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Why a child’s freedom to travel and play without adult supervision matters

Free-range kids: Why a child

Why a child’s freedom to travel and play without adult supervision matters Why a child’s freedom to travel and play without adult supervision matters Navigating the neighbourhood on their own may be important for children’s health and well-being. Credit: Shutterstock The recently released 2020 ParticipACTION Report Card revealed that Canadian …

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    Star-shaped brain cells may play a critical role in glaucoma

    Glaucoma

    Star-shaped brain cells may play a critical role in glaucoma Star-shaped brain cells may play a critical role in glaucoma Acute angle closure glaucoma of the right eye (intraocular pressure was 42 in the right eye). Credit: James Heilman, MD/Wikipedia After a brain injury, cells that normally nourish nerves may …

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      Orthotics breakthrough helps children with Cerebral Palsy walk and play

      Orthotics breakthrough helps children with Cerebral Palsy walk and play

      Orthotics breakthrough helps children with Cerebral Palsy walk and play Orthotics breakthrough helps children with Cerebral Palsy walk and play Adapting splints and footwear can decrease the energy children with Cerebral Palsy use by as much as 33%. Credit: Staffordshire University Children with Cerebral Palsy have more energy to play …

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        Why children need to play with their friends as soon as they can

        Why children need to play with their friends as soon as they can

        Why children need to play with their friends as soon as they can Why children need to play with their friends as soon as they can Credit: gpointstudio/Shutterstock Approximately 1.4 billion children worldwide are currently living under partial or full lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the …

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          Genes may play a role in weight gain from birth control

          weight gain

          Genes may play a role in weight gain from birth control Genes may play a role in weight gain from birth control Credit: CC0 Public Domain A woman’s genetic make-up may cause her to gain weight when using a popular form of birth control, according to a study from researchers …

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            Child’s play ‘lost’ in pandemic fear

            Child

            Child’s play ‘lost’ in pandemic fear Child’s play ‘lost’ in pandemic fear Ms Jennifer Fane, PhD candidate, Flinders University, South Australia Credit: Flinders University Social and community disruptions caused by the COVID-19 restrictions could have a lasting effect on child wellbeing, Flinders University researchers warn. While health, safety and education …

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