16 year olds

Reading only out-of-school activity to enhance teens’ career prospects


April 9th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 09 (ANI): A study has found that the only out-of-school activity that will really enhance a teenager's career prospects is reading.Oxford University academics have found that 16-year-olds who read books ... Read more...

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Brit school kids, parents are bad losers when it comes to sports


April 4th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): A survey has suggested that the UK's schoolchildren find it difficult to lose graciously in sport, and their parents can be just as bad.The poll found that two-thirds ... Read more...

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Mums who drink early in pregnancy ‘more likely to have unruly kids’


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Teenagers whose mothers drank early in pregnancy are more likely to become unruly, aggressive and badly behaved, researchers claim.According to their study, the risk of anti-social behaviour rose ... Read more...

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Girls aged 16 ‘get drunk more often than their male peers’


March 9th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): A new European study has revealed that girls aged 16 are getting drunk more often than boys.It said that the rising numbers are knocking back the equivalent of ... Read more...

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‘X-Factor’ is beyond the mediocracy of talent shows: Sonu Nigam


February 23rd, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Singer-composer Sonu Niigaam, who will be judging a show after six years, says he agreed to be part of Sony's music reality show "X-Factor" because he feels ... Read more...

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Australia faces underage alcohol addicts


February 12th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Kids as young as 10 years in Australia are undergoing treatment for alcohol addiction, while five teenagers and young people die each week in incidents related to heavy ... Read more...

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Condoms to be handed to Brit pupils during sexual health lessons


February 7th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): A school in Britain could hand out condoms and prescriptions for the pill to its pupils during "sexual health and family planning" lessons, said a doctor who came ... Read more...

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1 in 4 Brit youngsters never go out to play: Study


January 20th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): One in four youngsters never play outside with TV and cinema the most popular activity for five to 16-year-olds, followed by video gaming and going online, according to ... Read more...

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Quarter of Brit kids looked at pornography in 2010: Study


January 10th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): An LSE research used in a Panorama programme about the sexualisation of young children, has indicated that a quarter of children looked at pornography in 2010.It showed that ... Read more...

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Alternative remedies can be dangerous!


December 24th, 2010 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Alternative remedies can be dangerous for children and could even lead to death.Parents are sometimes misguided into thinking that they are "more natural", with fewer side effects than ... Read more...

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Complementary medicines ‘dangerous’ for kids


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A study carried out in Australia has found that complementary and alternative medicines (CAM), when substituted for effective conventional medicines, could be dangerous for children and can even ... Read more...

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Face recognition skills peak after 30 years


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Our ability to recognise and remember faces peaks between the ages of 30 and 34 years, about a decade later than most other mental abilities.The surprising discovery was ... Read more...

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Children with pushy parents ‘do better at school’


October 29th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that children with pushy parents are likely to do better at school.The effort a parent puts into their child's education has a bigger ... Read more...

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Kids as young as 6 getting suntans to look like Jordan, Cheryl Cole


May 26th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): Children as young as six are getting suntans to look like stars such as Katie Price a.k.a Jordan and Cheryl Cole.A study of 1,000 six to 16-year-olds found ... Read more...

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Brit Indian kids have better mental health than Brit Whites


May 12th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): British children with Indian ancestry have better mental health than British Whites, a new research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has shown.Anna Goodman, the ... Read more...

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Brit Mums’ slam Liberal Democrat porn plan


April 26th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 26 (ANI): Mothers in Britain have expressed dismay and anger over a Liberal Democrat plan to let 16-year-olds watch and star in pornographic films.The controversial policy has faced blistering criticism ... Read more...

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Actor Caine says Tories only party working for Brit youth


April 9th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.9 (ANI): Veteran British and Hollywood actor Sir Michael Caine, 76, has said that the Conservative Party is the only one "giving young people a chance".Visiting kids in South London, Caine ... Read more...

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Aussie kids’ TV viewing habits affected by class


April 6th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 6 (ANI): Poor Aussie kids spend an extra 42 minutes before TV screens and games consoles compared to their well-off counterparts, according to a new research.The study demonstrates that the ... Read more...

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Drunk Mark Owen ‘lured 16 year olds to bed’


March 17th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): Adding to the expose of Take That star Mark Owen as a love cheat are revelations made by a fan who claimed the singer lured her and her ... Read more...

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Kate Moss named Teens’ Top Role Model


February 18th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): Kate Moss has been voted Teenagers' Top Role Model in a new poll.Sixty-eight percent of the 1,032 16-year-olds, who were quizzed, chose the supermodel in the intotheblue.co.uk poll.Soccer ... Read more...

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Cyber-bullying - the most common form of bullying


November 13th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Cyberbullying - where children face taunts, threats and insults via the internet and mobile phones - is now the most common form of bullying, according to a new ... Read more...

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“Gollum from Lord of the Rings” spotted, bludgeoned in Panama


September 18th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 18 (ANI): A mystery creature reportedly beaten to death by a group of teenagers in Panama has become the subject of intense speculation on internet forums.Terrified locals in Cerro Azul ... Read more...

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Britain’s health booklet Pleasure’s message for teens: Sex can be fun


August 17th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 17 (ANI): Britain's National Health Service wants children to have a positive approach to sex, for which it has come up with new pamphlet, called Pleasure.NHS in the Sheffield, South ... Read more...

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With one million users, Britain’s the cocaine capital of Europe: UN report


June 25th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): According to a United Nations drugs report, more than one million people in Britain are cocaine users, with one in 20 school children also having tried it, making ... Read more...

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Anxiety, depression and insomnia are genetically linked


June 8th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Scientists have found that anxiety, depression, and insomnia are genetically linked.Dr. Phillip Gehrman, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School Of ... Read more...

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Flintoff backs fair play scheme for Brit kids


April 21st, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): England cricketing hero Andrew Flintoff is backing a scheme in which kids are being taught how to play fair in sport after a survey showed elbowing, tripping and ... Read more...

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Miley Cyrus still sleeps in her parents’ bed!


April 10th, 2009 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) She might be a teen sensation for the world but "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus has revealed she has a childlike way of relieving stress - by ... Read more...

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Miley Cyrus still sleeps in her parents’ bed


April 9th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Hollywood actress Miley Cyrus may have multifarious men admirers, but she still has a child inside her, as she still sleeps in her parents' bed after a ... Read more...

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Brit youths commit one crime every two minutes


March 6th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.6 (ANI): A Youth Justice Board report has disclosed that British youngsters aged 10 to 17 carried out 277,986 offences in the past year. According to The Telegraph, there was a ... Read more...

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Kids in single-parent households, stepfamilies see comfort in grandparents


February 24th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Kids, especially those living in single-parent or stepfamily households, see their grandparents as their source of comfort, according to a new study.The research also found that grandchildren ... Read more...

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Singer Nick splits from girlfriend


February 19th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) The Jonas Brothers singer Nick Jonas and Selena Gomez, who have been dating for a year, have parted ways. Contactmusic.com reports the two 16-year-olds have been romantically involved since ... Read more...

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Kids are being damaged by mums going to work!


February 2nd, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): A new survey suggests that kids are being damaged with more and more mothers going to work.It has been said that the growing economic independence of women ... Read more...

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Asians attacked during Australia Day celebrations in New South Wales


January 27th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.27 (ANI): IT was a day to celebrate all things Australian, but it quickly descended into an afternoon of violence and racism, with people of Asian origin being the prime ... Read more...

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School mobile ban demanded as mobbing, prostitution spreads


January 27th, 2009 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 27 (DPA) At first, they blackmailed their victim. Again and again, four high school students sent text messages to their classmate, demanding hundreds of thousands of yen.Then they posted a ... Read more...

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Kids cramming about 6hrs of screen time a day


January 19th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that children these days spend increasing amounts of their lives in watching television and playing video games, cramming about six hours of ... Read more...

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