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Only about half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at the CDC’s recommended age
Only about half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at the CDC’s recommended age January 25, 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 age to ... Read More »

Alcohol Apps aimed at young
Alcohol Apps aimed at young January 23, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Apps with names like “Let’s get Wasted!” and “Drink Thin” have led a James Cook University Professor to call for Government action on alcohol advertising on mobile devices. JCU’s Professor Lynne Eagle led a team studying free apps involving alcohol ... Read More »

Parents seek school readiness tests for children
Parents seek school readiness tests for children January 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Do children have the self-help, social-emotional and cognitive skills to cope with the school year ahead? These questions are just some of the back-to-school issues being addressed by a team of clinicians at QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus in Brisbane. In ... Read More »

Two hour screen limit for kids ‘virtually impossible’ to enforce
Two hour screen limit for kids ‘virtually impossible’ to enforce January 19, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are ... Read More »

Does bad behaviour run in the family?
Does bad behaviour run in the family? January 18, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Queensland research aims to answer the age-old question of whether anti-social behaviour is passed down through families. Professor Jake Najman, from UQ’s School of Public Health and School of Social Science, said the project was Australia’s first to examine ... Read More »

State’s first virtual high school ready for 2015
State’s first virtual high school ready for 2015 January 15, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant and Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli today named the State’s first virtual high school for rural and remote students, which will offer classes from the beginning of 2015. Mr Grant said the new school, Aurora ... Read More »

Back to school: How to choose those new shoes
Back to school: How to choose those new shoes January 14, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Getting the right advice for buying new school shoes could save parents money and more importantly their kids from experiencing foot pain and foot problems and reducing their physical activity. University of Western Sydney podiatry researcher, Dr Stefania Penkala, says there ... Read More »

Overweight teens lose weight for the right reasons
Overweight teens lose weight for the right reasons January 13, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Most heavy teens’ attempts to lose weight don’t work, but a new study shows a big secret of those who do succeed. They do it more for their own sake rather than to impress their peers or please their parents. ... Read More »

Parental History of Suicide Attempt Associated with Increased Risk in Kids
Parental History of Suicide Attempt Associated with Increased Risk in Kids January 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A suicide attempt by a parent increased the odds nearly 5-fold that a child would attempt suicide, according to a report published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Other studies have established that suicidal behaviour can run in families but few studies have ... Read More »

Community-based program for troubled teens halves crime rates
Community-based program for troubled teens halves crime rates January 2, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An innovative community based program aimed at engaging and upskilling troubled teenagers has halved juvenile crime rates in Armidale NSW over a seven year period, new research from UNSW, University of New England and the Hunter Medical Research Institute has ... Read More »







 
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