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Water supplementation improves visual attention and fine motor skills in schoolchildren. #health

Paula Booth's article, published in the latest issue of Education and Health, addresses a gap in the literature on the effects of water supplementation on visual attention and motor performance in schoolchildren. To read the article, follow this link.

Musical games, children and empathy. #musiced #healthed

Tal-Chen Rabinowitch's article, published in the latest issue of Education and Health, presents an approach to strengthening empathy through recurring sessions of musical group interaction. To read the article, follow this link.

Simulated gambling in video gaming: What are the implications for adolescents?

Professor Mark D. Griffiths' article, published in the latest issue of Education and Health, provides an overview of research into children and adolescents' access to online gambling activities using digital devices. To read the article, follow this link.

Open access online journal: Education and Health

Since 1983 SHEU have published the quarterly journal Education and Health.
E&H is now available as an open access online journal.
Not only can you view the journal for free, you can also read all the past issues.
The journal regularly attracts contributions from around the world and we welcome new contributors.
Articles can be up to 3000 words.
Forthcoming and recent titles include:

Are school lessons enjoyable?

Since 2002, over 210,000 12-15 year olds have told SHEU about their attitudes to lessons.
Do you think 15%, 25% or 35% of pupils report enjoying ‘most’ school lessons?
To find out, click here

Research news about kids and teenagers' health and wellbeing

This free service first developed in January 2006 and grew from SHEU's health and wellbeing research work with children and young people.
Now, each month, SHEU provide links to research abstracts and complete articles about 5-11, 11-16 and 16+ year olds.
For example :
Evaluation of a 5-year School-based County-wide Smoking Education Programme.
... and ...
Childhood aerobic fitness predicts cognitive performance one year later.
For the current research follow this link

Young people, sleep problems and school management

"Many teenagers do not believe they are getting enough sleep to remain alert at school and stay healthy, research suggests. It reveals girls are more concerned about their sleeping habits than boys, and that youngsters are more likely to say they are not getting enough as they get older."

Smoking, Plain Packaging and Young People

The likely impact of plain packaging of tobacco products on young people
Australia's highest court has upheld a new government law on mandatory packaging for cigarettes that removes brand colours and logos from packaging (BBC)
What evidence supports the law? ...
To find out - follow this link and leave your comments

Young people's knowledge of a local birth control service

Around 54% of 14-15 year olds don't know if there is a locally available birth control service for young people.
This is one of the findings from the SHEU report, Young People into 2012.
Follow the link below to find results from 1993 -
Young people’s knowledge of local birth control services

Children, young people and health

Chat messages…online pictures…chatting online : data from Young People into 2012.
Just one of 50 new research links about 5-11 year olds from SHEU's monthly, research emails.
To join the list and view the links click here
SHEU : nationally-recognised, since 1977,
as the specialist provider of reliable local survey data for schools and colleges


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