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Studies cast doubt on screen time rules

When five pm hits, Jessica flicks on the TV. She knows Lula, her two-and-a-half-year-old, will pass the witching hour in relative peace watching ABC Kids. Screen time rules proponents may caution her: no more than that per day, until Lulu is ...

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New medical guidelines for transgender kids

They may constitute only approximately 1.2 per cent of the population, but until recently, transgender individuals have been excluded from society. In a 2015 speech, former Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson said that of LGBTQI people, "the lingering and most extensive discrimination ...

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For gender inclusivity, let students disagree

We've all likely heard the statistics: gay, bisexual, intersex or transgender people comprise only up to 11 per cent of the Australian population, yet they are three times as likely to experience depression. One survey found almost 1 in 2 ...

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About that suicide-school grades link

It's the fatal phenomenon with silent symptoms. Now, there's a clue that might help detect suicidal tendencies. A large, longitudinal Swedish study found that those who performed poorly at school were five times more likely to kill themselves later in life, and ...

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The effect of the same-sex marriage debate on kids

The same-sex marriage row has undoubtedly offended people on both sides. But, as the cliche goes, who's thinking of the children? Professor Frank Oberklaid is. The Co-Group Leader of Child Health Policy, Equity and Translation at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute ...

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