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2014-01-10 10:41:11

Many believe teen mothers have an enviable quality of life, a high income and involved fathers The creator of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" said the shows have been called "one of the best public service campaigns to prevent teen pregnancy." A new Indiana University research study finds the opposite to be true. The paper accepted for publication in the journal Mass Communication and Society presents findings that such teen mom shows actually lead heavy viewers to believe that...

2014-01-09 23:24:48

Dr. Stuart Leeds, clinical psychologist with Morris Psychological Group, recommends a combination of “rules and tools” to keep youngsters safe online: straightforward, age-appropriate rules that children agree to as a condition of their usage of electronic devices; and tools that enable parents to control and monitor their activity. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 January 2014 – It has been said that the Internet changes everything: how we shop, how we are entertained, how...

More Middles Schoolers Sexting
2014-01-06 14:26:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online About one in five middle-school kids are engaging in risqué behavior through text messages, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers found that 22 percent of at-risk seventh graders are participating in sexting, the act of sending text messages with sexual content. The study included 410 participants between 12 and 14 years old from five urban public middle schools in Rhode Island between 2009 and...

2014-01-04 23:24:16

Hopes to Improve the Safety of Young Drivers Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 DrivingHistory.com is about to release a comprehensive report on how to help teach teenaged children how to drive, the company said yesterday. “Learning to drive is an exciting part of adolescence,” a DrivingHistory.com spokesman said. “On the other hand, it can be one of the most dangerous learning experiences of their young lives. But if parents work with their children, they can help teach them to...

Physicians Talking Sex With Teens
2013-12-31 10:55:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just like a visit to the doctor, a frank and honest conversation about sexual health can be uncomfortable at times. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends that physicians take more time in their annual check-ups with teens to discuss sexual issues. However, less than two thirds of doctors and teenage patients actually have this conversation and when they do it typically lasts less than one minute – according to a study...

2013-12-18 23:01:10

A landmark research study found alcohol use by teens has dropped dramatically over the last two decades. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 A landmark research study found alcohol use by teens has dropped dramatically over the last two decades – particularly among the youngest teens. America’s brewers and beer importers lauded the findings of the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study as the result of greater awareness, partnership and outreach by industry,...

2013-12-18 12:30:21

GENEVA, December 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The new social network launches its international public beta platform. Horyou.com [https://www.horyou.com ], the action-oriented social network for the common good announces its international public beta release. In its first stage, the platform is available to all Internet users in four languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:...

2013-12-17 11:23:16

Six in ten 13-year-old girls, compared to four in 10 boys the same age, are afraid of gaining weight or getting fat according to new research on eating disorders from the UCL Institute of Child Health (UK) in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK). Using data on over 7,000 participants in the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol (UK) from when they were aged 13 and 15, the study, which was funded by the National Institute for Health...

2013-12-12 23:25:06

Globalsurance has released a new article on its blog titled "HIV in Adolescents on the Rise". (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Globalsurance has released a new article on its blog about the rising prevalence of HIV amongst adolescents. The article examines the reasons why the virus is on the rise, and it cites studies from groups such as the World Health Organization. The article begins by recapping World AIDS Day, which took place on December 1st. At the event, it was reported that...

2013-12-12 20:25:03

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report issued today by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and Pfizer Inc., adolescents are often overlooked in the US healthcare system, which may lead to short- and long-term health consequences and contribute to the economic burden on the healthcare system. The report, titled The Case for Improving Adolescent Health: Helping prepare adolescents for a healthy future, suggests that an annual preventive care...