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Angst-ridden teens have different brain structures
posted by Carrie B. Yan on 08/16/2013 01:23 PM

A study published recently found that teens who regularly get into fights with their parents have significantly different brain structures than their more laid-back peers.

Australian researchers mapped the brains of some 137 early teens and then videotaped them during "problem solving" conversations with their parents about disagreements over issues like homework, bedtimes, or Internet and cell phone use.

"What we found out was that there was actually a relationship between the size and the structure of the various parts of the brain and the way the kids behave in these interactions," said lead researcher Nicholas Allen of the University of Melbourne.

The... read more

tags: health, wellness, parenting, mental health, angst-ridden teens, teens, teenagers, brain structures

Heart disease looming threat for obese teens
posted by Carrie B. Yan on 12/05/2012 03:55 PM

Chicago:  The epidemic of obesity among US teenagers could lead to double digit increases in cases of heart disease and heart-disease related deaths by 2035, according to a new study.

In a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers said today's epidemic was setting the scene for tomorrow's public health crisis, one that doctors will not be able to head off with traditional blood pressure and cholesterol- lowering drugs.

"Today's adolescents are the young adults of tomorrow, young adults who would ordinarily be working, raising their families, and not worried about heart disease until they are much older," said... read more

tags: health, wellness, obesity, obese, teens, heart disease, heart attack

Teen Pregnancies
posted by Carrie B. Yan on 06/05/2013 12:23 PM

The sexual revolution has ushered in a period in which the average adolescent experiences tremendous pressures to have sexual experiences of all kinds. Pinoy teens get a higher exposure to sex from the Internet, magazines and TV shows, movies and other media than decades ago, yet without any corresponding increase in information on how to handle the input. So kids are pretty much left to other kids for opinions and value formation when it comes to sex.

Sexual misinformation is therefore equally shared in the group. Parents at home and teachers in school feel equally inadequate or uneasy to discuss the... read more

tags: health, teen pregnancies, pregnancy, teen pregnancy, teens, adolescents, teenagers

Teaching parents how to talk about sex to teens
posted by Carrie B. Yan on 06/07/2013 01:15 PM

Paris:  Coaching parents at work on how to talk to their adolescent children about sex could be an effective way to reduce risky sexual behavior among teens, according to a recent United States study.

Many parents of sexually awakening or active teens find it awkward to have that "birds-and-bees" conversation about birth control, sexually-transmitted disease and the consequences of an unwanted pregnancy.

A team of researchers in the United States led by Mark Schuster of Harvard Medical School wanted to find out if a little advice from sex education professionals might help parents overcome their reluctance.

Schuster enrolled 569 American mothers or fathers... read more

tags: health, sex, sexual behavior, teens, parenting, adolescents, teenagers

Teens might not get enough sleep
posted by Carrie B. Yan on 07/08/2013 02:29 PM

Paris:  Scientists have confirmed what parents of teenagers have always suspected: adolescents are out of sync with the rest of the world.Most teens probably don't get enough sleep and suffer in their school work because their internal clocks make them night owls, according to a study published recently.Researchers in Australia showed the average teenager misses more than an hour of sleep each night and is forced to wake up 2.5 hours earlier than his or her natural rhythms would dictate. High-school students with a late-night "circadian preference," as the biologically-driven cycle is called, reported doing more poorly in school, and... read more

tags: health, wellness, sleep, teens, teenagers, adolescents

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