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Children with food insecurity at risk for high blood pressure: USA

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Kids with food insecurity, meaning they lack good access to nutritional foods, were more likely to have high blood pressure than kids with secure access to food, according to a study presented at the American Heart...

Students need help navigating the news

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Researchers at the University of Tasmania have identified an urgent need for greater digital media awareness and media literacy support for Australian teachers and students. A new Institute for the Study of Social Change report titled "A...

Adolescent brain study most ambitious of its kind

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University of the Sunshine Coast researchers are about to embark on the most ambitious long-term study of the adolescent brain, and they’re calling on 500 local youths to get involved. Youth Mental Health and Neurobiology...

Mental health of teens with disability significantly harmed by peer bullying

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Compared to those without a disability, adolescents with a disability have much poorer health and wellbeing, new research has found. They also experience bullying at a higher level than their peers. A University of Melbourne-led Australian...

Childhood obesity grows annual health bill

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Childhood obesity is costing Australian taxpayers $43.2 million annually - not including the cost of hospital care - and will grow unless prevention programs are adopted, new research by Monash University shows. The study, conducted...

Teen regular drinkers more likely to battle alcohol as adults

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Adolescents who drink weekly before age 17 are two to three times more likely to binge drink, drink drive, and be dependent on alcohol in adulthood compared with peers who don’t drink, a study...

Aboriginal students reap great rewards from boarding school – but face unique challenges

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Many Indigenous students from remote areas overcome unique challenges to attend boarding school, and in doing so, reap clear benefits including employability, access to positive social networks and an improved sense of empowerment according...

Teenagers can thank their parents’ positive attitude for avoiding obesity

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Teenagers are less likely to be overweight if their mum or dad had a positive attitude during pregnancy, a new study by the University of Bristol and Emory University has revealed. Using answers from more...

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...
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