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Children and adolescents

Sitting it out

Youngsters in Norway today are not as fit as earlier generations, and even the best perform less well. Researchers now warn that a wave of inactivity could have a major long-term health impact.

Girls use violence to gain respect

A pioneering study shows that some girls feel they gain respect by behaving aggressively and using violence.

Diet outweighs exercise in fighting child obesity

A lower intake of calories is more important than physical exercise when heavy children try to lose weight. Parents also have to be strongly involved.

Classroom culture decisive for learning

Teachers must exploit pupil culture to enhance teaching, according to new study.

Forget about calories during Christmas

A strong focus on diets and weight has a negative impact on children’s body images, say researchers who work with eating disorders.

Youths are tired of drinking binges

Getting senselessly drunk and losing control is no longer cool, shows surprising research.

Women get the worst hangovers

Women experience more hangovers than men, a study shows. It also indicates that we should eat while we drink and that we readily drink more than the authorities recommend.

Collaborating to improve lives

Multidisciplinary cooperation improves the life quality of child cancer survivors.

ODD symptoms in girls most often disputed

Teachers and parents of young elementary school children rarely concur on whether kids display symptoms of oppositional defiance disorder (ODD). They disagree most when the youngsters in question are girls.

Hole in the mesh

The welfare state’s safety net doesn’t catch everyone. Parents’ economic status is still a factor determining who falls right through.