News tagged with development

Group effort generates more cycling interest

Improving an individual's self-belief and social support are the most useful strategies to promote the uptake of cycling in Australia, according to a study of Perth residents.

Dec 23, 2013
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Life-saving formula a step closer to human trials

A global innovation that has the potential to prevent women in developing countries from the fatal loss of blood after childbirth will move a step closer to human trials, following a $500,000 gift from Australia's ...

Dec 20, 2013
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Two-way traffic in the spinal cord

The progress a baby makes in the first year of life is amazing: a newborn can only wave its arms and legs about randomly, but not so long after the baby can reach out and pick up a crumb from the carpet. ...

Dec 19, 2013
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Groundbreaking discovery in deadly childhood cancer

A new study by Canadian researchers may pave the way for more effective treatment of an aggressive and deadly type of brain tumour, known as ETMR/ETANTR. The tumour, which is seen only in children under four, is almost always ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Seven ways parents can manage holiday stress

With children home from school, days getting colder and shorter, and pressure around traveling, shopping, and gift-giving, many parents will think "Bah! Hum-bug!" at least once during the holiday season. W. George Scarlett, ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Book debuts brain models of risky decision-making

Risky choices – about sex, drugs and drinking, as well as diet, exercise, money and health care – pervade our lives and can have dire consequences. Now, a new book aims to help us understand the neural ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Lefties aren't so gifted after all

Despite popular belief, left-handers are no more gifted than their right-handed counterparts, with Flinders University research finding that some left-handed children actually have significantly lower cognitive ...

Dec 11, 2013
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