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Preventing cervical cancer

A quick and easy test can prevent 1,200 cases of cervical cancer every year, so why are Pap smears such a sensitive subject?

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Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is a major health concern for young Australians, and with thousands of school leavers celebrating their newfound independence, it’s important they understand the risks of getting drunk.

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Blood Pressure High Among Young

High blood pressure is typically something we associate with our middle-aged and older years, but research has revealed it is a growing concern for children and adolescents, too.

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Childhood Behaviour Problems

Even the best behaved children can be difficult to manage at times, but children with behavioural problems can be particularly challenging for their parents, families and teachers.

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Acne – What Can I Do About It?

Pimples, zits, spots or simply acne – whatever you choose to call those angry red bumps that erupt at the worst possible time, there is no disputing the fact they're unpleasant.

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Video Game Surprise For Teen Activity

It's hard to believe, but when it comes to encouraging kids to be more active, there may be some truth to the marketing hype surrounding today's interactive gaming consoles.

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A Positive Approach To Beat Bullying

Once dismissed as a normal part of growing up, schoolyard bullying is a matter of increasing concern for students, parents and teachers.

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Overweight Teens Can Build A Healthier Future

Overweight teens who slim down by middle age may significantly lower their risk of heart disease.

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Early Bird Kids Leaner

Australian study finds “early to bed and early to rise" helps youths stay slimmer and more physically active than their night-owl friends.

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Active Teens Build Strong Bones

Research suggests being physically active in your teens can help develop a stronger bones and a healthier future.

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Strong Bones To Last A Lifetime

Helping your children build strong bones will pay off over a lifetime.

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Insufficient Sleep Leads To High-Fat Fuel

Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep are likely to turn to high-fat junk foods to keep their engines running throughout the day.

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Taking Care: Kids & Concussion

While a bump to the head is usually no cause for panic, updated guidelines for managing children and adolescents who suffer concussion recommend taking a cautious approach to recovery.

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Upsides To Video Games

Children spending long hours absorbed in video games may hone skills of analysis, strategy and creativity, according to a report by the European Parliament.

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Keep Watch For Steroid Abuse

The pressure felt by some young people to look good and be successful can be intense. Now researchers warn that children and adolescents may be opting for unhealthy quick-fixes.

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