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Children and adolescents

Height as an infliction

Several hundred Norwegian girls were treated with oestrogen in their childhood to keep them from growing too tall. Nobody has studied what happened to them as adults.

Pimples deserve more respect

Depressions and suicidal thoughts are twice as common among young people who are plagued with lots of pimples. This problem isn’t treated enough and should be taken more seriously, a new study suggests.

Happiness, anger and heart defects

Mothers of babies born with serious heart defects are no less happy six months after birth than mothers of healthy babies.

Granny's getting exploited

Danish parents expect grandmothers to turn out and look after their grandchildren. But when they've done that, they are expected to keep their traps shut and not to interfere in the kids' upbringing.