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Alcohol advertising rules may fail to protect Australian kids

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Regulations introduced to restrict the placement of alcohol advertising are unlikely to reduce young people's exposure to alcohol marketing in Australia, new research led by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the Drug and...

Don’t change a thing: Bicycle helmet law good road safety policy

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Recent calls by lobbyists for changes to the bicycle helmet law are misguided and threaten the safety of Queensland riders according to Professor Narelle Haworth, director of QUT's Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety -...

Young Indigenous Australiana report being in good health, but challenges remain

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Australia's Indigenous young people generally consider themselves to be happy and in good health or better, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, "Aboriginal and Torres...

Career hope for people with autism

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The preliminary findings of a La Trobe University study into a specialised autism employment initiative, the DXC Dandelion Program, have been released. In this first study of its kind, La Trobe's Olga Tennison Autism Research...

Top tips for beating stress

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Young people around Australia are currently undergoing school exams, which can be a very stressful time. Nearly half (47%) of Australian students report they feel very tense when they study, and 67% report feeling...

Just 3% of children hit daily activity target | UK

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In the UK, only one in 30 children does the recommended amount of daily physical activity, new research suggests. Guidelines from the Chief Medical Officer say people aged five to 18 should do at least 60...

Early sport activity linked to stronger bones in young adults

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Young adults who regularly participate in sport activities during their childhood and early teens are more likely to have stronger bone density in their early 20’s, new research led by Curtin University has found. The...

Teen self-harm a marker of longer term mental health risks

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Melbourne researchers have released a report explaining that while self-harm predominately occurs during adolescence, it should never be considered 'just a passing phase' because it is associated with an increased risk of mental health...

World-first early childhood education trial delivers dramatic benefits

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A professional development program for early childhood educators markedly improved their teaching methods, leading to measurable gains in literacy and numeracy, and a reduction in behavioural issues among the children in their care. The Early Start...

Back pain in teens linked to substance use and poor mental health

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New research led by the University of Sydney reveals adolescents with frequent back pain are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and report feelings of anxiety and depression. The study of more than 6000 Australian...
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