Are e-cigarettes useful?

E-Cigarettes were invented to help smokers to quit smoking. But it is getting increasingly popular with teenagers, even those who have never smoked. Over 10,000 children were surveyed about their use of e-cigarettes. Using it at least once was more ...

Apr 18

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Teenage Issues

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Teachers unconsciously causing gender gap in achievement

Teachers unconsciously put girls off math and science by marking down their work in comparison to boys, a new study finds.

Mar 6

Categories: Child Development, Teenage Issues

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Game app to monitor teenage suicide risk

The battle against teenage suicide has entered the digital age as a Hong Kong company is developing a game app to identify at-risk teenagers. Mark Altosaar, who has a background in education technology, and Jamie Chiu, a doctoral candidate in ...

Feb 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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Want to ace your exam?

Why all-nighters don't work: How sleep, memory go hand-in-hand Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected but how has remained a mystery. The question is, does the mechanism that promotes sleep also consolidate ...

Jan 31

Categories: Teenage Issues

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More young people seek help for depression

SINGAPORE - Depression is hitting young people hard, and a growing number are choosing to seek help. The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) helped 600 people aged 20 to 29 last year, compared with 550 the year before. Similarly, the National ...

Jan 28

Categories: Depression, Teenage Issues

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Teenagers need more sleep

Due to changes during puberty, teenagers require more sleep than adults and most find it hard to get to sleep before 11pm, with many staying up until 2 or 3am. Failing to get enough sleep causes low mood in teenagers, along with worse health and ...

Sep 29

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Why teenage behaviour can be so extreme

A new study published in the journal, Psychological Science, concludes that the minds of teenagers are much more sensitive to rewards than adults and they find it hard to adjust their behaviour when situations change.

Sep 23

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Why it is so hard to get your teenager off the smartphone

A University of Iowa study found teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors. The findings may help explain, for example, why the initial rush of texting may be more enticing for adolescents than ...

Sep 12

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Testing children at primary school has its 'pitfalls'

Tests and assessments carried out at school are often seen as a way of predicting how well a child will do later on in life. However, new research from Professor Richard Cowan, Institute of Education (IOE), suggests that how well a child is doing at ...

Sep 8

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Teenage Issues

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Teen insomnia is linked with depression and anxiety

A study of high school students has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens. "People with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep for as long as they need to. This is a widespread ...

Aug 1

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Teenage Issues

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After a Concussion, Which Teens Will Have Emotional Symptoms?

After a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to also have emotional symptoms such as anxiety. The symptoms after a concussion can vary widely from person to person. Symptoms can include physical, emotional and ...

Jul 14

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Cool Kids Lose, Though It May Take A Few Years

Parents, teachers and cheesy after-school specials have long tried to convince kids that being cool and popular isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Now scientists are chiming in as well. Dating, flouting authority and surrounding yourself with ...

Jun 19

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Hong Kong: Government, schools need to do more to stop youth ...

HONG KONG - Ingrained resistance to discussing mental health problems and suicide in Hong Kong is proving to be an obstacle to bringing down the rising rate of young people killing themselves, suicide prevention workers say. The city's youth ...

Mar 24

Categories: Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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To Keep Teenagers Alert, Schools Let Them Sleep In

Jilly Dos Santos really did try to get to school on time. She set three successive alarms on her phone. Skipped breakfast. Hastily applied makeup while her fuming father drove. But last year she rarely made it into the frantic scrum at the doors of ...

Mar 22

Categories: Sleep Disorders, Teenage Issues

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Social connections key to happiness for "at-risk" teens

An RMIT University report on the happiness of disadvantaged Australian teenagers has emphasised the vital role of family and friends in mental wellbeing. The research examined the happiness of more than 23,000 "at-risk" Australian youth.

Mar 17

Categories: Social Isolation, Teenage Issues

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