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Virtual reality headsets could put children’s health at risk 

The researchers found no child experienced serious deterioration in their eyesight. However, in two cases their stereo-acuity – the ability to detect differences in distances – was disrupted, while another child showed a “drastic worsening” of balance immediately after finishing the VR game. These effects were short-lived but were nevertheless noticeable, even though the children [...]

By | 2017-10-29T17:01:08+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recognise and overcome unconscious bias 

We cannot eliminate our biases, but we can understand them and know that there are things that we can do to reduce the impact of biases on our decision-making and to better reflect diversity. Being aware of biases also allows us to guide others towards certain decisions or behaviours without taking away their freedom to [...]

By | 2017-10-16T05:00:54+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

For the sake of our girls, Australia needs to ban advertisements that sexualise women

It's disheartening to consider that even the most naturally attractive model cannot match the beauty of her own images once they've been airbrushed. Yet even this level of perfection is flogged as achievable, provided you buy whatever it is she's selling.To ease the insane pressure placed on girls, governments and media standards bodies must create [...]

By | 2017-10-11T11:14:56+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does modern neuroscience help us understand behavior?

It may sound pedantic or philosophical to worry about definitions of “behavior,” “control,” and “understanding.” But for a field as young and diverse as neuroscience, dismissing these foundational discussions can cause a great deal of confusion, which in turn can bog down progress for years, if not decades. Unfortunately for today’s neuroscientists, we rarely talk [...]

By | 2017-10-10T13:40:48+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teen Moods: They Are Not About You

My 13-year-old daughter literally cringes when I touch her. Any attempt at showing affection to my once cuddly and affectionate daughter is now met with resistance. You know, the I’m-a-teen-and-I’m-way-too-old-for-this attitude that consumes our children sometime between the ages of 11 and 16. When I fall victim to this melancholy temperament, I’m quickly driven into [...]

By | 2017-09-29T14:11:26+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

How a Simple Walk Makes for a Stronger Bond Between Parent and Child

My 9-year-old son Ibrahim loves being home from school for the summer. For about five minutes. After that, the complaints and requests start. I know he’s not purposely trying to be a pest. He’s just giving me a kid-signal: spend time with me! “Can you make me a snack? What’s for lunch? Why can’t my [...]

By | 2017-09-25T10:29:56+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Leukaemia Breakthrough Uses Children’s Own Blood Cells to Attack Cancer

A breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to destroy childhood leukemia has been approved by US officials, opening a new era in cancer care. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called the approval historic, the first gene therapy to hit the US market. Made from scratch for [...]

By | 2017-09-25T10:23:21+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

How Can a Teacher Help a Shy Child?

Although it's great to have a range of personality types and temperaments in a classroom, teachers and parents naturally worry if a child is always quiet. Here are some ways to help a shy child shine in the classroom. And many of these tips will work in other situations, as well. 1. Figure out what your shy students are interested in. You [...]

By | 2017-09-25T10:22:01+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Disney Branded Non-Alcoholic Drinks Marketed to Children

A CONTROVERSIAL Disney branded product designed to look like champagne is still being marketed to children despite a company pledge to ban it. A RANGE of Disney branded non-alcoholic drinks that resemble champagne are being marketed in the UK and Europe despite the company pledging to ban such products from sale more than one year [...]

By | 2017-09-25T10:09:10+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Eating Disorders, Obesity, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments