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Make pregnancy health warning labels mandatory for alcohol products
Make pregnancy health warning labels mandatory for alcohol products (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Doctors from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) are calling for the Australian Government to introduce mandatory pregnancy warning labels on alcohol products. “Drinking alcohol while pregnant can lead to birth defects and lifelong neurodevelopmental problems associated with Fetal ... Read More »

Drinking changes young adults’ metabolite profile
Drinking changes young adults’ metabolite profile (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescent drinking is associated with changes in the metabolite profile, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital shows. Some of these changes were found to correlate with reduced brain grey matter volume, especially in ... Read More »

Why do people get haemorrhoids and how do you get rid of them?
Why do people get haemorrhoids and how do you get rid of them? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

You may think of piles as those dreaded things your mum said you’d get if you kept sitting on cold concrete. But actually, every healthy person has piles or haemorrhoids. They are columns of cushioned tissue and blood vessels found ... Read More »

Pushing kids into sport too early may backfire
Pushing kids into sport too early may backfire (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pushing kids into sport too early can backfire, with new research showing children who start at age four or five are more likely to drop out of that sport or stop doing sport altogether. Victoria-wide sport participation data funded by ... Read More »

The risks associated with gestational diabetes don’t end after pregnancy
The risks associated with gestational diabetes don’t end after pregnancy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In Australia, 12-14% of pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes. Despite its prevalence, most people aren’t aware the risks don’t end when the pregnancy does. Diabetes occurs when the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood is higher than normal. ... Read More »

New chapter for youth mental health at University of Technology Sydney
New chapter for youth mental health at University of Technology Sydney (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Two deeply personal stories set the tone at the event to launch The Kidman Centre UTS, formerly known as the UTS Health Psychology Unit, founded in 1985 by Professor Antony Kidman. One was a poignant speech by 19-year-old Lucia Hawley, ... Read More »

Video game rewards psychologically akin to gambling
Video game rewards psychologically akin to gambling (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Video game ‘loot boxes’ are psychologically akin to gambling, especially for adolescent gamers, new University of Tasmania research has revealed. Published in Nature Human Behaviour, the research found that while recently introduced digital containers of randomised rewards known as ‘loot ... Read More »

Nuts pack a nutritional (and brainy) punch
Nuts pack a nutritional (and brainy) punch (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children aged 8-13 years are being sought for a University of South Australia study to test whether nuts can improve their cognitive ability. Nutrient-rich tree nuts – including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and ... Read More »

E-cigarettes a growing threat to children
E-cigarettes a growing threat to children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A University of Queensland researcher is among a coalition of respiratory doctors and scientists warning of the dangers electronic cigarettes pose to children and adolescents. UQ Research Fellow Dr Henry Marshall said the Forum of International Respiratory Societies report found ... Read More »

Cholesterol-related genetic disorder identified in children
Cholesterol-related genetic disorder identified in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A genetic defect affecting normal development in children has been identified by a study involving University of Queensland researcher and alumnus Professor David Coman. The study revealed that mutations in the gene FDFT1 prevented children from producing enough cholesterol, causing ... Read More »

 
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