Tag Archives: Teenagers

Children who eat more fruits and vegetables have better mental health – new study

Primary and secondary school students who ate five servings of fruit or veg daily had better mental wellbeing. Monkey Business Images/ Shutterstock Ailsa Welch, University of East Anglia and Richard PG Hayhoe, Anglia Ruskin University Around 10%-20% of adolescents globally suffer from a mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression, according to the World Health Organization. It’s also been …

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Young people reveal the struggles of lockdown – and how they coped

Photographee.eu/Shutterstock Ola Demkowicz, University of Manchester; Alisha O’Neill, University of Manchester; Emma Ashworth, Liverpool John Moores University; Kirsty Pert, University of Manchester, and Terry Hanley, University of Manchester The COVID-19 lockdown upturned the lives of teenagers at a time when they are usually becoming more independent and taking steps toward their future. Instead, they were confined to their homes, exams …

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How parents should talk to their children about sex

Talking about sex doesn’t have to be awkward. pixelheadphoto digitalskillet/Shutterstock Áine Aventin, Queen’s University Belfast Parents and children need to be able to discuss sex – but often they avoid these conversations. As part of our sex education research, we spoke to UK teenagers about why they don’t talk to their parents about sex. Visions of excruciating embarrassment topped the …

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Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ ignites the wrong debate on young girls’ sexuality

The coming-of-age French indie film ‘Cuties’ sparked a backlash because of a poster that went viral. (Netflix/BAC Films)

The coming-of-age French indie film ‘Cuties’ sparked a backlash because of a poster that went viral. (Netflix/BAC Films) Rebecca Sullivan, University of Calgary The outrage over Cuties, the feature-length debut by Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré, says a lot about how poorly we discuss youth sexuality. The film, originally called Mignonnes in French, is meant as an indictment of the sexualization …

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