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Issue 94 | 22 August 2017


Kids news

Peanut allergy: a possible cure

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A treatment for deadly peanut allergy undergoing clinical trials at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has shown long-lasting effects, more than four years after the original study...
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Identifying and discussing eating disorders with your kids

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Controversial Netflix drama To the Bone has brought eating disorders into the spotlight, but a Deakin University clinical psychologist warns it’s important for parents to take the lead...
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How to tell if your child is school-ready?

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Parents of pre-school children and infants often feel significantly stressed as they ponder the pros and cons of delayed entry to primary school in a vacuum of objective information,...
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Paediatricians say no fruit juice before 1 year

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Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to children under age 1 and should not be included in their diet, according to a new policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics...
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Pregnancy and Baby News

Historic discovery promises to prevent miscarriages and birth defects globally

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A blockbuster, world first breakthrough at Sydney’s Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is expected to prevent miscarriages and multiple types of birth defects, in one of the...
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Exercise and healthy diet reduces c-section, diabetes risk and keeps pregnancy weight under control

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Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy,...
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Breastfeeding babies benefits into adulthood

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Babies who are fed only breast milk for the first three months of life appear to be much more likely to maintain a healthy weight trajectory, with the benefits...
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Flat head syndrome

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The number of infants who develop flat head syndrome has increased significantly since the start of the Back to Sleep campaign to combat SIDS in the 1990s...
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Parenting news

How successful is IVF?

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Almost 70,000 ART cycles are performed each year in Australia and New Zealand. Success rates per individual embryo transfer cycle attempt are generally reported,...
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New research on room sharing with your baby

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A new study found that room-sharing with infants at ages 4 months and 9 months was associated with less nighttime sleep, shorter sleep stretches and unsafe sleep practices...
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Breastfeeding reduces MS risk in mums

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Mothers who breastfeed for a total of at least 15 months over one or more pregnancies may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis compared with those who don’t breastfeed at all...
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Competition winners

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The winners of the VTech Little Friendlies Starlight Sounds Polar Bears and the Pure Home Body Packs have been announced.
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Joke of the month

“Johnny, where’s your homework?” Miss Martin said sternly to the little boy while holding out her hand.

“My dog ate it,” was his solemn response.

“Johnny, I’ve been a teacher for eighteen years. Do you really expect me to believe that?”

“It’s true, Miss Martin, I swear it is,” insisted Johnny.

“I had to smear it with honey, but I finally got him to eat it.”

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