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Issue 104 | 06 June 2018

Hot parenting news

How to reduce asthma triggers in the home

University of Queensland researchers have found that childhood asthma in Australia is associated with gas stoves and damp houses....
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Grass fed vs grain fed cows and how it affects our milk

Australian dairy cows are among the world’s best producers of milk rich in good fatty acids simply because they graze in paddocks,...
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Women who eat fast food take longer to become pregnant

Women who eat less fruit and more fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, according to...
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Childhood communication enhances brain development, protecting against harmful behaviours

Children with greater parent communication in early adolescence have less harmful alcohol use and emotional eating in young adulthood,...
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Non-vaccinators just want to fit in

A new study has revealed parents’ choices about whether to vaccinate their children are largely influenced by their social networks, with parents often...
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Walking may aid chance of becoming pregnant

Results of a recent study to better understand modifiable factors such as physical activity that may affect a woman’s ability to conceive a child suggest that walking may help...
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New this week

Vaccines: the benefits and risks, what’s actually in them

Learn the basics about vaccinations. How do they work? What's the difference between vaccination and immunisation? What are the benefits and risks?
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Pregnancy: which vaccinations to have and when

Learn about the vaccinations you should have when pregnant in Australia, vaccinations for unplanned pregnancies, and other special considerations...
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Baby-5yrs: vaccinations at each age and free downloadable chart

Vaccinations protect babies against many diseases while their immune systems are still developing. They are a simple, safe and effective way of preventing many serious childhood illnesses....
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Kids 5-19 years: which vaccines, why and when, plus free downloadable chart

Learn more about vaccines for children 5 years and above: influenza, HPV and meningococcal vaccines, school vaccination programs, and vaccines for travel...
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Joke of the month

College student: “Hey, Dad! I’ve got some great news for you!”

Father: “What, son?”

College student: “Remember that $500 you promised me if I made the Dean’s list?”

Father: “I certainly do.”

College student: “Well, you get to keep it.”

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