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Teen Suicides At All-Time High Since Turn Of The Millennium

The rate of suicide among young people has been rising alarmingly in recent years. Adolescent and young adult males made up the majority of the deaths caused by suicide in 2017.

Public Health June 19, 2019

Number Of Children Visiting ERs Due To Mental Health Problems Rising At Alarming Rate

A new study found that the number of children heading to the emergency room for mental health concerns has increased significantly from 2012 to 2016. More children, specifically from minority groups, are diagnosed with mental health-related issues.

Public Health November 3, 2018

Scientists Think Adolescence Now Lasts Until Age 24

The kids are all right. A new study suggests that adolescence can now last up to age 24. While their mind and bodies continue to develop, young people take on 'adulting' responsibilities at a much later age.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2018

1.2 Million Deaths Among Adolescents Could Have Been Prevented: WHO Report

Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among adolescents worldwide, says a WHO report, stating most victims are pedestrians or cyclists. Almost 1.2 million teens lose their life every year, and most teenage death causes are highly preventable.

Public Health May 16, 2017

Out Of Shape Teens At Higher Risk For Diabetes Regardless Of Body Weight

Teenagers who have low levels of muscle strength and cardiorespiratory fitness are at high risk for developing diabetes, a new study has revealed. Researchers said this is regardless of body mass index (BMI).

Life March 8, 2016

Heavy Smartphone Use Can Lead To Depression, Anxiety

Smartphones are convenient devices, but getting obsessed may be bad. A new study has revealed that teenagers who are glued too much to their smartphones have higher chances of developing depression or anxiety.

Life March 5, 2016

Malignant Brain Tumors Top Cause Of Cancer Deaths Among US Adolescents, Young Adults

Malignant brain tumors are the top cause of cancer-related deaths in adolescents and young adults in the U.S. Diagnosis in this age group can be particularly disruptive and cruel given many are starting careers, finishing school and beginning family life.

Life February 27, 2016

Vaccination Significantly Lowers HPV Cases Among US Teenage Girls

A vaccine introduced in the United States 10 years ago has led to the reduction of HPV prevalence among teenage girls in the country, a new report revealed. Researchers said this indicates that the vaccine is indeed effective.

Life February 22, 2016

Low Resistance To Stress At Age 18 Ups Risk For Type 2 Diabetes: Study

In a new study, 18-year-old Swedish men with low stress resistance emerged with up to 50 percent greater risk for type 2 diabetes during adulthood. The research is yet another warning on how stress even in early life can take its toll on one's health.

Life January 15, 2016

Bullying During Teen Years Linked To Long-Term Health Problems

A Canadian study found that both physical and emotional bullying are associated with physical health issues over time. The researchers point out that these health problems can adversely affect life as adults.

Life January 3, 2016

New Study Confirms Romantic Relationship Can Indeed Change You

Researchers have found that people do change in the presence of new romance. According to them, teens have the tendency to take on the characteristics of their partners while in a relationship.

Life December 7, 2015

Pediatricians To Parents: Talk To Kids About Alcohol At Age 9

Children start to think positively about alcohol as early as 9 years old. The American Academy of Pediatrics cited the importance of the parents' and pediatricians' influence on children's impression of the substance.

Life August 31, 2015

Teen Pot Use Unaffected By Medical Marijuana Legalization: Study

A new study involving more than a million teens revealed that the number of adolescents who smoke weed did not increase in states that legalized medical marijuana.

Life June 16, 2015

Sleep Deprivation May Lead Teens to Drinks and Drugs

Teenagers who have trouble sleeping can suffer other problems later in life, including binge drinking and drug use. What can parents do to keep their children safe?

Life January 17, 2015

Post-Concussion Bed Rest Best Kept to a Minimum

Adolescent concussion patients were studied, and the research revealed long periods of rest following such an injury may do more harm than good.

Life January 5, 2015

Put down those energy drinks, they're a public health threat: WHO

Energy drinks can present a public heath risk, warns the World Health Organization (WHO) in a new report.

Life October 15, 2014

Physically fit adolescents benefit from decreased risk of depression

A study conducted with middle school girls and boys found that those that are not physically fit show significantly more symptoms of depression than those that perform well on fitness tests. The study found the results were stronger for girls.

Life August 8, 2014

Sugar is harmful to brain. Sugar-sweetened beverage? It's just as bad

Sugar and high fructose corn syrup can each damage the brains of adolescent rats, but does that also apply to humans?

Life August 2, 2014

Hookah use increasing, appeals mostly to the wealthier tokers

A hookah lounge, where young people gather to share a water pipe with friends, is a growing alternative to socializing where cigarette smokers are not welcome. But hookah use is reportedly not safe, although it is more socially acceptable than smoking cigarettes.

Life July 7, 2014

Consumption of sports and energy drinks may prompt teens to make unhealthy choices: Study

Teens who are heavy consumers of sports and energy drinks are more likely to indulge in other unhealthy behaviors, study finds. Experts say the drinks provide few of any benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2014

What are your kids listening to? Pop music influences adolescents to drink alcohol, says study

Listening to music with the mention of alcohol brands may affect drinking habits in adolescents and young adults. A study finds links between listening mentions and drinking behavior.

Life April 13, 2014

E-cigarettes likely encourage teens to smoke later but one expert says 'no evidence'

Teens who smoke e-cigarettes are more likely to turn to real cigarettes eventually, according to a new study. One health expert, however, says the research provides no clear evidence.

Life March 9, 2014

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