Breastfeeding cuts liver disease risk during child's teenage years

Also, a minimum of six months of exclusive breastfeeding can further cut down the risk by a third.

Over-consumption of sugar during adolescence alters brain's reward circuits: Study

Long-term impacts of over-consumption of sugary foods during adolescence can be studied with the help of a recent study conducted on rats.

For a healthy life, social bonds are as important as exercise, diet

Having a lot of healthy social relationships during adolescence and late adulthood could help you lead a healthy life, a new study suggests. 

How parents can help prevent substance use in kids

Adolescence is a time when many children may consider experimenting with alcohol or drugs. A new research shows parents can reduce that risk by maintaining a healthy and open relationship with their children.

Fear of trying new food linked to low self-esteem

 Children who are hesitant to try new food even during their adolescence may have a poor diet and also suffer from low self-esteem and anxiety problems, suggests new research.

Transparent partner key to stress-free romantic life

Romantic relationships that are supportive with fewer negative interactions will lead to a better psycho-social adjustment among young adults.

Teenage workouts may lower death risk in later life

 Regular exercise during adolescence may lower death risk in middle and older age from all causes, including cancer, especially in women,a study has said.

Weaker working memory linked to risky sexual activity

Weaker working memory can increase the risk of both early sexual activity and unprotected sexual involvement during adolescence, says a new study by an Indian American researcher.

Childhood nightmares give rise to adolescent psychotic disorders

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a significant link between the presence of persistent nightmares in childhood and psychotic experiences in adolescence.

Alcohol has lasting impact on memory in teenagers

Drinking alcohol heavily during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in parts of the brain that control learning and memory, says a study.

Aggression positively correlated to muscle development in boys

 Boys who show aggressive tendencies develop greater physical strength as teenagers than boys who are not aggressive, says a study.

Brain works differently for experimenting teenagers

 Teenagers who experiment or explore new things may have brain processes that work differently than those of pre-teens who do not, according to a new study.

High-fruit diets can worsen depression

 Forcing your children to have too much fruit during adolescence can have negative consequences as a diet high in fructose, a sugar found naturally in fruits, may exacerbate their depressive behaviours, new research shows.

Teen binge drinking may have lasting effects on brain

Binge drinking in teenage can physically alter brain structure and its effects can last a lifetime, even after drinking has stopped, a new study has warned.

Physical activity may not reduce depression among teens

There is no association between physical activity (PA) and the development of depressive symptoms later on in adolescence, a study has found.

Preterm children`s cognitive process can pick up before hitting teenage

A study has revealed that preterm babies, by the time they become adolescent, can have cognition similar to those born at term.

Using your brain during adolescence could help keep brain cells alive

Researchers have said that using your brain - particularly during adolescence - may help brain cells survive and could impact how the brain functions after puberty.

`12 Years a Slave` star prayed for lighter skin during adolescence

`12 Years a Slave` star Lupita Nyong`o has said that she used to pray for light coloured skin during her adolescence.

Frequent childhood nightmares linked to psychotic traits in adolescence

A new study has revealed that children who suffer from frequent nightmares or night terrors may be at a higher risk of exhibiting psychotic traits during adolescence.

Suspected shoplifters in New York found with human foetus

Security guards who stopped two 17-year-old girls suspected of shoplifting at a Victoria`s Secret store found a human foetus inside a bag one of them was carrying.