Prescribing of psychiatric drugs to Australian kids on the rise

Prescribing of psychiatric drugs to Australian kids on the rise

Media Release: University of Adelaide… Australian doctors are prescribing more psychiatric drugs to children and adolescents, researchers from the University of Adelaide have found. This is despite the known risks

Maternal iodine intake, thyroid function in pregnancy and executive function of children at 6 years of age.

Chief Investigator: Dr Shao Jia Zhou Funding Amount: $74,577 Recipient: University of Adelaide Overview: Iodine is essential for thyroid hormone production and critical for brain development. In pregnancy, inadequate or

Family by Family: Addressing childhood obesity through local understandings and local solutions

Chief Investigator: Professor Megan Warin Funding Amount: $74,517 Recipient: University of Adelaide Overview: Innovative ways of tackling childhood obesity in disadvantaged communities are urgently needed. This mixed-methods research will evaluate

Injury site-derived proteoglycan glypican-3 suppresses growth plate cartilage bony repair and bone fracture healing

Chief Investigator: Dr Yu-Wen Su Funding Amount: $75,000 Recipient: University of South Australia Overview: Two major challenges in paediatric orthopaedics are (1) the faulty or unwanted bony repair of injured

Thriving in adversity: disadvantaged children performing well in school

Chief Investigator: Dr Catherine Chittleborough Funding Amount: $72,164 Recipient: University of Adelaide Overview: Australian Early Development Census results for South Australian children show 23.5% are developmentally vulnerable at age 5.

Role of refugee parents’ educational aspirations on their children’s academic outcomes

Chief Investigator: Dr Hannah Soong Funding Amount: $33,452 Recipient: University of South Australia Overview: Evidence linking the benefits of parents’ educational aspirations to their children’s academic outcomes, particularly first-generation migrant