Tag Archives: Children

SA children, students miss out on vaccines

Up to one-third of South Australia’s children and young adults are missing out on protection from the deadly B strain meningococcal disease, health authorities say. Communicable disease control director Louise Flood says the uptake of a free vaccine program has been disappointing. So far only about 70 per cent of the required number of doses… Read More »

Maternal race not a factor for children experiencing a ‘language gap’

In a first of its kind study, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute evaluated the language use of black mothers in comparison with white mothers with the same education levels to measure the amount and complexity of the words they use with their infants and… Read More »