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Video games have winning impact in classrooms
Video games have winning impact in classrooms (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Deakin-led research project has found video games such as Minecraft could be useful classroom tools for teaching disengaged students. The discovery was part of the three-year Australian Research Council “Serious Play” project, led by chief investigators from Deakin’s School ... Read More »

Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems
Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood – but also suggests a natural remedy. Dr Yaqoot Fatima from JCU’s Mount ... Read More »

13 drinks a session: risky teen drinkers drinking more than ever
13 drinks a session: risky teen drinkers drinking more than ever (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The National Drug and Research Centre Annual Symposium heard about research that finds the heaviest teen drinkers consume 11 to 15 drinks in one session. Fewer young people are drinking, but the one in five teenagers who are continuing to drink at risky levels appear to do ... Read More »

Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades
Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Many people believe that teenagers today grow up faster than they used to, while others argue that today’s youth are growing up more slowly, perhaps due to overprotection by their parents. A new study explored this issue by examining how ... Read More »

Unlocking the secrets of autism
Unlocking the secrets of autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The word ‘spectrum’ is used to describe autism because the condition expresses itself in many ways and intensities. A new approach could offer a medical treatment for its most isolating symptoms. From a beckoning index finger or slight tilt of ... Read More »

Obese children face decades of disease
Obese children face decades of disease (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University has backed calls for a national obesity prevention plan as an urgent priority to stem the rising tide of obesity. AHPC is part of a coalition of 34 high-profile groups including ... Read More »

Students’ self-concepts of maths and reading predict later maths and reading achievement
Students’ self-concepts of maths and reading predict later maths and reading achievement (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Educational and developmental psychologists have tried to understand how skills and motivation are linked to academic achievement. While research supports ties between individuals’ concepts of their abilities and their achievement, we lack a complete picture of how these relations develop ... Read More »

Teens also at risk for organ damage from high blood pressure
Teens also at risk for organ damage from high blood pressure (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Organ damage from high blood pressure doesn’t only occur in adults; it can also happen in teenagers, according to research presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension, AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Society of ... Read More »

Some YouTube found glorifying alcohol
Some YouTube found glorifying alcohol (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

YouTube videos featuring alcohol are heavily viewed and nearly always promote the “fun” side of drinking. That’s the finding of a study in September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers looked at 137 YouTube videos ... Read More »

HPV Vaccine Associated with Improved Fertility in Some Women
HPV Vaccine Associated with Improved Fertility in Some Women (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 40% of American teens are now getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). But, despite HPV infection being associated with reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates, there is still public concern about whether the HPV vaccine itself could ... Read More »

 
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