Whether you are child in Baltimore, Beijing, Nairobi or New Delhi, the onset of adolescence triggers a surprisingly common set of rigidly enforced gender expectations that are linked to increased lifelong risks of everything from HIV and depression to violence and suicide. That’s the key finding from a groundbreaking 15-country study.
Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. The study found that students in grades seven to 12 who had tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking.
Gender matters when it comes to what’s most likely to elevate blood pressure in young to middle-aged adults. The volume of blood pumped from the left ventricle during heartbeats, i.e., stroke volume, is the main determinant of blood pressure levels in women, while blood pressure in men is more likely to be determined by the amount of resistance in the body’s blood vessels.
Organ damage from high blood pressure doesn’t only occur in adults; it can also happen in teenagers, according to new research.
A lack of sleep is associated with more absence and teens turn up jet lagged to school on Mondays, as shown in new research.
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.
Generally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to avoid reading, watching TV and using mobile devices to help their brains heal. But new research shows that teenagers who used a mobile health app once a day in conjunction with medical care improved concussion symptoms and optimism more than with standard medical treatment alone.
Teens consumed more unhealthy foods and beverages on days they were exposed to violence, and suffered from fatigue due to poor sleep the following day, according to a new study. Those behaviors, especially increased soda consumption, are important predictors of weight gain.
Young people with chronic or severe forms of depression were at elevated risk for developing a problem with cannabis in later adolescence, found a study looking at the cumulative effects of depression in youth.