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Strong adolescence friendship bond may boost mental health

Take heart, having strong and intimate friendships during adolescence may help improve several aspects of mental health such as anxiety, social acceptance, self-worth and symptoms of depression, researchers say.

Aug 22, 2017, 20:40 PM IST

Exercise during childhood may reduce risk of obesity and cancer!

Researchers have claimed that physical activities may thwart some of the damaging effects of a high-fat diet such as obesity, heart disease and cancer.

Aug 01, 2017, 22:50 PM IST

Binge drinking in adolescence may alter brain, affect memory

Adolescence and young adulthood are periods of continued biological and psychosocial maturation.

Jul 19, 2017, 17:52 PM IST

Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study

Grey matter is found in regions of the brain responsible for muscle control, sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control. 

May 27, 2017, 01:11 AM IST

Premature birth may lead to health problems in adolescence: Study

As per the Swedish study, pregnancy normally lasts about 40 weeks, and babies born after 37 weeks are considered full term.

Jan 21, 2017, 12:45 PM IST

Excess drinking during adolescence can harm brain development

A recent study states that excess intake of alcohol during youth can harm brain development severely

Dec 09, 2016, 18:25 PM IST

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.

Oct 10, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

Worried about aggressive teen kids? Living near nature may help – Here’s how

The findings showed that increasing greenery levels like parks, golf courses or fields, might lead to a 12 per cent decrease in clinical cases of aggressive behaviour. 

Jun 30, 2016, 08:39 AM IST

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. 

Jun 17, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

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.

Apr 13, 2016, 15:48 PM IST

Over-consumption of sugar during adolescence alters brain's reward circuits: Study

Long-term impacts of over-consumption of sugary foods during adolescence can be studied with the help of a recent study conducted on rats.

Jan 20, 2016, 10:32 AM IST

For a healthy life, social bonds are as important as exercise, diet

Having a lot of healthy social relationships during adolescence and late adulthood could help you lead a healthy life, a new study suggests. 

Jan 05, 2016, 13:39 PM IST

How parents can help prevent substance use in kids

Adolescence is a time when many children may consider experimenting with alcohol or drugs. A new research shows parents can reduce that risk by maintaining a healthy and open relationship with their children.

Dec 11, 2015, 16:52 PM IST

Fear of trying new food linked to low self-esteem

 Children who are hesitant to try new food even during their adolescence may have a poor diet and also suffer from low self-esteem and anxiety problems, suggests new research.

Aug 27, 2015, 18:33 PM IST

Transparent partner key to stress-free romantic life

Romantic relationships that are supportive with fewer negative interactions will lead to a better psycho-social adjustment among young adults.

Aug 18, 2015, 18:23 PM IST

Teenage workouts may lower death risk in later life

 Regular exercise during adolescence may lower death risk in middle and older age from all causes, including cancer, especially in women,a study has said.

Jul 31, 2015, 13:38 PM IST

Weaker working memory linked to risky sexual activity

Weaker working memory can increase the risk of both early sexual activity and unprotected sexual involvement during adolescence, says a new study by an Indian American researcher.

Jun 18, 2015, 17:33 PM IST

Childhood nightmares give rise to adolescent psychotic disorders

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a significant link between the presence of persistent nightmares in childhood and psychotic experiences in adolescence.

May 24, 2015, 15:14 PM IST

Alcohol has lasting impact on memory in teenagers

Drinking alcohol heavily during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in parts of the brain that control learning and memory, says a study.

Apr 28, 2015, 21:14 PM IST

Aggression positively correlated to muscle development in boys

 Boys who show aggressive tendencies develop greater physical strength as teenagers than boys who are not aggressive, says a study.

Mar 01, 2015, 22:34 PM IST