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Poverty in childhood leads to poverty in adulthood

Poverty and socio-economic disadvantage more broadly, continue to be important public policy issues for Australia.

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by Freya Lucas

Children can't always read between the lines. Sometimes it's better to be explicit

When we communicate, there is often just as much meaning in what we don’t say as in what we say overtly.

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by Freya Lucas

More than just academics says Telethon Kids Institute study on school readiness

A new study by researchers at Telethon Kids Institute has found that there is a “much bigger picture” to consider when determining whether or not a child is ready to begin school.

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by Freya Lucas

UniSA researchers reveal the perfect day for children, in terms of good bone health

Children’s activities throughout the whole 24-hour day are important for their bone health, but until now, researchers haven’t known the perfect combination of exercise, sleep and sedentary time for optimal bone health. All that has changed, thanks to the work of UniSA’s Dr Dot Dumuid.

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by Freya Lucas

Babies exposed to ‘huge amounts’ of microplastics from bottles, Aus researchers find

Australian researchers from RMIT University and The University of Newcastle have joined with Environmental Science Solutions and Trinity College in Ireland to test the amount of microplastics bottle-fed babies are exposed to in their first 12 months of life.

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by Freya Lucas

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