socio economic

One in three Australian kids exposed to disadvantage
One in three Australian kids exposed to disadvantage (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Almost a third of Australian children experience some form of disadvantage that can have a lasting impact on their development, a new study of more than 5,000 children has found. Changing Children’s Chances identifies patterns in children’s experiences of disadvantage ... Read More »

Disadvantaged kids prescribed antipsychotic medication more often
Disadvantaged kids prescribed antipsychotic medication more often (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study has shown that Australian children and teens from disadvantaged families are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication than others in the same age group. Social policy researcher Amy Kaim from the Robinson Research Institute at the University of ... Read More »

Poorer outcomes for babies born to teen mums
Poorer outcomes for babies born to teen mums (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Babies of teenage mothers often experience poorer health outcomes than babies born to women just a few years older, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) first report on this subject. The report, Teenage mothers in Australia 2015, shows ... Read More »

What drives up a pregnant woman’s biological age?
What drives up a pregnant woman’s biological age? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, a new study has found. Researchers at The Ohio State ... Read More »

Children more likely to receive welfare benefits if their parents do
Children more likely to receive welfare benefits if their parents do (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Young people are almost twice as likely to need social welfare payments if their parents have a history of receiving such assistance themselves, according to new research from the University of Melbourne. Researchers Dr Nicolás Salamanca and Dr Anna Zhu ... Read More »

Country kids face food challenges
Country kids face food challenges (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

One in five children in regional and remote WA worry about getting enough food to eat according to a new study from Edith Cowan University. Researchers surveyed more than 200 children from around the State to measure their food insecurity, ... Read More »

Disadvantaged kids may be at higher risk for heart disease later in life
Disadvantaged kids may be at higher risk for heart disease later in life (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children from socially and economically disadvantaged families and neighbourhoods appear more likely to have thicker carotid artery walls, which in adults may indicate higher risk for heart attack and stroke in later life according to new research at MCRI, which ... Read More »

Link between food allergies and childhood anxiety
Link between food allergies and childhood anxiety (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample of predominantly low socioeconomic status minority children. The results showed that ... Read More »

Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction
Link between growing up in affluent communities and drug and alcohol addiction (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

They have what most would want — affluent upwardly mobile parents, living in comfortable homes in the suburbs, going to an elite high school and being groomed for the nation’s best colleges. And they appear to thrive in this setting ... Read More »

Public parks should entice people of all ages
Public parks should entice people of all ages (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Well-designed local parks full of stimulating and challenging experiences could inspire people of all ages to be physically active and help prevent obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says QUT landscape architect Dr Debra Cushing. Dr Cushing heads a QUT transdisciplinary ... Read More »

 
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