Home > Lifestyle > Teen > News News All sections in Teen » Your body » Your future » Your life » Your relationships » Teen News Obese people targeted by cyberbullies 'Fat' jokes and other negative messages are common on social media sites, and women are often singled out, a study finds. Ask Teen Expert » Join Heart to Heart » Quiz Will the relationship last? » Test Push-ups » Types of drugs teens use Teens keep cyberbullying alive Texting improves link between sick teens and doctors Adolescents with chronic diseases who were allowed to text their doctors were better equipped to manage their own healthcare and more likely to request help at the first sign of problems, a new study has found. Four young men die during initiation The number of boys dying during initiations countrywide is alarming. Four have already died this year, one in the Eastern Cape and three in Mpumalanga. Cool teens may not come out on top Children who place less focus on popularity, and more focus on becoming honest, helpful and hardworking, are the ones who may ultimately achieve success. Active kids end up with strong bones Lots of physical activity during childhood seems to set up young adults for years of strong bones, even if they don't exercise much during their teen years. Dangerous practice in ice hockey puts boys at risk In ice hockey a 'check' involves hitting a skater on the opposing team to try to separate him from the puck. Paediatricians warn that this increases injury risk. Depression top cause of illness in adolescents According to the WHO the world has not paid enough attention to the health of adolescents, and depression is the top global cause of illness and disability in this group. “ Latest comment on Health24 John Smith says... You sound bitter - which is odd really - and homophobic. Just accept the facts, there is no case against Shrien Dewani, all the articles you have written on the subject actually... Dewani trial a damp squib ” Overwhelmed teens struggle with diabetes management Diabetic adolescents, struggling with the social and psychological burdens of managing the disease are likely to do a worse job of controlling it. Childbearing contagious among friends A study looked at pairs of friends to see whether the childbearing of one of the friends increases the probability for the other friend to have a child. Researchers to study whether mobile phones affect teenage brains British researchers are launching the largest study in the world to investigate whether using mobile phones and other wireless gadgets might affect children's brain development. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.