Research

  • Research shows parents need to enforce helmet use in children

     

    A new study shows that not all parents understand the importance of helmet use in children, with a worrying number of children under four riding scooters without helmets.

  • BrightHearts helps kids manage pain and anxiety

    In a pilot study published by Pain Practice, the biofeedback relaxation app BrightHearts was found to help most young patients cope better with the pain and anxiety of procedures

  • Repeated exposure to anaesthesia link to poorer learning outcomes

    Young children who have been exposed to general anaesthesia have a greater risk of poorer development and lower scores in numeracy and reading , particularly if they have more than one surgery with anaesthesia. The study, published in Pediatric Anaesthesia.

  • $1 million grant for major cystic fibrosis study

    A $1 million grant has been awarded to Dr Keith Ooi, Gastroenterologist at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, to investigate whether probiotics can improve the overall health and life expectancy of children with cystic fibrosis.

  • Care Track Kids study results

    A landmark national study led by the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University has found children receive care in-line with clinical practice guideline recommendations on average 60 percent of the time.

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