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Smartphone use may increase ADHD risk in teens

The findings have ramifications for parents, schools, technology companies and paediatricians concerned that tech-dependent teens are driven to distraction or worse.

Jul 18, 2018, 16:13 PM IST

Brain injury in teenagers may up Alzheimer's risk: Lancet

Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBT) in your 20s may increase the risk of developing dementia including Alzheimer's in your 50s by 60 per cent, a review of nearly three million patients has revealed.

Apr 11, 2018, 17:31 PM IST

Condom challenge: All you need to know about this dangerous bet

Condom challenge is a latest social media fad where a condom is snorted and it's quite popular among youngsters nowadays. 

Apr 04, 2018, 17:22 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

Study says smartphone use may make teenagers unhappy

Researchers from the University of Georgia in the US analysed data from a survey of over a million US teens.

Jan 23, 2018, 17:40 PM IST

Father's depression may affect mental health in teenagers

While the link between mothers' depression and depression in their children is well-established, the new study is the first to find an association between depression in fathers and their teenaged children, independent of whether the mother has it. 

Nov 16, 2017, 19:40 PM IST

Children's Day 2017: Things to talk about with your teenage kid

No matter how much you grow up, you'll always remain a child for your parent. Our parents are our role models and it is from them that we pick up many habits.

Nov 14, 2017, 13:47 PM IST

Limit smartphone usage to two hours a day to get good sleep, study tells teenagers

Delving further into the data, researchers learned that the more time young people reported spending online, the less sleep they got.

Oct 26, 2017, 18:00 PM IST

Teenagers growing up more slowly today than they used to

The researchers examined how often teenagers engaged in activities that adults do and that children do not, including dating, working for pay, going out without parents, driving and having sex. 

Sep 20, 2017, 10:24 AM IST

Deadly Blue Whale Challenge grips teenagers in Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) The Blue Whale Challenge has reportedly struck Pakistani teenagers as several have admitted to suffer from severe depression after playing the macabre online game, the heal

Sep 15, 2017, 12:01 PM IST

Here's the reason why teenagers are at high risk of obesity!

The study has revealed that teenagers, who are at an increased risk of obesity, have progressively less neural activity in circuits of the brain that support self-regulation and attention.

Aug 23, 2017, 18:20 PM IST

E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers

The research, published in the journal Tobacco Control, surveyed 2,836 adolescents from 20 schools in England.

Aug 18, 2017, 23:17 PM IST

Consumption of marijuana may up risk of psychosis in teenagers

A new study has found that daily consumption of marijuana may increase the risk of having recurrent psychotic in teenagers by 159 per cent.

Jul 07, 2017, 23:38 PM IST

Shocking! Teens falling prey to a sedentary lifestyle; study compares their activity levels to 60-year-olds!

For their study, the researchers used data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from the 2003-2004 and 2005-2006 survey cycles.

Jun 18, 2017, 09:57 AM IST

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

Soft contact lenses are safe for both kids and adults, says study

According to the study, the risk of safety problems from soft contact lens wear may even be lower in younger children compared to teenagers.

Jun 03, 2017, 19:03 PM IST

Does your teen use the phone at night? It may be making them depressed!

Around two thirds or 65 percent of students in Class 8 who owned a mobile phone were reported to use it regularly after "lights out".

May 30, 2017, 23:37 PM IST

Parents take note! Excessive use of smartphone impacts teenager’s sleep, mood and mental health

A new study on child development has revealed that excessive use of smartphone among children and adolescents’ affects their sleep, mood and mental health.

May 30, 2017, 14:45 PM IST

Is your teen popping diet pills to lose weight? Their hormones, growth and mental health may be at risk!

A study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota showed that diet pills are an unsafe option for all age groups, but they can prove to be extremely harmful for teenagers in particular, due to the presence of toxic chemicals in the supplements.

May 22, 2017, 23:43 PM IST

Lonely teenagers are more likely to have poor quality of sleep: Study

Loneliness is defined by researchers as a feeling of distress that people experience when they perceive their social relationships to be inadequate.

May 17, 2017, 22:56 PM IST