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2014-04-17 15:23:46

Insights from key investigators provide new answers, reports the Journal of Adolescent Health Motor vehicle crashes rank as the leading cause of teen deaths and in 2008, 16% of all distraction-related fatal automobile crashes involved drivers under 20 years of age. These grim statistics, coupled with an increasing nationwide awareness of the dangers of distracted driving for all ages, prompted the publication of an important supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health that explores the...

2014-04-16 10:15:34

They are also more likely to have been bullied Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied and engaging in a variety of high risk behaviors, a new study has found. They are also more likely to become bullies themselves, to have sought counseling through a crisis help-line or to have been prescribed medication for anxiety, depression or both, said Dr. Gabriela Ilie, lead author of the...

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...


Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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