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Siblings of children with schizophrenia show resilience to the condition as they grow up
Siblings of children with schizophrenia show resilience to the condition as they grow up August 31, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Fundamental differences between how the brain forms during adolescence have been discovered in children with schizophrenia and their siblings, a new study shows. The study opens up new avenues for researchers to explore when developing treatment for the illness, which ... Read More »

Needs of low SES regional students
Needs of low SES regional students August 28, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study into the learning and wellbeing needs of low socio-economic status students in regional Australia has received a $424,174 funding boost from the Australian Research Council’s 2015 Linkage Project scheme. The project is a collaboration between the University of ... Read More »

Mobile phones and kids’ sleep
Mobile phones and kids’ sleep August 26, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Study investigates the effects of mobile phone emissions on the sleeping patterns of kids and teens. A world-first study investigating the effects of mobile phone emissions on the sleeping patterns, brain activity and cognitive performance of children and adolescents will start ... Read More »

Body image concerns not just for girls
Body image concerns not just for girls August 24, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from ACU’s Institute for Health and Ageing have found that Australian boys as young as eight are trying to lose weight and gain muscle. The year-long study found that boys feel body image pressure just as much as girls, ... Read More »

Growing greener kids
Growing greener kids August 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

In kitchens throughout Australia, many parents are worrying about their children’s diet. Temptation lurks everywhere in an unhealthy mix of readily available junk food and energy drinks, pernicious advertising and the siren call of sedentary activities. What can parents do ... Read More »

Real classroom science
Real classroom science August 19, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Thousands of budding scientists in high school classrooms across Australia could help solve real world problems, while also motivate them to embrace science. Professor David McKinnon, Director of the Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research, has researcher science education for ... Read More »

Young drivers under the lens: could recording driver behaviour reduce road trauma?
Young drivers under the lens: could recording driver behaviour reduce road trauma? August 18, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Mark Stevenson, Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at the Melbourne School of Design, has been awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant of $530,000 to study young drivers aged 18-25 across Victoria in a program set to revolutionise ... Read More »

Teens’ overall substance use declining, but marijuana use rising in US
Teens’ overall substance use declining, but marijuana use rising in US August 8, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Marijuana use in teenagers is on the rise, while cigarette and alcohol use are stable or declining, according to health statistics researchers. In particular, black teens are using more marijuana than in recent decades. “Our analysis shows that public health ... Read More »

Closing the digital literacy gap in kids
Closing the digital literacy gap in kids August 6, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian children may not be as tech-savvy as once thought, according to a University of Wollongong education expert. “Young people today are often referred to as ‘digital natives’,” said Professor Sue Bennett, from the Faculty of Social Sciences and the ... Read More »

Changes to energy drink laws needed
Changes to energy drink laws needed August 4, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The advertising and selling of energy drinks needs to be restricted to people over the age of 18 in order to curb the beverages’ potential long-term health impacts on younger consumers, according to research by Justine Howard and Dr Marilyn ... Read More »







 
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