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is it more infectious? is it spreading in schools? this is what we know about the delta variant and kids

Is it more infectious? Is it spreading in schools? This is what we know...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock The Delta variant is surging across the globe, and the World Health Organization warns it will rapidly become the world’s dominant strain of COVID-19. Delta is more infectious than the Alpha variant, and preliminary data suggest children...
we need to prioritise teachers and staff for covid vaccination — and stop closing schools with every lockdown

We need to prioritise teachers and staff for COVID vaccination — and stop closing...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Last Thursday Victoria announced a snap lockdown to last at least seven days starting from 11:59pm last night. As part of the lockdown, schools will close and move to remote learning, and today is a pupil-free...
best evidence suggests antidepressants aren’t very effective in kids and teens. what can be done instead?

Best evidence suggests antidepressants aren’t very effective in kids and teens. What can be...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Even before COVID-19 lockdowns, school closures and strict social distancing, depression was on the rise in children and teenagers around the globe. By the age of 19, around 25% of adolescents are estimated to have experienced a...
children, teens and covid vaccines: where is the evidence at, and when will kids in australia be eligible?

Children, teens and COVID vaccines: where is the evidence at, and when will kids...

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  Photo: Shuttlestock Adolescents in North America are beginning to roll up their sleeves for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after it was approved for 12-15-year-olds this month. The Canadian drug and therapeutic regulator Health Canada approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine...
adhd affects girls too, and it can present differently to the way it does in boys. here’s what to look out for

ADHD affects girls too, and it can present differently to the way it does...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Two female Australian comedians recently revealed they’ve been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In an interview before her shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Fiona O’Loughlin alluded to lifelong challenges including disorganisation...
4 critical signs a child must be taken to the dentist

4 Critical Signs a Child Must Be Taken to the Dentist

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Dental health is a critical part of their overall health and well-being. Dental care will include checkups every six months, and it is critical to make sure a child will have good oral health....
what are breath-holding spells, the common phenomenon that causes children to faint?

What are breath-holding spells, the common phenomenon that causes children to faint?

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 Picture: Shuttlestock It’s time to leave the playground but your 12-month-old daughter doesn’t want to. She gets angry, cries out loudly, breathing all the way out and then holds her breath. She turns blue around...
should i get a covid vaccine while i’m pregnant or breastfeeding? is it safe for me and my baby?

Should I get a COVID vaccine while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding? Is it safe...

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 Picture: Shuttlestock From Monday, Australia’s front-line health workers, quarantine staff, border control officers, and workers and residents in aged-care homes will be offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Some of these workers will be women who are pregnant, planning a...
can breastmilk provide babies with covid-19 immunity?

CAN BREASTMILK PROVIDE BABIES WITH COVID-19 IMMUNITY?

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An investigation into how antibodies in breastmilk can protect babies and young children from COVID-19 will be the focus of a new project by The University of Western Australia, funded by the State Government to tackle health challenges associated with the virus.    The findings will inform breastfeeding recommendations for...
purchase the best crib mattress —complete buying guide

Purchase the best Crib Mattress —Complete Buying Guide

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Infants spend up to 18 hours a day sleeping. For most of this period, they are inside a crib, right on the mattress you have bought for them. Crib mattress might not be your...