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NZ ranks poorly in adolescent mortality and suicide – study

John Kerr posted in on April 26th, 2012.

Leading medical journal The Lancet has published a special series of articles focusing on adolescent health, including an international comparison of health and mortality data which highlights New Zealand’s poor ranking in youth suicide and death statistics. The 45th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population Development, which has an adolescent health theme takes […]

More screen exposure = worse relationships for teens

Peter Griffin posted in on March 2nd, 2010.

University of Otago researchers have discovered that  increased exposure time either to television or computer screens amongst teenagers is linked with poorer relationships with their parents and peers. On the other hand, teenagers who spent more time doing their homework or reading had higher levels of attachment to their parents. Published in the Archives of […]

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