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2014-08-20 23:01:17

Sexual Bullying, A Guide Released Today By NoBullying http://nobullying.com/sexual-bullying/ London, UK (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Sexual Bullying is a form of bullying that takes place usually with teens and “tweens”. However, sexual bullying can happen among adults as well, particularly at the work place and even at home. NoBullying releases today a complete guide to Sexual Bullying. Recent research defines sexual bullying as “Any bullying behavior, whether physical or non-physical,...

brain changes mathematics
2014-08-19 03:30:41

Erin Digitale, Stanford University School of Medicine As children learn basic arithmetic, they gradually switch from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory. The shift comes more easily for some kids than for others, but no one knows why. Now, new brain-imaging research gives the first evidence drawn from a longitudinal study to explain how the brain reorganizes itself as children learn math facts. A precisely orchestrated group of brain changes, many...

parents distracting teens
2014-08-09 06:07:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Parents who preach about the dangers of distracted driving are often on the other end of the phone when teenagers talk while behind the wheel, according to research presented Friday at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA). As part of the study, Petaluma, California-based cognitive psychologist Dr. Noelle LaVoie and her colleagues surveyed and interviewed over 400 drivers between the ages of 15 and...

2014-08-08 11:08:24

University of Eastern Finland Adolescents who behave aggressively are more likely to drink alcohol and in larger quantities than their peers, according to a recent study completed in Finland. Depression and anxiety, on the other hand, were not linked to increased alcohol use. The study investigated the association between psychosocial problems and alcohol use among 4074 Finnish 13- to 18-year-old adolescents. The results were published in Journal of Adolescence. The results indicate...

2014-08-07 15:46:41

BMJ-British Medical Journal Trend more likely among those living in urban areas and poorer households The proportion of men who start to drink alcohol in their teens has surged more than threefold over the past few decades in India, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Those living in urban areas and poorer households are more likely to start drinking at an early age, the findings show. Studies from high-income countries have...

video games and teen behavior
2014-08-05 12:59:45

John Cramer, Dartmouth College Previous studies show that violent video games increase adolescent aggressiveness, but new Dartmouth research finds for the first time that teenagers who play mature-rated, risk-glorifying video games are more likely subsequently to engage in a wide range of behaviors beyond aggression, including alcohol use, smoking cigarettes, delinquency, and risky sex. More generally, such games—especially character-based games with anti-social protagonists—appear...

video games for one hour a day
2014-08-04 05:46:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Playing video games for no more than one hour per day can have a small but positive impact on childhood development, according to new research published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. In his paper, study author and University of Oxford experimental psychologist Dr. Andrew Przybylski found that children and teenagers who played video games for less than 60 minutes tended to be better adjusted than those who had never played or...

2014-07-30 10:06:12

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: An electronic screening tool that starts with a single question to assess the frequency of substance misuse appears to be an easy way to screen teenagers who visited a physician for routine medical care. Author: Sharon Levy, M.D., M.P.H., of Boston Children's Hospital, and colleagues. Background: Substance use can cause illness and death in adolescents. Screening adolescents and intervening if there is substance use can reduce the burden of...

2014-07-23 23:29:59

Every parent struggles to communicate effectively with their teen. San Diego family therapist Dr. Joanne J. Wendt is now releasing tips to help parents with one of the biggest issues: ensuring their children are listening. San Diego, California (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 It’s no secret that it’s tough to communicate with a teenager. During her 28 years practicing as a licensed clinical therapist, Dr. Joanne Wendt has encountered many parents who struggle to make sure their teens are...

2014-07-18 11:21:49

Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research Adolescent alcohol abuse is known to be associated with adverse outcomes in early adulthood. It is unclear how much of this association is due to the influence of differences in familial background and shared genetics. New findings implicate a significant causal relationship between elevated drinking problems at age 18.5 and more adverse life outcomes at age 25 that cannot be fully explained by shared genetic and environmental...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.