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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 14:26

JSNA - the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
Get the perception and performance figures you need, about your young people, from SHEU.

The Coalition Government has placed the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment at the heart of its proposals with regard to the future of local health improvement. Since the establishment of the JSNA in 2008, SHEU have been providing local authorities with vital data about their young people to inform their planning.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 14:11

Professor Mark D. Griffiths' article, The educational benefits of videogames, is one of many published in the journal Education and Health ISSN 0265-1602. The article, first published in 2002, describes the research dating right back to the early 1980s that has consistently shown that playing computer games (irrespective of genre) produces increases in reaction times, improved hand-eye co-ordination and raises players' self-esteem.

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 14:30

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"Piano playing reduces stress more than other creative art activities" was published in August in the International Journal of Music Education. In this study, the effects of creative art activities on college students' stress were investigated.

Follow this link to find the above research and other new research about 11-16 year olds...
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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 11:30

Research news about young people's health - this service first developed in January 2006 and grew from our research work with young people and their health related behaviour. Using many Internet search tools and numerous keywords, new research links are displayed each month. Divided by age range, topic area and archives - this is a unique resource. Subscribe to this free service by joining the email list

Monday, August 22, 2011 - 13:28

...but it invariably is Disraeli's one about lies and damned lies*.  I hope this one gains a bit of circulation:

"A microscope enables you to see things which are too small to be seen by the naked eye; statistics enables you to see things in masses of data which are too complicated for the naked eye."

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 08:25

Each month you can receive Internet links to some of the latest research about young people's health related behaviour.

"Differences in attitudes towards exercise, perceived athletic ability, perceived physical attractiveness and participation in physical activity in children and adolescents aged 10 to 18 years old" was recently published in the Journal of Sport and Health Research.

Follow this link to find the above research and other new research about 11-16 year olds...
/research-news-11-16-latest

Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 15:25

A recently reported research study assessed the diet of U.S. children and adolescents to determine the effects of sweet (candy) consumption and risk factors for heart disease. Following publication of the research there was particular interest in certain aspects of the study. Follow the link to read SHEU's views on this news.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 15:43

Each month you can receive Internet links to some of the latest research about young people's health related behaviour.

"A focus group exploration of primary school children's perceptions and experiences of fruit and vegetables", is research published in the June issue of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

To read more research about 5-11 year olds please follow this link...
/research-news-5-11-latest

Friday, July 8, 2011 - 08:47

Each month you can receive Internet links to some of the latest research about young people's health related behaviour.

"Developing Student Health and Wellbeing Services in Secondary Schools" by Colette Hallas was published in the journal Education and Health. Colette is a Sex and Relationship Education Consultant with Barnsley Healthy Schools team and the article describes the development of Health and Wellbeing services in Barnsley schools.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 13:44

We commissioned a bit of programming many years ago to produce the nifty charts you see in our Young People reports.  Previously David McG used to craft each one lovingly by hand, which took some time and made him more familiar than he wanted to be with the bugs in Microsoft chart software.  The commissioned software grabbed the figures from SPSS, drew a chart in SIgmaplot, and dropped the result onto the right page of the report.  Magic, if fairly expensive magic.

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