Not many doctors recommend weight-loss surgery for obese teenagers, the reason being the safety and effectively of the same is still under the scanner. However, a new study claims that weight-loss surgery might work out in the same for teenagers as for adults. For the study, researchers at the University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine analyzed data from more than 400 surgeons at 360 facilities across the United States who had performed weight-loss surgeries on nearly 900 patients aged betwee...
When the going gets tough, the tough ought to thank their fathers.
Studies and surveys have shown that the age at which girls attain puberty is coming down every year. Presently, the average age of attaining puberty in girls is 10 years and scientists say that the reason could be stress of family breakdown.
Teenagers with autism spectrum disorder are in a bind. The disorder is characterized by impairments in communication and social interaction, but it's a continuum, so some teens diagnosed with ASD are considered high functioning and healthy enough to be "mainstreamed" in school.
Health experts agree that reducing the stigma associated with adolescent mental illness is an essential step toward increasing the number of teenagers who seek the help they need.
A new study has revealed that exercise for weight control is more likely to be effective on white teenage girls compared to their black peers. A research conducted in Britain studied more than 1,100 girls aged 12 and 14 and concluded that the bodies of white girls were more sensitive towards exercise compared to black girls. "Higher levels of physical activity were associated with lower risk of obesity among white girls but not among black girls," wrote study authors James White and Russ...
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The U.S. had the second-lowest proportion of students who used tobacco and alcohol compared to their counterparts in 36 European countries, a new report indicates.
Does race matter when holding children accountable for crimes? Are judgments toward colored children harsher than those for whites? Apparently it is so, reveals a new study.
Athens, Ga. - Decades of research show people born into poverty are likely to continue to live that way as adults. But one University of Georgia researcher has found a way out-education.
The largest imaging study of the human brain ever revealed that some teenagers are at higher risk for drug and alcohol experimentation - simply because their brains work differently, making them more impulsive.
'Coming out' as gay, lesbian or bisexual may be good for your health, particularly when parental support is involved.
Obese white teenage girls who lose weight may ...