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Students can help create healthy neighbourhoods for young people
Students can help create healthy neighbourhoods for young people August 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teens of today are being offered the power to potentially help map out the future shape and design of Australia’s capital cities. More than 1300 secondary students across Melbourne have a chance to become participants in a landmark Deakin University ... Read More »

New Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines
New Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines August 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines have been released to protect, promote and support breastfeeding mothers across the state. The guidelines were developed by La Trobe University’s Judith Lumley Centre in partnership with the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Department of Education ... Read More »

Warning to parents on high acidity drinks
Warning to parents on high acidity drinks August 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a “triple-threat” of permanent damage to young people’s teeth. For ... Read More »

Online bullying “rapidly increasing” in Australia
Online bullying “rapidly increasing” in Australia August 17, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Almost 50,000 Australian children experience cyberbullying that can lead to humiliation and depression, new research by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre has found. The research, which shows that one in five young Australians aged eight to 17 experiences cyberbullying each year, was ... Read More »

Overweight mums a concern for caesarian births and hospital planning
Overweight mums a concern for caesarian births and hospital planning August 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Improving patient care for obese pregnant women giving birth by caesarian and hospital resources for them, is the focus of a new University of Melbourne-led study. Maternal obesity is associated with increased hospital care and has important operating room planning ... Read More »

Predicting teen suicide
Predicting teen suicide August 15, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Health practitioners will be better equipped to predict self-harm or suicide attempts in adolescents as a result of a University of Queensland study on psychosis in young people. The UQ Centre for Clinical Research’s Associate Professor James Scott said the ... Read More »

National centre of excellence targets better mental health for young people
National centre of excellence targets better mental health for young people August 14, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Raising the number of young people who receive tailored, evidence-based care for emerging mood disorders is the aim of a new national centre of research excellence launching in Sydney today. Named Optymise, the NHMRC-funded service puts young people and their families at ... Read More »

Why the grown up voices of tomorrow should count today
Why the grown up voices of tomorrow should count today August 13, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children make up a quarter of our population but their opinions have been rarely canvassed or considered by politicians or policy makers … until now. A new book: Children as Citizens provides a real life blueprint which details exactly how children, from ... Read More »

Father’s role in supporting mothers to breastfeed
Father’s role in supporting mothers to breastfeed August 12, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The role of fathers in supporting breastfeeding is much more important than originally thought, new research has found. The research, conducted at the University of Tasmania and funded by the Tasmanian Early Years Foundation (TEYF), found fathers were actively involved ... Read More »

Many depressed preschoolers still suffer in later school years
Many depressed preschoolers still suffer in later school years August 11, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children diagnosed with depression as preschoolers are likely to suffer from depression as school-age children and young adolescents, new research shows. Depressed preschoolers were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from the condition in elementary and middle school than kids ... Read More »







 
 
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