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Keeping participants in community sport
Keeping participants in community sport May 4, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Victoria’s grassroots sport clubs are not addressing high churn rates among members in key demographic groups, a Victoria University researcher has found. Associate Professor Rochelle Eime studied data from the state’s most popular organised sports and found relatively high drop-out ... Read More »

Managing drug risks at youth music festivals
Managing drug risks at youth music festivals May 3, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Education and harm minimisation strategies such as pill testing should be considered as a means of reducing the most risky behaviour of illicit drug use at large music and youth festivals, a Flinders University public health and safety expert says. ... Read More »

60 per cent of bottle shops sell alcohol to teens without checking ID
60 per cent of bottle shops sell alcohol to teens without checking ID May 2, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s bottle shops are selling alcohol to teenagers without checking their age, a Deakin University study has found. Researchers with Deakin’s Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED) monitored 350 bottle shops throughout the country to check sales to ... Read More »

Raising men’s awareness of effects on children exposed to domestic violence
Raising men’s awareness of effects on children exposed to domestic violence May 1, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Far greater investment in training programs designed specifically to raise awareness of the harms experienced by children exposed to family violence is needed, according to new research. A research team from the University of Tasmania’s schools of Health Sciences and ... Read More »

Childhood and the touchscreen revolution
Childhood and the touchscreen revolution April 29, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Concerns that tablet computers may harm children’s development appear to be unfounded, early research by Swinburne scientists suggests. Children began to play with tablet computers as soon as they came out in 2010, immediately generating fears that the technology might ... Read More »

Quality education for the youngest Australians
Quality education for the youngest Australians April 28, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Early childhood is one of the most important but also most at-risk areas in Australian education, according to a new report by the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University. The report, Quality Early Education for All finds that better access to quality early years services ... Read More »

The high cost of eating gluten-free
The high cost of eating gluten-free April 28, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In the first research of its kind in Australia, a study shows families could be paying up to 17% more for a gluten–free diet and for some single gluten-free items as much as 500% more. The new study, published in ... Read More »

Vaccination rules remind forgetful parents but fail to impact objectors
Vaccination rules remind forgetful parents but fail to impact objectors April 27, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Western Sydney University research has found new vaccination regulations for parents looking to enroll their children in NSW child care centers has succeeded in reminding forgetful parents, but failed to affect conscientious objectors. The study, published in the journal Public ... Read More »

Autistic children’s vision for a better future
Autistic children’s vision for a better future April 26, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With up to 40% of autistic children suffering from ophthalmic problems (Ikeda et al, 2012), and many unable to tell anyone, Australia’s first dedicated optometry service for children and adults on the autism spectrum is set to dramatically improve the ... Read More »

Help for infertile couples
Help for infertile couples April 25, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Scientists at the University of Sheffield are launching a pioneering study to investigate if a simple extra nutrient can boost male fertility. Studies have already shown that lycopene, the red pigment compound found most readily in sun-ripened tomatoes, can boost ... Read More »







 
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