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A preference for casual sex increases risk of harassment

Adolescents who are open to casual sex are more often involved in sexual harassment – both as victims and as perpetrators.

Clear link between sexting and partner violence

Teenagers who send digital messages with sexual contents are far more exposed to violence in love relationships than others.

Depression meds almost doubled in last decade for teenage girls

Far more teenagers are now using medications for mental health disorders than ten years ago, a Norwegian study shows. ADHD medication is more prevalent among boys.

Young smokers are being bullied

It's no longer cool to be a teenage smoker in Norway.

Many drunken teenage girls get sexually harassed

The prevalence varies with age – the younger girls are more at risk.

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.

Psychoses in teens no more disabling than in adults

Teenagers who are schizophrenic are apt to have reduced mental function, but counter to previous assumptions, their disability is no worse than among patients who are initially diagnosed in adulthood.

Teen fitness lowers heart attacks later in life

Men who are in good physical shape as 18-year-olds are less likely to have serious heart problems later as adults.

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.

One in three teenagers suffers chronic stress

A third of all Swedish 16-year-olds are seriously stressed out, according to a new survey. Nearly one in ten also had symptoms of acute burnout.

Norwegian study links flu vaccine to narcolepsy risk

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has found an elevated risk of narcolepsy among children and young adults who were vaccinated against the swine flu seven years ago. Some who did not take the vaccine against the pandemic of 2009 also developed this severe sleeping disorder.