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Obesity rises in Bahraini teenagers

Almost one-third of Bahraini teenagers are overweight or obese, according to the latest official figures. Sedentary lifestyles and bad dietary habits are to blame for the startling statistic, which 10 years ago stood at 24 per cent, Health Min

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1bn teenagers at risk of hearing loss due to loud music

Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and s

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Teenagers targeted in mobile phones risk study

British researchers are launching the largest study in the world to investigate whether using mobile phones and other wireless gadgets might affect children's brain development. The Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile P

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Teenagers targeted in mobile phones risk study

British researchers are launching the largest study in the world to investigate whether using mobile phones and other wireless gadgets might affect children's brain development. The Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile P

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Yelling, threatening parents harm teens' mental health

Threatening or screaming at teenagers may put them at higher risk for depression and disruptive behaviors such as rule-breaking, according to a new study. "The take home point is that the verbal behaviors matter," Annett

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'Terrifying' teen behaviour online

Experts have registered a "terrifying" spike in cyber bullying in Bahrain that is manifesting in schools across the country, a report said. They say 43 per cent of teenagers, aged between 14 and 18, are putting their liv

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One in 25 US teens has attempted suicide

About one in 25 US teens has attempted suicide, and one in eight has thought about it, according to a national study based on interviews with thousands of teens. Researchers, whose findings appeared in the journal Jama Psychiatry,

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Bahrain suspends bill to raise adult age

Efforts to increase the age at which children in Bahrain officially become adults have stalled over fears that it could allow teenagers involved in serious crime to escape proper punishment. A senior police official warned MPs yesterday (A

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US job market hurt teens most: study

US workers suffered many more job losses during the 2007-2009 Great Recession than in downturns over the past 30 years, and fewer than half got another position within six months of the recession's official end, researchers said on Tuesday. &

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Teen obesity 'tied to poor mom-child relationship'

Toddlers who have poor relationships with their mother are more likely to pack on extra weight as they grow up, according to a US study.      Researchers who followed nearly 1,000 children into their teens found t

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