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Children fed too many junk food ads on TV


The food industry is failing to self-regulate junk food ads marketed at children, according to a new report. New analysis conducted by Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney shows children are still being exposed to too many unhealthy ...

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Clue on why boys more prone to autism


Scientists have found that brains with a “typically male” structure, even among women, are linked to a higher risk of autism. A German study of high-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), also known as Asperger syndrome, found females with ...

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Extra parental leave for childcare deal


Families will reportedly receive an extra two weeks of paid parental leave (PPL) under a government deal to get is childcare reforms passed. The $700 million compromise deal will be introduced to parliament on Wednesday 8 February 2017 as part ...

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Childcare fees continue to bite families


The Turnbull government is renewing its plans to overhaul childcare subsidies as new data shows parents are paying about $1 from every $13 of their disposable income on fees. The coalition wants to roll the existing complex system of childcare ...

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