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New codeine recommendations implemented
New codeine recommendations implemented (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Consumers and health professionals are advised that the recommendations of the safety review of codeine use in children and rapid metabolisers have now been implemented. The Product Information (PI) documents for all prescription codeine products have been updated to reflect ... Read More »

Parenting with evidence to shape children’s behaviour
Parenting with evidence to shape children’s behaviour (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Most parents will be relieved to hear Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology John McAloon confirm, “All kids have tantrums.” But what strategies can parents take to ensure any challenges or struggles don’t become long-lasting, serious problems? Translating research evidence and ... Read More »

The value of acknowledging adolescents’ perspectives
The value of acknowledging adolescents’ perspectives (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Across very different cultures – Ghana and the United States – when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their adolescent children and encourage them to express themselves, the youths have a stronger sense of self-worth, intrinsic motivation, and engagement, and also ... Read More »

Children uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from screens
Children uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from screens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With their brains, sleep patterns, and eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time, according to a sweeping review of the literature published in the journal Pediatrics.  “The vast majority of studies ... Read More »

SIDS breakthrough: why babies shouldn’t sleep face down
SIDS breakthrough: why babies shouldn’t sleep face down (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

International research involving the University of Adelaide has uncovered a developmental abnormality in babies – especially in premature babies and in boys – that for the first time has been directly linked to cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). ... Read More »

Tired teens exposed to bright light in the morning can improve alertness
Tired teens exposed to bright light in the morning can improve alertness (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Exposing sleepy teens to bright light in the morning can improve their sleep and help them feel more alert during the day, a Flinders University study shows. Researchers investigated an innovative way to cure teenagers of Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder, ... Read More »

Young children recognise the importance of practice
Young children recognise the importance of practice (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A University of Queensland study is helping parents and teachers understand the capacity of young children to learn independently, by providing insight into children’s understanding of practice. The study, led by UQ School of Psychology PhD student Melissa Brinums, investigated ... Read More »

Safety standards for baby bath aids and sunglasses improved
Safety standards for baby bath aids and sunglasses improved (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Safety standards for baby bath aids and sunglasses have been strengthened to ensure the safety of consumers in Australia, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says. “As Minister responsible for Consumer Affairs I know that Australian Consumer safety is paramount,” ... Read More »

Virtual puzzles can teach kids to solve real-world problems
Virtual puzzles can teach kids to solve real-world problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Swinburne researchers have shown that children can apply the skills they learn on a tablet to the real world. The research shows that when four to six-year-olds learn how to solve a puzzle using a tablet, they then apply this ... Read More »

Children more likely to receive welfare benefits if their parents do
Children more likely to receive welfare benefits if their parents do (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Young people are almost twice as likely to need social welfare payments if their parents have a history of receiving such assistance themselves, according to new research from the University of Melbourne. Researchers Dr Nicolás Salamanca and Dr Anna Zhu ... Read More »

 
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