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Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction
Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

They have what most would want — affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high school and being groomed for the nation’s best colleges. And they appear to thrive in this setting ... Read More »

Roadblocks for Adolescents with Autism and their Caregivers
Roadblocks for Adolescents with Autism and their Caregivers (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For most people, trips to the doctor can be quite scary. For adolescents and young adults with autism, taking control of health care decisions is not only frightening, it also can be a barrier to independence. Now researchers from the ... Read More »

Overcoming Workplace Barriers to Breastfeeding
Overcoming Workplace Barriers to Breastfeeding (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Breastfeeding is widely recommended as the best nutrition for infants, providing health benefits for babies and mothers alike. As such, measures to encourage breastfeeding have the potential to lower healthcare costs. “Society in general benefits from mothers and infants who ... Read More »

Active video games could improve kids’ development
Active video games could improve kids’ development (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Video games might not be as bad for kids as we think, with new research showing interactive games like the Nintendo Wii can help non-typically developing children improve critical motor skills. The research paper, published in the Journal of Science ... Read More »

Public parks should entice people of all ages
Public parks should entice people of all ages (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Well-designed local parks full of stimulating and challenging experiences could inspire people of all ages to be physically active and help prevent obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says QUT landscape architect Dr Debra Cushing. Dr Cushing heads a QUT transdisciplinary ... Read More »

Testing of a Wide Range of Australian Sunscreen Products
Testing of a Wide Range of Australian Sunscreen Products (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In response to reported concerns during the past Australian summer that sunscreens were failing to provide adequate sun protection, the TGA undertook laboratory testing of 31 commonly used products, including lotions, creams and aerosol sprays, sourced from pharmacies and supermarkets. ... Read More »

Relationship between how kids spend their time and their quality of life
Relationship between how kids spend their time and their quality of life (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An Australian-first study by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has found that how kids chose to spend their time may be associated with their health-related quality of life. The study surveyed over 1,400 participants aged 11 and 12. Participants ... Read More »

Kids exposed to pokies risks despite regulations
Kids exposed to pokies risks despite regulations (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first study examining kids’ attitudes to electronic gambling machines found more than half the children interviewed wanted to try pokies when they were older. The study interviewed 45 children, aged six to 16, who attended local community clubs that ... Read More »

How much TV is too much?
How much TV is too much? (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Watching more than three hours of television a day is associated with poorer language skills for 11-year-olds, according to a new international study. The study, by researchers from England’s Newcastle University, Scotland’s Queen Margaret University and La Trobe University and ... Read More »

Not just revenge porn: Image-based abuse hits 1 in 5 Australians
Not just revenge porn: Image-based abuse hits 1 in 5 Australians (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The first comprehensive research on “revenge porn” has revealed the mass scale of victimisation across Australia, with 1 in 5 people suffering image-based abuse. The survey of more than 4200 people by RMIT University and Monash University researchers has shown ... Read More »

 
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