teen safety

Predicting teen suicide
Predicting teen suicide August 15, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Health practitioners will be better equipped to predict self-harm or suicide attempts in adolescents as a result of a University of Queensland study on psychosis in young people. The UQ Centre for Clinical Research’s Associate Professor James Scott said the ... Read More »

Doping in athletes as young as 12
Doping in athletes as young as 12 August 5, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The use of performance enhancing drugs is prevalent and unmonitored in junior elite athletes as young as 12, according to research co-authored by the University of Canberra and Griffith University. The three-year study, in which more than 900 athletes aged ... Read More »

Ballet dancers face high risk of injury
Ballet dancers face high risk of injury July 17, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »

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 »

Intervening early crucial to reducing self-harm
Intervening early crucial to reducing self-harm June 8, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

headspace says early identification and intervention is key to reducing self-harm and suicidal behaviour in young people. In its submission to the national review into the topic, headspace makes a number of recommendations that aim to increase timely access to ... Read More »

Game on: protecting your child’s health in an electronic world
Game on: protecting your child’s health in an electronic world May 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Curtin University have developed a set of guidelines to help protect the physical and psychosocial health of children who use electronic games. Professor Leon Straker, from Curtin University’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, said many children had ... Read More »

Adults at Higher Risk of Suicide Attempt if Parent Abused Alcohol
Adults at Higher Risk of Suicide Attempt if Parent Abused Alcohol May 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

People who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85% more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents did not abuse alcohol, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, having divorced parents increased ... Read More »

Loud talking and horseplay in car results in more serious incidents for teen drivers
Loud talking and horseplay in car results in more serious incidents for teen drivers April 28, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescent drivers are often distracted by technology while they are driving, but loud conversations and horseplay between passengers appear more likely to result in a dangerous incident, according to a new study from the UNC Highway Safety Research Center. The ... Read More »

Teen binge drinking influenced by adults
Teen binge drinking influenced by adults April 17, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teenage binge drinking is influenced heavily by the role of adults in endorsing and facilitating unsafe behaviours, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia Business School. The study, selected as one of three Highly Commended ... Read More »







 
 
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