Home > Lifestyle > Teen > Your body Your body All sections in Teen » Your body » Your future » Your life » Your relationships » Teen News Screening teens for obesity may not help them lose weight A U.S. study has found that weight screening for high school aged teenagers are not enough to get obese kids on track toward a healthier weight. Ask Teen Expert » Join Heart to Heart » Quiz Will the relationship last? » Test Push-ups » Types of drugs teens use Teens keep cyberbullying alive Obese teens less likely to use birth control The findings of a new study suggest that obesity may be an important factor associated with adolescent women's sexual behaviour. Some South African teens are obese while others are too skinny Human Movement scientists have long suspected a link between physical inactivity and obesity among South African adolescents, but up to now there have been few hard facts and figures to back this up. Obesity predictor of early puberty in girls New research shows obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, affecting white girls much sooner than previously reported. 10-year-old beats the bulge Tired of feeling miserable in her own skin, Dominique Greeff took charge of her life and eating habits, and has since lost an awesome 11.5kg at the tender age of 10. Here is her story. The male teen During this period, boys experience an increase in sex drive and a growing interest in relationships. “ Latest comment on Health24 John Smith078 says... The ultimate expression of narcissism. What it takes to be a female bodybuilder ” The body is weird and wonderful We share a few medical facts about things we don’t really talk about – navels, farts, nipples and erections! Teenage boy loses 46kg Seventeen-year-old Jacques Bezuidenhout was constantly bullied at school for being obese. Read his inspiring weight-loss story. Ditch the stress To get your carefree self back, here are some cool ways to help you relax. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Migraines – more than just a headache Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Live healthier » Novel health supplement now available in SA stores Omega Caro-E, a locally developed and patented fish oil supplement is now available in South Africa. » Reduce bladder leakages by clenching Stirling Gravitas, gold medallist at life, explains how to beat those bladder leakages!