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For emotional teens, this homework is music to their ears
For emotional teens, this homework is music to their ears July 24, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Imagine receiving homework where the task is to “find a high-energy, pleasant song to share next week” and the goal of the subject is to achieve happiness. University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Dr Genevieve Dingle has been road-testing an intervention for adolescents exactly like ... Read More »

Boy babies at greater risk of pregnancy complications
Boy babies at greater risk of pregnancy complications July 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research led by the University of Adelaide has confirmed that boy babies are much more likely to experience potentially life-threatening outcomes at birth than girls. The research, which investigated data of more than 574,000 South Australian births over a ... Read More »

Obese preschoolers have 60% higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children
Obese preschoolers have 60% higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children July 22, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Obese children are two to three times more likely to be admitted to hospital, according to a new study on the healthcare costs of overweight preschoolers. Obese children aged two to five years old are 2-3 times more likely to ... Read More »

Childbirth education program dramatically reduces medical interventions at birth
Childbirth education program dramatically reduces medical interventions at birth July 21, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research from the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) at Western Sydney University shows antenatal education classes focusing on pain relief techniques dramatically reduce the rate of medical interventions during childbirth, such as epidural use and caesarean section. The research, the first ... Read More »

Late language emergence in toddlers
Late language emergence in toddlers July 20, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian children have been the focus of pioneering studies of early language development. These contemporary Australian population studies of language growth and patterns over time are producing a vastly different picture from the boutique studies of the early 1970’s that ... Read More »

Extra 1000 steps a day benefit children with type 1 diabetes
Extra 1000 steps a day benefit children with type 1 diabetes July 19, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Adelaide and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. For the first time, researchers have ... Read More »

Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active
Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active July 18, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescent girls are missing out on opportunities to be as physically active as boys and a Melbourne researcher says that schools and sporting clubs are the place to start to change this inequity. Dr Helen Brown from the Institute for Physical ... Read More »

Planning walking to school
Planning walking to school July 17, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Only one in seven Queensland children walk or cycle to school, and those who don’t are missing out on potential health benefits, including a significant boost to mental wellbeing – new research shows. A Griffith University initiative is aiming to ... Read More »

Young people drinking less
Young people drinking less July 16, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new report by Australia’s Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at La Trobe looked at trends in alcohol consumption across the nation and uncovered a stark generational shift responsible for declining drinking rates. The dry charge is being led by ... Read More »

Delays in early autism diagnoses
Delays in early autism diagnoses July 15, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found many Australian children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may not be diagnosed until long after initial signs appear, prompting calls for improvements to the diagnostic process. Researchers from QUT’s School of Psychology and Counselling conducted a national study ... Read More »







 
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