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Behaviour issues being mislabelled due to poor diagnosis of sleep apnea, study shows

Up to 15 per cent of children have sleep disordered breathing (SDB), including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) , yet up to 90 per cent are undiagnosed, with researchers from the American Osteopathic Association cautioning that SBD can impair brain development, cause cognitive delay, and present as behavioural problems.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

It takes a village to raise a clever baby, research shows

When new parents, especially mothers, have a strong social network of friends to support them, their toddlers score better on cognitive tests than those with a smaller social network, researchers from the United States have found.

2 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Constant changes to work schedules affect staff health and wellbeing: new report

The unpredictability of shift and casual work has a negative affect on employees’ health and well-being, a new study from the University of California-Berkeley and University of California-San Francisco has found.

2 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

ECLD19: placing children at the core of our future

International experts will address Western Australia’s largest gathering of education and development professionals at the 2019 Early Childhood Learning and Development (ECLD19) Conference, to be held 29 and 30 March at Crown Perth.

3 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Even smoking outside doesn’t stop exposure to third hand smoke residue and chemicals

Bans on smoking inside aren’t doing as much to protect children as previously thought, researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, and the University of Cincinnati have found, showing the lingering nicotine on the fingers of smokers is placing children at risk.

3 days ago

by Freya Lucas