child safety

Why children struggle to cross busy streets safely
Why children struggle to cross busy streets safely (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research shows perceptual judgment, motor skills not fully developed until age 14. For adults, crossing the street by foot seems easy. You take stock of the traffic and calculate the time it will take to get from one side ... Read More »

Kids’ nightwear safety boosted by new product standard
Kids’ nightwear safety boosted by new product standard (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children’s nightwear has a new safety standard, with highly-flammable garments excluded from sale and better labelling for fire warning, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says. Mr McCormack has today accepted advice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that ... 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 »

Anchor furniture to keep our kids safe
Anchor furniture to keep our kids safe (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Tragically, up to two children die and hundreds of children are injured in Australian households every year by furniture or TVs toppling over. Today, NSW Fair Trading and other consumer affairs agencies across the country are launching a campaign to ... Read More »

Creating safer communities for women and children
Creating 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 »

Call for children to wear helmets around horses
Call for children to wear helmets around horses (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study has recommended helmets should always be worn by children not only when riding horses but also when around horses, to reduce the risk of head injuries. The research conducted by The University of Queensland’s Centre for Children’s Burns and ... Read More »

One in 33 children receives child protection services, the majority repeat clients
One in 33 children receives child protection services, the majority repeat clients (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The number of children receiving child protection services continues to rise, with almost three-quarters of these children repeat clients, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Child protection Australia 2015–16, shows that over ... Read More »

Superfine merino wool good for kids with eczema
Superfine merino wool good for kids with eczema (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A clinical trial led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is challenging the myth that wool is a possible source of allergy and irritates the skin for eczema sufferers. The study published in the British Journal of Dermatology is the ... Read More »

Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe
Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Moveable soccer goals, which are subject to a safety standard due to the risk of toppling over, have been reviewed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Small Business Minister Michael McCormack, who is responsible for consumer affairs, has ... Read More »

 
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