Asymmetrical breasts can play havoc with teens' emotional health

A new study has revealed that differences in breast size have a significant mental health impact in adolescent girls, affecting self-esteem, emotional well-being, and social functioning.

Early puberty increases depression risk in teens

A new study has claimed that kids who enter puberty ahead of their peers are at higher risks of depression.

Tobacco shops pose teen smoke risk

Teens are more likely to start smoking if they live in areas with large numbers of shops that sell tobacco products, a new study has found.

Heavy drinking in teens lead to structural changes in brain

A new study has revealed that heavy drinking during adolescence may lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist into adulthood.

How risky behaviour emerges among teens

Children who show poor decision-making skills at age 10 or 11 are more likely to indulge in high-risk health behaviour during their teenage years, says a study.


Teens with strong working memory better at avoiding early drug experimentation

A new study has revealed that adolescents with strong working memory are better equipped to escape early drug experimentation without progressing into substance abuse issues.

Risky behavior in teens may be caused by imbalances in brains` emotional networks

A new study has revealed that connections between certain brain regions are amplified in teens that are more prone to risk.

Frequent marijuana use leads to memory problems, low IQ in teens

A new study has revealed that frequent marijuana use can lead to cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ in teenagers and young adults.

Israel aims to break Hamas as hunt for youths intensifies

Israel stepped up efforts to crush Hamas in the West Bank on Tuesday as the hunt for three Israeli teenagers believed kidnapped by the Islamist movement entered its fifth day.

Israel army kills Palestinian while hunting snatched teens

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian youth early today, as a widespread West Bank manhunt for three missing Israeli youths believed to be kidnapped entered its fourth day.

Abbas condemns kidnapping of Israeli teens: Statement

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Monday condemned the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, but also hit out at the massive Israeli crackdown aimed at finding those responsible, a statement said.

Teens punished to dress up like `The Flintstones`

A group of three teenager, who stole a `Flintmobile` from a comic book store in California was punished by being forced to dress up as `The Flintstones` and promote the store.

Facebook to let teens share with bigger audience

Facebook is now allowing teenagers to share their posts on the social network with anyone on the Internet, raising the risks of minors leaving a digital trail that could lead to trouble.

Non-caloric beverages `may help teens avoid excessive weight gain`

Adolescents who eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages for one year gain less weight than those who don’t, a new study has shown.

Women above 50 `as likely to suffer from eating disorders as teens’

Women over 50 are as likely to suffer from eating disorders like bulimia as are young girls.

Meditating 15 mins twice daily may cut cardiovascular disease risk in teens

Regular meditation could decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in teens who are most at risk.

Low-fiber diet puts teens at `higher cardiovascular disease risk`

Adolescents who don`t eat enough fiber tend to have bigger bellies and higher levels of inflammatory factors in their blood.

Why for some teens `Twilight` is a religious experience?

Supernatural tales such as the `Twilight` series may give some non-religious teens a platform to grapple with the big questions of life.

Teens junking healthy lifestyle kiss happiness away

Teenagers junking a healthy lifestyle for drinks, cigarettes and fast food become morose versions of their healthier, happier cousins and also get involved in risky behaviour.

Fizzy soft drinks every week make teens violent

Teens who drink more than five cans of non-diet, fizzy soft drinks every week are significantly more likely to behave aggressively.