child health

FIFO health check
FIFO health check September 28, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

How do workers stay healthy while working a Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO) roster? There are many important issues for FIFO workers and their families to consider. For example how to protect your back when working in a physically demanding role, food ... Read More »

Examining our generation of couch potatoes
Examining our generation of couch potatoes September 27, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Leading exercise scientist Dr Grant Tomkinson will unpack the results of Australia’s first physical activity report card for children and young people at a thought-provoking public lecture being held at the University of South Australia this week. Dr Tomkinson, a ... Read More »

Impact of bullying on young people with cerebral palsy
Impact of bullying on young people with cerebral palsy September 21, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Louisa Salmon knows only too well the different challenges faced by people with severe disability, and now she’s exploring how bullying may be impacting on their lives. Louisa is completing a PhD in psychology through Southern Cross University’s School of ... Read More »

Children’s health takes centre stage with new research partnerships
Children’s health takes centre stage with new research partnerships September 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new partnership between QUT and the Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute will lead to important advances in child health. The partnership has been launched through QCMRI and QUT Collaborative Seeding Grants and provides $25,000 to projects based on their innovation, novelty and significance ... Read More »

Intervention needed for survivors of childhood burns
Intervention needed for survivors of childhood burns September 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Adults who were hospitalised for a burn as a child experience higher than usual rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, according to new research at the University of Adelaide. Australia’s first 30-year follow up of childhood burns victims has been ... Read More »

How parents juggle work hours may influence kids’ weight
How parents juggle work hours may influence kids’ weight September 4, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The way parents balance their work schedules may affect their adolescent children’s eating habits, according to Penn State researchers. Those schedules may be even more important than the number of hours the parents spend at work, said Molly Martin, associate professor ... Read More »

Babies don’t “start from scratch”
Babies don’t “start from scratch” September 3, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There’s now overwhelming evidence that a child’s future health is influenced by more than just their parents’ genetic material, and that children born of unhealthy parents will already be pre-programmed for greater risk of poor health, according to University of ... Read More »

Cold kids hot to trot in winter
Cold kids hot to trot in winter September 1, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children are more active in winter than in spring and summer, a breakthrough Deakin University study has found. The surprise findings by researchers at the University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) contrasts with previous studies that have concluded that ... Read More »

Exposing discrimination in sport
Exposing discrimination in sport August 25, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers have identified school sporting environments as major sources of anxiety for same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people. The research project, led by Victoria University’s Dr Caroline Symons, found more than 80% of young people in physical education (PE) lessons experienced ... Read More »

Students can help create healthy neighbourhoods for young people
Students can help create healthy neighbourhoods for young people August 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teens of today are being offered the power to potentially help map out the future shape and design of Australia’s capital cities. More than 1300 secondary students across Melbourne have a chance to become participants in a landmark Deakin University ... Read More »







 
 
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