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Many Pregnant Teens Use Alcohol and Drugs, Study Finds
Many Pregnant Teens Use Alcohol and Drugs, Study Finds March 4, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests that many teenagers, especially younger teens, may not be getting the message about the risks of using alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy – but that having involved parents and ... Read More »

Online game gives students a glimpse of university life
Online game gives students a glimpse of university life March 3, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Curtin University’s Addressing Higher Educational Access Disadvantage (AHEAD) program has launched Campus Quest, an online game that gives prospective students a virtual glimpse of life at university. Campus Quest helps prepare students for the real university experience, as gamers juggle ... Read More »

How teen attitudes to alcohol shape up in Qld
How teen attitudes to alcohol shape up in Qld March 2, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

When educating young people about the effects of alcohol it is best, indeed important, not to take a one-size-fits-all view. Such an approach runs the risk of sending the wrong message to the wrong group. It is crucial that the ... Read More »

All eyes on classroom camera
All eyes on classroom camera March 1, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Students have long suspected teachers can see out of the back of their heads. Now, with the help of 360 degree video cameras, ECU’s School of Education is training its pre-service teachers to do just that. Researchers, in partnership with ... Read More »

High school students to benefit from Confucius classrooms
High school students to benefit from Confucius classrooms February 25, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Confucius classroom to promote Chinese language and culture will open at Innisfail’s Good Counsel College on Friday (20 February) thanks to a University of Queensland initiative. The classroom – the second of five to be opened across Queensland by ... Read More »

Breaking the barriers for first in family uni students
Breaking the barriers for first in family uni students February 24, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

“More than 50% of Australian tertiary education students are the first in their family to go to university and that number is increasing,” Dr O’ Shea, from University of Wollongong’s School of Education, said. This trend, and how universities can ... Read More »

Seeing Themselves as Overweight May Be Self-Fulfilling Prophecy for Some Teens
Seeing Themselves as Overweight May Be Self-Fulfilling Prophecy for Some Teens February 22, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are actually at greater risk of obesity as adults, according to research findings forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Our research shows that psychological factors are important ... Read More »

New Sleep Durations Recommended
New Sleep Durations Recommended February 21, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The US National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups. The results are published in Sleep Health: The Journal ... Read More »

Smartphones Change Teenagers’ Digital Media Use Patterns
Smartphones Change Teenagers’ Digital Media Use Patterns February 19, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

While introduced only around 2007, most teenagers nowadays own smartphones. Due to wireless internet connections and cheap flat rates, teenagers with smartphones spend more time online and communicate with their peers for less money – for example via WhatsApp – ... Read More »

Only half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at recommended age
Only half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at recommended age February 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s a virus that is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer but a new study by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers indicates that only about half of the girls receive the vaccine at the recommended ... Read More »







 
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