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Critical windows to turn away junk food craving
Critical windows to turn away junk food craving April 25, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Adelaide researchers have shown there are two critical windows during the developmental pathway to adulthood when exposure to junk food is most harmful, particularly for baby girls. This work leads on from earlier findings which showed that mothers ... Read More »

Focus on school bullying
Focus on school bullying April 24, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new ‎Australian anti-bullying documentary takes the battle to the school-yard, with two University of Queensland academics weighing in on the topic of bullying in school sport. The documentary, From the Quadrangle, asks experts to dig deep into the roots ... Read More »

Social lifeline for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Social lifeline for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) April 21, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An award-winning network of computer clubs designed for children with autism spectrum disorder is rapidly expanding across Australia, proving that technology can be a social lifeline for certain kids. Dr Stefan Schutt, a Victoria University researcher who helped set up ... Read More »

Yoga for supporting children as learners
Yoga for supporting children as learners April 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Introducing basic yoga techniques into regular theory-based lessons could be the key to helping students remain focused and motivated at school, according to a Charles Sturt University (CSU) Lecturer. Lecturer in Human Movement Studies (Health and Physical Education) and Creative ... Read More »

Replacing classroom with outdoors
Replacing classroom with outdoors April 14, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New La Trobe research advocates the educational and emotional benefits of the ‘great outdoors’ for optimal learning. Professor Margaret Robertson, lead editor of the new book Experiencing the Outdoors: Enhancing Strategies for Wellbeing, said the findings showed students can be ... Read More »

Hugs Can’t Fix Anxiety from Physical Punishment
Hugs Can’t Fix Anxiety from Physical Punishment April 11, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A loving mom can’t overcome the anxiety and aggression caused by corporal punishment, and her otherwise warm demeanour may make it worse, according to research led by Duke University that was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent ... Read More »

Family interventions reduce smoking rates in children and adolescents
Family interventions reduce smoking rates in children and adolescents March 31, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A global review by Canada’s University of Calgary and QUT into the effectiveness of family-based programs has found these programs can be highly effective in stopping children from taking up smoking. The findings have just been published in the Cochrane ... Read More »

Irregular sleeping pattern may affect how teens eat
Irregular sleeping pattern may affect how teens eat March 29, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Day-to-day changes in how long your teen sleeps at night might be affecting how much they eat, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting. Penn State researchers looked at data on 342 teenagers and ... Read More »

Researcher says non-conforming students don’t need ‘fixing’
Researcher says non-conforming students don’t need ‘fixing’ March 24, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Victoria University psychology researcher says students who don’t ‘fit in’ at school – socially, academically or behaviourally – don’t necessarily require ‘fixing’ by school authorities. Dr Tim Corcoran, a senior research fellow in critical psychology at VU’s Victoria Institute ... Read More »

Teen Dating Violence Among U.S. High School Students
Teen Dating Violence Among U.S. High School Students March 22, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A survey of U.S. high school students suggests that 1 in 5 female students and 1 in 10 male students who date have experienced some form of teen dating violence during the past 12 months, according to an article published ... Read More »







 
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