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More than 5 hrs on smartphone ups risk of suicide thoughts in teens

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 1: Parents, please-take-note! Teenagers, who spend five or more hours daily on smartphones and other electronic screens are more likely to experience depression and suicide-related behaviours”>suicide-related behaviours. According to researchers, screen time should be considered as a modern-day risk factor for depression and suicide. More than 5 hrs on smartphone ups risk

Teens trading sleep for smartphone time: study

Teens trading sleep for smartphone time: study

Washington, Oct 26, Teens trading sleep for smartphone time: study. Adolescents today are increasingly depriving themselves of sleep, and instead spending more time on their smartphones or other devices, say scientists who found that teens sleep fewer hours per night than older generations. Most sleep experts agree that adolescents need nine hours of sleep each

Energy drink, a gateway drug for teens

Energy drink, a gateway drug for teens

Energy drink, a gateway drug for teens: Apparently, regular energy drinks give you wings and a drug problem. A new study by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers suggests that there is a reason for concern as young adults who regularly consume highly caffeinated energy drinks are at the risk for future substance

2 Australian teens charged with planning IS attack

Sydney: Two 16-year-old Australian boys arrested in Sydney after each bought a knife were charged on Thursday with planning a terror attack on behalf of the Islamic State (IS), police said. The teenagers were arrested by the state’s Joint Counter-Terrorism Team at Bankstown in Sydney on Wednesday, in a lane behind a Muslim prayer hall, the

Two Hyderabad teens drown while taking selfie

Hyderabad: Two teenagers drowned in a quarry filled with rainwater while taking selfies here, police said today. A group of 14 youngsters had gone to the quarry at Kothwalguda on the city outskirts last evening and some of them entered into the water to take selfies and photos. Two of them, aged 19 and 17

Sleep well at 11 and kick the substances out in your teens

New York: Sleep duration and quality of sleep during late childhood may affect the use of alcohol and cannabis later in adolescence years, a study has found. “Improve the amount and quality of sleep during late childhood as it would benefit in terms of reducing substance use in later life,” said Assistant Professor Brant P.