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Being socially connected may up suicide risk in teens

Being socially connected may up suicide risk in teens

 The homogeneous culture and high degree of social connectedness of a community can contribute to teenage suicide as well as thwart prevention efforts, says a study contradicting popular notions about being socially connected.

Teens less likely to purchase beverages with health warning labels

 Soft drinks and other sugary drinks that include health warning labels are less likely to be purchased by teenagers, a study has found.

Teenagers who feel safe at school get higher grades

Teenagers who feel safe at school get higher grades

Feeling unsafe at school may hamper a student's learning potential and also contribute to more emotional problems, warns new research.

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.

Meditation may help teens eat healthy, exercise more

The findings showed that mindfulness-based eating awareness training encouraged teens to eat healthier and exercise more and marginalised their tendency to gain weight.

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.

ADHD Meds: A prescription for bullying

Teens and kids, who take drugs like Adderall and Ritalin to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), are twice as likely to be bullied as their peers without ADHD, according to a recent research.

Exercise curbs suicide attempts by bullied teens

Regular exercise results in as much as 23 percent reduction in suicidal thoughts and attempts in bullied students, new research has found.

Popular antidepressant neither safe nor effective for teens

Depressed teens shouldn't take the widely used antidepressant paroxetine as it is neither safe nor effective, as per a reanalysis of an influential study originally published in 2001.

Forcing teenagers into exercise no good

If you thought coercing your teenage child or sibling into exercising would do the trick, you are off the mark as it won't make the youngsters any more active.

Looking at bright screens before sleeping can affect sleep patterns of young teens

A new study has revealed that looking at bright screens before going to bed can affect the sleep patterns of young teenagers.

Goth teens more prone to depression

Young people who identify with the Goth subculture could be at increased risk of depression and self-harm.

Extra vitamin D pills can increase cholesterol in teens

 Giving obese teenagers extra vitamin D pills can elevate their cholesterol and fat-storing triglycerides levels, an Indian American researcher has discovered.

Exercise in early teens could curb diabetes risk

When it comes to curbing diabetes risk through physical activities, exercise before age 13 has greater impact than at a later stage.

Exercising in teen year cuts risk of early death in women

A new research has suggested that women who exercise in their teenage years have a lower risk of death from cancer and other health isuues in their middle and older ages.

Twitter rolls out a new Safety Center to curb harassment, abuse

Twitter rolls out a new Safety Center to curb harassment, abuse

Twitter has launched a new Safety Center so the users can learn how to best handle misbehaving users.

How later school start times may help alleviate insufficient sleep in teens

A new research has suggested that school start time is associated with greater sleep duration which may help to alleviate current cases of insufficient sleep in US youths.

Cell phone-blocking tech lessens distracted driving among teens

Cell phone-blocking tech lessens distracted driving among teens

A new study has revealed that "distracted" adolescent-drivers are less likely to use phones or drive erratically when cameras and blocking programs are in place.

Calorie counting, weight-stigma prevent teens from eating healthy food

A new study has revealed that calorie counting and weight-stigma prevent teens from eating healthy food.