Developmental psychology suggests that fantastical beliefs in children are associated with positive developmental outcomes. And parents need not worry, children will bust the Santa myth themselves, when the time is right. (Shutterstock)

Lies about Santa could be good for your child

We know babies should always be put to sleep on their backs, but if they roll onto their tummy it depends on their age and capabilities as to whether you should roll them back over. From www.shutterstock.com

Should I roll my baby back over if she rolls onto her stomach in her sleep?

If your baby can roll from her back to her stomach and back again then you needn't turn her over if she rolls onto her stomach during sleep.
A review of the prevalence of child sex abuse around the world shows that one in five females are affected and one in 13 males. (Shutterstock)

We must listen to male sexual abuse victims #too

In the wake of the #Metoo movement, and with the goal of transforming toxic masculinity into compassionate masculinity, we must create new spaces to listen to male victims of child abuse too.
Impetigo happens when itching causes the skin to break and let in disease-causing bacteria. from shutterstock.com

Why simple school sores often lead to heart and kidney disease in Indigenous children

While school sores – or impetigo – is a treatable condition, if left untreated it can lead to much more serious illness such as kidney and heart disease.
Stories that create ‘hygge’ — that Danish concept of security, connection and coziness — could be considered to achieve the highest expression of human rights, especially for children. (Shutterstock)

Holiday reads

Six children’s stories to bring calm to the holiday chaos

Stories that create connection, comfort and security aren't just perfect holiday reading. They also provide inspiration - a vision of how life should be.
Individuals wearing virtual reality headsets often look isolated. But research shows they can experience profound emotions such as awe, which enhance their feelings of social connection and wellbeing. (Shutterstock)

How virtual reality can make you well

Research shows that virtual reality experiences can help social disconnection and improve wellness - by inspiring awe.
Children aged under two are at increased risk of meningococcal disease. Shutterstock

What is meningococcal disease?

Meningococcal is a rare but very serious infection that can lead to blood poisoning and brain infection. But no single vaccine protects against all the strains.
Even if they are not treated, only about three per cent of men will die of prostate cancer over their lifetime, most in their 70s or 80s. (Shutterstock)

After Movember: Do you need a PSA test?

A family physician and public health researcher explains why he isn't getting a prostate cancer test in Movember or at any time in the near future.
Varicose veins don’t always require surgery. from www.shutterstock.com

What can I do about varicose veins?

Surgical techniques for varicose veins are becoming more refined, but not all cases require surgery. Lifestyle changes can help.

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