risks of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases, according to researchers who have examined – for the first time – the long-term effects of the operations. The researchers suggest renewed evaluation of ... Read More »

One in three Australian kids exposed to disadvantage
One in three Australian kids exposed to disadvantage (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Almost a third of Australian children experience some form of disadvantage that can have a lasting impact on their development, a new study of more than 5,000 children has found. Changing Children’s Chances identifies patterns in children’s experiences of disadvantage ... Read More »

Eat up! Do dads push food on toddlers?
Eat up! Do dads push food on toddlers? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Well-meaning dads may be over-feeding their toddlers and increasing the risk of childhood obesity, according to a QUT and Flinders University study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna. The researchers compared mothers’ and fathers’ feeding practices and ... Read More »

TV junk food ban cost-effective for fighting childhood obesity
TV junk food ban cost-effective for fighting childhood obesity (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Banning TV networks from advertising junk food to kids would cut Australia’s health care costs and reduce childhood obesity, according to a new economic analysis from researchers at Deakin University. Researchers from Deakin Health Economics and Deakin’s Global Obesity Centre ... Read More »

Fast food companies not doing enough to address obesity crisis
Fast food companies not doing enough to address obesity crisis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Water should be the default drink for kids’ fast food meals, while kilojoules in meal deals should be cut, according to Deakin researchers who have undertaken a first-of-its-kind evaluation of nutrition policies at Australia’s biggest takeaway outlets. The research from ... Read More »

Vaccinations
Vaccinations (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

We are strongly encouraged by the international scientific community to use vaccinations to protect ourselves from many infectious and chronic diseases. The World Health Organization estimates that vaccinations prevent 2-3 million deaths around the world every year. Since the introduction ... Read More »

Child visits to Victorian emergency departments for mental health issues triple
Child visits to Victorian emergency departments for mental health issues triple (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has shown over the seven years between 2008 and 2015, mental health presentations have tripled amongst children in the 10-14 and 15-19 age group. The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, ... Read More »

Backpacks not to blame for back pain in kids
Backpacks not to blame for back pain in kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It’s a weighty topic, but new research from the University of Sydney suggests schoolbags do not cause back pain in children and adolescents. The study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, reviewed 69 studies on backpacks and back pain involving ... Read More »

Children eating less salt, but still a long way to go
Children eating less salt, but still a long way to go (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study has found promising signs that Australian children are eating less salt, but researchers say much more needs to be done if Australia is to meet the Federal Government’s commitment to reach the World Health Organization’s target of ... Read More »

 
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