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PEACE Pack halves bullying at Adelaide school
PEACE Pack halves bullying at Adelaide school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Flinders University program to reduce bullying in the schoolyard and promote wellbeing among children has halved the incidents of bullying at Brighton Secondary School and is having a similar impact in schools across the world. This is according to ... Read More »

Is the tide turning for kid’s fitness?
Is the tide turning for kid’s fitness? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study led by the University of South Australia’s Dr Grant Tomkinson has found that although children’s cardiorespiratory (CRF) fitness levels declined in the 80s and 90s, they have stabilised since the year 2000. “Our recent research shows that children’s cardiorespiratory ... Read More »

Caffeine and kids: The no-go combo that’s keeping kids awake
Caffeine and kids: The no-go combo that’s keeping kids awake (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of South Australia researchers is calling for parents and clinicians to take stock of children’s diets following new research that shows a causal relationship between primary-aged children’s caffeine intake, poor sleep and difficult daytime behaviour. The study, published in the Journal ... Read More »

Youth using alternative tobacco products are more likely to smoke
Youth using alternative tobacco products are more likely to smoke (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research by UC San Francisco. The study analyzed data from a nationally-representative sample of more ... Read More »

Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth
Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. In a nationwide survey of Canadian youth, over half of ... Read More »

Changing parent attitudes reason for drop in teen drinking
Changing parent attitudes reason for drop in teen drinking (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australian teenagers are reporting far lower drinking rates than their peers two decades ago, mostly because alcohol is now harder for them to access, a new Deakin University study has found. The research, completed in collaboration with the Murdoch Children’s ... Read More »

More focus needed on schoolyard bullies, not the victims
More focus needed on schoolyard bullies, not the victims (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian parents have called for firmer action against schoolyard bullies rather than focusing on making vulnerable children more resilient.  Just over 50 per cent of parents who responded to a recent UniSA study said their child had been bullied at ... Read More »

Unravelling the speech and language abilities of children with KdVS
Unravelling the speech and language abilities of children with KdVS (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and Netherland’s Radboud University Medical Centre has provided the first ever in-depth examination of speech and language abilities in children with Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS). KdVs is a disorder characterised by ... Read More »

Adolescents show decreased risk for cardiovascular disease after bariatric surgery
Adolescents show decreased risk for cardiovascular disease after bariatric surgery (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescents with severe obesity who had bariatric surgery showed significant improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to the most recent “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study, published online by Pediatrics. Prior to bariatric surgery, 33 percent of ... Read More »

Eating together as a family helps children
Eating together as a family helps children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a new study, family meals in early childhood are found to be very beneficial on both a child’s physical and mental health over the long term. Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely ... Read More »

 
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