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Summary Four international studies have found that the youngest children in a school class are more likely than their class- mates to receive pharmacological treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We investigated whether this late birth date effect applies to children in Western Australia....
This study finds that obesity has increased more rapidly in Aboriginal than non-Aboriginal children in New South Wales, but that strategies to limit screen time hold promise.
Objectives: To report 13-year trends in weight status of Australian Aboriginal children, and...
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is common, and evidence suggests that 5%–10% of boys and girls experience severe abuse involving sexual penetration. CSA is associated with an array of deleterious outcomes, including problems related to mental health, interpersonal functioning and substance use. Studies of community samples...
According this MJA research, Children in home-based foster care experience high rates of mental health problems but only a minority receive professional help for their problems.
The objective of the research was to identify the prevalence of mental health problems, rates of suicidal ideation...
The study identifies the prevalence of mental health problems, rates of suicidal ideation and behaviour, and use of professional mental health services among children and adolescents residing in home-based foster care. It finds that Children in home-based foster care experience high rates of mental health...
The latest research by the Medical Journal of Australia illustrates a rise in individuals with gender identity disorder (GID), sufferers have a persistent and profound discomfort with their biological sex and a strong identification with the gender of the opposite sex.
Individuals with gender...