Home > Lifestyle > Teen > News News All sections in Teen » Your body » Your future » Your life » Your relationships » Teen News How teens choose their friends It’s a common perception portrayed in movies that teenage friendships are formed by joining cliques. Ask Teen Expert » Join Heart to Heart » Quiz Will the relationship last? » Test Push-ups » From girl to woman From boy to man Spirituality benefits teens in rehab Increased spirituality in teens undergoing substance abuse treatment is associated with greater likelihood of abstinence, increased positive social behaviours, and reduced narcissism. US girls keep hitting puberty earlier American researchers say African American girls on average start getting breasts just before they turn nine. Obesity surgery safe for unhealthy teens US teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults. Lots of texting, emailing going on in college classrooms A study conducted among students at American colleges shows they are using smartphones, tables and laptops during lectures and their grades suffer. 'Extreme binge drinking' prevalent among US teens One in ten US teenagers reports engaging in 'extreme binge drinking' – downing 10 or more drinks in a night – new research found. Music may negatively affect novice drivers A new study argues that novice teenage drivers who 'rock out' to a playlist of favourite tunes may end up with impaired motor skills. “ Latest comment on Health24 Tshepo Makete says... good knowledge for free Why mosquitoes bite us ” Early puberty increases likelihood of substance use According to research, teens who began puberty at an early age are more likely to experiment with cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana. US girls obsessed with 'thigh gap' American teenage girls are aiming for the 'thigh gap', in which slender legs, when standing with feet together, do not touch. Social media pics affect risky behaviour Researchers have examined how online social network activities influence smoking and alcohol use, especially in teens. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Child nutrition » Your child's nutrition Nutrition for schoolkids Diets for toddlers The parent's guide to food labels Making sense of food labels and matching them to the needs of family members can be a challenge. Here are some tips from dietician Megan Pentz-Kluyts. Financial wellness » Money disappointments Investment tips Financially freaked out? High debt may have negative health consequences A new study found that high financial debt is associated with higher blood pressure and poorer general and mental health in young adults.