child health

Genes not to blame for toothaches
Genes not to blame for toothaches (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers, including those from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), for the first time have looked into the role genes and environment on play in the composition of the oral microbiome and its role in the formation of tooth decay ... Read More »

Unlocking the secrets of autism
Unlocking the secrets of autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The word ‘spectrum’ is used to describe autism because the condition expresses itself in many ways and intensities. A new approach could offer a medical treatment for its most isolating symptoms. From a beckoning index finger or slight tilt of ... Read More »

Obese children face decades of disease
Obese children face decades of disease (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University has backed calls for a national obesity prevention plan as an urgent priority to stem the rising tide of obesity. AHPC is part of a coalition of 34 high-profile groups including ... Read More »

Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood associated with increased risk of cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood associated with increased risk of cancer (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk of cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancers, both in childhood and later in life, finds a study published in The BMJ. The increase persists into adulthood, and has not fallen since the ... Read More »

Some YouTube found glorifying alcohol
Some YouTube found glorifying alcohol (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

YouTube videos featuring alcohol are heavily viewed and nearly always promote the “fun” side of drinking. That’s the finding of a study in September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers looked at 137 YouTube videos ... Read More »

Parental lack of confidence in GPs contributing to overcrowding in emergency departments
Parental lack of confidence in GPs contributing to overcrowding in emergency departments (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first national survey of parent confidence in GPs found fewer than half of parents were completely confident in a GP to handle most of their child’s general health issues. Lead researcher, University of Melbourne Professor Gary Freed, said parents’ diminishing confidence ... Read More »

New resources build asthma confidence in teachers
New resources build asthma confidence in teachers (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An interactive e-book is now available to teachers to improve care for the one in 10 Australian children who have asthma. Head of UNSW’s School of Women’s and Children’s Health Professor Adam Jaffe produced the book with his Sydney Children’s Hospital colleagues ... Read More »

Country kids face food challenges
Country kids face food challenges (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

One in five children in regional and remote WA worry about getting enough food to eat according to a new study from Edith Cowan University. Researchers surveyed more than 200 children from around the State to measure their food insecurity, ... Read More »

Children who skip breakfast may not be getting recommended nutrients
Children who skip breakfast may not be getting recommended nutrients (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study by researchers at King’s College London has found that children who skip breakfast regularly may not be consuming the daily amounts of key nutrients for growth and development that are recommended by the UK government. Children who ate ... Read More »

Game-based technology to spot child hearing loss
Game-based technology to spot child hearing loss (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

This Hearing Awareness Week, Aussie start-up Sound Scouts and research partner, Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy, is reminding Australian parents to be hearing-wise – and know what hearing screening options are available for children. Currently there is no ... Read More »

 
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