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Mom’s diet rich in fish could boost baby’s brain

Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from...

How to co-parent after divorce

In Australia, around 21,000 divorces involving children occur annually. Separation and divorce can be an emotionally exhausting and difficult time, something which is recognized by...

Toxic metal may play a role in autism development

In a recent study, researchers find that environmental metal and metalloid pollution (lead, mercury, aluminum, and arsenic) may induce autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The finding...

Common household cleaning products may cause overweight in kids

Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota, suggests a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association...
Boys and girls share similar math abilities at young ages, study finds

Boys and girls share similar math abilities at young ages, study finds

A new study shows boys and girls don't have an innately different ability to understand numbers. There has been much speculation about whether lower female...

Difficult childhood experiences could make us age prematurely – new research

We know that comparatively disadvantaged people, even in rich countries, have worse health and shorter life expectancy than others. But what is it exactly about...

7 ways to prevent and manage childhood obesity

World Obesity Day was established to promote practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis. Leading up to 11 October, a review of current evidence...

8 tips for parents to look after children with asthma

Seeing your child struggle with asthma can be difficult. However, getting ahead of it and knowing your options can help prevent the asthma attack or lessen...

Got a picky eater? Here are 11 tips you can try

You finally get home from a long day of work, prepare a nutritious meal and your child refuses to eat it. You try bribing, bargaining...

How to get children to eat a rainbow of fruit and vegetables

Worldwide, people are not eating enough fruit and vegetables. In Australia, less than 4% of us meet the Australian Dietary Guideline recommendations for vegetables by...