child health

Parents’ Use of Emotional Feeding Increases Emotional Eating in School-Age Children
Parents’ Use of Emotional Feeding Increases Emotional Eating in School-Age Children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Emotional eating—eating when you feel sad or upset or in response to another negative mood—is not uncommon in children and adolescents, but why youth eat emotionally has been unclear. Now a new longitudinal study from Norway has found that school-age ... Read More »

Vaccination and alternative medicine
Vaccination and alternative medicine (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Childhood immunisation has been one of the last century’s most successful public health measures. Yet, for some, vaccination remains a highly politicised and contentious issue. Naturopath, academic and former nurse Jon Wardle reveals how his latest research project is set ... Read More »

New centre set to create safer communities for women and children
New centre set to create safer communities for women and children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first and only Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) to promote safer families will lead research into the health effects of intimate partner violence on individuals and families, and how the health sector can respond. The CRE was officially launched ... Read More »

Reducing ineffective autism practices
Reducing ineffective autism practices (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Reducing the use of ineffective practices in autism early intervention is the focus of a new Griffith University study. “Autism has been described as a “fad magnet’ as it attracts a wide array of potential interventions,’’ says Professor Deb Keen from the Autism ... Read More »

Dangerous dreams: the health consequences of children’s snoring
Dangerous dreams: the health consequences of children’s snoring (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from Monash University – that will continue to be undertaken at the newly opened Monash Children’s Hospital – reveals this snoring is not harmless but may have long term cardiovascular, neurocognitive and behavioural implications. Up to 30% of children snore, with ... Read More »

Parents can help soothe burns treatment stress
Parents can help soothe burns treatment stress (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Playful distraction can trump kisses and cuddles to reduce a child’s anxiety and pain during potentially painful burns dressing changes. A University of Queensland Child Health Research Centre (CHRC) study has found parents’ behaviour in medical appointments affects how children cope ... Read More »

I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability
I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new Deakin University program is helping children of all abilities be part of AFL Auskick in 2017, with researchers to monitor their progress as part of an investigation into the benefits of physical activity for young Australians with a ... Read More »

Vaccine views study
Vaccine views study (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new La Trobe University research project is examining why some people support and others oppose childhood vaccinations. Lead researcher Tom Rozbroj from La Trobe’s Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society is surveying pro and anti vaxxers to ... Read More »

Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten
Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In the United States, estimates show that a substantial number of children under age 5 live in households that are food insecure. That means that they do not have food, or they lack sufficient quantity or quality of food to ... Read More »

Parents overestimate benefits of antibiotics for respiratory infections
Parents overestimate benefits of antibiotics for respiratory infections (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research by Bond University’s Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice (CREBP) has found that parents grossly overestimate the benefit of antibiotics in reducing the duration of acute respiratory infections in their children. The study, published Tuesday, 14 March in the respected ... Read More »

 
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