Teen Health

Teens and Adolescents Sleeplessness may Follow Depression

Teens and Adolescents Sleeplessness may Follow Depression It is unfortunate that depression has brought such a spirited mind to its end. Depression is dangerous if left unattended. You couldn't help feeling let down as you ware battling against such tremendous odds. Insomnia can cause you to have anxiety and depression, and depression and anxiety can cause you to have insomnia. It’s a chicken-and-egg type of story. But research has shown that if one of...

Body Piercing and Tattooing not Healthy, Have Risk of Disease

Body Piercing and Tattooing not Healthy, Have Risk of Disease Tattoo is now just an everyday thing. As with so many social phenomena, the change in the status of the tattoo has happened simultaneously in the UK and US. More women than men going to parlor for tattoo, but that the choices of image are different. Nearly 50 percent of Americans between 21 and 32 have at least one tattoo or a piercing other than in an ear, according to a 2006 study by the...

Obese (Overweight) Girls Might be Low Self Confidence / Self Esteem / Self Worth

Obese (Overweight) Girls Might be Low Self Confidence / Self Esteem / Self Worth The term "self-esteem" is one of the oldest concepts in psychology. It is one's mental perception of his qualities, not physical features. In addition, self-esteem is the third most frequently occurring theme in psychological literature.To understand self-esteem, it is a fancy word for thinking that someone or something is important or valuing that person or thing. Self-esteem isn't bragging...

Excessive Cell Phone use at Nighttime Leaving Sleep: not Good for Teenagers

Excessive Cell Phone use at Nighttime Leaving Sleep: not Good for Teenagers Unlike addictions to alcohol, drugs or even gambling, it can be hard to pinpoint problematic cell phone use. Almost everyone has a cell phone and uses it regularly. But if someone can’t get through dinner without sending text messages or furiously typing on a personal digital assistant during a meeting, it may be time to take a step back. Maturational changes of homeostatic sleep regulation are...

Dating and Sexual Experience, Smoking, Drug and Alcoholism Making Teenagers Psychologically More Aged

Dating and Sexual Experience, Smoking, Drug and Alcoholism Making Teenagers Psyc Adolescence is a time for trying new things. Teens use alcohol and other drugs for many reasons, including curiosity, because it feels good, to reduce stress, and to feel grown up or to fit in. It is difficult to know which teens will experiment and stop and which will develop serious problems.Symptoms vary depending on developmental age but usually involve impairment in some aspect of their life...

Make Schedule to Immunize Your Adolescent Against Meningitis

Make Schedule to Immunize Your Adolescent Against Meningiti Many of the bacteria or viruses that can cause meningitis are fairly common and are more often associated with other everyday illnesses. Sometimes, however, they spread to the meninges from an infection in another part of the body. The infection can start anywhere, including in the skin, gastrointestinal tract, or urinary system, but the most common source is the respiratory tract. Viral...

Excessive TV/ DVDs/ Videos Watching in Children have Negative Academic Outcomes

Excessive TV/ DVDs/ Videos Watching in Children have Negative Academic Outcomes The favorite interests or hobbies of kids in the U.S. include sports (51% of all boys and 40% of all girls), followed by watching television (26%), video games (23%) and hanging out with friends (23%); listening to music (12%) and 11% choose reading1 (11%). The Omaha World-Herald reports children’s television viewing is increasing, while PR Newswire reports almost 10 million children use the...

Young Bicycle Riders Head Injury Rates Minimized by Helmet Wearing Law

Young Bicycle Riders Head Injury Rates Minimized by Helmet Wearing Law Although most automobile/bicycle accidents involving adult cyclists are caused by the motorist, most of those involving child bikers are caused by the child. Young children may have difficulty understanding the rules of the road. However, many of these accidents can be avoided by helping children to understand and obey bike safety rules and exercise caution while riding in traffic. Biking is a...

Daily Migraine Attack May Follow Psychiatric Disorders

Daily Migraine Attack May Follow Psychiatric Disorders Migraine is now recognized as a chronic illness, not simply as a headache. Migraines are defined by whether auras accompany them or not: Common migraine s are without auras. About 75% of migraines are the common type. Classic migraines are those with auras. Before a migraine starts, there is often a warning period when you don't feel well. Some people lose part of their vision or see bright...

Risk of Heart Disease During College Age over Heavy vs. Moderate Alcohol Drinking

Risk of Heart Disease During College Age over Heavy vs. Moderate Alcohol Drinkin Alcohol-related death and disability impact is substantial. The harmful effects of alcohol use on health and the possibility of developing dependence have been recognized as issues of great concern for a long time. New evidence underscores the need to recognize alcohol use as one of the risk factors for many communicable and noncommunicable diseases as well as for accidents, injuries domestic and...

Everyone Should Find a Good Network of Friends to Avoid Dangerous Drinking and Driving Behavior

Everyone Should Find a Good Network of Friends to Avoid Dangerous Drinking and D Students are at a stage in life when they're exploring new experiences and new relationships, and developing their adult selves. They're immersed in circumstances where drinking is more commonly accepted and encouraged, including events related to athletics, and fraternities and sororities.According to community surveys, over 13% of adults in the United States will experience alcohol abuse or...

Stay With Green and Keep Your Child Physically More Active to Prevent Overweight

Stay With Green And Keep Your Child Physically More Active to Prevent Overweight How do you know if your child's weight gain is normal and when it's leading to childhood obesity? Children, unlike adults, need extra nutrients and calories to fuel their growth and development. So if they consume about the number of calories they need for daily activities, growth and metabolism, they add pounds in proportion to their added inches. But children who eat more calories than they...

Abstinence From Sex Until Marriage A Challenging Goal? More People are Choosing Not to Marry at All

Abstinence from Sex Until Marriage A Challenging Goal? More People are choosing STD incidence rates remain high in most of the world, despite diagnostic and therapeutic advances that can rapidly render patients with many STDs noninfectious and cure most. In many cultures, changing sexual mores and oral contraceptive use have eliminated traditional sexual restraints, especially for women, and both physicians and patients have difficulty dealing openly and candidly with sexual...

High Computer Use Dropping Physical Activity Among Teens

High Computer Use Dropping Physical Activity Among Teens Kids and teens spent an average 2 hours 17 minutes hanging out with their parents and 1 hour 25 minutes participating in physical activity. Overall, the time that kids spend exposed to media increased more than an hour in the last 5 years - from 7 hours and 29 minutes daily to 8 hours and 33 minutes daily. The results also indicated a significant trend among kids and teens - a practice the...

Adolescents / Teens are at Risk of OTC Cough Medicine (Dextromethorphan)

Adolescents / Teens are at Risk of OTC Cough Medicine (Dextromethorphan) Dextromethorphan (sometimes called "DXM" or "robo") is a cough-suppressing ingredient in a variety of over-the-counter cold and cough medications.Drugs such as PCP (phencyclidine) and ketamine, which were initially developed as general anesthetics for surgery, distort perceptions of sight and sound and produce feelings of detachment - dissociation - from the environment and self. But these mind-...