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Doctors warn against unnecessary CT scans in children presenting with new onset seizures
Doctors warn against unnecessary CT scans in children presenting with new onset seizures (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New medical advice is recommending doctors avoid Computed Tomography (CT) scans when evaluating children and adolescents who present with their first seizure. The advice is one of five recommendations released by the Australia and New Zealand Child Neurology Society (ANZCNS), ... Read More »

Lack of sleep leads to obesity in children and adolescents
Lack of sleep leads to obesity in children and adolescents (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of developing obesity. Research at the University of Warwick has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of ... Read More »

Students who are old for their grade more likely to go to uni
Students who are old for their grade more likely to go to uni (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An ACU-led study has found that teens who are old for their grade appear to feel more confident about their academic abilities and are more likely to enrol in university than their younger peers. The study of more than 10,000 ... Read More »

Call for national strategy on child injury prevention to curb rates of hospitalisation
Call for national strategy on child injury prevention to curb rates of hospitalisation (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new decade-long study of preventable self-harm and assault hospitalised injuries of children aged 16 years or less was published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. In the largest study of intentional child injury hospitalisations and ... Read More »

It is time to assess the ATAR
It is time to assess the ATAR (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New analysis shows just one in four students are entering university undergraduate courses based on their ATAR, exposing a huge contrast to the importance placed on ATAR in schools. The latest paper by Mitchell Institute at Victoria University explores how ... Read More »

The key to young people with autism thriving after school
The key to young people with autism thriving after school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents of young people on the autism spectrum believe their children’s unique skills will help them achieve their full potential if workplaces are flexible and modified to suit their individual needs, new research led by the Curtin University Autism Research ... Read More »

Childhood trauma link offers treatment hope for people with schizophrenia
Childhood trauma link offers treatment hope for people with schizophrenia (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

People with schizophrenia may now benefit from more effective, tailored treatments and greater self-empowerment, thanks to research establishing a link between childhood trauma and some of schizophrenia’s most common symptoms. Researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence for Youth ... Read More »

Two behaviours linked to high school dropout rates
Two behaviours linked to high school dropout rates (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

While the national high school dropout rate has declined, many school systems still struggle with a high number of students who do not finish high school. The factors that may lead to a student’s decision to leave school are complex, ... Read More »

Study debunks fears of increased teen suicide risk from popular flu drug
Study debunks fears of increased teen suicide risk from popular flu drug (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study published by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that the drug oseltamivir, commonly known as Tamiflu, does not cause an increased risk of suicide in paediatric patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration originally ... Read More »

Booze Ads Cause Risky Drinking In Young People: New Report
Booze Ads Cause Risky Drinking In Young People: New Report (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Young people are more likely to start drinking alcohol earlier and at risky levels as a direct result of alcohol companies targeting them via advertising, a review by Curtin University has found. The report, released today, also concluded that alcohol ... Read More »

 
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