Pediatrics

Irony and humour keep teenage #gymlads healthy on social media

Teenage boys rely on social media to access a wealth of information about living a healthy lifestyle—but rather than being victims of online harms, such as an unhealthy body image obsession, the majority are able to use ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Boys identify more strongly with their peers than others

Trying to get your teenage boys to behave at the dinner table? Chances are they will respond better if you get one of their peers to model the behaviour for them, according to a new study from researchers at the University ...

Health

Growth spurts lower teenage boys' coordination

A sudden growth spurt during adolescence can lower teenage boys' coordination and affect their gait, according to research published in the open access journal Biomedical Engineering OnLine. This study investigates the cause ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

32 boys dead in S.African initiation season

Traditional rite-of-passage ceremonies in South Africa left 32 boys dead and more than 150 hospitalised, local authorities said Tuesday, as the annual initiation season drew to a close.

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