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Kids’ sleep guidelines spell out shut-eye

New guidelines show how much shut-eye children should be getting. The recommendations range from up to 16 hours daily for babies to at least eight hours for teens. They come from a panel of experts and give parents fresh ammunition for ...

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Australia the unlucky country for 1 in 6 kids

In 2013, across Australia, 70,000 children faced the prospect of sleeping rough. One in six struggled with daily existence, living below the poverty line. These are just two conclusions from a new report, released to commemorate 25 years since Australia’s ratification ...

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Five tips for getting girls into STEM for good

The gender imbalance in STEM fields is well documented. The need for more women in physics, engineering and computer science-related professions – for example – is being pushed by universities, industry and, in this election cycle at least, politicians. But while STEM ...

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Campaign seeks minister for minors

In Australia, almost 18 per cent of kids live below the poverty line. One in four are overweight or obese. And an estimated 1 in 28 were sexually abused by a family member before they were 15. Particularly given young ...

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Vic, NZ trade ideas for building design, teaching

School building and refurbishment is now a booming industry in New Zealand and Victoria. And one architect said educators from both sides of the Tasman Sea are trading ideas for their pet projects. New Zealand’s last federal Budget allocated NZ$882.5 ($825.7 million) ...

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