teenager behaviour

Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls
Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls April 1, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic attainment levels throughout their teenage years, a new study has shown. The research conducted by the Universities of Strathclyde, Dundee, Georgia and Bristol is the most comprehensive study yet carried out ... Read More »

Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens
Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens March 31, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An RMIT University report on the happiness of disadvantaged Australian teenagers has emphasised the vital role of family and friends in mental wellbeing. The research examined the happiness of more than 23,000 “at-risk” Australian youth. While the survey of more ... Read More »

Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends
Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends March 28, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Imagine two children, both with the exact same risk factors for joining a gang. As teenagers, one joins a gang, the other doesn’t. Even though the first teen eventually leaves the gang, years later he or she is not only ... Read More »

40% of children have poor sleep schedules and 20% are sleep deprived
40% of children have poor sleep schedules and 20% are sleep deprived March 14, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sleep is vital for healthy bodies and minds, but worrying research shows one in five Australian children don’t get enough of it. Sleep specialists are using World Sleep Day on March 14 to head into schools across Australia and New ... Read More »

Energy drinks linked to teen health risks
Energy drinks linked to teen health risks March 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The uplifting effects of energy drinks are well advertised, but a new report finds consumption among teenagers may be linked with poor mental health and substance use. Researchers are calling for limits on teen’s access to the drinks and reduction ... Read More »

Effective Treatment for Youth Anxiety Disorders has Lasting Benefit
Effective Treatment for Youth Anxiety Disorders has Lasting Benefit March 9, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A study published in the March 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that the majority of youth with moderate to severe anxiety disorders responded well to acute treatment with cognitive behavioural ... Read More »

Research Links Risky Behaviours of Gambling and Sex
Research Links Risky Behaviours of Gambling and Sex March 3, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Late adolescence is a period when many youth become involved in high-risk behaviors with adverse consequences. Researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health with colleagues at Johns Hopkins University studied the degree to which two such behaviours, adolescent sexual ... Read More »

Beauty Not Disease Motivates Teens to Wear Sunscreen
Beauty Not Disease Motivates Teens to Wear Sunscreen February 23, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

After offering information about UV light and sun-protective behaviours, the two health-ed videos diverge: one describes the increased skin cancer risk of UV exposure and the other describes effects on appearance including wrinkles and premature aging. Which of these two ... Read More »

Invisible risk group among adolescents at risk of mental ill-health
Invisible risk group among adolescents at risk of mental ill-health February 21, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Adolescents with high media use, reduced sleep and low physical activity comprise an ‘invisible-risk’ group that has high prevalence of psychiatric symptoms, according to a large international study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. The results of the study are ... Read More »

Facebook identity is for real
Facebook identity is for real February 19, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you can’t resist the urge to post about your latest visit to the gym or culinary masterpiece on Facebook, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Megan Pozzi from QUT’s Faculty of Education, said most digital natives let their followers ... Read More »







 
 
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