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Health and wellbeing depends on two hours a week spent in nature, researchers find

There is a crucial threshold of spending enough time in nature for the promotion of health and wellbeing, according to a new large scale study conducted by the University of Exeter, with researchers finding that the “sweet spot” is at least two hours per week.

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by Freya Lucas

New program for children starting from age 2 aims to nip body image blues in the bud

An initiative designed by La Trobe University is aiming to reduce instances of negative body image and unhealthy behaviours in children through working with child health nurses (CHN) and families of children aged between two and six years of age.

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by Freya Lucas

Research shows reading to infants boosts later language, literacy and numeracy skills

By reading a daily book with infants aged one to two years, parents and caregivers can boost the language, literacy and numeracy success of children later in life, researchers from Charles Sturt University have found.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Want a healthy adult heart? Get moving early, researchers say

The amount of physical activity a child undertakes in the early years may have an impact on cardiovascular health down the line, researchers from Canada’s McMaster University have found.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

3 out of 4 children with mental health disorders aren’t accessing care

Three-quarters of Australian children with mental health disorders aren’t getting professional help, according to our new research. Girls, younger children and families from non-English-speaking backgrounds are the least likely to access mental health services.

5 days ago

by Melissa Mulraney, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Harriet Hiscock, Murdoch Children's Research Institute