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 Peter Redelinghuys says... Oh forgot to mention, the pineapple thing def changes the taste according to my wife. Also ladies to avoid any residual odours use white non sented soap and or a gentle gyna... Oral sex: blow your mind ” 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 Don't let Diabetes take your kidneys away Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Vote for 2014 Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.