A new study suggests that adolescents whose parents have chronic pain may also be a victim of chronic nonspecific pain and chronic multisite pain, which can cause disabilities and difficulties in life for them. The cause of chronic nonspecific pain has still not been understood clearly by researchers. In the current study, researchers Gry B. Hoftun, M.D., of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, and colleagues examined a possible link between parental chronic pain and chronic pain in young adults.
Being happy is good. Not only for one's health and life span, but also for one's wallet, apparently. A new study, the first ever in-depth investigation into happiness in youngsters and their wealth later in life, reveals that happy adolescents are likelier to be wealthy adults. For the study, researchers Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve (UCL Political Science) and Professor Andrew Oswald (University of Warwick) analyzed data from 15,000 adolescents and young adults in the USA, and found that teenagers how reported being happy or had higher "life satisfaction" grew up to be significantly wealthier than others.
New study suggests that every time cyber bullying is stated as the reason for a suicide, it may not be just that. There are many other factors involved and responsible for such occurrences, ranging from face to face bullying to depression.
A new study suggests that very few teenaged females undergo pregnancy tests in the hospital emergency department (ED), even when they complained of lower abdominal pain, or before they are exposed to radiation for tests or examinations. For the study, aimed at finding out the rate of pregnancy tests conducted on adolescent emergency department patients, the researchers reviewed National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data from 2000 to 2009 on female patients aged 14 to 21 who were examined in a hospital ED. The findings of the study revealed that among the 77 million girls who visited an Emergency Department in the nine years, only 14.5 million (18.7 percent) were tested for pregnancy.
A new study conducted with juvenile detainees in Chicago as subjects, suggests that after five years of imprisonment, more than 45 percent of males and about 30 percent of females had one or more psychiatric disorders with associated impairment.
After a recent study that suggests that adults who are born even moderately preterm (32 to 36 weeks' gestation) are less insulin sensitive compared to those born at full term, a new study claims that if teenagers could improve the amount of sleep they get, that could significantly improve their insulin resistance and prevent the future onset of diabetes. "High levels of insulin resistance can lead to the development of diabetes," said lead author Karen Matthews, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry, according to Medical Xpress.
According to a study conducted by the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, teens who send and receive "sex messages" are likely engaging in the same behaviors descried.
Even when self-control does not work, restaurant bans do, at least when it comes to smoking. According to a new study by Purdue University sociologist, teenagers and young adults are less likely to smoke when faced with restaurant smoking bans. Also, restrictions like minimum tobacco-purchase ages in Europe do help curb the number of smokers.
Adolescents suffering from anger issues and slightly higher blood pressure than normal can be offered a 10-week-long Lifeskills program designed to fit into the high school curriculum which could help them manage anger and stress for the rest of their lives.
A major part of the day is spent online by adolescents these days. The growing up years spent by the elderly during their time, was a lot different from how it is for the the teenagers of this generation. How the still-developing brains of teenagers cope with the abundant information around them is a mystery and an interesting area of research for many a researchers.
A new study claims that students, who are popular, are more likely to be smokers.
According to a new study by psychologists from University of Missouri, the stories that young adults tell about themselves, reflect their self-perception and identity and may vary depending on their gender.
It is mostly mothers who give children the necessary insights about life and sex education, with targeted prompting and guidance; fathers could also do the same but with an early start, claims a new study. The study analyzed the responses of parents to a public health campaign about the benefits of parent-child conversations about delaying sexual activity. "Our findings show that fathers can increase communication frequency on a potentially awkward topic. Then, as their children age and even more important and sensitive topics come up, these fathers will have developed the kind of relationship with their children that can help conversation flow more smoothly," lead study author Jonathan Blitstein
Teenage could be a difficult time for many a parents and adolescents as well, as it is thought that teenagers grow increasingly distant from their parents. However, according to a new study, it is important that teens spend time with parents for their overall development. The study found that those who spent time with their dads in the presence of others had better social skills with peers, while those who spent time alone with their dads had better general self-worth.