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Stroke: a top ten cause of death for children

The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has published the first ever study into the outcomes for children following an arterial ischaemic stroke, usually known as a stroke caused by a blood clot. Despite being more commonly associated with older people stroke ...

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Vitamin gummies not so good for children

Parents have always felt pressure to do the right thing for their children but with the ever increasing reach and variety of media outlets it sometimes feels difficult to know what the right thing is. This has created a market ...

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Girls better regulated, more successful at school

Have you noticed that preschool-age girls are more attentive and controlled than boys? A new study has affirmed this, along with the fact that these behaviours lead to better academic performance. Researchers from Queensland University of Technology analysed teacher-reported behaviour ...

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Preschoolers may know their (trans)gender: study

For transgender children, Barbies for biological boys and trucks for girls is the norm, US research has tentatively found. Academics from the University of Washington compared 36 transgender children aged 3-5 to their cisgender cohorts and siblings. They discovered that ...

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Tots wired, sleeping less after touchscreen use

Giving Ella or Charlie the iPad at bedtime may not be the best idea, two London universities have found. Researchers from Birkbeck, University of London and King’s College London asked 715 parents about their babies’ and toddlers’ touchscreen usage. After ...

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Bush kindy’s therapeutic, Japanese roots

Tree-time with kids may be good for all kinds of development, including physical stamina, gross motor skills and risk-management skills. But it also has lesser-known benefits for toddlers and adults alike. These are captured in what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, ...

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