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Government launches child vaccination campaign

The federal government is spending $5.5 million to encourage parents to vaccinate their children. Health minister Greg Hunt says while more than 93 per cent of five-year-olds are fully vaccinated, immunisation rates in some parts of Australia remain low. The ...

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Families stymied by high childcare costs

Childcare has become one of the biggest, if not the biggest, drain on the family purse. The high cost of childcare is eating substantially into the average pay packet and putting many families under financial stress. According to a recent ...

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Adelaide study into language in the home

The importance of learning and early childhood development has been in the news of late, particularly with the recent report by the UNICEF Office of Research, Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries, which ranked ...

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Push to ban toys linked to fast-food meals

Public health experts are leading a renewed push to stop toy giveaways with junk food aimed at kids. A study of 900 Australian children aged 5-9 published in journal Appetite has revealed kids are more likely to choose a fast-food ...

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Babytalk has subconcious benefits

Dr Marina Kalashnikova from the MARCS Institute at Western Sydney University has published research showing a subconscious purpose behind the use of babytalk by parents and carers. The study, published by the Royal Society Open Science, showed the subconscious reasons for ...

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