WHO aka the World Health Organization has found out some scary new facts!
Young adolescents face a higher risk of complications and death as a result of pregnancy than older women.
Almost 800 women die from pregnancy or child birth complications every day. Those numbers are
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That's what the research is saying from the largest imaging study of the human brain ever conducted.
Involving over 1,896 14-year-olds, the studies have led researchers to believe that the human brain has previously unknown networks that could provide the answer to a maddening question that has frustrated parents for years!
Why do some teenagers use drugs while other do not?
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We're a little surprised by this number and, quite frankly, a little saddened that KIDS need antidepressants in the first place!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first to offer statistics on how many adolescents are taking antidepressant medication.
Roughly 1 in 25 kids between the ages of 12 and 17 are taking the medication to ease their depression.
The mental illness only seem to worsen with age though because 1 in 10 adults were found to be taking antidepressants!
Researchers suggest that this number should actually be higher because only one third of people with depression symptoms in study were on medication.
The findings were based on surveys and screenings of around 12,000 Americans.
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Could this be true??
A study at Louisiana State University shows that allowing children to eat sweets could actually prevent them from getting fat.
11,000 children between the ages of 2 and 18 were studied from 1999 to 2004. The children who ate sweets such as candy and chocolate bars were 22% LESS likely to be overweight or obese.
In fact, amongst the adolescents, 26% of those kids who ate candy were more likely to weigh less than the other students.
Researcher Dr. Carol O'Neil says:
"The study illustrates that children and adolescents who consume candy are less likely to be overweight or obese. However, the results of this study should not be construed as a hall-pass to overindulge. Candy should not replace nutrient-dense foods in the diet; it is a special treat and should be enjoyed in moderation."
Researchers added that indulging in sweets every one in a while will "provide moments of happiness within the context of a healthy lifestyle," why is most likely what leads to the children living a more fulfilled life.
This is some crazy research! It seems almost too good to be true for kids. But, like the doctor mentioned, kids should only eat sweets in moderation and remember to never overindulge.
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Holy shiz! The Bieber Fever epidemic has struck Liverpool, England - and it's finally causing a quarantine situation!
Justin Bieber's presence in the city has reportedly caused thousands of screaming girls to overtake the streets outside of his hotel, and sources close to the pop star have revealed that authorities are so concerned that it could turn into a "possible riot situation" that if he or anyone in his entourage go ANYWHERE near the balcony, they will be arrested on the spot for inciting a riot.
Good lord! As ridiculous as this all is, we have to imagine that it's pretty scary!
Here's hoping that all these adolescent girl hormones calm right on down so he can actually ENJOY his time in Liverpool - and no one gets hurt!
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He makes some pretty solid points!
Dr. Drew Pinksy is the latest celeb to speak out about the recent leaked video (above) of Miley Cyrus tripping out after smoking a bong filled with salvia, and he fears that this is her way of acting out in light of her parents recent split!
“We know that she’s going to be acting out now because her family’s in trouble, so it’s not unusual to see depression manifesting as various kinds of acting out behaviors. Adolescents don’t get depressed the way adults do. They don’t get sad and cry and withdraw. They often act out and become irritable, they act out with drugs and…get in trouble and she seems to be suffering. Salvia is a very powerful hallucinogen. It grows along the freeways here in Southern California. They make a powder out of it, they smoke it, they make tea out of it. The smoking causes a very intense hallucinatory high. It lasts just a few minutes and they’re very bizarre many times, too. If I had a child that was doing that or if I was advising a parent, I would say get professional help immediately. This cat is out of the bag. This is a child who is in trouble and who is suffering and this is her way of trying to manage that. Get professional help.”
Although we think it's normal for most teens to experiment with this sort of thing, Miley has had a very different life than most people her age and given her past behavior, we think that this definitely could be a big cause for concern!
We just hope that her parents are putting their child's personal well-being before anything else!
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