It's no secret that teens don't get enough sleep on school nights, an estimated five to seven hours a night. They need nine. Researchers say not only does this affect their school work, it affects their driving.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is studying whether adding 90 minutes of sleep a night will make them more alert and decrease accidents. The study involves driving a simulator and monitoring the mood of the teen while they do it.
As any parent with teenagers can tell you, those teen years can sometimes be confusing, aggravating, and frustrating. Many have asked the question, “What is going on inside their heads?” In his new book, BRAINSTORM: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, Neuropsychologist Dr. Daniel Siegel sheds some light on the subject, and explains why teens think the way they do.
A new study published by Pediatrics says obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls. Researchers in Cincinnati (Children's Hospital), San Francisco and New York City studied 1,239 girls ranging in age from 6 to 8 at enrollment and followed at regular intervals from 2004 to 2011.
Girls with early maturation have greater risk of these: