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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...

2014-07-17 12:21:32

Public voting will determine the top three finalists who compete for $35,000 in scholarships NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online voting to select the top three finalists in the Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Video Contest has officially begun. The three finalists with the most votes are eligible to win $35,000 in scholarships and the chance to have his or her video aired as a public service announcement (PSA) on television stations nationwide. The annual contest,...

2014-07-15 23:02:17

Even though popular media often seems to be saturated in sex, nearly nine out of 10 young adults (86%) “wish popular media like movies and TV shows portrayed virginity in a more realistic way,” according to a new survey from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and MTV’s “It’s Your (Sex) Life” campaign in advance of MTV’s new docu-series Virgin Territory, premiering Wednesday, July 16 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Even...

Young Women Who Post Sexy Social Media Photos Are Seen As Less Competent
2014-07-15 03:21:51

Oregon State University Girls and young women who post sexy or revealing photos on social media sites such as Facebook are viewed by their female peers as less physically and socially attractive and less competent to perform tasks, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. “This is a clear indictment of sexy social media photos,” said researcher Elizabeth Daniels, an assistant professor of psychology who studies the effect of media on girls’ body image. Daniels’...

2014-07-08 23:14:13

Many teens will push their parents’ buttons to get their way or simply to lash out at mom or dad. Dr. Joanne Wendt, a family therapist for over 28 years, knows the top hot topics that teens like to address and is providing tips on how parents can keep their cool. San Diego, California (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Parenting a teenager can be one of life’s greatest challenges. San Diego family therapist Dr. Joanne J. Wendt says arguments and fights can be elevated to a whole new level when...

Summer Jobs May Be Better For Teenagers Than Going To Camp
2014-07-08 07:49:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Unsure of whether to ship junior off to one themed camp or another or put a job application in front of them? New research out of the University of British Columbia (UBC) claims earning pay from a summer job will go a lot farther than any extra dribbling practice at the soccer camp or even from reaching level 130 of Halo 4 while on the living room sofa. The UBC Sauder School of Business study claims teenagers working summer or...

2014-07-02 23:10:52

HealthyChildren.org, the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Web site for parents, has released a new issue of Healthy Children, a digital-only magazine for smartphones and tablets. Available in English and Spanish, the new issue focuses on adolescent health and includes information for parents about what to expect as their child embarks on the path toward adulthood. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 HealthyChildren.org, the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Web site...

2014-07-02 04:20:58

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of adolescents visiting the emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year. According to a study published online Monday in Annals of Emergency Medicine, dating violence among adolescents was also strongly associated with alcohol, illicit drug use and depression ("Dating Violence Among Male and Female Youth Seeking Emergency Department Care")...

2014-06-27 23:01:30

Introducing the Belfie, A Parent’s Guide released today by NoBullying http://nobullying.com/what-all-parents-should-know-about-the-belfie/. London, UK (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 For responsible 21st century parents, the term “selfie” has already created tidal waves and they have probably already had a conversation about posting photos online but what about the new “belfie” trend taking the teen world by storm. Explore the “belfie” trend with NoBullying’s guide released today....

2014-06-27 04:21:19

Following a study that links academic performance with physical fitness, Dr. Michael Gabriel, a Staten Island pediatrician, gives his advice on the topic. BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Staten Island Pediatric Center, responds to an article, "Improving academic performance with physical fitness" published by Medical News Today. The article discusses a recent study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics,...


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.