Tag Archives: teenagers

Juveniles Filmed Burning Puppies Arrested; Will it Help?

Following social media outrage on a video of a group of teenagers burning three two-month old puppies creates outrage, the Hyderabad police, following a complaint from Humane Society International/India, arrested a group of eight teenagers for burning alive a litter of three puppies in the Musheerabad area. The accused, all said to be under 18 years of age, are seen ...

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Music Helps to Enhance Certain Functions of Brain, says New Study

Are you sick of your teenage children’s loud music playing habit? And are you planning to find ways to stop them from doing that? Then this new study might make you rethink as it shows how music helps to enhance a teenager’s brain responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills. A research team from Northwestern University lead by ...

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Binge Drinking by Teens, Adolescents Leads to Memory Loss: Study

  The adoscent age from 18 to 25 is crucial as brain keeps on maturity path during this phase and indulging in bringe drinking in this age would result changes in the hippocampus are that controls learning and memory, found researchers. In a study conducted by the Duke Medicine, it was found that alcohol consumption can retard the development of ...

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Protect Teens From Online Risks: Study

Boosting teenagers’ ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from using the internet, is a more effective strategy for keeping them safe, says a new study. More resilient teens were less likely to suffer negative effects even if they were frequently online, said the study. Haiyan Jia, post-doctoral scholar in information sciences and technology. “Internet ...

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‘Facebook Generation’ happier than teenagers a decade ago when social media Wasn’t There

Today’s “Facebook Generation” is happier and healthier than teenagers a decade ago, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Public Health. Adolescence is a crucial stage in life when you lay the foundation for adulthood and the study findings claimed a growing proportion of 11 to 15-year-olds, dubbed the “Facebook Generation”, are less likely than their predecessors ...

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Teens getting increasingly sleep deprived: Study

In a worrying trend, teenagers in the US are increasingly getting less number of sleeping hours than they ideally should, finds a new study. The study by researchers at Columbia found that female students, racial/ethnic minorities and students of lower socio-economic status are particularly affected. “Declines in self-reported adolescent sleep across the last 20 years are concerning and suggest that ...

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How much sleep do children really need?

After due diligence over the health consequences of too much sleep or too little sleep, a panel of experts formed by the US National Sleep Foundation has made new age-based recommendations on how much sleep people need. While newborns require up to three months 14 to 17 hours of sleep each day, infants from four to eleven months should get ...

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Mysterious Mekedatu Throws up Dead Bodies, Who’s Behind?

Every weekend, Bangalore wakes up to listen to the sad news of some teenagers who went to Mekedatu returning dead and in some cases even their dead bodies are not traceable unless ransom is paid to locals. This weekend too two engineering students who went to Mekedatu never returned and after a day, locals helped to trace the dead body ...

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Switch off smartphone one hour before bed time or else face sleep disorders: Warn researchers

Teenagers should switch off their smartphones at least one hour before bedtime to avoid depression, sleeplessness and other problems, said experts in a new study. Constant use of the mobile phone late into the night increases the risk of sleep-related problems, symptoms of depression and fear of isolation later in life, said researchers who have studied the effect of smartphones ...

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Human Beings Are Emotionally Attached to Their Smartphones

The researchers from Loughborough University and University of Iceland in Reykjavik revealed that smartphones play an important role in the life of human as people are found to be emotionally attached to smartphones. “Smartphones are creating a huge ripple in the pond of human behaviour and it is important that, as smartphones develop, we continue to study the way they ...

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Alcohol Ads on Television a Cause of Binge Drinking Among Teenagers

A recent study finds that alcohol advertisements on television can trigger binge drinking among teenagers, whereas alcohol companies claim that it is not the advertisements that affect underage drinking but the culprits are parents and friends. The results of the survey conducted indicate that higher alcohol receptivity score among underage participants predicted the onset of drinking, binge drinking and hazardous ...

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Too much texting on mobile phones may make you ‘spine-less’: Warns Indian-Origin surgeon

Simple texting on smartphone can affect your spine as the posture exerts 23-kg of pressure on it depending on the angle at which you are texting, said an alarming research conducted by an Indian-origin surgeon, sending danger signals to mobile-addicted teenagers across the world, including India. “Loss of the natural curve of the cervical spine leads to incrementally increased stresses ...

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Telangana teenagers scaled Mt. Everest

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today blessed two young mountaineers, who recently made India proud by scaling Mt. Everest. Ms. Poorna Malavath created a record of the youngest female ever in the world to reach the world’s highest peak, at the age of 13 years and 11 months, on May 25th, 2014. She is a student of the Social Welfare ...

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Google launches new online summer camp for teenagers

Google has teamed up with Dale Dougherty, publisher of MAKE Magazine, to launch a new online summer camp billed “Maker Camp” which encourages 13- to 18-year-olds to get creative with up to 30 different types of fun projects themed around creativity and “the art of making.” Evoking the words of young maker Joey Hudy who said: “Don’t be bored. Make ...

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