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Teens Increasingly Sleep Deprived
Teens Increasingly Sleep Deprived March 6, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Sufficient sleep is critical for adolescent health, yet the number of hours slept per night has decreased among teenagers in the United States over the last 20 years. A study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health ... Read More »

Medication, lifestyle changes slow gestational diabetes progression
Medication, lifestyle changes slow gestational diabetes progression March 5, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women with a history of gestational diabetes face a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes for years after giving birth, but intensive lifestyle intervention or a medication regimen can have a protective effect in this population, according to a ... Read More »

Many Pregnant Teens Use Alcohol and Drugs, Study Finds
Many Pregnant Teens Use Alcohol and Drugs, Study Finds March 4, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests that many teenagers, especially younger teens, may not be getting the message about the risks of using alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy – but that having involved parents and ... Read More »

Online game gives students a glimpse of university life
Online game gives students a glimpse of university life March 3, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Curtin University’s Addressing Higher Educational Access Disadvantage (AHEAD) program has launched Campus Quest, an online game that gives prospective students a virtual glimpse of life at university. Campus Quest helps prepare students for the real university experience, as gamers juggle ... Read More »

How teen attitudes to alcohol shape up in Qld
How teen attitudes to alcohol shape up in Qld March 2, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

When educating young people about the effects of alcohol it is best, indeed important, not to take a one-size-fits-all view. Such an approach runs the risk of sending the wrong message to the wrong group. It is crucial that the ... Read More »

All eyes on classroom camera
All eyes on classroom camera March 1, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Students have long suspected teachers can see out of the back of their heads. Now, with the help of 360 degree video cameras, ECU’s School of Education is training its pre-service teachers to do just that. Researchers, in partnership with ... Read More »

Daytime naps linked to poorer night-time sleep in young children
Daytime naps linked to poorer night-time sleep in young children February 28, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children who have daytime naps beyond the age of two may be poorer sleepers at night, QUT researchers have found. The study, led by Professor Karen Thorpe from QUT’s Faculty of Health and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), ... Read More »

Half of childcare centres fail cot mattress safety test
Half of childcare centres fail cot mattress safety test February 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Public health researchers at the University of Adelaide are hoping to raise awareness among childcare centres of the potentially deadly consequences of using cot mattresses that are too soft. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has been linked to a number ... Read More »

Stress cost of a new baby = $85,000
Stress cost of a new baby = $85,000 February 26, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research from the University of Melbourne has put a dollar figure of $85,000 on the time pressure and stress experienced by mothers in the first year of a baby’s life. This research, undertaken by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic ... Read More »

High school students to benefit from Confucius classrooms
High school students to benefit from Confucius classrooms February 25, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Confucius classroom to promote Chinese language and culture will open at Innisfail’s Good Counsel College on Friday (20 February) thanks to a University of Queensland initiative. The classroom – the second of five to be opened across Queensland by ... Read More »







 
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