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Issue 93 | 12 July 2017


Pregnancy news

A guide to blood tests during pregnancy

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More than 300,000 babies are born in Australia each year and Pathology Awareness Australia wants to ensure expectant parents are informed about the many pathology tests on offer and what they are for...
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Pregnancy stress affects cognitive and motor development skills at 2 years old

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Research into the impact of the 2011 Queensland floods on pregnant women and their babies has found stress from natural disasters affects...
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Even low-level alcohol in pregnancy affects baby’s facial development

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Researchers studied 415 babies who had 3D photographs of their faces taken at age one. Mothers were asked about their drinking habits before and...
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Kids health news

The benefits children with ASD bring to a classroom

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Australians are urged to consider the benefits of including children on the autism spectrum in mainstream classrooms. Too often these children...
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Paediatrician advice on sports vs energy drinks

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Sports and energy drinks are heavily marketed to children, but in most cases kids don’t need them – and some of these products contain substances...
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Good news for school readiness preemies

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Parents of prematurely born babies often fear their children may go on to struggle in school, but findings from a new large-scale study should reassure...
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Parenting news

Growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction

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They have what most would want — affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high school and...
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More Aussies using natural contraceptive methods

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Although most people in Australia use a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy, many use less effective contraceptive methods and few use…
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Recall: Polaris quad bikes an asbestos risk

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Australian quad bike supplier Polaris recalls 12 models in its ‘youth’ range of quad bikes due to the presence of asbestos in component parts.
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Joke of the month

With tears in his eyes, the little boy told his kindergarten teacher that only one pair of boots was left in the classroom and they weren’t his.
 
The teacher searched and searched, but she couldn’t find any other boots. “Are you sure these boots aren’t yours?” – she asked.
 
“I’m sure,” the little boy sobbed. “Mine had snow on them.”

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The winners of the movie tickets for “The House”, the Shapeeze pre-school activity pads, the Mumma’s Little Helpers Food Catchers and the Harvest Garden skincare packs have been announced.
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Hot topics this week

How to have sharing and caring children

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Counting with muffin tins

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Teaching kids about hand washing

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