Tag Archives: Teens

The Coronavirus Mostly Spares Younger Children. Teens Aren’t So Lucky.

Teenagers are about twice as likely to become infected with the coronavirus as younger children, according to an analysis released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report is based on a review of 277,285 cases among children aged 5 to 17 whose illness was diagnosed from March to September. The findings… Read More »

Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Snip Off a ‘Diamond Mine’ Keloid from a Teen’s Ear

In a new Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper snips a large keloid full of calcified “diamonds” from a teenager’s earlobe. Keloids occur when scar tissue from a trauma, like a cut or burn, gets “hyperexcited and grows beyond the bounds of the original wound.” In the clip, Dr. Lee uses a type of radiation therapy… Read More »

Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »

Teens who spend more time on social media suffer worse depression

Teens who spend hours on social media are more likely to suffer depression: Screen time fuels negative comparisons and ‘spirals’ for high-schoolers, study finds Teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day looking at screens  Many psychologists have blamed social media for worsening mental health, especially among young people – but haven’t been able to… Read More »