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Teenagers health

Teenagers health
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Teenagers' health



Acne consists of spots and painful bumps on the skin and there are many myths around its causes. This article details the facts and how to treat acne.

Glandular fever can be transmitted through kissing.

Glandular fever

Glandular fever (also called the ‘kissing disease’) is an infectious disease which is common in teenagers and young adults. Learn how glandular fever ...

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Boys and puberty

Learn about the complex changes that occurs to a boy when he becomes a young man.

Girls and puberty

Learn about the complex physical and emotional changes that occurs to a girl when she becomes a young woman.

Arguments with teens can become very heated.

Teen aggression and arguments

Find out how to cope with heated arguments with your teenager, and what to do if they become aggressive or even violent towards you.

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Suicide and teenagers - ReachOut Parents

Understand the causes and risks of youth suicide and what to look out for in your teenager.

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Talking to teenagers

Information and advice on talking to teenagers about your mental illness or mental health problem.

Read more on COPMI – Children of Parents with a Mental Illness website

Teenage parents

Teenage parents need emotional and financial support to be able to raise their child and have the option to continuing their education. Find out more.

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Teenage sleep

Sleep is important to health and well-being. Teenage sleep. Sleep health is vital to good health. A lack of sleep affects mood, concentration, memory, weight, driving skills, and quality of life. Medical sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea (apnea), insomnia, snoring, restless legs syndrome and narcolepsy contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Poor sleep is a major cause of lost productivity and accidents in the workplace, road and at home. Sleep is one of the pillars of good health.

Read more on Sleep Health Foundation website

Asthma in teenagers -

Dealing with asthma can be difficult for anybody, and for teenagers it may be accompanied by embarrassment and confusion.

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Continence Foundation of Australia

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Anxiety and teenagers - ReachOut Parents

Learn about anxiety, what it is and how it can affect your teenager.

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Sex and teenagers - ReachOut Parents

Many teenagers are already thinking about sex so find out what you need to know.

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Cyberbullying and teenagers - ReachOut Parents

Learn about what you can do if online behavior gets nasty, and how you can help your teenager.

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Teenagers - Autism Awareness Australia

Teen years can be a challenging time for all teenagers, particularly for those on the spectrum. Here are some valuable resources to help support your teen.

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