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early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies, but getting into nature might

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Keeping in touch with nature may assist with allergy protection. Picture: Katya Shut/Shutterstock Over the past few decades, allergies and asthma have become common childhood diseases, especially in developed countries. Almost 20% of Australians experience some kind of...
loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

Loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

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Young adults and people living in the inner city are among those most likely to be lonely, according to the ABC’s Australia Talks project.  Image from www.shutterstock.com The ABC’s Australia Talks project aims to stimulate a conversation...
kids helpline says that supporting students leaving school is important for their mental health and well-being

Kids Helpline says that supporting students leaving school is important for their mental health...

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"Transitioning from high school can be a time of heightened risk for mental wellness. It can be layered with difficulties that can originate in the transition period as students leave one life behind and begin...
mental health major issue for young

Mental health major issue for young

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Mental Health Month (October 2019) is a compelling time to raise awareness around the number of mental health-related issues reported to Kids Helpline said yourtown Chief Executive Officer Tracy Adams. Kids Helpline says mental health issues...
psychological resources for youth

Psychological resources for youth

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Why are our resources so popular? Because kids and teens love them! Build skills to address anxiety, bullying, autism, teen relationships, social skills, low mood, poor self-esteem and much more..... Designed by Clinical Psychologists Our visual resources are changing how...
what is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect a community?

What is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect...

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The vaccine coverage needed for herd immunity varies from disease to disease. Ryoji Iwata/Unsplash The term herd immunity comes from the observation of how a herd of buffalo forms a circle, with the...
it’s a bad year for flu, but it’s too early to call it the worst ever – 5 charts on the 2019 season so far

It’s a bad year for flu, but it’s too early to call it the...

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The impact of the flu on a population can be measured by looking at figures including cases, hospitalisations and deaths. From shutterstock.com From early this year it’s been apparent the 2019 Australian influenza “season” was...

Nearly 30% of kids experience sibling bullying – as either bully or victim

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Bullying among siblings isn’t the same as teasing and occasional sibling spats. from shutterstock.com Australia has invested an extraordinary amount of time and effort into putting in place bullying prevention programs – especially across schools. But...

How to know if your child is addicted to video games and what to...

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When gaming interferes with a person’s daily life, it might become a disorder. Alex Haney   If your child spends long hours playing video games, you might be worried they’re addicted. “Gaming disorder” is real, and...

What Nutrients Does My Child Need?

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There are many essential nutrients that your children need to enable them to grow fit and healthy. This guide will help you to understand what the most important nutrients are for your child through...