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Paracetamol pregnancy risk findings challenged

American television pundit John Oliver once said: “not all scientific studies are equal …some … may be subtly biased because of scientists being pressured to come up with eye-catching positive results.” This may, unfortunately, be the case with a recent ...

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Sesame Street gets STEAMy, for a cause

Have you heard the latest educational buzzword? It’s STEAM, not STEM, and Sesame Street has been onto it for years. The additional ‘A’ stands for ‘arts’. So, altogether, the acronym reads: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Early STEAM advocate ...

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‘Black dog’ also stalks new dads

For every nine dads feeling nothing but joy at the birth of their child, one dad is suffering. Although postnatal depression (PND) affects men less than women, its incidence in men – 10 per cent in Australia – remains a ...

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Australia the unlucky country for 1 in 6 kids

In 2013, across Australia, 70,000 children faced the prospect of sleeping rough. One in six struggled with daily existence, living below the poverty line. These are just two conclusions from a new report, released to commemorate 25 years since Australia’s ratification ...

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Supermodel, Harvard experts marvel at the infant mind

Gisele Bündchen and Harvard University professors agree on something – a baby’s brain is a great investment. The best-known supermodel and top Ivy League university, together with a plethora of other laypeople and academics, have collaborated to talk about babies in the ...

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We want healthier kids, poll finds

Its carrots rather than Cokes for our kids, if most Australians get their way. A survey of more than 2000 people, commissioned by Royal Children’s Hospital, has revealed we think our pollies are failing our kids, health-wise, and we’d like ...

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