teenager health

TV junk food ban cost-effective for fighting childhood obesity
TV junk food ban cost-effective for fighting childhood obesity (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Banning TV networks from advertising junk food to kids would cut Australia’s health care costs and reduce childhood obesity, according to a new economic analysis from researchers at Deakin University. Researchers from Deakin Health Economics and Deakin’s Global Obesity Centre ... Read More »

Fast food companies not doing enough to address obesity crisis
Fast food companies not doing enough to address obesity crisis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Water should be the default drink for kids’ fast food meals, while kilojoules in meal deals should be cut, according to Deakin researchers who have undertaken a first-of-its-kind evaluation of nutrition policies at Australia’s biggest takeaway outlets. The research from ... Read More »

Vaccinations
Vaccinations (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

We are strongly encouraged by the international scientific community to use vaccinations to protect ourselves from many infectious and chronic diseases. The World Health Organization estimates that vaccinations prevent 2-3 million deaths around the world every year. Since the introduction ... Read More »

Child visits to Victorian emergency departments for mental health issues triple
Child visits to Victorian emergency departments for mental health issues triple (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has shown over the seven years between 2008 and 2015, mental health presentations have tripled amongst children in the 10-14 and 15-19 age group. The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, ... Read More »

Napping can help tired teens’ performance in school
Napping can help tired teens’ performance in school (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teenagers and sleep. It’s certainly a passionate subject for many parents. University of Delaware’s Xiaopeng Ji is investigating the relationship between midday-napping behaviours and neurocognitive function in early adolescents. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, School ... Read More »

Doctors warn against unnecessary CT scans in children presenting with new onset seizures
Doctors warn against unnecessary CT scans in children presenting with new onset seizures (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New medical advice is recommending doctors avoid Computed Tomography (CT) scans when evaluating children and adolescents who present with their first seizure. The advice is one of five recommendations released by the Australia and New Zealand Child Neurology Society (ANZCNS), ... Read More »

Study debunks fears of increased teen suicide risk from popular flu drug
Study debunks fears of increased teen suicide risk from popular flu drug (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study published by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that the drug oseltamivir, commonly known as Tamiflu, does not cause an increased risk of suicide in paediatric patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration originally ... Read More »

Booze Ads Cause Risky Drinking In Young People: New Report
Booze Ads Cause Risky Drinking In Young People: New Report (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Young people are more likely to start drinking alcohol earlier and at risky levels as a direct result of alcohol companies targeting them via advertising, a review by Curtin University has found. The report, released today, also concluded that alcohol ... Read More »

Children with chronic kidney disease at risk of lower IQs
Children with chronic kidney disease at risk of lower IQs (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Chronic kidney disease causes irreversible deterioration in renal function, often requiring dialysis or transplant surgery. In children, genetic causes account for the greatest number of cases. Published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the research shows ... Read More »

Diet and depression link is not all in the mind
Diet and depression link is not all in the mind (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New evidence of a biological link between diet and depression has come from the first study to analyse associations between diet, body mass index, inflammatory markers and mental health in adolescents. The association between overweight/obesity and depression is known, but ... Read More »

 
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