Lack of sleep can lead to increase in risky behaviours in teenagers

Previous studies have demonstrated that insufficient sleep in youth can result in learning difficulties, impaired judgement, and risk of adverse health behaviours

Lack of sleep can lead to increase in risky behaviours in teenagersAdolescents require 8-10 hours of sleep at night for optimal health, according to sleep experts, yet more than 70 per cent of high school students get less than that. In a new study, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital examined a national data sample of risk-taking behaviours and sleep duration self-reported by high school students […]

The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brain

Previous research has pointed out those individuals who experienced neglect and abuse as children have decreased volumes of white matter in various areas of the brain. The volume and structure of white matter correlate with an individual's capacity for learning, and this component of the brain keeps on developing throughout early adulthood - unlike grey matter

The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brainIt is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma. According to data provided by the Children’s Bureau of the United States Department of […]