21st schoolgirl who was 'unhealthier than a 100-a-day smoker' gets new lease of life after 6,000 NHS gastric bypass Emma Money, 17, had the health of a 100-a-day smoker as so overweightBut claims her weight is due to genetic condition passed down from father Was 'terrorised' and verbally and physically abused by school bulliesTook two years to find surgeon willing to operate on her Emma with her mother, Gwen.
Muscly boys aren't just a hit with the girls – they live longer, too Researchers tracked more than one million Swedish male adolescents over 24 yearsThey found stronger boys lived longer, even if they became overweight adultsPhysically weaker people might be more mentally vulnerable, it was suggested<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 11:05 GMT, 21 November 2012 </p> <br><p>After a summer witnessing crowds of screaming girls jostling to catch a glimpse of Olympic diver Tod Daley's toned torso, there can't have been many young men who didn't feel a twinge of jealousy.
How disturbed sleep in children can 'affect the onset of puberty'Deep sleep is ‘intimately involved’ in the control of the onset of puberty, scientists have found | UPDATED: 15:04 GMT, 13 September 2012 Disturbed sleep in children may affect the onset of puberty, according to research.
Fat friends: You're more likely to gain weight if your friends are heavier than you Obesity treatments for teenagers should take social influence from their peers into account, say researchers | UPDATED: 12:53 GMT, 10 July 2012 If you want to get slim, you may want to shed some of your larger friends, a new study suggests.
Computer game tackles depression in teenagers using fantasy game | UPDATED: 06:36 GMT, 20 April 2012 Playing a 3D computer game could be just as effective at treating young people with depression as face-to-face counselling, new research has suggested.
Being concussed as a teen does more damage to your memory than being knocked out as a child or adultAdolescents more likely to suffer memory loss First study to test trauma on three different age groups Being concussed as a teen does more damage to your memory than being knocked out as a child or adult, say scientists.