teenager health

Alarm clock on teen sleep
Alarm clock on teen sleep April 18, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

More than 50% of teenagers do not get enough sleep on school nights, often due to the onset of puberty and social media-internet interaction. While many teens report to be tired next day, parents are loath to intervene with body clock changes ... Read More »

Teens want sex education that’s about more than the sex
Teens want sex education that’s about more than the sex April 3, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Young people have spoken. In an era where information about sex and sexuality is pervasive on the internet, they say sexuality education classes at school need to be about much more than just sex. A report released this week by ... Read More »

Number of at-risk adolescents using methamphetamines doubles in five years
Number of at-risk adolescents using methamphetamines doubles in five years March 20, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The number of at-risk adolescents in drug and alcohol treatment programs who reported taking methamphetamines doubled in the five years to 2014, new research shows. Almost 60% of young people entering rehab at the Ted Noffs Foundation residential drug and ... Read More »

New goal-setting app promotes help-seeking from teen perspective
New goal-setting app promotes help-seeking from teen perspective March 2, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Innovative new research, in collaboration with young people and Western Sydney University, has taken ‘Truth or Dare’ to a whole new level for 2016. Goalzie is a mobile game application designed to challenge young people to make positive changes in ... Read More »

Loss of sleep during adolescence may be a diabetes danger
Loss of sleep during adolescence may be a diabetes danger February 27, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

How much slow-wave sleep a teenage boy gets may predict whether he is at risk for insulin resistance and other health issues, according to Jordan Gaines, a Penn State neuroscience researcher. Boys who experience a greater decline in slow-wave sleep ... Read More »

One in five teens do not have a chlamydia test when requested by GP
One in five teens do not have a chlamydia test when requested by GP February 20, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has found teenagers are ignoring requests by their GP to get tested for chlamydia, highlighting the need for clinics to establish systems to improve screening rates. One in five young people are not submitting a specimen for chlamydia ... Read More »

Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Children
Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Children January 31, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found an association between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents. While obesity is a well-established risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults, previous ... Read More »

Teens with Autism and Caregivers Should Plan Early for Adulthood
Teens with Autism and Caregivers Should Plan Early for Adulthood January 17, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

As the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders continues to rise, medical professionals have emphasised early diagnosis, intervention and treatment. However, less attention has been given to children with autism once they reach their teen years and adulthood. ... Read More »

Acupuncture effective for chronic pain in children
Acupuncture effective for chronic pain in children January 6, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

It is upsetting to see anyone in pain, but it’s especially heartbreaking to watch a child endure chronic pain. In addition to the suffering itself, chronic pain can cause traumatic effects on a child’s quality of life, and it can ... Read More »

Policy change set to save kids’ lives
Policy change set to save kids’ lives December 31, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Defibrillators to be available in all NSW schools thanks to Professor Chris Seminarian’s campaign. University of Sydney cardiologist Professor Chris Semsarian has lobbied policy makers for more than a decade to end the red tape that has prevented the presence ... Read More »







 
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