adolescents

Sex education is an important subject, says Riteish


September 13th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Riteish Deshmukh has turned producer with Marathi movie "Balak Palak", which deals with curiosity about sex among adolescents. The actor says it is high time people ... Read more...

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Over six mn Latin American, Caribbean kids not in school


September 1st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Around 6.5 million of the 117 million children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean do not attend school, the regional office of Unicef said ... Read more...

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Sacrificing sleep for study hits academics


August 21st, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Students who sacrifice sleep to devote extra time to studies may be harming their academics.These are the findings of a new longitudinal study by University of ... Read more...

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Violence causes over 25 percent of teen deaths in Brazil


July 19th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 19 (IANS/EFE) Violent incidents - including accidents and suicides - accounted for over 25 percent of adolescent deaths in Brazil in 2010, a nearly fourfold increase since 1980, ... Read more...

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Researchers debunk findings about Facebook and depression


July 10th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) New evidence thrown up by researchers debunks the finding that spending time on Facebook and other social sites causes depression.The University of Wisconsin School of ... Read more...

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Children exposed to violence suffer health problems: Study


July 4th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Children exposed to community violence may be traumatised up to a year after the event, which may carry long-term negative consequences for health, says a study. ... Read more...

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Sexting teenagers more likely to have sex


July 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Beware parents! Teenagers are sexting nude pictures of themselves far more than previously thought, as a study in seven US schools has revealed nearly a third ... Read more...

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Parental work stress hits healthy eating


June 24th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) During an economic downslide, with fewer jobs, people end up working harder and sacrificing more to stay employed, which hits their own and their family's nutrition, ... Read more...

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Gang jailed for paedophile tours to Moldova


May 30th, 2012 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS) Members of a gang that organised paedophile sex tours to former Soviet state Moldova have been sentenced to up to 21 years in jail, RIA Novosti ... Read more...

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Bestselling teen novels bristle with swear words


May 18th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Bestselling authors of teen literature often have their rich, attractive and popular characters spout swear words and profanities, a new study finds. Sarah Coyne, professor at ... Read more...

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”Jannat 2′ ad showing Emraan smoking unlawful’


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Newspaper advertisements of the film "Jannat 2" showing actor Emraan Hashmi smoking a cigarette violated anti-tobacco laws, an NGO said Thursday pointing to the ... Read more...

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Genes identified for childhood obesity


April 10th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Two gene variants that increase the risk of common childhood obesity have been identified by researchers.Although factors such as food choices and sedentary habits contribute to ... Read more...

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Happy teens may earn more as adults


March 25th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) A study has found cheerful adolescents are likely to earn more money after attaining adulthood.According to two leading economists, their income is thought to be higher ... Read more...

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‘Uttaran’ takes 18-year leap, Tina plays double role


March 20th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Popular show "Uttaran" is set to take an 18-year leap, with actress Tina Datta playing a double role as 35-plus Ichcha and her young daughter ... Read more...

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Lack of challenges turn schoolboys cynical


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 2 (IANS) Lack of challenges and boredom after three or four years of study turns enthusiastic schoolboys into hardened cynics as they reach higher classes."The school does not ... Read more...

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Blame constipation for bedwetting woes


January 30th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) Bedwetting isn't always due to problems with the bladder but constipation could be the culprit. This might necessitate a long, costly and difficult quest to cure ... Read more...

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Mystery disease kills 100 in Uganda


January 8th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala (Uganda), Jan 8 (IANS) A mystery disease has killed over 100 people and infected more than 2,000 in northern Uganda.The disease, first reported in September 2009, has since been ... Read more...

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Maharashtra seeks corporate help to tackle malnutrition


December 30th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 30 (IANS) For the first time, the Maharashtra government has solicited the help of corporate houses, students and voluntary organizations to help tackle the serious problems of malnutrition ... Read more...

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Mother-baby emotional bonds influence teen-age obesity


December 26th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) How a mother handles her toddler emotionally could determine whether the latter would pile on the pounds during adolescence, says a new US study. The lower ... Read more...

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Experts express concern over skewed sex ratio


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Experts and policy makers Wednesday expressed grave concern over the steep decline in sex ratio in the past three decades in the country. The ... Read more...

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Obese adolescents benefit from high-dose vitamin D


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Providing obese adolescents with a high daily dose of vitamin D3 can be a safe and effective way of improving their vitamin D status.Vitamin D3 deficiency ... Read more...

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Remain outdoors to reduce nearsightedness


October 25th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) More time spent outdoors is likely to stave off the risk of myopia or nearsightedness in children and adolescents, new research says.In parts of Asia, more ... Read more...

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Higher benefits won’t spark baby boom: Brazil president


October 12th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Oct 12 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff denied Tuesday that the expansion of financial aid for Brazil's poorest citizens will boost the nation's birthrate, as some critics of those programmes ... Read more...

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Internet can be crucial for teens’ development: Study


September 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) Teenagers stay glued to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, much to the chagrin of their parents. But all this time online can be beneficial too, says ... Read more...

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Poor diet can bring on mental health problems


September 23rd, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 23 (IANS) Poor diet may be linked to mental health problems during adolescence, researchers found.In a study of 3,000 adolescents, Deakin University researchers revealed that diet quality could ... Read more...

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Literacy enhances dignity and peace: Ban Ki-moon


September 9th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS/WAM) Literacy unlocks the capacity of individuals to imagine and create a more fulfilling future, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.It opens the way to ... Read more...

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Faster growth during puberty triggers anxiety


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Children maturing faster during puberty are more likely to experience anxiety and blues, says a study.Teachers and parents should not only watch the timing of puberty, ... Read more...

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Spying on kids’ online activities is waste of time


August 7th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Parents who try to keep track of their kid's online activities seem to be just wasting their time. "If you feel that you have to ... Read more...

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China’s kung fu town to build global martial arts conglomerate


August 4th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) China's kung fu town of Denfeng, where the famed Shaolin Temple is located, has plans to merge all its kung fu schools into a martial arts ... Read more...

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Trendy moms wish to look like their daughters


July 27th, 2011 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Ever wondered why a lot of middle-aged women dress up like girls younger to their age? A study has found such women are actually trying to ... Read more...

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Binge drinking affects female teens negatively


July 17th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Female teens may be particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of binge drinking.Heavy alcohol use has been linked with diminishing mental processes among both adults and ... Read more...

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Watching actors smoke could make kids vulnerable


July 8th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Adolescents watching actors light a cigarette on screen are more vulnerable to tobacco use in life, a study conducted on Delhi students said Friday, confirming ... Read more...

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Sweetener keeps obesity at bay among kids


June 29th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Children and adolescents who eat candy tend to weigh less than their non-consuming peers."The study illustrates that children and adolescents who consume candy are less likely ... Read more...

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Binge drinking leads to brain damage


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) It's considered a rite of passage among young people -- acting out their independence through heavy, episodic drinking. But a new study says binge drinking among ... Read more...

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Disordered eating behaviours continue into adulthood


June 27th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Adolescents who develop disordered eating behaviours carry these unhealthy practices into young adulthood and beyond, a study said. Disordered eating comprises unhealthy and extreme weight control ... Read more...

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