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Research into kids’ screen time addiction comes at a cost… $2.5m

At least $2.5 million will be spent on establishing a research fund to look into the affects excessive screen time is having on our kids.

Hunter discovery could extend life expectancy of children with brain cancer

Newcastle and Hunter-based researchers have unveiled a major discovery, which could change the lives of children battling brain cancer.

TV debut a much-needed boost for The Beanies

Children's band The Beanies made their TV debut last week. Novocastrian Michael Yore says it's a dream come true.

COVID-19 vaccines approved for Australian children aged 5 to 11

Children aged between five and 11 can be vaccinated against COVID-19 from January following approval from Australia's immunisation advisory body.

Kids on their screens more than ever, could lead to diseases

Australian adolescents are spending more time than ever on screens, increasing the likelihood their sedentary lifestyle will lead to chronic diseases.

Social media crackdown to protect children

Children aged under 16 would need their parents' consent to use social media platforms under a proposed online crackdown.

Plan to tackle mental illness in children

Protecting the mental health of children under the age of 12 and preventing illness is part of a new world-first national strategy.

COVID vaccines at schools likely next year

Doctors have backed vaccinating children aged between five and 11 against coronavirus in schools as early as next year. 
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