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The danger of dietary supplements for teens, Harvard study reveals

The danger of dietary supplements for teens: Harvard study reveals hundreds of young people have been sickened or hospitalized by weight loss and muscle-building products in 10 years A team at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed 10 years of FDA data on reactions to supplements They found young people who take ‘enhancement’ […]

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Brain activity in teens predicts future mood health

An imbalance of functioning in attention-related brain systems may help forecast the course of teen depression, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. Proper coordination of frontoinsular brain networks help us regulate our attention between external goals and self-focused or emotional thinking. But abnormalities in the coordination […]

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Exercise may help teens sleep longer, more efficiently

Getting more exercise than normal—or being more sedentary than usual—for one day may be enough to affect sleep later that night, according to a new study led by Penn State. In a one-week micro-longitudinal study, the researchers found that when teenagers got more physical activity than they usually did, they got to sleep earlier, slept […]

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How teens from non-vax families can become vaccinated

When Maya Moses decided she wanted to be vaccinated at age 18, she was nearly put off by the complexity and expense. “I was quite overwhelmed and disheartened because the doctor meant to be specialising in it couldn’t even help me figure out what to get done and when to get done,” Ms Moses said. […]