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Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis in later life
Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis in later life (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in later life. However, there is no association with MS for concussion in younger children. This was reported by a new study, led by Scott Montgomery, Professor at Örebro University. ... Read More »

Auskick program benefits kids with autism
Auskick program benefits kids with autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Deakin University research shows simple adaptions to the NAB AFL Auskick program can encourage kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to increase physical activity and join in with their peers. The study, recently published in the Journal of Motor ... Read More »

Kids should not consume energy drinks
Kids should not consume energy drinks (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sports and energy drinks are heavily marketed to children and adolescents, but in most cases kids don’t need them – and some of these products contain substances that could be harmful to children. In a clinical report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) ... Read More »

I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability
I play, you play, we All Play: goals for kids with disability (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new Deakin University program is helping children of all abilities be part of AFL Auskick in 2017, with researchers to monitor their progress as part of an investigation into the benefits of physical activity for young Australians with a ... Read More »

Barriers to children’s physical activity
Barriers to children’s physical activity (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study highlights some of the barriers children face in being more physically active in their local neighbourhoods. Walking, scooting and riding to and from school helps children get the physical activity they need each day to be healthy ... Read More »

Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe
Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Moveable soccer goals, which are subject to a safety standard due to the risk of toppling over, have been reviewed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Small Business Minister Michael McCormack, who is responsible for consumer affairs, has ... Read More »

Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active
Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescent girls are missing out on opportunities to be as physically active as boys and a Melbourne researcher says that schools and sporting clubs are the place to start to change this inequity. Dr Helen Brown from the Institute for Physical ... Read More »

Safe sport for kids
Safe sport for kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia has the highest incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the world, and sports injuries are now the number one reason for youth admission to hospital. Professor David Lloyd from Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland says the ... Read More »

Young players can benefit from head trauma education
Young players can benefit from head trauma education (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A team from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research is investigating the short-term links between head trauma and depression in young football players, in the hope of developing avenues for self-reflection and education about this issue ... Read More »

Latest data confirms western Sydney teens are hooked on sugary drinks
Latest data confirms western Sydney teens are hooked on sugary drinks (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s well known that sugar sweetened beverages are not part of a healthy diet yet high school students are drinking them regularly and often excessively.  Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, which include soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks and sports ... Read More »

 
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