public health

Community efforts to prevent teen problems have lasting benefits
Community efforts to prevent teen problems have lasting benefits (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Want to prevent kids from using drugs and make it stick into young adulthood? Get the community involved and intervene before they’re teens, say researchers from the University of Washington. A new, longitudinal study from the UW Social Development Research ... 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 »

Baby sleep routines and SIDS
Baby sleep routines and SIDS (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A USC research team is conducting one of the largest studies ever into sudden and unexpected infant deaths in Queensland. The researchers are sending surveys across the state to families with babies born during April and May this year asking ... Read More »

Collaboration proves vital for children in crisis
Collaboration proves vital for children in crisis (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Understanding the benefits of child protection, police, and child and family advocates and therapists working together in local communities to respond to allegations of sexual and other severe child abuse has been the focus of recent research led by the ... Read More »

Vaccination and alternative medicine
Vaccination and alternative medicine (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Childhood immunisation has been one of the last century’s most successful public health measures. Yet, for some, vaccination remains a highly politicised and contentious issue. Naturopath, academic and former nurse Jon Wardle reveals how his latest research project is set ... Read More »

Warning labels about drinking while pregnant are working
Warning labels about drinking while pregnant are working (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A random encounter with a warning sign at a north Eugene grocery store put Gulcan Cil on the trail of research toward her doctoral degree and, now, a newly published paper. The paper, published in the Journal of Health Economics, took a ... Read More »

Inactivity and screen time linked to teen depression
Inactivity and screen time linked to teen depression (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Low levels of physical activity combined with high recreational screen time have been linked to poor mental health of adolescents in developing countries. Researcher Dr Asad Khan, of UQ’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, found that teenagers in Bangladesh who did ... Read More »

Overweight or obesity often start during primary school
Overweight or obesity often start during primary school (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Every year 57,100 children who started primary school in England at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave, according to new statistics* published by Cancer Research UK. This worrying statistic adds to the fact ... Read More »

Australia’s longest-running women’s health study to add children’s data
Australia’s longest-running women’s health study to add children’s data (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research linking two decades of data on Australian women with outcomes for their children will provide an unparalleled insight into child health and development. Professor Gita Mishra from The University of Queensland said the Mothers and their Children’s Health Study (MatCH) would help complete ... Read More »

Obese preschoolers have 60% higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children
Obese preschoolers have 60% higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Obese children are two to three times more likely to be admitted to hospital, according to a new study on the healthcare costs of overweight preschoolers. Obese children aged two to five years old are 2-3 times more likely to ... Read More »

 
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