journal of adolescent health

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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Obese girls show greater poise when happy with their shape


April 30th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Young women who may be obese but are happy with their size or shape show greater levels of self-possession, which offsets any ridicule they are likely ... Read more...

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Sunny outlook helps teens grow up healthier


July 19th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Teenagers who retain a sunny outlook during these years seem to grow into better health as adults, not facing the likelihood of engaging in negative behaviour ... Read more...

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Empathy, self-esteem enhance sexual enjoyment


June 5th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Empathy and self-esteem seem to enhance sexual enjoyment among young adults, which in turn is linked to healthy psychological and social development.A study by the Johns ... Read more...

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Majority of obese teens are vitamin D deficient


April 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Most obese adolescents are deficient in vitamin D, which may increase their risk of diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, according to new study.Researchers at Hasbro Children's ... Read more...

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Severely obese teens ‘no more likely to be depressed’


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Severely obese adolescents are no more likely to be depressed than normal weight peers, according to a three-year study.However, it found that white adolescents might be somewhat ... Read more...

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Chronic illness in childhood affects future income, education and career


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Chronic illness in childhood may lead to fewer years of education, more joblessness and lower pay, but it doesn't affect social ties, suggests a new study.Researchers, led by ... Read more...

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Girls who play video games behave better


February 1st, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Girls who play video games behave better, feel more connected to families and have stronger mental health. Researchers from Brigham Young University focused on girls aged between 11 ... Read more...

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Using metal jewellery for tongue piercing ‘can cause infection’


January 9th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Tongue piercing is a fad these days, a bold style statement that lures many teenagers. Unfortunately, people tend to overlook the possible health hazards that can be caused ... Read more...

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98 percent of parents feel youth should receive sex-ed from them: US study


January 9th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 09 (ANI): Parents should be the most important providers of information about sex and sexuality to kids, says a new survey of parents.In the study, researchers interviewed 1,605 parents of ... Read more...

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Starting school earlier lowers obesity risk: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have found an effective way to fight the epidemic of childhood and adolescent obesity.They suggest a simple step that might help cut the problem down to size: ... Read more...

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Kids with chronic illness, disability vulnerable to bullying


October 8th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that adolescent students with a disability or chronic illness are more likely to be victims of bullying from their peers at school.French and ... Read more...

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Childhood asthma curbs smoking in adolescence


October 8th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A new study from Italy has discovered that boys who suffer from asthma are less likely to smoke as teenagers.An epidemiologist at the University of Verona, Giuseppe Verlato, ... Read more...

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Early alcohol, tobacco use might delay onset of puberty in girls


September 15th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): Early drinking and smoking might delay onset of puberty in girls, according to new study.Puberty can start as early as age 7 or 8, but most girls start ... Read more...

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For obese teens, weight woes persist into young adulthood


September 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 08 (ANI): A new Australian study has indicated that the older teens get, the more likely they are to pack on pounds, and obesity rates climb sharply between adolescence and ... Read more...

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Music played through headphones can harm hearing: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 01 (ANI): A 24-year study of adolescent girls has revealed that music played through headphones too loud or too long might pose a significant risk to hearing.The study involved 8,710 ... Read more...

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Early puberty linked to obesity in girls


July 27th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): An analysis of as many as 100 studies has revealed that overweight girls tend to reach puberty earlier than their peers do.While some researchers have argued hitting ... Read more...

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False body-image may cause unsafe weight-loss behaviour


June 18th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Normal weight and underweight teenaged girls who falsely believe they are overweight are at a high risk of unsafe weight-loss behaviour, says a new study. Childhood obesity is an ... Read more...

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Parents should consider teen activity options when choosing home


May 30th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Parents should consider teen activity options when choosing where to live so that children can maintain a healthy weight, suggests a new study.The research has appeared in ... Read more...

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Mental stress doesn’t distract young people behind the wheel


May 19th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study has shown that anxiety and depression do not play a role in teen motor vehicle accidents."Psychological distress does not appear to pose the risk we ... Read more...

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Parents can help overweight kid with body image


April 26th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) When parents maintain a healthy body image and weight-control strategies, overweight adolescent children tend to follow their example, a new study reveals. "There was a pretty strong association ... Read more...

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1 in 10 US teens exhibits symptom of problem gambling


October 24th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): One in 10 adolescent boys exhibits a symptom of conduct disorder as well as a symptom of risky or problem gambling, according to a new U.S. study.The study, ... Read more...

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One in 10 adolescents lie, steal, violate social norms


October 24th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) One in 10 adolescents lie, steal, take drugs, gamble and violate social norms, behaviours known as conduct disorder, according to a new study. Other symptoms include vandalism, impulsivity, ... Read more...

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Substance abuse diagnostic test ‘predicts high-risk sexual behavior in teens’


October 17th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): CRAFFT, the diagnostic test developed and currently being employed at Children's Hospital Boston, allows to accurately screen teens for high risk drug and alcohol use in a matter ... Read more...

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Fat youngsters twice as likely to have fat pals


July 17th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 17 (ANI): A new study has shown that overweight youth are twice as likely to have overweight friends.Lead author Dr Thomas Valente, professor of preventive medicine at ... Read more...

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Nearly 1 in 10 kids are victims of ‘cyber bullying’


July 5th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): Nearly 1 in 10 kids are bullied electronically, and girls are more likely to be on the receiving end than boys, suggests a new study.According to study co-author ... Read more...

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Teens still having unprotective sex


June 18th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Despite considerable efforts to reduce teen pregnancy, youngsters are still having sex without any contraceptive use, a new study has found.There was a significant decline in the number ... Read more...

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Weight worries make teens more vulnerable to suicide attempts


May 19th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Obese teens or those who see themselves as overweight are more likely to attempt suicide, finds a new study.In the study involving 14,000 high school students, researchers found ... Read more...

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Drug education ‘curbs risky sexual behaviour in teens’


April 30th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): School-based drug education programmes can significantly curb risky behaviour and drug abuse in teenagers, suggests a new study.The researchers found that young adults who had been exposed to ... Read more...

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Drug prevention programmes help teens curb risky sex


April 30th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) School-based drug education programmes for teens also help curb risky sex, according to a new study. Young adults exposed to a popular drug abuse prevention programme as adolescents were ... Read more...

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Playful kids likely to maintain active lifestyle


March 10th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 10 (IANS) Children who are given plenty of opportunities to play at home are more likely to maintain an active lifestyle as grown-ups, according to new research. The finding comes from ... Read more...

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Internet-addicted teens more prone to aggression


February 24th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 24 (ANI): Teenagers addicted to Internet are likely to be aggressive, reveals a new Taiwanese study.However, the link stands challenged by American experts who study violence.According to a team ... Read more...

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Girls more resilient than boys in troubled households


February 12th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Girls growing up in troubled families are four times more resilient than boys in overcoming such adverse experiences, according to a new study.The researchers found that 70 ... Read more...

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Research unveils secrets of growing into teen fitness


December 2nd, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 2 (IANS) Kids who learn how to kick, catch and throw are more likely to grow into active and fit teens.The finding indicates that it is not enough just to ... Read more...

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