teenager health

World-first diet recommendations for young athletes
World-first diet recommendations for young athletes July 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s leading body of sports dietians has developed a world-first set of dietary recommendations to help active adolescent athletes, who compete and train on a regular basis, achieve optimal health and sporting success. The new position statement, released by Sports Dietitians ... Read More »

Students get the message on dangers of alcohol
Students get the message on dangers of alcohol July 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Social Marketing @ Griffith initiative continues to have a positive impact on Queensland teenagers with a Mackay school the latest to embrace the program. More than 200 Year 10 Mercy College students in Mackay took part in the Game On: Know ... Read More »

Caffeine affects boys and girls differently after puberty
Caffeine affects boys and girls differently after puberty July 4, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades, due in large part to the popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks, which now are marketed to children as young as four. Despite this, there is little research ... Read More »

Children consuming a Mediterranean Diet are 15% less likely to be overweight
Children consuming a Mediterranean Diet are 15% less likely to be overweight July 1, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study of 8 European countries presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Sofia, Bulgaria, shows that children consuming a diet more in line with the rules of the Mediterranean one are 15% less likely to be ... Read More »

One in four NSW school kids are overweight or obese
One in four NSW school kids are overweight or obese June 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Nearly one in four New South Wales school children are overweight or obese according to a University of Sydney study reported in today’s Medical Journal of Australia. The new finding is the latest from a series of three statewide school ... Read More »

Study on teens aims to reduce school sitting time
Study on teens aims to reduce school sitting time June 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children from the Illawarra are being asked to participate in a unique Australian study that will investigate ways to reduce sitting time in the adolescent school day in order to increase energy, boost concentration and improve overall health. The Early ... Read More »

An SMS a day keeps the doctor away
An SMS a day keeps the doctor away June 19, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Habit-based messages by text message or email have proven to increase the fruit consumption of young adults according to Australian research. The study by researchers from The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychology and School of Sport Science, Exercise, and Health compared the ... Read More »

Poor sleep equal to binge drinking, marijuana use in predicting academic problems
Poor sleep equal to binge drinking, marijuana use in predicting academic problems June 14, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study shows that college students who are poor sleepers are much more likely to earn worse grades and withdraw from a course than healthy sleeping peers. Results show that sleep timing and maintenance problems in college students are ... 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 »

Where children get their wellbeing
Where children get their wellbeing June 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A survey, currently being rolled out nationally, will ask students in years 4, 6 and 8 from a large sample of schools across all states and territories about their wellbeing, including perceptions of family, friendships, school and health. The survey, ... Read More »







 
 
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