Should teens drink alcohol? Ideally, no. But in the real world, here are some tips on how to minimise harm.
Adolescent biology, early morning classes and too much evening screen time are a few of the key drivers behind teen sleep deprivation.
Nigeria must prioritise investment in education, health and infrastructure to harness the opportunities of its huge population.
Making room for the input of children and adolescents in responses to the next pandemic would help maintain their health, education, well-being and more.
Mobile health or mHealth is an appealing way to reach adolescents because it offers opportunities to deliver and monitor health interventions at a much lower cost.
Too sleepy? In a rush? Or something more concerning? Teenagers often get turned off breakfast. Chat to them to find out why and offer some easy options.
Adolescents and young people should get involved early in the design, planning and scale up of interventions.
Local research is particularly needed to assess existing policies and inform efforts to implement them better.
Harsh socio-environmental factors, especially when they happen in the early years of a child’s life, can establish a developmental “biology of misfortune”.
This research provides fresh insights into strategies that can be used to improve the lives of adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world.
The changes that society needs, such as preventing adolescent pregnancies, will not happen until researchers can use their findings to influence policy change.
Access to speech pathology services for 12-16 year olds in public schools is inconsistent across Australian states and territories.
The pandemic response has put the long-term health and well-being of children and adolescents at risk, with the possibility of seismic shifts in population health if we do not act.
An ongoing study shows that storytelling can positively increase self-awareness in young people, especially if they can relate to the stories. But in Africa access to story platforms is limited.
Understanding the drivers of early childbearing in specific contexts is important for effective policy making.
It’s a surprisingly common question. Here’s what you need to know.
A global report looking at physical activity among 11-17 year olds has found 89% of young Australians don’t get enough physical activity. This puts us towards the very bottom of the pile.
Schoolies and other leavers’ celebrations are a chance for teenagers to exert their independence and experiment with their identity as a young adult. And yes, you can help without losing your cool.
A person’s drug experience can be influenced by many different things, such as heat, access to water and dosage.
Adolescence is a time of heightened vulnerability around body image. Instagram’s policy to stop teens viewing posts advertising weight loss ‘solutions’ and cosmetic procedures is socially responsible.