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The value of acknowledging adolescents’ perspectives
The value of acknowledging adolescents’ perspectives (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Across very different cultures – Ghana and the United States – when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their adolescent children and encourage them to express themselves, the youths have a stronger sense of self-worth, intrinsic motivation, and engagement, and also ... Read More »

Tired teens exposed to bright light in the morning can improve alertness
Tired teens exposed to bright light in the morning can improve alertness (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposing sleepy teens to bright light in the morning can improve their sleep and help them feel more alert during the day, a Flinders University study shows. Researchers investigated an innovative way to cure teenagers of Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder, ... Read More »

Some students with disabilities more likely to be exempted from NAPLAN
Some students with disabilities more likely to be exempted from NAPLAN (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Victorian primary school students supported through a targeted disability program are more likely to be exempted from sitting NAPLAN, new research shows. The Working Paper study, commissioned by the Victorian Department of Education and Training (VDET), was conducted by Professor ... Read More »

New insights into controversial diagnosis of adolescent chronic fatigue
New insights into controversial diagnosis of adolescent chronic fatigue (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Crucial new research could provide some clarity around the controversy surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in adolescents. The research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine studied the ... Read More »

Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades
Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The world will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022, according to a new study by Imperial College London and WHO. The number of obese children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold ... Read More »

Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decline over time
Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decline over time (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new UCL-led study has provided the strongest evidence to date that exposure to bullying causes mental health issues such as anxiety years later. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry and funded by MQ: Transforming Mental Health and the Economic ... Read More »

Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen
Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Cancer Council research shows that Australians are becoming increasingly misinformed about sunscreen, prompting skin cancer prevention experts to bust common sunscreen myths and remind Australians to slip, slop, slap, seek (shade) and slide (on sunglasses). The latest stats from ... Read More »

Video games have winning impact in classrooms
Video games have winning impact in classrooms (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Deakin-led research project has found video games such as Minecraft could be useful classroom tools for teaching disengaged students. The discovery was part of the three-year Australian Research Council “Serious Play” project, led by chief investigators from Deakin’s School ... Read More »

Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems
Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood – but also suggests a natural remedy. Dr Yaqoot Fatima from JCU’s Mount ... Read More »

13 drinks a session: risky teen drinkers drinking more than ever
13 drinks a session: risky teen drinkers drinking more than ever (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The National Drug and Research Centre Annual Symposium heard about research that finds the heaviest teen drinkers consume 11 to 15 drinks in one session. Fewer young people are drinking, but the one in five teenagers who are continuing to drink at risky levels appear to do ... Read More »

 
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