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News tag: teenagers


sleep-teens

New guidelines of sleep duration released recently


12 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
New recommendations on sleep duration based on age have been released, following a US National Sleep Foundation study on health consequences of too much or too little sleep. The study appeared in the journal Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation. Newborns (up to three months) need between 14…

sexting

Risks of sexting implicitly assumed by accepting behavior


8 Dec, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Teenagers of opposite gender, in their quality of boyfriend or girlfriend, find it normal to exchange pictures of their intimate regions, researchers conclude. Scientists at University of Texas explore the relationship between teenagers sending naked images of themselves and their sexual activity. A survey of 1,000 students who were followed…

fame-deprivation

Parents turning little girl into fashion model outrage psychologists


1 Dec, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Parents and social media turned a cute little Russian girl into fashion star. Should we stand back and clap hands, or take action against what psychologists consider to be a behavioural anomaly? Young Kristina Pimenova is "the most beautiful girl in the world",  according to her Facebook fans. She  gets…

technology

Late night technology usage damages sleep patterns in teens


13 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Not surprisingly for parents, and disappointing for teenagers, it has been established that more use of gadgets by teenagers before bedtime, the worse their sleep patterns corrode, a new study finds. In some extreme cases, researchers say, parents can easily reverse the situation by simply removing any traces of technology…

bar

Wales teenagers: hardest drinkers in U.K. in their age group


16 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Teenagers in Wales, between 11 and 16 years old, drink more alcohol each week than in any other part of United Kingdom, a new study finds. Public Health Wales Observatory indicates that 17% of boys 14% of girls in this age group consume alcohol at least once a week, which…

weight-income

Young overweight men pay obesity penalty


24 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Obese teenagers could earn up to 18 percent less than peers of normal weight, a new research shows. The findings are published in Demography Journal owned by Springer. Swedish authors Petter Lundborg of Lund University, Paul Nystedt of Jönköping University and Dan-olof Rooth of Linneas University and Lund University examined…