Did Concussions Contribute to a Teen’s Murder-Suicide?

Earlier this month, Plano, Texas, teen McCann Utu Jr. killed his mother and brother before killing himself. Friends and family think the tragedy might be linked to concussions the 19-year-old sustained in recent years, including at least one during a high school basketball game. Friends say the head injuries “changed”…

read more

Energy Drinks May Put Teens at Risk for Diabetes

A new study from the University of Calgary has found that consuming caffeine-rich energy drinks such as 5-Hour Energy can lead to short-term insulin resistance in teens. Insulin resistance is a decline in the body’s ability to metabolize sugar properly. It is a factor in the development of diabetes, especially…

read more