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Qld: hold children’s hands crossing street

Parents and kids are encouraged to walk hand in hand as part of a new child pedestrian safety campaign. Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland (CARRS-Q), launched the campaign after conducting statewide research on ...

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One-stop shop for childhood cancer data: Ley

Australian families dealing with children’s cancer will get greater support with the launch of the federal government’s one-stop Children’s Cancer website. Developed with the guidance of a group of clinicians, nurses and carers of children affected by cancer, the website aims to provide ...

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Course to help teachers understand autism

A South Australian Government grant has opened the doors for Flinders University to design a postgraduate course for teachers about instructing children with autism. Dr Susan Close, the SA minister for education and child development, announced the course. It follows ...

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School gardens promote health eating: study

As parents continue to worry about their children’s diets, recent research indicates there may be a simple solution. A published study from the Australian Catholic University and the University of Texas has found school gardens can give an incentive for kids ...

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Research challenges ‘Cinderella effect’

A recent study has found the ‘Cinderella effect’ does not necessarily lead to higher rates of injury among children. Cinderella effect refers to a psychological theory that states children with step-parents suffer higher rates of injury than those who are cared ...

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