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Maths-fuelled fiction bound for schools
Maths-fuelled fiction bound for schools (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Schools across Australia are being urged to grab a free mathematics resource that makes learning fun through fiction. Developed by QUT roboticist Associate Professor Michael Milford, the Math Thrills program hijacks the books, movies and games students love to consume to excite them ... Read More »

Mental health of separated families
Mental health of separated families (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

USC Psychology researchers are examining the impacts of Australia’s family law system on parents and children going through separations and custody negotiations. PhD student Leanne Francia is seeking participants for an anonymous online survey for her project exploring the relationships ... Read More »

I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability
I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new Deakin University program is helping children of all abilities be part of AFL Auskick in 2017, with researchers to monitor their progress as part of an investigation into the benefits of physical activity for young Australians with a ... Read More »

Creating safer communities for women and children
Creating safer communities for women and children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first and only Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) to promote safer families will lead research into the health effects of intimate partner violence on individuals and families, and how the health sector can respond. The CRE was officially launched ... Read More »

Inactivity and screen time linked to teen depression
Inactivity and screen time linked to teen depression (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Low levels of physical activity combined with high recreational screen time have been linked to poor mental health of adolescents in developing countries. Researcher Dr Asad Khan, of UQ’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, found that teenagers in Bangladesh who did ... Read More »

“Dire” lack of interest in maths careers among Australian students
“Dire” lack of interest in maths careers among Australian students (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An Australian study into why students choose science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) careers has revealed a “dire” lack of interest in careers focused on mathematics. Professor Kathryn Holmes of Western Sydney University’s School of Education was part of a study conducted at the ... Read More »

Strong Case for Over-The-Counter Oral Contraceptives for Adults and Teens
Strong Case for Over-The-Counter Oral Contraceptives for Adults and Teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

After reviewing decades of published studies, a team of paediatric, adolescent and women’s health experts concludes that regulatory, behavioural and scientific evidence supports switching oral contraceptives from prescription-only status to over-the-counter (OTC) availability. Moreover, the experts say, the evidence also ... Read More »

Barriers to children’s physical activity
Barriers to children’s physical activity (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study highlights some of the barriers children face in being more physically active in their local neighbourhoods. Walking, scooting and riding to and from school helps children get the physical activity they need each day to be healthy ... Read More »

What youth want from GPs
What youth want from GPs (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research led by medical students from the University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School has revealed what young people really want when visiting their general practitioner. The medical students surveyed 155 teenagers aged 16-18 from a rural Tasmanian high school, ... Read More »

One in 33 children receives child protection services, the majority repeat clients
One in 33 children receives child protection services, the majority repeat clients (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The number of children receiving child protection services continues to rise, with almost three-quarters of these children repeat clients, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Child protection Australia 2015–16, shows that over ... Read More »

 
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