Tag: teenagers

Teen Diagnosed With Hepatitis After Adding Green Tea To Daily Diet

A young girl in the United Kingdom who drank green tea daily for three months had been diagnosed with hepatitis. Doctors believe secondary products in the green tea likely caused the liver damage.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2019

Screen Time Not Harmful To Teenagers’ Well-Being, Says Study

Contrary to popular belief, heavy screen time, even before bed, doesn't negatively impact the well-being of teenagers. In a new study, researchers reveal there's little evidence linking screen time and mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2019

Girls Twice More Likely To Be Affected By Social Media-Linked Depression Compared To Boys

More teenage girls experience depressive symptoms linked to heavy social media use than teenage boys, a study found. Researchers also revealed that more teenage girls have experienced online harassment and cyberbullying.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2019

ADHD Symptoms In Teens Linked To How Often They Use Digital Media

A study revealed that teens who spend more time using digital media are more prone to developing ADHD symptoms. However, while the research found a plausible link, parents should not panic and cut off teenagers from technology.

July 18, 2018

Teenagers From Urban Areas Between 15 To 19 Years Old Are More Likely To Be Injured From Firearms

A new report has found that older teenagers between the ages of 15-19-years-old from urban areas have a higher risk of being injured by a firearm. Researchers from the report are suggesting more be done to prevent this from happening. 

Public Health July 2, 2018

16-Year-Old Girl Dies During Overnight School Trip Due To Toxic Shock Syndrome

A teenage girl died during an overnight school trip in March 2017 due to toxic shock syndrome. A coroner has confirmed that TSS was the cause of the teenager's death a year after the incident occurred.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2018

Teens Are Having Less Sex For The First Time In Decades, But Still At Risk For New Dangers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that teenagers are having less sex for the first time in 10 years. The data that was collected from a nationwide survey stated that teenagers are still at risk for other dangers.

Public Health June 15, 2018

Teenagers Consuming Sports Drinks Instead Of Water Are At Risk Of Health Problems Such As Diabetes, Study Suggests

A study was conducted to examine the amount of sports drinks that teenagers consume daily and its impact on their health. The researchers also said that those who have stopped drinking soda are still at risk for severe health problems.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 7, 2018

Teenager Suffers From Lead Poisoning After Eating Pens And Pencils

A 14-year-old from New York has been hospitalized from lead poisoning after eating pens and pencils. This isn't the first time the teenager has been hospitalized from eating weird objects.

Viral February 3, 2018

Smartphone Addiction Leads To Teenage Unhappiness, Study Says: Time For A Break From Social Media?

A new study concluded that teenagers with smartphone addiction are unhappier compared to those engaging in other activities, such as playing sports and meeting their friends. Depressed teens might want to take a break from social media for a while.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 24, 2018

Fewer High School Students Engage In Sex: CDC

A new report by CDC said that teenagers today have a later initiation to sex as compared to their counterparts 10 years ago. The survey was based on teens who go to high school.

Public Health January 6, 2018

Teenagers Who Drink Alcohol, Smoke Marijuana Less Likely To Succeed In Life

A new study reveals excessive marijuana and alcohol use by teenagers can potentially reduce their chances of becoming successful in life. Here's what researchers have found.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 2017

Depression Hits Nearly 3 Million Teens In The US Every Year

A new government study revealed that nearly 3 million teens in the United States suffer from depression every year. The rate of depression among teens is highest in the state of Oregon.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2016

Fertility Lessons To Be Given To Young Girls Starting Age 9

Girls as young as 9 years old should be given fertility lessons in school in order to maximize their chances of having children in the future. The advice follows the survey results wherein many young people have misconceptions about later-life fertility.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2016

Teen Health Checks Should Include Screenings For Suicide Risks: Pediatricians

Leading pediatrician group in the United States urges doctors to include suicide risks screenings during routine health checks among teenagers. The recommendation follows the recent information that suicide is now the second-leading cause of adolescent deaths.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2016

Start School Later To Reduce Rates Of Sleep-Deprived Teens, Doctors Agree

Let the young ones sleep. The American Medical Association backs recommendations that classes in middle and high school should not start earlier than 8:30 a.m. to reduce sleep deprivation among teenagers.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 17, 2016

Mom Shocked To Find Drugs In Daughter's Room ... But More Surprised They Were Really These

One teen shares her mom's shock when her mom thinks she has found drugs in her daughter's room -- but it was actually these toys.

Viral June 9, 2016

Teens Who Like To Eat Fatty Foods May Have Increased Risk For Breast Cancer

Teenage girls who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of unsaturated fats tend to have greater breast density, which is linked to a higher breast cancer risk later on.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2016

Teen Poisoning Cases In The UK On The Rise Because Of Heavy Drinking Among Girls

Teen poisoning cases surged in the UK because of heavy drinking. The rates were particularly high among teenage girls and young women, especially the ones living in the UK's poorest areas.

Public Health May 18, 2016

Frequent Use Of Social Media May Lead To Eating Disorder

Here's another reason why you should log out of Facebook more often. A new analysis found that frequently checking your social media feeds can lead to body image issues and eating disorders in young adults.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2016

Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco Products In California Is Now 21

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday finally signed into law the bill that raises legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. How will this affect the tobacco industry?

Public Health May 5, 2016

Young Cocaine Users At Greater Risk For Stroke

A new study found that young cocaine users carry greater risk for ischemic stroke, which is due to a blood vessel blockage in or leading to the patient's brain. A blood clot often causes the blockage in this type of stroke. Ischemic stroke is also the most common stroke type.

Life March 21, 2016

Watch Teenagers Lose Their Minds Over Old Windows 95

Kids hilariously react to Windows 95 thanks to YouTube sensation Fine Brothers Entertainment.

Computers March 8, 2016

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

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

Friends Try To Scrimp On Movie Tickets By Hiding In Fat Suit: Did It Work?

Teenage boys will be teenage boys. Two best friends document their attempt at sneaking into a movie theater as one huge guy.

Society February 2, 2016

Nearly 2 Percent Of 16-Year-Olds Suffer From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A study found that nearly 2 percent of 16-year-olds are suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome lasting more than six months Children from families suffering adversity were also more likely to suffer from CFS.

Life January 25, 2016

AIDS Now Top Killer Of Teens In Africa: UNICEF

UNICEF's new global data showed AIDS is now the top cause of death among teenagers in Africa. Around the globe, AIDS is the second most common cause of death among adolescents.

Life November 28, 2015

Parents' Fears Over Use Of Social Media, Cellphones In Teens May Be Exaggerated: Study

Researchers from Duke University found that parental fears over teenagers' widespread use of smartphones and social media may be overstated. Despite the exaggeration, sleep disruption and cyber bullying remain as top parental concerns.

Life November 21, 2015

Having More Than 300 Facebook Friends Causes Stress In Teens

How popular are you on social media? New study found having over 300 friends on Facebook cause stress in teenagers.

Life November 19, 2015

Weight Loss Surgery Good For Teens: New Study Claims Bariatric Surgery Helps Improve Quality Of Health And Life

According to a study, weight loss surgery may be as effective for teens as it is for adults. While most teens in the study were still obese after surgery, most of them experienced an elimination of things like high blood pressure and issues with their cholesterol.

Life November 9, 2015

Happiness Declining In Adults Over 30 Years Old

Happiness seems evasive for people over 30 years old. Researchers found adults over 30 are less happy in the 2010s than in the 1970s.

Life November 9, 2015

Exposure to Pesticides May Damage Sperm In Teenagers

A recent study revealed that adolescent exposure to pesticides found in food can lead to the development of defective sperm cells. Researchers said that banned pesticides such as DDTs are still present in the environment.

Life November 7, 2015

Teens And Tweens Spend 9 Hours A Day Consuming Media

Common Sense Media, a family technology education group, reports that teenagers and pre-teenagers are spending six to nine hours each day engaged in media use, such as listening to music or watching videos online. The group believes this trend could have a far-reaching impact on the children, media and technology.

Life November 4, 2015

‘Death Note’ Scare Shakes New Hampshire High School

High school is always a weird time for anyone involved. Now, a New Hampshire high school is finding the hard way just how impressionable students can be.

Internet Culture October 16, 2015

Lowering Drinking Age Could Lead To More High School Dropouts: Study

States with a lower minimum drinking age see more high school dropouts, research shows. This is on top of previously documented effects such as higher substance abuse and lower educational attainment.

Life September 30, 2015

Teenage Eating Disorders: How To Spot If Your Child Suffers From Bulimia Nervosa

Research shows teenagers with bulimia recover much faster when parents get involved in their treatment. Here are signs parents should watch out for to determine if their child has the eating disorder.

Life September 28, 2015

Parents Can Help Their Bulimic Kids Recover Faster: Here's How

Family-based therapy is more effective than cognitive behavioral therapy in helping teens battling bulimia, researchers prove.

Life September 22, 2015

Social Media Pressure Can Cause Depression And Anxiety In Teens

A new study conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom has found that spending too much time on social media can lessen the quality of sleep and cause anxiety and depression, particularly among teenagers.

Life September 12, 2015

Family And Peer Pressure Influence Vaping And Smoking Habits Among Teens: Study

The choice of whether or not to smoke tobacco or use e-cigarettes depends a lot on family and friends, a new study concludes. How common is the habit?

Life July 28, 2015

Teens With Weak Memory More Likely To Have Risky Sex, Says Study

Adolescents with weak working memory have more difficulty controlling their impulsive behavior. They are also likely to engage in risky sexual activities with less regard for longer consequences, such as contracting sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy.

Life June 19, 2015

US Birth Rate Finally Rises After 7 Year Slump

The rate of babies born to US parents rises after seven years. The significant increase in the statistical data is being attributed by experts to women in their 30s and 40s, who continuously get pregnant and give birth.

Life June 18, 2015

Alcohol In Movies Could Push Teens To Develop Drinking Habits

A new study suggests that seeing actors drink alcohol in movies seem to increase the chances that teenagers will develop drinking habits. However, this does not prove watching films with alcohol scenes causes teens to drink; only that it is a contributing factor.

Life April 14, 2015

These Teens Watch ‘90s Music Videos And Their Reactions Make Us Feel Old

Teens watch classic music videos from the 1990s and their reactions make us feel really old.

Internet Culture March 4, 2015

Teens Who Skip Breakfast Should Increase Protein Intake During Mornings

Breakfast skippers who start to eat breakfast should increase their protein intake to improve glycemic control, which could affect a person's risks for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications.

Life February 27, 2015

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