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Exposing discrimination in sport
Exposing discrimination in sport August 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers have identified school sporting environments as major sources of anxiety for same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people. The research project, led by Victoria University’s Dr Caroline Symons, found more than 80% of young people in physical education (PE) lessons experienced ... Read More »

Parents Part of the Problem in Distracted Teen Driving
Parents Part of the Problem in Distracted Teen Driving August 22, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents play a direct role in distracted teen driving, with more than half of teens talking on mobile phones with their mother or father while driving, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention. Researchers interviewed ... Read More »

Boosting science and mathematics in schools
Boosting science and mathematics in schools August 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A $1.6 million innovative science education program will encourage high school students, including those across the Northern Territory, to take greater interest in science and mathematics. Charles Darwin University has collaborated with three interstate universities to expand on the Inspiring ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

New bid to increase student interest in maths and science
New bid to increase student interest in maths and science August 8, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) hosted students from across the Western Corridor for an event designed to increase interest and excellence in maths, science and technology.USQ Springfield has partnered with Ipswich State High School to stage a Science, Technology, ... Read More »







 
 
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