teens

Excessive smartphone use may cause sleep deprivation in teens

Excessive smartphone use may cause sleep deprivation in teens

Most sleep experts agree that adolescents need nine hours of sleep each night to be engaged and productive students; less than seven hours is considered to be insufficient sleep.

Oct 21, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
Cannabis use among teens related to attraction to other drugs: Study

Cannabis use among teens related to attraction to other drugs: Study

A research finds that regular and occasional cannabis use as a teen is linked to a heightened risk of other illicit drug taking in early adulthood. And this pattern is also associated with harmful drinking and smoking

Jun 08, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
Brain scans play pivotal role in identifying teens at drug abuse risk

Brain scans play pivotal role in identifying teens at drug abuse risk

Psychologists are aware that kids who score high on tests of novelty seeking are on average a bit more likely to abuse drugs.

Feb 26, 2017, 14:17 PM IST

Research shows teens losing sleep over social media

Researchers at Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) in the UK also found that girls are much more likely to access their social media accounts during the night than boys.

Jan 18, 2017, 00:24 AM IST
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.

Sep 10, 2016, 15:46 PM IST

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.

Sep 09, 2016, 00:54 AM IST
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.

Aug 25, 2016, 19:55 PM IST
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.

Jun 01, 2016, 13:59 PM IST

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.

Apr 05, 2016, 13:44 PM IST

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.

Dec 27, 2015, 14:02 PM IST
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.

Dec 19, 2015, 13:24 PM IST

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.

Nov 21, 2015, 12:28 PM IST

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.

Sep 22, 2015, 13:18 PM IST

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.

Sep 20, 2015, 17:34 PM IST

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.

Sep 03, 2015, 17:20 PM IST

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.

Aug 30, 2015, 22:20 PM IST

Goth teens more prone to depression

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

Aug 28, 2015, 13:38 PM IST

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.

Aug 15, 2015, 11:41 AM IST

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.

Aug 06, 2015, 14:21 PM IST

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.

Aug 01, 2015, 11:07 AM IST