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Disadvantaged kids prescribed antipsychotic medication more often
Disadvantaged kids prescribed antipsychotic medication more often (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has shown that Australian children and teens from disadvantaged families are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication than others in the same age group. Social policy researcher Amy Kaim from the Robinson Research Institute at the University of ... Read More »

TV junk food ban cost-effective for fighting childhood obesity
TV junk food ban cost-effective for fighting childhood obesity (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Banning TV networks from advertising junk food to kids would cut Australia’s health care costs and reduce childhood obesity, according to a new economic analysis from researchers at Deakin University. Researchers from Deakin Health Economics and Deakin’s Global Obesity Centre ... Read More »

Fast food companies not doing enough to address obesity crisis
Fast food companies not doing enough to address obesity crisis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Water should be the default drink for kids’ fast food meals, while kilojoules in meal deals should be cut, according to Deakin researchers who have undertaken a first-of-its-kind evaluation of nutrition policies at Australia’s biggest takeaway outlets. The research from ... Read More »

Sleep glasses help teenagers see the light
Sleep glasses help teenagers see the light (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Bright light glasses have been shown to help sleep, and even bolster learning and cognitive skills in teenagers. Invented by psychologists and sleep experts at Flinders University, the portable Re-Timer Light Therapy Glasses have recently been used in new trials to ... Read More »

Child visits to Victorian emergency departments for mental health issues triple
Child visits to Victorian emergency departments for mental health issues triple (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has shown over the seven years between 2008 and 2015, mental health presentations have tripled amongst children in the 10-14 and 15-19 age group. The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, ... Read More »

AI may help to predict school violence
AI may help to predict school violence (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A pilot study indicates that artificial intelligence may be useful in predicting which students are at higher risk of perpetrating school violence. The researchers found that machine learning – the science of getting computers to learn over time without human ... Read More »

What students (really) want
What students (really) want (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

School students want structure, discipline and caring relationships from their teachers, new research from Edith Cowan University has found, flying in the face of the stereotypical view of a pupil seeking to get away with bad behaviour. ECU School of ... Read More »

Childhood communication enhances brain development, protecting against harmful behaviours
Childhood communication enhances brain development, protecting against harmful behaviours (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children with greater parent communication in early adolescence have less harmful alcohol use and emotional eating in young adulthood, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry. The 14-year study, which followed participants from 11 to 25 years old, identified that ... Read More »

Napping can help tired teens’ performance in school
Napping can help tired teens’ performance in school (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 »

 
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