Pediatrics

Teaching kids physical activities they'll go on to enjoy

Physical education is one of the most popular subjects for children in their early school years. Yet by secondary school less favorable attitudes towards what's known in the Australian school curriculum as Health and Physical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Officials declare measles outbreak in Pacific Northwest over

A measles outbreak that sickened more than 70 people, mostly children, in the Pacific Northwest is finally over even as the total number of cases nationwide continues to spike to near-record levels , officials said Monday.

Health

Student poverty study reveals disparities

Almost one in five secondary school students and nearly half of all Pacific young people in New Zealand, live in poverty, according to a new study from the University of Auckland.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Focus needed on youth mental health

There is a need for on-going youth mental health monitoring and interventions, given a small decline in aspects of self-reported mental health among New Zealand secondary school students.

Pediatrics

Risk-taking young people need better health services

(Medical Xpress)—Comprehensive health assessments and supports need to be more widely available for young people attending secondary schools in New Zealand, according to a new study.

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