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The A-Z of Common Illnesses in School Children

Why do children get sick so often?  Bacteria and viruses are two distinct causes for infections in children.  Often a child will get a viral cold and then later on develop a secondary infection with bacteria which then turns into a condition such as a chest infection. It seems bacteria tend to infiltrate a body [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:57:25+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Science & Research, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Children as Young as 6 Years Old are Watching Porn Online

Children as young as six are watching internet porn, with one group linking the behaviour to sexual assaults in schools. Centre Against Sexual Violence counsellor Kate McCormick said there appeared to be "a lot of sexual assault" occurring within the school environment. "This has been linked back to early exposure to pornography," she said. "From [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:38:46+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sydney Hospital Using Emoji Boards to Help Children Express Their Emotions

When you are feeling sick but have no idea how to explain it in words, sometimes an emoji is all you need to get the message across. And that's the tool patients at the Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick are using to communicate to nurses and other medical staff every day. In August the hospital [...]

By | 2017-10-06T12:18:03+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Not Just A Toy – How Lego is Helping Children Express Themselves

Lego isn’t just a plastic brick loved the world over. It’s also a tool which can be used therapeutically as children, teachers and experts are discovering in Gloucestershire. Education experts in Gloucestershire are using construction toys such as Lego to help children express their emotions and improve their mental health. With data showing that children [...]

By | 2017-10-06T12:17:40+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Aggression, Shame, Winning At All Costs: The Real Values We’re Teaching Kids Through Sport

Without a doubt, this time of year is all about winning. Thanks to the last few weeks of finals fever, the media has been full of tales about underdogs triumphing and boys from the wrong side of the tracksmaking good because of the saving grace of sport. The football grand finals are one thing, but should we be concerned [...]

By | 2017-10-06T12:17:29+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Bullying, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Seven Red Flag Signs Your Child Could Be Depressed

Ignoring your Whatsapp messages and six other red flag signs YOUR child could be depressed (and what to do about it) Around 800,000 five to 17-year-olds suffer mental health disorders in the UK, according to a recent report. IT'S easy to shrug off and blame on "those difficult teenage years". But, if your kid goes [...]

By | 2017-10-06T12:17:23+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Virtual Reality Goggles Used To Ease Anxiety

In a WA-first, virtual reality goggles are helping children feel less anxious when they have blood tests and other painful procedures. The technology is being used as a pilot program at St John of God Health Care hospitals and takes children on an underwater adventure to distract them. St John of God Health Care group [...]

By | 2017-09-29T14:11:22+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Fussy Children Should Be Encouraged To Play With Their Food

Slow weight gain in early childhood, also known as faltering growth, may be associated with persisting problems with appetite and feeding, says NICE, in new guidance published today. The NICE guideline aims to improve diagnosis, assessment and monitoring of children with faltering growth and to help GPs and health visitors support parents and carers to [...]

By | 2017-09-29T14:11:14+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|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

Cartoon Characters On Food Packaging Are Fuelling Australia’s Childhood Obesity Crisis

Cartoon characters on food packaging such as Kellogg's Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam are fuelling Australia's childhood obesity crisis and should be restricted, public health experts say. Researchers at the Obesity Policy Coalition surveyed 186 packaged foods with cartoon characters designed to lure children, and found 52 per cent were classified as unhealthy, based [...]

By | 2017-07-03T16:40:51+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Obesity|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments