Overweight teenagers at higher risk of liver diseases later

The study showed that adolescent males with a body mass index (BMI) above 25 are at a 64 per cent increased risk of developing severe liver diseases and liver cell cancer in their late lives. 

Here's how much sleep your child should get each night!

A good sleep pattern can lead to better health outcome like improved attention, behaviour, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality of life, mental and physical health.

Most antidepressants ineffective for teens, kids

According to a recent study, most available antidepressants do not help children and teenagers with serious mental health problems and some may be unsafe.

Teens heaviest users of cellular data to watch videos: Study

Teens heaviest users of cellular data to watch videos: Study

Over a period of four years (2011-15) there has been a 50 per cent drop in the time teens spend watching videos on a TV screen, and in contrast an 85 per cent increase in those viewing videos on smartphones.

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.

Uber driver shot dead, accused teenagers held in Delhi's Najafgarh

Uber driver shot dead, accused teenagers held in Delhi's Najafgarh

The accused were apprehended by police on Friday in Najafgarh area.

Two teens shot at high school in Phoenix suburb, police say

The incident occurred in an isolated area of the school campus, Glendale police Sergeant David Vidaure said in a statement.  

Feeling sleepy? Blame it on social media

 Teenagers who spend a lot of time on Facebook and Twitter irrespective of the time are more likely to suffer sleep disturbances than their peers who prefer outdoor activities with smartphones on silent mode, say researchers.

Sleep problems stress teenagers more

In stress tests, the researchers found that cortisol levels that indicate increased stress response are higher in adolescents with sleep problems.

Early sex puts teenagers at high infection risk

Responses of 22,381 adolescents with sexual intercourse experience were included for the analysis.

Teens giving cigarettes, alcohol the go-by for fruits, veggies

The change in attitude can be traced back to stricter attitudes towards drinking and smoking among parents, public health drives and a clampdown on under-age sales by newsagents and off-licences.

Why chronically lonely teens stay lonely

Why chronically lonely teens stay lonely

The researchers charted individual trajectories of loneliness based on four annual questionnaires of 730 adolescents in Belgium.

Mentally stronger teens opt for vaping over smoking

Amidst the booming e-cigarette trend, a team of researchers has found that the teens with moderate emotional health problems do not smoke, but they may vape.

Parental control at doctor's office bad for kids

Parents may please take note that letting go of the reins when it comes to their children's health checkups is actually beneficial for teenagers, according to new research.

Dad's separation puts teens at depression risk

Children can react very differently to separation or divorce of their parents and a new research, investigating the mental health of teens after their dads left, suggests that it can be pretty hard on them.

Teens think Facebook uncool, but still use it

Teens think Facebook uncool, but still use it

A survey released Monday by Forrester Research found 78 percent of US teenagers use Facebook, a figure unchanged from last year.

TV porn may spur teenagers to share sexual selfies on social media

TV porn may spur teenagers to share sexual selfies on social media

A new study found that watching sexual reality television stimulated adolescents aged 13-17 to produce and share sexual images of themselves on social media.

TV porn may spur teenagers to share sexual selfies on media

TV porn may spur teenagers to share sexual selfies on media

Teenagers who watch porn and other explicit material on television may be at a risk of sharing sexual images of themselves on social media, researchers have warned.

Text messages can curb binge drinking in teenagers

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-led trial has showed that a text message programme can significantly cut binge drinking episodes in teenagers.

E-cigarette ads may up usage among teens

E-cigarettes advertisements may not be good for young adults as a new study has revealed that these ads may enhance curiosity and usage among them.