EDITOR’S PICKS

  • Reset Australia is warning Facebook can’t be trusted to help draft children’s data code, after the platform was caught red handed harvesting teenagers’ data to serve them stalker ads. In April, a report by Reset Australia showed how Facebook allowed advertisers to target young people...

  • Alexandra de Gendre and Nicolás Salamanca, tried to find out why. Who you go to school with matters. Almost all of us, as children or parents of children, have felt the influence of good, and bad, classmates at school. There is a large body of...

  • Dot Dumuid and Tim Olds, have done the research which shows a ‘Goldilocks Day’ tool helps find the best balance of good grades and well-being For students, as for all of us, life is a matter of balance, trade-offs and compromise. Studying for hours on...

  • Philip Britton, Louise Baur and Nicholas Wood report that it might be uncomfortable to talk about. Vaccinating children against COVID-19 is on parents’ minds, now Australia’s rollout is open to those aged 12 and over, and regulators are actively considering vaccination for five to 11...

  • Miranda Francis looks at Channel Nine’s ‘Parental Guidance’ and the quest to find the ‘best’ way to bring up kids Channel Nine If you believe the promos, there has just been a “groundbreaking” new program on Channel Nine. This is Parental Guidance, a reality program...

  • Media headlines are dominated by violence – young men’s violence against other men outside pubs and in the street, and men’s physical and sexual assaults against women. Most boys and men do not use violence. But a minority do.

Celebrating Mothers

  • Just don’t douche! write Naomi Strout and Mathew Leonardi. Researchers in the UK recently discovered a rapid test that checks the vaginal microbiome and can detect risks of preterm birth. Usually, tests to check the microbiome are complicated and it takes a long time to...

  • Associate Professor Joshua Vogel, Dr Meghan Bohren , Katherine EddyandRana Islamiah Zahroh, look at why Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are dangerous disorders causing high blood pressure during pregnancy. After haemorrhage, they are the second leading direct cause of death among pregnant or recently pregnant women –...

  • IVF success rates have improved significantly over the last 10 years, a new report by UNSW medical researchers has shown. The live birth rate per initiated IVF cycle in women using their own eggs has increased by 18% overall, with even steeper improvements in older...

  • The cost of raising a child with a rare genetic disorder was significant but the economic burden could be reduced by earlier diagnosis and targeted treatment, a new study has found. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), supports the addition of...

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