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Rising trend for keyhole appendix removal benefits kids

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New University of Sydney research finds laparoscopic (keyhole) appendicectomy for children improves outcomes and is associated with a shorter length of hospital stay, compared to open appendicectomy. Led by the University of Sydney, the study...

Doing school differently: the not-school movement that’s helping young people re-engage with learning

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Alternative schooling programs could deliver greater learning outcomes for young people who are struggling at school, according to University of South Australia researcher, Dr Thomas Stehlik. In a paper presented at the Education and New...

New school food policies have potential to improve health now and later

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Providing free fruits and vegetables and limiting sugary drinks in schools could have positive health effects in both the short- and long-term, finds a new Food-PRICE study led by researchers from the Friedman School...

Drinking changes young adults’ metabolite profile

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Adolescent drinking is associated with changes in the metabolite profile, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital shows. Some of these changes were found to correlate with reduced...

New chapter for youth mental health at University of Technology Sydney

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Two deeply personal stories set the tone at the event to launch The Kidman Centre UTS, formerly known as the UTS Health Psychology Unit, founded in 1985 by Professor Antony Kidman. One was a poignant...

Video game rewards psychologically akin to gambling

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Video game ‘loot boxes’ are psychologically akin to gambling, especially for adolescent gamers, new University of Tasmania research has revealed. Published in Nature Human Behaviour, the research found that while recently introduced digital containers of...

E-cigarettes a growing threat to children

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A University of Queensland researcher is among a coalition of respiratory doctors and scientists warning of the dangers electronic cigarettes pose to children and adolescents. UQ Research Fellow Dr Henry Marshall said the Forum of...

Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with long-term risks of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases

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Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases, according to researchers who have examined - for the first time - the long-term effects of the operations. The...

Year 7 bullies can become victims

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Students who are bullies in Year 7 are also likely to become victims in high school, Flinders research has found. A new study of 1,382 students across three cohorts found that children who were bullies...

Graduates face increasing mismatch between education and jobs

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A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that more than one-quarter of Australian graduates are overqualified for their jobs after they complete university. Overqualification occurs when an individual is...
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