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Adolescents

Rich boys more competitive in economic experiments

Whereas the gender difference in competitiveness is large among adolescents with high-educated parents, it is non-existent among those from the least educated parents.

Adolescents regret having watched porn

Six out of ten adolescents aged 13 to 16 have viewed porn or sex on the web. Many of the youngest ones wish they hadn’t. More girls than boys found it repulsive.

Young ME sufferers feel forgotten

Being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome would be a challenge for anyone. Although, it might be particularly difficult for adolescents who should be out and about with their peers.

One in two boys develops breasts

New research indicates that more than half of all Danish boys develop breasts during puberty. This is a source of worry and embarrassment for many of them.

Sleep-deprived teens more likely to be depressed

Lots of young Norwegians fail to get their recommended dose of shuteye. Adolescents with sleep problems are five times as likely to suffer depression as peers who sleep well.

Girls gravitate toward online bullying

Swedish research has shown that teenage girls are more involved in cyberbullying than the face-to-face kind, both as perpetrators and victims.

Abandoned teens may be likely school dropouts

“I was left with the feeling that the adult world had betrayed them,” says a researcher who interviewed school dropouts.

Swedish teens now toe the line

The behaviour of Swedish 15-year-olds has improved since the mid-1990s – they're less likely now to skip school, steal or drink than they were in the past.

Treatment of drug abuse: Here’s what works

Drug abuse among adolescents is best fought by a combination of family therapy and individual treatment in the early stages of the drug habit formation.

What works best for back pain?

Your back is robust and you should use it. This is the message that many back patients are hearing from their doctor today. But is that enough? Do they recover more quickly if they receive more treatment, like physical therapy?