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Children and Youth

Asthma or EILO: Are misdiagnosed breathing difficulties making children and adolescents less active?

EILO is a breathing problem that can be confused with asthma. Doctor believes many people don’t know they can get help.

Youth are inactive for too long

Children and adolescents have not become more active, despite the clear goal to increase physical activity. The World Health Organization’s goal of more physical activity to curb many diseases is facing failure.

ID checks and stronger parental controls may be driving down teenage drinking habits

Young people in the Nordics are drinking less than they did a few decades ago. Finnish researchers think that this may be due to better controls — both by parents and by those who sell and serve alcohol.

GPs could help teens by asking them more about their mental health, say researchers

A new study shows that surprisingly many young people with mental health problems do not complete secondary education by their 20th birthday. Researchers suggest how GPs can help.

Teaching students to go easier on themselves

A two-week long course on self-compassion made university students less depressed and improved their mental health.

This stresses pupils at school

Is school the problem? Is it parents? Or the pupils themselves? Norwegian researchers have compiled and compared information from over 2,000 international studies on the theme of stress in school. They found a variety of answers.

How young people with disorders become more independent

Tablets and smartphones help children and young people with various disorders to become more independent.

Parents with disabled children report different experiences with support services

Little access to information about the support services available could affect who gets help and who doesn't.

How should child protection services react to calls of concern?

Resarcher Vibeke Samsonsen has found strengths and weaknesses in how investigations are currently conducted by the child protection services in Norway and England.

Recess improves student performance

Long school days are part of everyday life for many school kids, but it is important to give students time to recover, shows new study.