teenager health

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 »

Young people and the dangers of mixing energy drinks
Young people and the dangers of mixing energy drinks December 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers are urging young people not to drink caffeinated energy drinks and not to mix them with alcohol after study highlights consumption habits. Professor Simone Pettigrew, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, said previous research had identified the ... Read More »

Enjoy Christmas delights without going overboard
Enjoy Christmas delights without going overboard December 18, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

School holidays have already begun for many Queensland kids and Christmas is just around the corner so festive season temptations present a challenge to maintaining a healthy balance. Professor Lynne Daniels, head of QUT’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences ... Read More »

Tips for parents on ATAR results and managing stress
Tips for parents on ATAR results and managing stress December 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Ewa Geba, clinical psychologist and a parent survivor of three HSCs, provides advice for parents on what next once their child receives an ATAR. So your son or daughter is getting their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) in the next week ... Read More »

Sugar-free drinks and lollies are bad news for teeth say dentists
Sugar-free drinks and lollies are bad news for teeth say dentists December 15, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Scientists at the University of Melbourne’s Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre have warned about the damage sugar-free drinks can do to tooth enamel. Researchers in the Centre tested 23 different types of drink, including soft drinks and sports drinks, and ... Read More »

Teen tobacco dependence should be treated with ‘same urgency as other drugs’
Teen tobacco dependence should be treated with ‘same urgency as other drugs’ December 12, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco, a University of Georgia study finds. Tobacco addiction in adolescents is oftentimes an overlooked issue ... Read More »

Dealing with online and offline bullying
Dealing with online and offline bullying November 11, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fast Facts Bullying is an ongoing attempt to intimidate, hurt, belittle and isolate the individual or group. Children who are more likely to bully others often experience power imbalances and aggression from those closest to them. Bullying is difficult to ... Read More »







 
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