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Vaccine hesitancy is now an issue of global concern. Parental concerns about the safety, efficacy and necessity of vaccines are increasing as exposure to vaccine preventable diseases decreases in Australia and other developed countries. Vaccine and Immunisation expert Doctor Margie Danchin provides information for healthcare providers to help address parents concerns.
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The advent of social robots is giving rise to new possibilities in paediatric health care. So what does it take to deploy a robot as a clinic-ready therapeutic aid for diverse patients? We have been exploring these questions and other by using the highly engaging humanoid robot NAO as a therapeutic aid for paediatric rehabilitation.
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PhD Student Sophia Frentz is calling for more women to choose science as a career, and explains that if you’re curious, if you’ve ever stuck a knife in a toaster, started taking apart a washing machine or watched a cake transform in the oven and wanted to know just what was going on, then the sciences might be your jam.
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Parenting can be a stressful and challenging task at the best of times. From conception through to birth, getting to know your baby and navigating what’s best for your child as they grow into a young adult is a big responsibility that requires a lot of patience and perseverance. For Mary Storch, mother of a daughter with a rare genetic condition, parenting presents these same challenges - plus many more that most of us will never experience.
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Generally when we think of what constitutes a good night’s sleep for children, the advice of getting in ten hours comes to mind. However new research from the long term Growing Up Australia study has given us reason to rethink what is most integral to getting a good night’s rest for optimum health and wellbeing.