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2014-04-11 23:24:04

Admission counselors for The Pinnacle Schools Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP) report a jump in inquiries for summer placement in its adolescent residential treatment program in north Alabama. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Admission counselors for the Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP) report a jump in inquiries for summer placement in its adolescent residential treatment program in north Alabama. The spike is likely part of a seasonal trend, according to national studies....

2014-04-09 10:05:44

-Energy drinks (EDs) have become increasingly popular among teenagers and young adults during recent years. -A new study has examined their use among Italian adolescents. -Findings indicate a strong need for comprehensive educational programs focusing on the potential health effects of energy drinks alone, and in combination with alcohol. Energy drinks (EDs) are marketed as having the ability to improve energy, alertness, concentration, and athletic performance. These beverages have...

2014-04-08 15:58:24

Although a greater proportion of teenage boys than girls watch and fantasize about sex they have seen in pornography, there are no differences between the sexes when it comes to what types of sex they fantasize about. This is shown in a new study from Uppsala University that is published in Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Using questionnaires, Magdalena Mattebo, researcher at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at Uppsala University, investigated the...

2014-04-08 12:32:40

Despite recent progress, more can be done to prevent pregnancies in younger teens ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years have declined, they still represent over a quarter of teen births - nearly 1,700 births a week, according to this month's Vital Signs. This reinforces the need for targeted interventions to prevent teen pregnancy, says the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Although we have made...

2014-04-08 12:27:39

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A paper on teenage suicide written by two assistant professors of sociology at the University of Memphis will be published in the field's flagship journal, the American Sociological Review, in April. "Are Suicidal Behaviors Contagious in Adolescence?," by Drs. Seth Abrutyn and Anna Mueller, also will be the subject of an upcoming podcast for the journal. In the paper, the authors find that extremely personal behaviors, like suicide, are...

2014-04-07 11:06:59

Indoor tanning may be marker of eating disorder-related behaviors, suggests study in Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics High school students who use indoor tanning also have higher rates of unhealthy weight control behaviors—such as taking diet pills or vomiting to lose weight, reports a study in the April Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The journal is published by...

2014-04-04 23:35:50

Joint survey by The Nature Conservancy and Disney finds that in the U.S., lack of time outdoors is as concerning as bullying, obesity and education. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Today, the Nature Conservancy released the results of the first global survey to capture not only how much time kids spend outside, but also parents’ perspectives on the importance and benefits of time spent in nature. The survey, funded by Disney, included parents of children between the ages of three...

2014-04-01 23:29:07

The addition of new health care-related groups within MedMasters.com dynamically increases its members' access to opportunities, information and networking. Ponte Vedra, FL (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 MedMasters, the premier social networking site for medical and health care industry professionals, has just released its medical networking Groups platform. MedMasters, (http://www.medmasters.com) an industry specific, online medical community, has been online for about a year and is...

2014-04-01 13:22:59

Brain disconnect leaves teen brain less able to judge trustworthiness Making a snap decision usually means following your initial reaction -- going with your gut. That intuitive feeling sprouts from the limbic system, the evolutionarily older and simpler part of the brain that affects emotion, behavior and motivation. But during adolescence, the limbic system connects and communicates with the rest of the brain differently than it does during adulthood, leaving many adolescents...

2014-03-26 23:24:15

Transparency Market Research report added "Social Networking Market Research - Industry Analysis Trends and Forecasts 2010 - 2017" to its database. Browse full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/social-networking-market.html. Albany, New York USA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Social Networking helps in influencing public opinion and decisions, act as a bridge between individuals and businesses and provides an effective medium for reaching target audience with ease. The...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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