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Many negative effects of drinking, such as transitioning into heavy alcohol use, often take place during adolescence and can contribute to long-term negative health outcomes as well as the development of alcohol use disorders.
Many people, especially young adults, engage in high-risk drinking because of the belief it will lead to positive mood effects such as cheerfulness.
Contrary to popular belief, the intellectual development of children born to teen mums does not lag behind that of children born to mums in their 20s and 30s.
While Gen X-ers in their late 30s and 40s may think of the latest Pearl Jam record as a great rock ‘n’ roll album, Millennials might see it as a collection of ‘Dad Rock’ songs made to appeal to an older generation.
Overweight adolescents were twice as likely as their normal weight peers to later develop esophageal cancer in a recent study from Israel.
Research shows chronic stress negatively impacts children’s health and brains.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.