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Changes to energy drink laws needed
Changes to energy drink laws needed August 4, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The advertising and selling of energy drinks needs to be restricted to people over the age of 18 in order to curb the beverages’ potential long-term health impacts on younger consumers, according to research by Justine Howard and Dr Marilyn ... Read More »

Doping unchecked in athletes as young as 12
Doping unchecked in athletes as young as 12 August 1, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The use of performance enhancing drugs is prevalent and unmonitored in junior elite athletes as young as 12, according to research. The three-year study, in which more than 900 athletes aged from 12-17 were interviewed, shows that about 4% of elite ... Read More »

Bad genes lead teens to binge-eating
Bad genes lead teens to binge-eating July 29, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Binge-eating in teenagers may be linked to a gene variation, according to new research from the University of Queensland. The UQ Diamantina Institute’s Professor David Evans and a University College London Institute of Child Health team have analysed data from ... Read More »

Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception
Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception July 26, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study of nearly 1,000 teens found that sexually active obese adolescents were significantly less likely to use contraception than normal weight peers, putting them at higher risk of unintended pregnancy. Obese adolescents who did use contraception were also less ... Read More »

Parents help young drivers stay safe
Parents help young drivers stay safe July 25, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents play an important part in helping young drivers comply with road rules and thereby reducing traffic violations and accidents according to a Griffith University study. Dr Lyndel Bates from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and QUT researchers ... Read More »

Communities that care reduce underage alcohol supply
Communities that care reduce underage alcohol supply July 24, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A clamp down on bottle shops selling alcohol to underage customers and a commitment by parents not to supply or allow their teens to use alcohol has been successful in reducing underage alcohol supply in Geelong. Geelong was one of ... Read More »

Families’ communication choices for children with hearing loss
Families’ communication choices for children with hearing loss July 12, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents of young children who experience hearing loss are influenced by a number of external factors when deciding whether their child will use speech or sign language, or be multilingual, research from Charles Sturt University (CSU) has shown. Professor Sharynne ... Read More »

Foster care experiences need to be told
Foster care experiences need to be told July 10, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Adelaide researchers are urging more people to tell their stories of being involved in foster care in the hopes of better understanding the impact of foster care on children and families. The study, being conducted in South Australia ... Read More »

Guide to kids educational apps
Guide to kids educational apps July 9, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An evidence-based guide to help parents, educators and app designers assess the educational impact of apps for children has been developed by an international team of researchers. Drawing on decades of scientific research about how children learn best, the team ... Read More »

A new way of teaching maths in schools
A new way of teaching maths in schools July 8, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study has looked at a new way of teaching mathematics in primary and secondary school classrooms, and its ability to enhance learning. The study explored a unique way of delivering a lesson on fractions where teachers provided students with ... Read More »







 
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