Public Health Research
Public Health Research
Public Health

An online intervention to improve child dietary intake in childcare
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Researchers:

Alice Grady

Description:

Internationally, 41 million children aged 0-5 years were overweight or obese in 2016(1). Poor nutrition is one of the most important risk factors for the development of obesity(2). As early childhood is a formative time for developing healthy eating behaviours, population health strategies that support children to eat better are of upmost importance(3).

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Viruses, Infections / Immunity, Vaccines & Asthma
Viruses, Infections / Immunity, Vaccines & Asthma
Viruses, Infections / Immunity, Vaccines & Asthma

Understanding the link between immune cell function and lung function in the development of asthma in early life
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Researchers:
Description:

Asthma affects one in eight children in Australia and is the leading cause of hospitalisations and emergency visits, with an estimated annual health care cost of more than 24 billion Australian dollars in 2015. Asthma is the most common medical complication in pregnancy and is strongly associated with the development of childhood asthma. ntion strategy for asthma.

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Understanding how cohabiting bacteria in urine influence treatment of urinary infections and urinary leakage in children: a pilot study
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Description:

Urinary leakage in the daytime, feeling of urgency to urinate and frequent urination are common and often incapacitating problems in school-aged children. If affects 5-10% of healthy, otherwise normal children and significantly disrupts their day-to-day life and learning.(6,7)  This has consequences for mental health and healthy development.

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