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Sitting in front of the TV puts kids in the obesity hotseat

The simple act of switching on the TV for some downtime could be making a bigger contribution to childhood obesity than we realise, according to new research from the University of South Australia.
6-Feb-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Young Children Benefit From Explicit Teaching About Bullying

Young children are confused about bullying, but a new approach to bullying prevention trialled in four junior primary schools in South Australia improved their understanding, shows study.
28-Jan-2019 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Surveillance in Our Schools

ClassDojo is one of the most popular education apps in the world. Its company estimates it is used by millions of teachers and children across 180 countries. But beneath its friendly exterior lie disturbing implications.
22-Jan-2019 1:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Smartphones: are they just a pain in the neck?

A large majority of the world’s 3.4 billion smartphone users are putting their necks at risk every time they send a text, according to new research involving the University of South Australia.
15-Jan-2019 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Let’s map our DNA and save billions each year in health costs

A University of South Australia scientist has called for Australia to embrace pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing to deliver medication more effectively and slash around $2.4 billion wasted each year through unsafe and ineffective drug prescriptions.
8-Jan-2019 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Yes Please to Yogurt and Cheese: The New Improved Mediterranean Diet

Thousands of people can take heart as new research from the University of South Australia shows a dairy-enhanced Mediterranean diet will significantly increase health outcomes for those at risk of cardiovascular disease – and it’s even more...
11-Dec-2018 1:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Fighting obesity – could it be as plain as dirt?

It costs the global economy an estimated US$2 trillion annually and has been dubbed a modern day health epidemic, but new research from the University of South Australia has unearthed a possible cure for obesity – and it is as plain as dirt!
11-Dec-2018 10:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Recycle Your Old Mobile Phone to Save Gorilla Populations

Are you among the 400 million people around the world who have relegated an old mobile phone to the top drawer in the past year? Do you realise your reluctance to recycle that discarded phone could be linked to the dramatic decline of gorilla...
4-Dec-2018 1:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Children starting school? Don't stop the bedtime story.

24-Jan-2019 10:05 PM EST

Doing School Differently

Alternative schooling programs could deliver greater learning outcomes for young people who are struggling at school, according to University of South Australia researcher, Dr Thomas Stehlik.
22-Jul-2018 10:05 PM EDT

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The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university helping to solve the problems of industry and the professions. We are also South Australia’s largest university with over 31,000 students located across six campuses. Our teaching is industry-informed, our research is inventive and adventurous. We create knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity. Our graduates are the new professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. We are Australia’s University of Enterprise.


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