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Depression can lead to obesity in adolescent girls

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 18:28

Adolescent girls who suffer from depression are at a greater risk for developing obesity as they grow older, a research said.

Govt launches programme for adolescent health

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 17:59

The government Tuesday launched a health programme for adolescents, in the age group of 10-19 years, that would target their nutrition, reproductive health and substance abuse, among other issues.

Concentrate of adolescent immunisation, lower child mortality: Experts

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 22:57

There is a need for the government to concentrate on providing adolescent immunisation and healthcare if it wants to bring down the child mortality rate in the country, child specialists said here Saturday.

Adolescent`s weight, socioeconomic status affects risk of developing cancer later in life

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 13:17

A new study from Israel has suggested that weight and socioeconomic status - up to the age of 17 years- has a tremendous impact upon cancer development later in life.

High calorie diets increase weight gain, shorten hospital stays for anorexic teens

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 14:23

Higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain compared to the lower calorie diets currently recommended to adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, according to a study.

Four million adolescent girls give birth every year in India

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 20:55

Four million adolescent girls in India aged 15-19 years give birth every year in India, according to the United Nations Population Fund.

Obese adolescents at higher risk of hearing loss

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 15:51

A new study has revealed that obese adolescents are more likely than their normal-weight counterparts to have hearing loss.

56% adolescent Indian girls, 30% boys anaemic

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 17:31

Over 56 percent of adolescent girls and 30 percent of the boys in India are anaemic, parliament was told Tuesday.

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