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Issue 92 | 15 June 2017


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Ongoing stress during pregnancy has long term implications for baby

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The feeling of constantly being on edge, always having to take care of everything, not being able to find a balance: If an expectant mother is strongly stressed over a longer period of time, the risk of the unborn child developing a mental or physical illness later in life increases...
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Results of Australian sunscreen testing

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In response to reported concerns during the past Australian summer that sunscreens were failing to provide adequate sun protection, the TGA undertook laboratory testing...
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Why is Australian 15-year-olds’ financial literacy declining?

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Around a fifth of 15-year-olds in Australia do not have basic financial literacy, according to a new OECD PISA financial literacy assessment results report...
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Expressing prior to childbirth good for diabetic mums

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A world first study has found that women with diabetes in a low-risk pregnancy can safely express breast milk in late pregnancy, with the study dispelling concerns that...
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Relationship between how kids spend their time and their quality of life

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An Australian-first study by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has found that how kids chose to spend their time may be associated with their health-related quality of life...
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Teenage smoking and drinking down

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Younger Australians’ smoking and drinking habits have improved, according to a report released  by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). But when it comes to...
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Stigma and parenting a child with an emotional or behavioural disorder

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Studies in Australia, America, and China, to name a few, consistently show that a large majority of parents experience stigma. The studies have found that the way parents think...
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Super easy educational toddler colour activity

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This sticker game helps toddlers and pre-schoolers learn math skills like colours and math vocabulary and develop fine motor skills....
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Insights and inspiration for raising a child with disabilities

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I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this…
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Joke of the month

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For weeks a six-year-old lad kept telling his first-grade teacher about the baby brother or sister that was expected at his house.

One day the mother allowed the boy to feel the movements of the unborn child. The six-year old was obviously impressed, but made no comment. Furthermore, he stopped telling his teacher about the impending event.

The teacher finally sat the boy on her lap and said, "Tommy, whatever has become of that baby brother or sister you were expecting at home?"

Tommy burst into tears and confessed, "I think Mommy ate it!"

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Breastfeeding issues shared

Expressing breastmilk

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Nursing strike

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On-demand or on-schedule breastfeeding?

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Breastfeeding at work

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