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Differences in parental perceptions of the socio-emotional development of underweight, overweight, and typically weighted children in a low- income sample

Can we reduce the spread of influenza in schools with face masks?

Should public health interventions aimed at reducing childhood overweight and obesity be gender-focused?

Book: Little Angel Creative

Understanding anxiety among urban children coping with asthma-related and life stress

School-based intervention to promote healthy lifestyles in Sousse, Tunisia

Characteristics associated with low self-esteem among US adolescents

Marriage and health in the transition to adulthood: Evidence for African Americans in the Add Health study

Prevalence of sunburn and sun-related behaviour in the Danish population

Late adolescent and young adult outcomes of girls diagnosed with ADHD in childhood

African Americans and physical health: The consequences of self-esteem and happiness

ADHD in the college student: Is anyone else worried?

Adolescents' adverse experiences and mental health in a prospective perspective

Preterm birth and reduced birthweight in first and second teenage pregnancies

Evaluation of a brief anti-stigma campaign in Cambridge: do short-term campaigns work?



Book - Go Facts: Healthy Bodies

Evaluation of the childhood obesity prevention program, in Victoria Australia, Kids - 'Go for your life'

Anxiety is more common in children with asthma

Childhood psychotic symptoms

Educational tools promoting skin health awareness

Development of an Internet-based obesity prevention program for children

Frequent visitors - Somatization in school-age children and implications for school nurses

School demands and subjective health complaints among Swedish schoolchildren

Are there links between mobile phone masts and childhood cancers?

A free young people-led conference to discuss research and public health priorities

Trends in adolescent emotional problems in England: a comparison of two national cohorts twenty years apart

Listening to music on a MP3 player - can it damage hearing?



Health services utilisation disparities between English speaking and non-English speaking background Australian infants

Maternal well-being and its association to risk of developmental problems in children at school entry

Weight status as a predictor of being bullied in third through sixth grade

Sizing up peers: Adolescent girls’ weight control and social comparison in the school context

Peer aggression and mental health problems

Using a vignette-based questionnaire to explore adolescents’ understanding of mental health issues

"...treatments for adolescent anorexia nervosa ..."

Self-perception of weight in overweight U.S. adolescents

Book: Preventing mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders among young people:
Progress and possibilities

How confident, if at all, would you be about what to do if a child in your care was having an asthma attack?

How to make the awkward process of taking tablets and medicine a little more palatable

Sleeping and longevity

Storytelling and...

Widening the aim of health promotion to include the most disadvantaged: vulnerable adolescents and the social determinants of health

Working towards men’s health: Findings from the Sefton men’s health project

Should incentives be used to encourage healthy living?



Eczema and sleep and its relationship to daytime functioning in children

Tracking excess weight and obesity from childhood to young adulthood: a 12-year prospective cohort study in Slovenia

Parents as health promoters: A theory of planned behavior perspective on the prevention of childhood obesit

Which college students are at higher health risk?

Supported further education provision for people with long-term mental health needs: Findings from a survey of further education colleges and primary care trusts across the south east of England



How changes in child personality and overreactive parenting predict adolescent adjustment problems

The sun sense study: An intervention to improve sun protection in children

How low-income mothers with overweight preschool children make sense of obesity

Depression and social anxiety in children: differential links with coping strategies

Risk factors for clinically significant importance of shape and weight in adolescent girls

Adolescent-parent interactions and communication preferences regarding body weight and weight management

Young girls’ perceptions of their body

International comparison of blood pressure and BMI values in schoolchildren aged 11–16 years

Emergence of ethnic differences in blood pressure in adolescence

Adolescence: A central event in shaping stress reactivity

Mental health complaints among younger and older adolescents in Sweden

Bipolar risk greater for bright students

Causal beliefs about obesity and associated health behaviors: results from a population-based survey

An injury prevention strategy for teen restaurant workers. Washington State's ProSafety project.

Which college students are at higher health risk?



How do parents of 4- to 5-year-old children perceive the weight of their children?

Children are reliable reporters of common symptoms: results from a self-reported symptom diary for primary school children

Asthma knowledge and asthma management behavior in urban elementary school teachers

Bowel habit, diet and body weight in preadolescent children

Prevalence and risk factors of habitual snoring in Chinese primary school children

Teenage depression no longer on the increase

Mums’ depression in pregnancy tied to antisocial behaviour in teenagers

Data suggest racial differences in the deposition of fat in a longitudinal cohort of U.S. black and white adolescent females

"..ergonomic instructions on how to prevent computer-related musculoskeletal problems fail to reach a substantial number of children."

Self-reported physical and mental health status and quality of life in Canadian adolescents

Adolescent mental health in a mixed urban and rural region of the Netherlands

Earlier parental set bedtimes as a protective factor against depression and suicidal ideation

General and psychological health among Greek adolescents

The relationships among mental health, self-esteem and physical health in Hong Kong Chinese adolescents

Feasibility and acceptability of a school-based coping intervention for Latina adolescents

Social support and mental health among U.S. college students.

Happiness is…looking forward to your next vacation



Weight at age 5 is a predictor for future health of the individual. This study examines risk factors for childhood obesity with a focus on ethnicity

Prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the U.S.

Headache: What do children and mothers expect from pediatricians in Italy?

Immunizing school-age children and adolescents: Experience from low- and middle-income countries

Children's weight 2008/09 - National Child Measurement Programme: England

Identifying influential young people to undertake effective peer-led health promotion

Adolescents' wellbeing and functioning: relationships with parents' subjective general physical and mental health

Cultural differences in coping among New Zealand adolescents

Are "bad boys" and "sad girls" at greater risk for suicidal behavior?

Effects of phone versus mail survey methods on the measurement of health-related quality of life and emotional and behavioural problems in adolescents

Coping styles and strategies: A comparison of adolescent students with and without learning disabilities

Does school bullying affect adult health in Australia?

Helping young men thrive: Positive youth development and men’s health

Living healthier for longer: Comparative effects of three heart-healthy behaviors on life expectancy with and without cardiovascular disease

Parental divorce, parental depression, and gender differences in adult offspring suicide attempt

A peer-to-peer campaign to promote organ donation among racially diverse college students in New York City.

Parental relationships, autonomy, and identity processes of high school students.

Mental disorders among gifted and nongifted youth: A selected review of the epidemiologic literature

Parents and peers as providers of support in adolescents' social network

Anxiety prevalence and affecting factors among university students in Turkey



Up to a third of schoolchildren in some parts of England may already have had swine flu

Measles deaths fell by more than 90% worldwide from 2000 to 2008, except in southern Asia

Comparison of the health knowledge among urban and rural parents with obese children in China

A correlational study of the relationship between a coordinated school health program and school achievement: A case for school health in America

Should boys receive the human papillomavirus vaccine?... Yes

Should boys receive the human papillomavirus vaccine?... No

Mobile phone use is not linked to brain tumours, large Scandinavian study finds

‘They wouldn’t know how it feels . . .’: characteristics of quality care from young people’s perspectives: a participatory research project

Growth and predictors of parental knowledge of youth behavior during early adolescence

Body size and social self-image among adolescent African American girls

A policy change strategy for head lice management

Supporting adolescent emotional health in schools: a mixed methods study of student and staff views in England

Predictors of initiation and persistence of unhealthy weight control behaviours in adolescents

Better mental health in children of Vietnamese refugees compared with their Norwegian peers - a matter of cultural difference?

Bacteria and injuries to the skin

School closure can have a substantial impact on the spread of a newly emerging infectious disease that is transmitted via close (non sexual) contacts

Residential traffic exposure in Australia and children's emergency department presentation for asthma

Design and evaluation of a treatment programme for Spanish adolescents with overweight and obesity

Blood pressure of 8-14 year old children in relation to traffic noise at home--results of the German Environmental Survey for Children

How the Department of Health influences healthy living

Cardiovascular fitness is associated with cognition in young adulthood

The YouthMood Project: A cluster randomized controlled trial of an online cognitive behavioral program with adolescents



Formative research on the feasibility of hygiene interventions for influenza control in UK primary schools

The effect of mild hearing loss on academic performance in Malaysian primary school children

Determinants in early life for asthma development

Effectiveness of school network for childhood obesity prevention in primary schools of Saraburi Province, Thailand

Impact of life events on child mental health before school entry at age six in Germany

Study links folic acid supplements to asthma

Research on cyberbullying highlights the role of parents in prevention

Assessment of nutritional interventions and hygiene and health habits in a cohort of Spanish primary school students

The association between Internet use and depressive symptoms among South Korean adolescents.

Frequent medical absences in secondary school students

Health services utilization and the barriers among secondary school Omani adolescents with mental disorders

Rethink a new website that aims to offer advice to young people about mental health issues

A pilot survey of the impact of menstrual cycles on adolescent health

Tanning behaviour among young frequent tanners is related to attitudes and not lack of knowledge about the dangers



'KidsMatter' introduces the notion that social and mental health wellbeing is important in Australian schools"

Planned, motivated and habitual hygiene behaviour: an eleven country review

Baseline survey of sun protection policies and practices in primary school settings in New Zealand

High level of child abuse and neglect in Australia

Influence of family factors on Chinese children's physical development

Promoting children’s mental, emotional and social health through contact with nature

The ' Get Up & Grow' programme launched in Australia

Staff reports of psychosocial climate at school and adolescents’ health, truancy and health education in Finland

Personality and depressive symptoms and their influential factors in Chinese children left-behind in rural area

Depression in children and adolescents.

Promoting connectedness through whole-school approaches

Developing a school team to improve links between education and mental health services

Relationships between adolescents' preferred sources of help and emotional distress: a Singapore study

From thought to action in school mental health promotion

Learning-related anxiety and its influencing factors among middle school students living in non-traditional families in Shenzhen

Young American adults visit doctors least at an age when risky behavior peaks

Adolescents' social environment and depression: social networks, extracurricular activity, and family relationship influences.

Is bullying equally harmful for rich and poor children?: a study of bullying and depression from age 15 to 27

'People look at you differently': students' experience of mental health support within Higher Education

Parent-teenager interactions as predictors of depressive symptoms in adolescents with headache



New research shows practitioners struggle to effectively manage child obesity

“Smacking your children can damage their mental ability”

Sleep duration and obesity in children: Is the association dependent on age and choice of the outcome parameter?

MMR jab has not raised autism

Web-Based Weight Management Programs for Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trial Studies

Assessing the effectiveness of a school-based oral health promotion programme in Yichang City, China.

“Taking children to daycare and nursery does not help them to build immunity against asthma and allergies”.

Effects of sex and mode of carrying schoolbags on ground reaction forces and temporal characteristics of gait.

Young people : attitudes to health

The working alliance in online therapy with young people: preliminary findings

Fatty liver from fizzy drinks?

New online learning tool launched to help kids protect themselves from infections

More children taking obesity drugs

Global patterns of mortality in young people

Individual differences in coping with criticism of one's physical appearance among Taiwanese students

NICE public health guidance on promoting young people’s social and emotional wellbeing



Risk factors for headache in children

Beverage intake of girls at age 5 predicts adiposity and weight status in childhood and adolescence

The effect of the consumption of water on the memory and attention of children

Growth and chronic disease: findings in the Helsinki Birth Cohort

Injury risk in children with asthma

The latest reasearch into treating the symptoms of eczema

The role of behavioural factors in explaining socio-economic differences in adolescent health: A multilevel study in 33 countries

European Youth Health Conference

Childhood overweight status predicts diabetes at age 21 years: A follow-up study

School children sufficiently apply life supporting first aid: a prospective investigation

Contact with beach sand among beachgoers and risk of illness

Early intervention key to nation’s mental health

How language used in policy messages and media coverage affects the public perception of health threats

Physical Health: Young Adults Today - Data on the lives of young adults aged 16-25 (1.7Mb pdf)

Inequalities and the mental health of young people: a systematic review of secondary school-based cognitive behavioural interventions

Childhood overweight status predicts Diabetes at age 21 years: A follow-up study

Mental Health and Wellbeing: Young Adults Today - Data on the lives of young adults aged 16-25 (1Mb pdf)



Sick children do not always have their pain-relief needs met

'Shape It Up', a school-based obesity prevention programme

Children's acceptance of a peer who is overweight

Awareness campaign launched as measles rises

Trends in adolescent and young adult health in the United States

Electronic media use and adolescent health and well-being

Risk factors for overweight and obesity in French adolescents: Physical activity, sedentary behavior and parental characteristics

Book - Adolescent Health: Understanding and preventing risk behaviors

Swine flu: public information website

The effects of anxiety on our ability to perform tasks

Health Profiles 2009

Mental health - What role can the Internet play in reducing stigma and promoting help seeking?

Different clues to the health of women and men

'Food for thought': report into the UK’s health

Attitudes to mental health problems improving in most areas

Social comparisons and health: Can having richer friends and neighbors make you sick?

Mental health promotion in schools


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