Despite the gender stereotype that boys are better than girls at math, a new study reveals that male and female students earn similar grades in math and science.
Abused or neglected girls are five times more likely to become teen moms, according to a new study.
Multiple studies have found positive effects of family mealtime.
A new study has tied poor reading skills in school-going girls to them getting pregnant in their teens. A study conducted by researchers from Philadelphia suggests that seventh grade girls who had trouble reading are more likely to get pregnant in high school than others whose reading skills are average or above average. The results of the study remained the same even after researchers took into consideration the race and economic status.
Social networking sites have gained immense popularity in the last decade and their usage is only increasing by the day. From the elderly to children as young as 8-year-olds, almost everyone has an account on one or the other networking site. Even though these networking sites are popular with almost all age groups, perhaps the age group most hung up on the virtual bonding sites are teenagers. With the introduction of networking sites, the whole meaning and idea of friendship and "keeping in touch" has changed. While there were times when friends used to write each other letters, decades after finishing school and people used to call each other over telephones, these days it is just way too easy to stay in touch with your friends.
A new study suggests that placing juvenile offenders in jobs without making them attend school may make them more antisocial. Many high school students take up jobs apart from in addition to going to school, and there are arguments from some that taking up a job is good for at-risk youths. However, according to the new study by researchers from University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and the University of California, ensuring education rather than employing the at-risk youths is more important for them to be shaped as good citizens.
A new study suggests that low-income teenagers who have supportive role models and engage in adaptive strategies have lower levels of a marker for cardiovascular risk when compared to low-income teens who do not have such resources. The background of the study established that low-income teens are more prone to chronic diseases, basically because of their pessimistic view of life and future.The study was conducted by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of British Columbia.
According to a new report from the Department of Public Health, there is a decrease in the number of students smokers in California, but apparently, there is also rise in the number of students increasingly getting dependent on the usage of smokeless tobacco. Smokeless tobacco refers to a number of tobacco products that are used by means other than smoking, including chewing, sniffing, applying on the skin etc.
In the wake of recent reports about alarming rates of teenagers and school children picking up smoking, a new study suggests that the problem can perhaps be dealt with if strong school smoking-prevention programs and high cigarette prices are introduced. Smoking among high school students is getting more and more common and repeated health warnings issued by the government do not seem to make any difference. Although recent research reports have suggested that banning smoking in public places and restaurants in some countries do reflect some improvements in the number of lung cancer patients, there is still need for a stricter or a more effective way to deal with the problem.
An increasing number of children are harming themselves either with knives or drugs, a report released by a leading charity stated. The growing number of self-harmers has been blamed on the deepening family problems.
Most college goers suffer from "Freshman 15," weight gain experienced by those living independently for the first time. This happens basically because they are unable to make right decisions about their diet and exercise, away from home.
In today's day and age, it seems practically impossible to imagine life without cellphones. Even if we have relatives residing in another corner of the world, we know that they are just a call away. Cellphones are undoubtedly a part of our lives and more than anything, one of the most significant necessities. While the adults of this generation have accepted cellphones as a tool of communication and a way to ease life, the younger generation seems to take them more as a status symbol. Children as young as seven have mobile phones these days and yes, they surely believe they can't live without one. A new Baylor University study suggests that cell phone addictions are driven by materialism and impulsiveness and has compared it with the likes of compulsive buying and credit card misuse.
In the words of an expert, there may be a potential catastrophe in the nation's healthcare system as the number of children and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is expected to rise dramatically in the next 40 years. While the rate of type 2 diabetes is expected to rise by 4 times, that of type 1 diabetes is expected to rise by three times, according to a new CDC report says.
A new study suggests that there is a decline in the number of teen smokers across the U.S. and that now, the overall percentage of youth smoking is under 9 percent nationwide, with Wyoming leading with the highest rate of smokers and Utah having the lowest. According to a new federal government report, there has been a significant decline in cigarette smoking among children aged 12 to 17 in the U.S., between 2002 and 2010 in 41 states.
A new study suggests that teenagers who participate in arts such as music, drama or painting are more likely to be depressed when compared to students who do not engage in such activities. Researchers say that this is the first time a study has discovered a link between youngsters' casual involvement in arts with depressive symptoms, Medical Xpress reported.