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Tag: Teenagers

Suicide over love failure, a matter of concern as Odisha registers 2 cases every 3 days
Suicide over love failure, a matter of concern as Odisha registers 2 cases every 3 days

According to NCRB’s data, 172 youngsters—73 boys and 99 girls—ended their lives in 2019. In 2020, the number dipped slightly when 61 girls and 50 boys, totalling 111 youngsters, killed themselves.

Teenagers Who Stay Up Late At Greater Asthma Risk

Toronto: Dear parents, if your teenage child is not going to bed early and is hooked to screen late in the night, read this carefully. Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer from asthma and allergies […]

Saliva Can Predict Excess Body Fat In Teenagers

Rio de Janeiro: In addition to keeping the mouth moist and protecting us against germs, saliva can also be used for early detection of the risk of developing diseases associated with surplus body fat, a new study suggests. For the findings, published in the journal Nutrition Research, the researchers in Brazil performed a study in […]

Boys With 'Progressive Gender Beliefs' Less Likely To Be Violent

New York: Teenage boys with more ‘progressive views’ (equitable gender attitudes) are much less likely to be violent or engage in sexually abusive behaviour, a new study suggests. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, also found that boys who had witnessed their peers engage in violent or abusive behaviour towards girls […]

Online bullying leads to depression in teenagers: Study

New York: Parents, please take note. Teenagers who experience cyber bullying are more likely to suffer from poor sleep and depression, warns a study. In one of the few studies to explore the connection between cyber victimisation and sleep quality, the research team from University at Buffalo examined the relationship between online bullying and depression […]

Social media use adversely affects girls more

London: While social media use has limited role in lowering life satisfaction of teenagers, the effects are more among girls than boys, says a study of 12,000 British teenagers. Lower life satisfaction led to increased social media use and vice versa, but the effects were more consistent for females than for males, said the study, […]

Here's how binge drinking affects male & female brains

New York: While binge drinking affects health of both males and females, the effect of gene expression in an area of the brain linked to addiction was found to be different, finds a new study. Repeated binge drinking was found to significantly alter molecular pathways in the nucleus accumbens — a region of the brain […]

Back pain linked to risky behaviours in teenagers, says study

Sydney: Does your adolescent son or daughter suffer from back pain often? Beware, he or she may be more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and report problems like anxiety and depression. Although often dismissed as trivial and fleeting, adolescent back pain is responsible for substantial health care use, school absence, and interference with day-to-day […]

Second hand smoke linked to dry cough among teenagers

New York: As little as one hour of exposure to tobacco smoke per week can increase the risk of having respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath and a dry cough at night among teenagers, warns a study. “There is no safe level of second hand smoke exposure,” said lead author of the study Ashley Merianos, […]

Teenagers smoking pot at higher risk of developing drug problem

  Toronto: If boys start smoking pot in early teenage life, they may be at a higher risk of developing drug problem as a young adult, a new study has said. The findings, published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, suggested that boys who start smoking pot before the age of 15 are much more […]

Social media may affect teenagers' real life relationships

Toronto: Even as effects of social media use on mental well-being is hotly debated, a new study says that spending too much time online can create problems in real life relationships of teenagers and vice versa. Results of a survey conducted by Professor Candice Odgers of University of California, Irvine and her colleagues showed teenagers […]

Helping strangers can boost confidence of teenagers: Study

New York: Helping a strangers can help teenagers improve self esteem and boost confidence, suggests new research. While adolescents who exhibited pro-social behaviour — such as helping, sharing and comforting — towards strangers had higher self-esteem a year later, the same was not true for those in the study who exhibited pro-social behaviour solely to […]

Most teenagers cope with bad online experiences: Study

New York: If you worried about the consequences of online risks, such as sexual soliciting, cyber-bullying and explicit material? Take heart as researchers have found that for most teenagers, the negative effects of such exposure vanish in less than a week. “I think if there is a message here, it is that teenagers are being […]

Over 50% teenagers believe smoking cigarettes cuts stress

Delhi: Around 50 per cent of teenagers in India smoke cigarettes as they believe it helps reduce stress, and because smoking makes them appear “cool”, finds a survey. The survey showed that over 52 per cent teenagers believed that smoking helps increase concentration levels. While nearly 90 per cent of teenagers said they would continue […]

Excess smartphone use increases suicide risk in teenagers

New York: Parents should pay attention that the more time teenagers spend time on smartphones and other electronic screens, the more likely they are to feel depressed and attempt suicide, according to a new research. Screen time should be considered a modern-day risk factor for depression and suicide, said study co-author Thomas Joiner, Professor at […]

Underweight women at greater risk of early menopause

New York: Women who were underweight as teenagers or in their mid 30s are at a greater risk of facing an early menopause compared to lean or normal weight women, researchers have warned. Early menopause, defined as naturally occurring menopause before age 45, is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, and other health conditions […]

Teenagers growing up more slowly today than they used to

New York: Contrary to popular perception, today’s teenagers are actually growing up more slowly than their predecessors, with 18-year-olds now behaving like 15-year-olds of yesteryears, suggests new research. The findings published in the journal Child Development suggest that today’s teenagers are taking longer to engage in adult activities such as drinking alcohol, working, driving, or […]

E-cigs may double risk of tobacco smoking in teenagers

Toronto: Teenagers who try vape may be at double the risk for developing addiction to smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. The findings showed that students in grades 7 to 12 who had tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking. “Since e-cigarettes came on the market, […]

High BP can cause organ damage in teenagers too

New York: Is your teenage son or daughter suffering from high blood pressure? Beware, if left uncontrolled the condition can lead to organ damage as in adults, according to a research. The findings showed that organ damage — damage to the heart and blood vessels — from high blood pressure does not only occur in […]