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Study shows that hair strand could help combat depression

Researchers looked for potential relationships between the concentration of the stress hormone cortisol in the hair and adolescents` depression symptoms and found a surprising connection.

Jul 25, 2019, 16:14 PM IST

Poor sleep may raise obesity risk in kids

Besides healthy eating and exercise, getting enough sleep may also be a key factor in managing weight in children and adolescents, a new study has found.

Apr 17, 2018, 17:08 PM IST

Young metal fans at increased risk of suicide, self-harm

Young people belonging to alternative subcultures - such as fans of heavy metal music and goths - are at a greater risk of self-harm and suicide, researchers have found.

Apr 05, 2018, 16:58 PM IST

Checking unhealthy habits in teenage years may reduce obesity risk later

The study found that the calorie intake among adolescents has not changed, but habits such as exercising, smoking, drug use and alcohol consumption have increased over time.

Mar 01, 2018, 10:29 AM IST

Excess alcohol intake may lead to insomnia in adolescents

The researcher examined the associations between alcohol use and sleep-related issues on seventh and eighth-grade students.

Nov 12, 2017, 16:25 PM IST

Priyanka Chopra lauds Unicef for a game to help adolescents

Actress Priyanka Chopra has lauded Unicef India for making a stress-free mobile game to help adolescents to beat "stressors" in life.

Sep 04, 2017, 17:52 PM IST

Duration of breastfeeding linked to fatty liver in adolescents

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder affecting up to one in four adults. 

Jun 12, 2017, 14:11 PM IST

Researchers identify genes linked to bipolar disorder

Researchers have identified several genes that can put children of bipolar disorder patients at increased risk of developing the disease.

May 10, 2017, 00:01 AM IST

Indian adolescents do not get required proteins with daily diet: Study

The fulfilment of protein is important for the adolescent boys and girls because it is the transitional phase of life from childhood to adulthood and rapid increase in the velocity of height and weight, psychological and sexual maturity with cognitive development are observed among adolescents, said Nandan Joshi, head of Nutrition Science with Danone India.

Apr 06, 2017, 14:36 PM IST

Health Ministry launches 'Saathiya Kits' to improve adolescent health

Health Secretary CK Mishra launched the 'Saathiya Resource Kits' along with the 'Saathiya Salah' - a mobile app for adolescents - under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) program.


Feb 20, 2017, 23:12 PM IST

Smoking marijuana in teens may affect verbal IQ

 Conversely, the early users also had good verbal skills and vocabulary.

Jan 27, 2017, 00:12 AM IST

E-cigarettes may be luring low-risk youth to tobacco

E-cigarettes -- seen as responsible for a decline in cigarette smoking among the youth -- are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products, researchers warned.

Jan 24, 2017, 00:03 AM IST

Is your child showing signs of depression? Music therapy could help them deal!

 Just like most of us resort to music when we are feeling low to help uplift our mood, the new study suggests that this can actually help young kids deal with depression.

Nov 06, 2016, 15:50 PM IST

Puberty changes the way how we recognise faces

The face, which is known as the index of mind, is as unique as fingerprints and can reveal a great deal of information about our health, personality, age, and feelings.

Oct 03, 2016, 13:17 PM IST

Common diabetes drug may cut weight in autistic kids

 A drug commonly used as the front-line treatment for Type-2 diabetes may also be effective in reducing weight in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), finds a study.

Aug 26, 2016, 00:10 AM IST

Moderate physical activity can prevent dementia

 An increase in physical activity can prevent new cases of dementia globally each year, a new study has revealed.

Jul 31, 2016, 00:10 AM IST

Overweight adolescents at high risk of heart failure

Heart failure, which relatively occurs around the average age of 47, has becomes a major threat to health worldwide.

Jun 20, 2016, 15:11 PM IST

How air pollution affects your child's mental health!

A new study reveals that increased exposure to air pollution can negatively affect the brain as well as mental development of children and adolescents.

Jun 09, 2016, 15:41 PM IST

Young women in poor neighbourhoods at high obesity risk

 Adolescents, especially young women, who grow up and live in poor neighbourhoods are more likely to become or remain obese in adulthood than their peers who live in more affluent localities, says a study.

Mar 15, 2016, 15:42 PM IST

Sleep problems stress teenagers more

In stress tests, the researchers found that cortisol levels that indicate increased stress response are higher in adolescents with sleep problems.

Jan 18, 2016, 16:08 PM IST