Sitting still linked to increased risk of depression in adolescents

Young people who are inactive for large proportions of the day throughout adolescence face a greater risk of depression by age 18

Majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active, putting their current and future health at risk

Globally, in 2016, 81% of 11- to 17-year-old school students did not reach WHO recommendations to do an hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity every day

Insufficient sleep associated with risky behaviour in teens

Mental health issues, substance abuse, accidents more likely for high school students sleeping less than six hours per night

Adolescents with hay fever have higher rates of anxiety and depression

Although allergies affect more than 50 million Americans, they are occasionally misunderstood and can be.

Parents may help prep kids for healthier, less violent relationships

Warm, nurturing parents may pass along strategies for building and maintaining positive relationships to their.

Comments on social networks also reinforce socialisation during adolescence

Cybergossiping occurs when two or more people make evaluative comments on a digital device about.

Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens

Chronic sleep deprivation–which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or.

Brain’s appetite regulator disrupted in obese teens

Researchers using advanced MRI to study obese adolescents found disrupted connectivity in the complex regions.

Teenage depression linked to father’s depression

Adolescents whose fathers have depressive symptoms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression themselves,.

Video game boosts sex health IQ and attitudes in minority teens

A videogame designed by Yale researchers to promote health and reduce risky behaviour in teens.