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Young people speak out about cyberbullying
Young people speak out about cyberbullying April 10, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A national crowdsourcing campaign led by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) is giving young Australians the opportunity to share their opinions about cyberbullying. Digital Jigsaw has been launched to help inform the Federal Government’s work on improving online safety ... Read More »

Obesity prevention programs can lower kids’ blood pressure
Obesity prevention programs can lower kids’ blood pressure April 3, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

One of the serious health consequences of obesity is elevated blood pressure (BP), a particular problem in children because research has found that high BP in children usually follows them into adulthood, carrying with it a wide range of possible ... Read More »

Sugar is on the menu in schools as canteen guidelines fail
Sugar is on the menu in schools as canteen guidelines fail April 2, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Guidelines used to rate school canteen menus should be overhauled to limit the sugar content of food and drinks, according to University of Sydney nutrition expert Kieron Rooney. Dr Kieron Rooney, a senior lecturer in biochemistry and exercise physiology in ... Read More »

Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls
Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls April 1, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic attainment levels throughout their teenage years, a new study has shown. The research conducted by the Universities of Strathclyde, Dundee, Georgia and Bristol is the most comprehensive study yet carried out ... Read More »

Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens
Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens March 31, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An RMIT University report on the happiness of disadvantaged Australian teenagers has emphasised the vital role of family and friends in mental wellbeing. The research examined the happiness of more than 23,000 “at-risk” Australian youth. While the survey of more ... Read More »

Text-Messaging Program Good Option for Keeping Teen Girls Healthy
Text-Messaging Program Good Option for Keeping Teen Girls Healthy March 29, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine attending physician at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, recently led a study that found a text-message program may be an effective violence prevention tool for at-risk teen girls. The study has been published online in ... Read More »

Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends
Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends March 28, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Imagine two children, both with the exact same risk factors for joining a gang. As teenagers, one joins a gang, the other doesn’t. Even though the first teen eventually leaves the gang, years later he or she is not only ... Read More »

40% of children have poor sleep schedules and 20% are sleep deprived
40% of children have poor sleep schedules and 20% are sleep deprived March 14, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sleep is vital for healthy bodies and minds, but worrying research shows one in five Australian children don’t get enough of it. Sleep specialists are using World Sleep Day on March 14 to head into schools across Australia and New ... Read More »

E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction
E-Cigarettes: Gateway to Nicotine Addiction March 12, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new UC San Francisco study. In the first analysis of the relationship between e-cigarette ... Read More »

Energy drinks linked to teen health risks
Energy drinks linked to teen health risks March 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The uplifting effects of energy drinks are well advertised, but a new report finds consumption among teenagers may be linked with poor mental health and substance use. Researchers are calling for limits on teen’s access to the drinks and reduction ... Read More »







 
 
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