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World-first diet recommendations for young athletes
World-first diet recommendations for young athletes July 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s leading body of sports dietians has developed a world-first set of dietary recommendations to help active adolescent athletes, who compete and train on a regular basis, achieve optimal health and sporting success. The new position statement, released by Sports Dietitians ... Read More »

Connection to school can be a lifesaver for marginalised kids
Connection to school can be a lifesaver for marginalised kids July 23, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

National Children’s Commissioner from the Australian Human Rights Commission, Megan Mitchell says children’s sense of connection to a nurturing school community can offer protection from risky adolescent behaviours. In a speech to be presented by UniSA’s Hawke Centre to launch ... Read More »

Students get the message on dangers of alcohol
Students get the message on dangers of alcohol July 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Social Marketing @ Griffith initiative continues to have a positive impact on Queensland teenagers with a Mackay school the latest to embrace the program. More than 200 Year 10 Mercy College students in Mackay took part in the Game On: Know ... Read More »

Ballet dancers face high risk of injury
Ballet dancers face high risk of injury July 17, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Ballet dancers are exposed to a high risk of injury compared to other adolescent athletes, a study shows. The study, co-authored by Christina Ekegren from Monash University, involved more than 260 elite ballet students from three pre-professional ballet schools in London.  The ... Read More »

Drink walkers do it because their mates think it’s okay
Drink walkers do it because their mates think it’s okay July 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Friends may be the key to stopping their mates drink walking, a risky behaviour that kills on average two Australians every week, a QUT study has found. Researcher Dr Ioni Lewis, from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety – Queensland(CARRS-Q), said ... Read More »

Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox
Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox July 13, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The challenges faced by parents when preparing school lunchboxes are highlighted by a new study at Griffith University. A survey of Queensland mums and dads shows vegetables are conspicuous by their absence from the typical lunchbox as parents wrestle with ... Read More »

Making teens safer on the road
Making teens safer on the road July 12, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A revamped RMIT University-devised program is making sure Victorian teenagers are safe on the state’s roads. In its 12th year, the Fit2Drive program was recently re-launched by the Victorian Government. Fit2Drive phase two focuses on encouraging teenage passengers to positively ... Read More »

Service helps mediate family break-ups
Service helps mediate family break-ups July 11, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Family break-ups can be messy. Resolving disputes is often emotional, costly and despite good intentions the child’s best interests get forgotten in the fight. A new QUT Family Mediation Service, being trialed in Brisbane by QUT Health Clinics, offers a solution to ... Read More »

Benefits of cultural diversity programs
Benefits of cultural diversity programs July 9, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of Melbourne survey funded by VicHealth has found one in five primary and high school students said they were daily targets of racism at school. It also found the levels of racism may be much higher, as many ... Read More »

Families can play key role against bullying
Families can play key role against bullying July 7, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of Queensland study has shown that families can be more effective in protecting children from bullying than school-based strategies alone. The findings, to be published in the journal Behavior Therapy, show that parents can actively help their children ... Read More »







 
 
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