Home > Lifestyle > Teen > Your body Your body All sections in Teen » Your body » Your future » Your life » Your relationships » Teen News Does later puberty make girls smarter? Research suggests that girls who begin their periods earlier may leave school at a younger age. Ask Teen Expert » Quiz Will the relationship last? » Test Push-ups » From girl to woman From boy to man Abortion rate in US drops significantly Abortions in the US have dropped to lowest level since 1974, according to a recent report. Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Research has shown that people with a healthy diet in their teens tend to gain less weight during the following decade. Kids' metabolism may slow down during puberty If resting metabolism does indeed decline during puberty, it would make it even more important for kids to stay active and have healthy diets during those years. Media may have little effect on teens' sexual behaviour A study found that parents and peers have a much greater influence on teens' sexual behaviour than sexy movies, television and other media. Parents underestimate kids' access to porn With the easy access to internet porn sites, parents can no longer keep pornography content away from kids. 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. Overweight kids often shunned and bullied Investigators analysed students' responses to questions about their experiences with weight discrimination and how these experiences affected them from one school year to the next. Parental guidance makes teens more cautious about sex A new analysis suggests that parents who set rules and keep tabs on their teenagers tend to have kids who are more cautious about engaging in sexual activity. Active kids may have better thinking skills A study suggests that children who engage in sports activities have greater attention spans and fare better at problem solving. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.