teenager health

Differences in brain activity in teens at risk for obesity
Differences in brain activity in teens at risk for obesity (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting “food cues,” researchers report that reduced activity in the brain’s “self-regulation” system may be an important early predictor of adult obesity. The researchers used functional ... Read More »

Peer influence doubles the risk adolescents will smoke
Peer influence doubles the risk adolescents will smoke (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The way things stand now, tobacco use will kill one billion people in the 21st century. In the United States, 90% of smokers pick up the habit by age 18, making adolescence a critical time for smoking prevention efforts. Peer ... Read More »

Despite health and learning benefits, half of parents against later school start times
Despite health and learning benefits, half of parents against later school start times (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The early morning starts of most high schools work against teens’ natural sleep patterns. Experts say change is needed. Leading paediatrics and sleep associations agree: teens shouldn’t start school so early. Yet University of Michigan research finds parents are split ... Read More »

Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teens
Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teens (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In an effort to minimise activity and allow the brain time to rest and heal, doctors advise patients who’ve suffered concussions to avoid screen time on computers, televisions, tablets and smartphones. But during a recent study, researchers actually encouraged teenagers to ... Read More »

School program proves obesity prevention can work
School program proves obesity prevention can work (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A unique approach to obesity prevention has helped schools in the ACT reduce the number of students who are overweight or obese, and even had a positive effect on mental health. The ‘It’s Your Move!’ program – an initiative of ... Read More »

Parenting support programs help parents follow medical advice
Parenting support programs help parents follow medical advice (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An “alarming” number of families do not stick to treatment plans for their children’s long-term health conditions – and University of Queensland researchers are determined to help turn the trend around. Associate Professor Alina Morawska from UQ’s Parenting and Family ... Read More »

Hearing loss rates holding steady for U.S. teens
Hearing loss rates holding steady for U.S. teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There’s good and bad news from a new study on the noise blasted in American teenagers’ ears — more kids are listening to music via earphones than ever before, but rates of hearing loss have not increased. Still, “the overall ... Read More »

Cardiometabolic risk factors to help obese kids
Cardiometabolic risk factors to help obese kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Because obesity affects one in six U.S. children and adolescents, there is a pressing need to identify the subset of overweight or obese kids at the highest risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic complications and to direct interventions to them. ... Read More »

US teens may be missing vaccines because parents aren’t aware they need one
US teens may be missing vaccines because parents aren’t aware they need one (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents may be up to speed on what vaccines their children need for kindergarten, but may be less sure during high school years, a new national poll suggests. More than a third of US parents of teens didn’t know when ... Read More »

Parents have critical role in preventing teen drinking
Parents have critical role in preventing teen drinking (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fewer teenagers are drinking alcohol but more needs to be done to curb the drinking habits of Australian school students, based on the findings of the latest study by Adelaide researchers. More than 2800 South Australian students aged 12-17 took ... Read More »

 
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