Syndicate content

Children and adolescents

Youths harmed by others' terrifying experiences

A study shows that youngsters can develop post-traumatic stress symptoms from incidents they have only been exposed to through the media. The risk increases if the person has been subject to violence or abuse in early life.

Children in rural areas less affected by parental background

Parents' educational levels are important for children's grades and educational choices. But in rural Norway it seems to mean less.

Suicide linked to loneliness in childhood

Boys who have spent large parts of their childhood in loneliness are exposed to a higher risk of suicide in later life, according to Swedish study.

Talks help children with dysfunctional parents to cope

Children with parents suffering from addiction or mental health issues are often faced with great challenges in their everyday lives. Conversation and information may help them to deal with the difficulties.

Swedish diabetes estimates were off by a long shot

Sweden can have two to three times as many young people with diabetes type 1 than believed.

Following students on study drugs

An increasing number of healthy students dope themselves with ADHD drugs. What happens when ‘study drugs’ become normal? A new study sets out to find the answer.

Intensive schizophrenia treatment shows great promise

A new study has looked into the effect of intensive treatment programmes for young people with schizophrenia. The results show that we should stick with the intensive treatment.

Young cancer survivors too often end up on public benefits

Children and adolescents who have suffered brain tumours, leukaemia or bone and muscle tissue cancer are all too likely to get permanently side-tracked from prospective educations and careers.

Racially mixed schools create more trust in immigrants

Children in racially mixed schools become colour-blind when it comes to trusting other people, new study suggests. This trust does not necessarily presuppose close friendships.

Prostate cancer risk starts in childhood

Is it possible to predict whether a child will develop cancer in adulthood? It sounds unlikely, but a new study indicates that tall boys have a greater risk of developing prostate cancer when they grow up.