Posts Tagged ‘teens’
Youths, Anxiety, & Vit B6
According to a new study, researchers from the University of Reading found that young adults who took high-dose vitamin B6 supplements for a month reported feeling less anxious and depressed. “Vitamin B6 helps the body produce a specific chemical messenger that inhibits impulses in the brain, and our study links this calming effect with reduced…Read More
Teens Catch Moods
It seems that teenagers share more than clothes and secrets. There is a newly discovered contagion running rampant among teens, and it has been staring us blankly in the face all along. A UK study has found that teenagers can “catch” moods from their friends. Unfortunately, negative moods appear to be more contagious than positive.…Read More
Teens, Hair, & Depression
Diagnosis and prevention of depression and other mental health disorders could be measured with a lock of hair, researchers at Ohio State University have found. The study they conducted analyzed cortisol levels in hair taken from teens. They were looking for a correlation between the concentration of cortisol, a stress hormone, and depression symptoms.…Read More
Is ADHD a Fraud?
A renowned and widely respected Harvard Psychologist Jerome Kagan is making some bold, counter-cultural claims about kids and ADHD. In an interview with Spiegel online, the influential psychologist was very blunt. About ADHD, he said: It is an invention. Every child who’s not doing well in school is sent to see a pediatrician, and the pediatrician…Read More
Eat Nuts Every Day!
It’s always fun to see research confirm what we already new to be true! New studies out are showing that eating just a handful of nuts three times a week lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome in teens. About 12% of US teens are feeling the effects of metabolic syndrome (which leads to early heart disease…Read More
Clear Skin in the New Year
Want to clear up your complexion this year? We’re glad you asked! Here are four steps that will go a long way toward getting acne under control without pharmaceuticals. 1. Clean up your diet! Anything that increases inflammation in your body is a problem. Sugar and dairy are clearly problems. Unfortunately, many teens subsist almost…Read More