teenager health

Young players can benefit from head trauma education
Young players can benefit from head trauma education June 28, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A team from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research is investigating the short-term links between head trauma and depression in young football players, in the hope of developing avenues for self-reflection and education about this issue ... Read More »

ADHD may emerge after childhood for some people
ADHD may emerge after childhood for some people June 9, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

While it is well established that childhood ADHD may continue into adulthood, new research by King’s College London suggests that for some people the disorder does not emerge until after childhood. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder marked by ... Read More »

Teenagers with asthma at increased risk of life-threatening anaphylaxis
Teenagers with asthma at increased risk of life-threatening anaphylaxis June 7, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenagers with food allergy are four times more likely to report having asthma than those without food allergy. People with multiple food allergies report 10 times the incidence. According to Professor Katie Allen, the concern is that for these teens, ... Read More »

Investing in adolescent health and wellbeing
Investing in adolescent health and wellbeing June 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A leading Australian youth health expert will chair a major new Lancet Commission on adolescent health and wellbeing, launched in London on May 10. University of Melbourne Professor George Patton, head of the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Murdoch Children’s Research ... Read More »

Free health checks for children at QUT Caboolture
Free health checks for children at QUT Caboolture June 5, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

QUT Health Clinics will conduct free health checks for children at QUT’s Caboolture campus on June 29 during the school holidays. The day will include foot checks, vision screening, dietary and lunchbox advice, education and development assessments, and fun hands-on ... Read More »

Latest data confirms western Sydney teens are hooked on sugary drinks
Latest data confirms western Sydney teens are hooked on sugary drinks May 29, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s well known that sugar sweetened beverages are not part of a healthy diet yet high school students are drinking them regularly and often excessively.  Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, which include soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks and sports ... Read More »

E-cigarettes new drug of choice
E-cigarettes new drug of choice May 25, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

During a checkup, physicians and nurses often ask about drinking habits, safe sex practice or cigarette use. Vaping is rarely mentioned. This discussion is urgently needed with teen patients, who are either uninformed or misinformed about the dangers and risks ... Read More »

How much booze are parents buying for their kids?
How much booze are parents buying for their kids? May 15, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Although 74% of Australian 14-year-olds have tried alcohol, parents have cut down markedly on purchasing booze for their children. Associate Professor Adrian Kelly of The University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research analysed survey data across 15 years ... Read More »

Managing drug risks at youth music festivals
Managing drug risks at youth music festivals May 3, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Education and harm minimisation strategies such as pill testing should be considered as a means of reducing the most risky behaviour of illicit drug use at large music and youth festivals, a Flinders University public health and safety expert says. ... Read More »

60 per cent of bottle shops sell alcohol to teens without checking ID
60 per cent of bottle shops sell alcohol to teens without checking ID May 2, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s bottle shops are selling alcohol to teenagers without checking their age, a Deakin University study has found. Researchers with Deakin’s Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED) monitored 350 bottle shops throughout the country to check sales to ... Read More »







 
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