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Mothering in domestic violence: protecting children behind closed doors

As emerging data shows an alarming rise of domestic violence during the pandemic, researchers at the University of South Australia are urging practitioners to look beyond clinical observations and focus on the strengths that mothers exercise to...
2-Jul-2020 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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More than medicine: pain-relief drug delivers choices for mothers in labour

Choice and control are important factors for ensuring a positive childbirth experience, yet until recently, little was known about the impact of alternative administrations of fentanyl – one of the pain relief drugs used during labour– on both...
30-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tiny molecule could protect newborns from brain damage

New findings from Australian and Chinese researchers could hold the key to preventing brain damage in newborn infants who are deprived of oxygen at birth.
23-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Breakthrough discovery to transform prostate cancer treatment

A novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate – currently marketed as Zytiga - will dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer, as pre-clinical trials by the University of South...
19-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Vitamin D could help mitigate chemotherapy side effects

New findings by University of South Australia researchers reveal that Vitamin D could potentially mitigate chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis and provide relief to cancer patients.
18-Jun-2020 7:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers flush out worrying trend of designer drug use

In a sign that designer drugs are becoming more prevalent in Australia, synthetic cathinones – commonly known as ‘bath salts’ – have been detected in the nation’s wastewater in the largest study of its kind in the country.
15-Jun-2020 8:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Shining a Light on How Exercise Reduces Cataract Risk

Chinese and Australian researchers have combined studies of more than 170,000 people and found conclusive evidence that regular physical exercise reduces the risk of age-related cataracts, the cause of blindness in an estimated 13 million people...
9-Jun-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Weird Science

White lab coats and dangerous experiments all epitomise the ‘mad scientist’ from many a Hollywood blockbuster but, even beyond the silver screen, the stereotype lives on, and according to new research, it could mar the next generation of...
8-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Flexible Work: Likely or Lip Service Beyond Pandemic?

Flexible work has always been a drawcard for employees, but while managers have typically been reluctant to embrace flexible work arrangements, University of South Australia researchers warn that the topic is likely to become front and centre as...
9-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT

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Self-regulation for kids: at home, at school and with autism

As every teacher will assert, self-regulation is the key to optimal learning; it helps kids tune in, stay focussed and be ready to learn. But what if your child isn’t wired this way? For many children, self-regulation is hard to master, but for...
1-Apr-2020 8:30 AM EDT

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Kids Need Calm Not Chaos Amid Covid-19

Elbow bumps in lieu of high-fives, segregated lunchtimes and hyper hand hygiene ¬– they’re are all a part of our children’s new reality in response to Covid-19. But while kids are seemingly adapting well to the changes, University of South...
24-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT

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Children starting school? Don't stop the bedtime story.

24-Jan-2019 10:05 PM EST

Doing School Differently

Alternative schooling programs could deliver greater learning outcomes for young people who are struggling at school, according to University of South Australia researcher, Dr Thomas Stehlik.
22-Jul-2018 10:05 PM EDT

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