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19 children killed in Guatemala child shelter fire

At least 19 children were killed in a fire early on Wednesday at a children`s shelter in central Guatemala.

The truth about diet soda and breast cancer: What teenagers should show

The truth about diet soda and breast cancer: What teenagers should show

A new study warns that diet soda can put teenagers at risk of breast cancer later in their life.

Obesity, weight loss in adolescence may cause permanent bone loss

Obesity, weight loss in adolescence may cause permanent bone loss

Obesity has been previously associated with the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, but the study found that it can also affect the bone structure in childhood and adolescence.

Children's Day: Eight things parents can teach teenage kids

Children's Day: Eight things parents can teach teenage kids

As a parent, you are a role model and the first learning source for your child. 

E-cigarettes linked to high risk of teen smoking

E-cigarettes linked to high risk of teen smoking

About one-third of teens in the US use e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid. 

'Teens who feel 'too fat' light up cigarettes to slim down'

Researchers also found that white teens were more than twice as likely as African-American adolescents to smoke for weight loss.

Revealed - How teenagers learn differently than adults!

The findings showed that teenagers do not necessarily have better memory, in general, but rather the way in which they remember is different.

Puberty can change the way how humans recognise faces

Puberty can change the way how humans recognise faces

New research has found that adolescents also begin to view faces differently in puberty.

Obese and lean children have different gut bacteria

Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in their digestive tract than those who are lean, according to a new study.

Here's why teenagers become obese at puberty!

The study also found that teenagers exercise less during puberty, adding to the calorie excess that underlies obesity. 

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.

Lower education, income level may up obesity in young adults

Teenagers of normal weight or young adults who live in neighbourhoods with lower education or income levels are at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese, a new study says.

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.

How to prevent obesity, eating disorders in teenagers

Quick, substantial weight loss methods can trigger medical consequences such as unstable heart rate.

Snapchat more popular among middle-aged in US

Snapchat more popular among middle-aged in US

 The mobile messaging app Snapchat is gaining popularity among US smartphone users aged 35 and above even as the app is likely to continue being popular among teenagers due to its concept of "self-destructing content", a media report said.

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.