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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 »

Pop media and storytelling improve teens’ mental health
Pop media and storytelling improve teens’ mental health (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research led by CQUniversity has shown the Building Resilience in Regional Schools (iCARE-R) intervention program has been successful in promoting mental health among early secondary students in regional Queensland schools. School guidance officers, youth health nurses, mental health professionals and ... Read More »

Why is Australian 15-year-olds’ financial literacy declining?
Why is Australian 15-year-olds’ financial literacy declining? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Around a fifth of 15-year-olds in Australia do not have basic financial literacy, according to a new OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) financial literacy assessment results report. Financial literacy is defined by the OECD as: Knowledge and understanding ... 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 »

Early puberty linked to growing up in poorer homes
Early puberty linked to growing up in poorer homes (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children from disadvantaged households are more likely to hit puberty early and could face poorer health later in life as a result, an Australian study has shown. Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) found boys who grew up ... Read More »

Teenage smoking and drinking down
Teenage smoking and drinking down (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Younger Australians’ smoking and drinking habits have improved, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).  But when it comes to illicit drug use among older people, a more complex picture has emerged. ... Read More »

Children, ads and the ethics of Facebook’s revenue optimisation
Children, ads and the ethics of Facebook’s revenue optimisation (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) academic says concern is justified about Facebook’s ethics as it strives to maximise revenue by targeting advertising to children and youth who use it. Lecturer in communication and digital media in the CSU School of ... 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 »

Younger Australians aren’t more self-centred
Younger Australians aren’t more self-centred (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The self-esteem of Australians has remained stable for decades, calling into question the misconception that the younger generations are becoming more self-centred, new research has found. In a paper published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, the Curtin University-led research ... Read More »

 
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