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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...
worried about your child getting coronavirus? here’s what you need to know

Worried about your child getting coronavirus? Here’s what you need to know

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Picture: Shutterstock The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, has infected nearly 90,000 people and caused more than 3,000 deaths so far. Parents are understandably concerned. But it’s important to keep in mind that comparatively few...
children of domestic violence: breaking the cycle of abuse

Children of domestic violence: breaking the cycle of abuse

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Research shows that children suffer long term impacts from witnessing domestic violence, yet growing incidences of abuse indicate that that thousands of children are being exposed to terrible acts of violence each day. Understanding just...
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Being in nature is good for learning, here’s how to get kids off screens...

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It takes effort and imagination, but the benefits are many.  from www.shutterstock.com Contrary to the belief we Aussies are a nature-loving outdoor nation, research suggests we’re spending less and less time outdoors. This worrying trend is also...
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...

Health Check: what causes constipation?

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When you’re constipated, you have hard or lumpy stools that are difficult to pass. Shutterstock Most people have experienced being blocked up from time to time, whether it’s while travelling, after taking painkillers, or when...

Back at school? Here’s how to keep kids free of head lice

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Head-to-head contact is the easiest way for lice to move from person to person. Dr Cameron Webb (NSW Health Pathology),  Author provided (No reuse) A new school year, and another battle between bloodsucking parasites and the...

5 Things That Are Important for Your Child’s Mental Health

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Everything that happens around your child can affect their development, from the people they come in contact with to the activities you do together. This is also why you want those everyday experiences to...

What’s behind the increase in bowel cancer among younger Australians?

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Bowel cancer was the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia in 2017. from shutterstock.com Bowel cancer mostly affects people over the age of 50, but recent evidence suggests it’s on the rise among younger Australians. Our...

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...