teenager health

Reversing the effects of binge drinking on youth mental health
Reversing the effects of binge drinking on youth mental health October 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Alcohol binge drinking is bad at any age. But binge drinking if you’re young and have a mental health issue is a recipe for disaster. The good news is that intervening early with appropriate treatments can reverse the harmful effects ... Read More »

Social media puts body-conscious girls off sport
Social media puts body-conscious girls off sport October 20, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A growing number of teenage girls are shying away from sports in high school because Facebook and Instagram are making them self-conscious about their bodies, a new Flinders University study reveals. The study, led by Associate Professor Claire Drummond, found ... Read More »

Size at birth affects risk of adolescent mental health conditions
Size at birth affects risk of adolescent mental health conditions October 3, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A child’s birth weight and length can partially predict the likelihood of being diagnosed with mental health conditions such as autism and schizophrenia later in life. The research analysed medical records of 1.75 million Danish births and suggested that genetic ... Read More »

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 »

The (re)Generation: a movement created by the young, for the young, to fall in love with nature
The (re)Generation: a movement created by the young, for the young, to fall in love with nature September 24, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Supported by the New South Wales Environment Trust, Macquarie University has partnered with Oz Green to launch a project to see if the way to inspire young people to love and care for nature is to ask them how to ... Read More »

HPV vaccine could help ‘close the gap’
HPV vaccine could help ‘close the gap’ August 31, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In the most comprehensive assessment of its type, UNSW-led research has found that in just four years, the HPV vaccine has resulted in a dramatic drop in genital warts in young Australians from a range of backgrounds, a result 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 »

Warning to parents on high acidity drinks
Warning to parents on high acidity drinks August 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a “triple-threat” of permanent damage to young people’s teeth. For ... Read More »

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 »







 
 
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