Can Participation in HIIT Improve Cognitive Function & Mental Health in Children & Adolescents?

Research Paper Title Review of High-Intensity Interval Training for Cognitive and Mental Health in Youth. Background High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has emerged as a time-efficient strategy to improve children’s and adolescents’ health-related fitness in comparison to traditional training methods. However, little is known regarding the effects on cognitive function and mental health. Therefore, the aim… Read More


What is the Value of an Additional Exercise Training Programme in the Management of Obesity in Adolescents, including Prevention of Weight Gain?

Research Paper Title Effects of a 12-week exercise training programme on aerobic fitness, body composition, blood lipids and C-reactive protein in adolescents with obesity. Introduction Developing effective exercise programmes for the paediatric population is a strategy for decreasing obesity and is expected to help in eventually limiting obesity-associated long-term health and societal impact. In this… Read More

Children’s Pork Consumption & Their Parents’ Perceptions

Research Paper Title Australian Parents’ Perceptions of Factors that Influence their Children’s Pork Consumption: An Exploratory Qualitative Study. Background Pork provides key nutrients such as protein, thiamin and selenium, however fresh pork is not commonly included in the diets of Australian children, with processed pork preferred. Current dietary guidelines emphasise the consumption of fresh meat… Read More

Never Say Never About Our Child

My Two Pence This is a story that tugged at my heart strings and thought it would be good to share. I believe there are a number of lessons that can be drawn from this story but I will leave it to the reader to decide which. The Background In the latest of a monthly… Read More

Female Military Personnel, Pregnancy & Exposure to Occupational Hazards

Research Paper Title Therapeutic Morbidity Rate among Female Military Personnel, with Exposure to Occupational Hazards in the Period of Service in the Armed Forces its Influence on the Course of Pregnancy and Fetal Development. Abstract The study was made into therapeutic incidence among female military personnel who had contact with various kinds of occupational hazards… Read More

Children: Fit for School?

Research Paper Title The Fit for School Health Outcome Study – A Longitudinal Survey to Assess Health Impacts of an Integrated School Health Programme in the Philippines. Background Child health in many low- and middle-income countries lags behind international goals and affects children’s education, well-being, and general development. Large-scale school health programmes can be effective in… Read More

Reviewing Intervention Effects on Children’s Physical Activity

Research Paper Title Systematic Review of Intervention Effects on Potential Mediators of Children’s Physical Activity. Background Many interventions aiming to increase children’s physical activity have been developed and implemented in a variety of settings, and these interventions have previously been reviewed. However the focus of these reviews tends to be on the intervention effects on… Read More