24 Mar 2018
Combating childhood obesity by preventing “fatty liver” in fetus
New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates that an obese pregnant mother and exposure to a high fat, high sugar diet during pregnancy…
01 Jan 2018
Child sexual abuse affects victim’s brain
A fresh look at neurobiological research shoots down any remaining myths that adult-child sex could be less harmful than claimed.
18 May 2017
Modest Increases in Kids’ Physical Activity Could Avert Billions
Elementary school children who participate in physical activity would avoid medical costs and lost wages over the course of their lifetimes, new research suggests.
13 Jul 2016
Childhood fitness a trump card in better adult heart health
A new study from a group of international researchers has found that aerobic exercise in childhood can help offset the long-term heart health risks associated…
13 Jul 2015
Childhood obesity prevention program gets tick of approval from top doctor
The champion of childhood obesity prevention and former AMA Qld president Dr Shaun Rudd has given the thumbs up to a free state government-funded program…
24 Jul 2014
Lauren overcomes the challenges of gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes in pregnancy affects women in the third trimester and is managed with healthy eating according to a diabetes diet.
04 Jul 2014
Aussies getting bigger quicker
As many as 11 million Australian adults, 63% of the population are overweight according to a new global study published in The Lancet today.
23 May 2014
Genetics explain why some boys and girls are bigger than others
The influence of genetic factors on differences between children's Body Mass Index (BMI) increases from 43% at age 4 to 82% at age 10, reports…
10 Jan 2014
Inadequate Pregnancy Weight Gain a Risk Factor for Infant Mortality
Women who do not gain enough weight during pregnancy are at increased risk of losing their baby in its first year of life, according to a new study by researchers in the University of Maryland School of Public Health. This study examined the relationship between gestational weight gain, mothers’ body…