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Backpacks not to blame for back pain in kids
Backpacks not to blame for back pain in kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s a weighty topic, but new research from the University of Sydney suggests schoolbags do not cause back pain in children and adolescents. The study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, reviewed 69 studies on backpacks and back pain involving ... Read More »

Women who eat fast food take longer to become pregnant
Women who eat fast food take longer to become pregnant (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who eat less fruit and more fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, according to a study by researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute. The study published ... Read More »

Children eating less salt, but still a long way to go
Children eating less salt, but still a long way to go (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has found promising signs that Australian children are eating less salt, but researchers say much more needs to be done if Australia is to meet the Federal Government’s commitment to reach the World Health Organization’s target of ... Read More »

Napping can help tired teens’ performance in school
Napping can help tired teens’ performance in school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenagers and sleep. It’s certainly a passionate subject for many parents. University of Delaware’s Xiaopeng Ji is investigating the relationship between midday-napping behaviours and neurocognitive function in early adolescents. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, School ... Read More »

Community efforts to prevent teen problems have lasting benefits
Community efforts to prevent teen problems have lasting benefits (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Want to prevent kids from using drugs and make it stick into young adulthood? Get the community involved and intervene before they’re teens, say researchers from the University of Washington. A new, longitudinal study from the UW Social Development Research ... Read More »

Brains of young people with severe behavioural problems are ‘wired differently’
Brains of young people with severe behavioural problems are ‘wired differently’ (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research has revealed new clues which might help explain why young people with the most severe forms of antisocial behaviour struggle to control and regulate their emotions, and might be more susceptible to developing anxiety or depression as a result. ... Read More »

Effective drugs to stop bleeding after childbirth
Effective drugs to stop bleeding after childbirth (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New evidence from a Cochrane review, led by a University of Birmingham scientist, suggests that alternative drugs may be more effective than the standard drug currently used to stop women bleeding after childbirth. Bleeding after birth, also known as postpartum haemorrhage, is ... Read More »

Parechovirus epidemic affecting infants needs action: experts
Parechovirus epidemic affecting infants needs action: experts (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In the Medical Journal of Australia, experts say there are no effective antiviral therapies, so treatment is primarily supportive, including management of complications. Some infants with severe HPeV infection may have adverse neurodevelopment. Severe disease can manifest as meningoencephalitis, seizures ... Read More »

Looking beyond peer influence on teen substance use
Looking beyond peer influence on teen substance use (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents and adults spend a lot of time worrying about the influence of friends and peers when it comes to teen substance use – drinking alcohol, binge drinking, marijuana use and other illicit drugs. Is it all about an adolescent’s ... Read More »

Parents may help prep kids for healthier, less violent relationships
Parents may help prep kids for healthier, less violent relationships (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Warm, nurturing parents may pass along strategies for building and maintaining positive relationships to their kids, setting them up for healthier, less-violent romantic relationships as young adults, according to researchers. Researchers found that when adolescents reported a positive family climate ... Read More »

 
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