Tag Archives: Teens

Children, Teens Should Not Be On A Paleo Or Gluten-Free Diet

The low-carb paleo diet has been one of the most searched diets online in recent years. Many of the leading paleo programs actively market to teens, and a few years back, a celebrity chef in Australia even co-wrote a paleo cookbook for babies and kids. Public health officials there warned that the paleo diet, which eschews carbohydrates, processed foods and ... Read More »

This is why some teens are more likely to undergo an abortion

Teenagers who’s mothers had abortions earlier are more likely to undergo abortions, a new study has warned. According to the researchers, in developed countries, about 6.7 million abortions are performed every year, with a large proportion of teens aged 19 or younger. In Canada, the teen pregnancy rate is 28 per 1,000, with more than 50 % of these ending ... Read More »

Dear teens, the advertisements on your favourite TV show may be making you fat

Junk food advertisements (ads) shown during programmes that are popular with young people, such as talent shows and football matches, drives youngsters to snack more on unhealthy food. Curbing these ads may help decrease the risk of rising obesity, which is a key factor in the development of deadly illness such diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer among others, suggests a ... Read More »

Smoking weed may lead teens to have negative emotions, increased psychosis

Smoking cannabis to feel less depressed is a well-known phenomenon- but does it actually work? A study has recently warned that the teenagers who begin smoking pot early are at an increased risk of depression and heightened feelings of negative emotionality. According to researchers, young people with cannabis-dependence have an altered brain function that may be the source of emotional ... Read More »

Facebook Backed by Appeals Court in Denying Parents Access to Dead Teen’s Account

HIGHLIGHTS The 15-year-old was killed by a Berlin underground train in 2012 Her parents are asking to access her Facebook account to inquire details German court backed Facebook’s decision to forbid the access to account A German court on Wednesday backed online giant Facebook in its battle to reject a demand by the parents of a dead teenage girl for ... Read More »

The FBI Made a Terrible Game for Teens to Protect Them From Extremists

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA’s top body for domestic security and law enforcement, has unveiled a new project – “Don’t Be a Puppet” – in a bid to protect teens from “violent extremists”. And as part of the interactive website, the bureau commissioned a top-down game featuring a goat. Called “Slippery Slope”, players must use left and right ... Read More »