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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Energy drinks can present a public heath risk, warns the World Health Organization (WHO) in a new report.
Life October 15, 2014
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 and high fructose corn syrup can each damage the brains of adolescent rats, but does that also apply to humans?
Life August 2, 2014
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
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
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
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