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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Junk food ads lead to overeating capable of driving unhealthy weight gain in children
Junk food ads lead to overeating capable of driving unhealthy weight gain in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children eat more food after watching unhealthy food advertising and don’t compensate by eating less at later meals, a world-first study by University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers has found. On average, the daily food intake of children in the study ... Read More »

Kids exposed to general anaesthetic do poorer on numeracy, literacy tests
Kids exposed to general anaesthetic do poorer on numeracy, literacy tests (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposure to general anaesthetic up to age 4 raises the risk of poor child development and reduced literacy and numeracy as measured by school tests, new research led by the University of Sydney reveals. The new finding published today in Pediatric ... Read More »

Dairy study shows how much better grass-fed milk really is
Dairy study shows how much better grass-fed milk really is (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian dairy cows are among the world’s best producers of milk rich in good fatty acids simply because they graze in paddocks, says the head of organics research at Southern Cross University. Professor Carlo Leifert was co-author of an international ... Read More »

Gas stoves and damp houses increase childhood asthma rates
Gas stoves and damp houses increase childhood asthma rates (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Queensland researchers have found that childhood asthma in Australia is associated with gas stoves and damp houses. Dr Luke Knibbs, from the Centre for Air Pollution, Energy and Health Research and UQ’s School of Public Health, led research that aimed to find ... Read More »

Anti-epileptic drugs increase the risk of bone fractures in children
Anti-epileptic drugs increase the risk of bone fractures in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has shown evidence that anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) reduce bone density in children and therefore lead to an increase in the number of fractures, if used for more than a year. The study by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute ... Read More »

 
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