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Mum’s depression different to other types

Do you know a new mum who’s got the blues? Though her symptoms – like withdrawal, loss of appetite and irritability – may seem similar to typical depression, a new study has shown they might in fact be different. Researchers ...

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Kids a priority for lobby against alcohol abuse

“Nothing good happens after midnight.” Michael Thorn, chief executive of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), drops this aphorism in a conversation about lockout laws. The erosion of lockout laws, and how it affects the wellbeing of children, ...

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Expert says school-start jitters avoidable

Across Australia, four, five and six-year-olds are feeling anxious, exhilarated, or possibly both. Their first day of ‘big school’ is imminent. Although this year goes by various names – prep, kindergarten, year K – there is one commonality: parental uncertainty ...

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Preschool is black jellybean of education funding mix

Education funding, like a bag of mixed lollies, is a medley. There are the preferenced red raspberries: universities; the average pineapples: the VET sector and schools; and, of course, the ill-favoured black jellybeans: preschools. This is the upshot of the Mitchell Institute ...

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