Study finds high rates of weight-based bullying among LBGTQ teens
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  March 8, 2019  
  Children's Health  
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 Study finds high rates of weight-based bullying among LBGTQ teensStudy finds high rates of weight-based bullying among LBGTQ teens
 
Adolescents who identify as LGBTQ often face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and/or gender identity. New research from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut indicates that high percentages of LGBTQ youth are also teased and bullied because of their body weight.
 
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Misinformation and anti-vaccination groups have caused a rise in cases of vaccine-preventable viral disease measles around the world, according to the WHO.
 
   Onset of puberty depends on gap between parents' and child's heightOnset of puberty depends on gap between parents' and child's height
 
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers have found that the age puberty hits is based on the gap between the parents' and child's ultimate height, not genetics.
 
 Mental health issues affecting one in seven kids in the U.S
 
Mental health issues affecting one in seven kids in the U.SIn the United States, one in seven children could be suffering from a mental health condition for which half of them do not receive appropriate treatment finds a new study. The results of this eye-opener study were published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
 
 
 Social media has negative influence on children's food intake, shows study
 
Social media has negative influence on children's food intake, shows studyNew University of Liverpool research, published in Pediatrics, highlights the negative influence that social media has on children's food intake.
 
 
 Watching TV more strongly linked to obesity in children, finds study
 
Watching TV more strongly linked to obesity in children, finds studyThe simple act of switching on the TV for some downtime could be making a bigger contribution to childhood obesity than we realize, according to new research from the University of South Australia.
 
 
 Study may have important implications for refining parenting during child's adolescence
 
Study may have important implications for refining parenting during child's adolescenceThe field of adolescent psychology is increasingly focused on parents, with researchers asking how mothers and fathers control themselves (and their rising anger) in difficult interactions with their children.
 
 
 Media representations of love may justify gender-based violence in young people
 
Media representations of love may justify gender-based violence in young peopleThe media have become key agents of socialization in the construction of teenagers' and young people's identities. In particular, media representations of sexuality and love become informal educational agents of the first order on these issues.