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`Chronic stress leads gay teenagers to binge drinking`

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 13:44

Chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, including discrimination, victimisation and homophobia, leads to higher rates of binge drinking among lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers, a study showed.

Selfless adolescents less likely to become depressed

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:42

Researchers have found that 15- and 16-year-olds who find pleasure in pro-social activities, such as giving their money to family members, are less likely to become depressed than those who get a bigger thrill from taking risks or keeping the money for themselves.

Little sleep may up heart disease risk in obese kids

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 18:27

Obese adolescents who do not get adequate sleep may be at a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke, a new study has warned.

How sleep duration can up depression risk

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 14:04

A genetic study of adult twins and a community-based study of adolescents have linked sleep duration with depression.

Adolescents urged to consume low-fat diet for lesser accumulation of abdomen fat

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 11:30

Researchers have confirmed that, irrespective of the total calories consumed and the physical activity done, an excessive proportion of fat in the diet leads to a greater accumulation of fat in the abdomen.

Adolescents in India are anaemic: Health minister

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 19:16

A little over 30 percent of adolescent boys and 55.8 percent of adolescent girls in India suffer from anaemia, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the Lok Sabha Friday.

Most youth who use smokeless tobacco are smokers too

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 15:13

Most young people in the U.S. who use newer smokeless tobacco products are smoking cigarettes too, according to new research.

School-based tobacco control reduces use by adolescents: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 20:59

School-based tobacco control programmes have significant potential in reducing tobacco use among adolescents, says a new study.

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