teenager health

Overweight or obesity often start during primary school
Overweight or obesity often start during primary school (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Every year 57,100 children who started primary school in England at a healthy weight end up obese or overweight by the time they leave, according to new statistics* published by Cancer Research UK. This worrying statistic adds to the fact ... Read More »

The rise of the Fitbit kids: a good move or a step too far?
The rise of the Fitbit kids: a good move or a step too far? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The concept of tracking your fitness with wearable technology is not new but the rate at which activity trackers are being worn by school children is. And it’s causing quite a range of reactions. In the UK, a mother withdrew ... Read More »

Pioneering study of cannabis extracts in treating epileptic kids
Pioneering study of cannabis extracts in treating epileptic kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A pioneering study, the Paediatric Epilepsy Lambert Initiative Cannabinoid Analysis (PELICAN), launches today not only to identify issues facing families living with epilepsy but also to analyse cannabis products being used in the community – with the potential to uncover new ... Read More »

Adolescents less likely to use sun protection than adults
Adolescents less likely to use sun protection than adults (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Results from a Curtin University led study suggest adolescents living in Western Australia are less likely to engage in sun-protective behaviours than adults, making them more susceptible to developing skin cancer in later life. Professor Simone Pettigrew from Curtin’s School ... Read More »

College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD
College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder or substance-use disorder than are students not misusing stimulants. The report published ... Read More »

Teaching teens the truth about alcohol
Teaching teens the truth about alcohol (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High school students are being challenged to think critically about alcohol advertising, as they take part in an innovative new program designed to counter alcohol industry messages. The media literacy program, known as Game Changer+, will be introduced in selected ... Read More »

One-third of students report elevated psychological distress
One-third of students report elevated psychological distress (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than one in three, an estimated 328,000, Ontario students in grades seven to 12 report moderate-to-serious psychological distress, according to new survey results from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Girls are twice as likely as boys ... Read More »

Marijuana Exposure in Kids Rose after Recreational Use Legalised in Colorado
Marijuana Exposure in Kids Rose after Recreational Use Legalised in Colorado (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The legalisation of recreational marijuana in Colorado was associated with both increased hospital visits and cases at a regional poison center because of unintentional exposure to the drug by children, suggesting effective preventive measures are needed as more states consider ... Read More »

Extra 1000 steps a day benefit children with type 1 diabetes
Extra 1000 steps a day benefit children with type 1 diabetes (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Adelaide and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. For the first time, researchers have ... Read More »

Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active
Time to remove barriers that stop girls being more active (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescent girls are missing out on opportunities to be as physically active as boys and a Melbourne researcher says that schools and sporting clubs are the place to start to change this inequity. Dr Helen Brown from the Institute for Physical ... Read More »







 
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