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2014-05-29 15:55:05

American Sociological Association A new study suggests that having children is contagious among female high school friends during early adulthood. "The study shows the contagion is particularly strong within a short window of time: it increases immediately after a high school friend gives birth, reaches a peak about two years later, and then decreases, becoming negligible in the long-run," said co-author Nicoletta Balbo, a postdoctoral fellow at the Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research...

2014-05-29 08:30:45

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teen birth rates declined 10% in 2013 and have declined fully 57% since peaking in 1991, according to new data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. Both the rate and number of teen births in the United States are now at historic lows. "The progress the nation has made in reducing teen births has gone from extraordinary to almost unbelievable," said Sarah Brown, CEO of The...

2014-05-28 12:30:32

Michael Gabriel, a Brooklyn pediatrician, comments on an article from Medical News Today that claims researchers have found a link between sports and energy drinks and unhealthy habits. BOHEMIA, N.Y., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In response to an article published on Medical News Today, Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Brooklyn Pediatrics Center, discusses reasons why sports drinks and energy drinks are unhealthy and can lead to unhealthy habits. Photo -...

2014-05-27 11:50:38

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Could give hints about male versus female risk for certain psychiatric disorders Puberty is the defining process of adolescent development, beginning a cascade of changes throughout the body, including the brain. Penn Medicine researchers have discovered that cerebral blood flow (CBF) levels decreased similarly in males and females before puberty, but saw them diverge sharply in puberty, with levels increasing in females while decreasing...

2014-05-24 23:03:14

Local organization, Enigma Link unveiled its non-profit program, I Wish I Knew to Ask, targeting young adults 15 to 23 years old equipping them with skills, confidence, resources, and mentors to successfully help put the pieces back together, and bridge the gap between teen and adulthood. Huntington Beach, CA; Orange County, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 Enigma Link (enigmainc.org) has developed a state of the art resource book and mentor program that is intended to prepare today’s youth for...

2014-05-12 23:02:19

The combination of alcohol with young people celebrating prom, the end of a school year, or even the end of high school, can lead to excess. Narconon Arrowhead issues a warning to parents to help curb drug and alcohol abuse during this time. (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) points out that this is the time of year when celebrations for America’s teenagers have the potential to get completely out of hand. The invitation for America’s...

2014-05-08 09:28:50

Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified. Scientists at Washington State University and Pennsylvania State University have found a way to spot the adolescents most susceptible to specific risk factors for delinquency. Breaking down a survey of over 30,000 teens, researchers...

Snacking Quality Appears To Decline As Kids Age
2014-05-07 03:34:06

David Orenstein, Brown University The average US child snacks three times a day. Concerned about the role of snacking in obesity, a team of researchers set out to explore how eating frequency relates to energy intake and diet quality in a sample of low-income, urban schoolchildren in the Boston area. They expected that snacking would substantially contribute to kids' overall energy intake, and the new data confirm that. But they were surprised that the nutritional value of snacks and...

2014-05-07 09:44:45

According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Weekly consumption of sports drinks and energy drinks among adolescents is significantly associated with higher consumption of other sugar-sweetened beverages, cigarette smoking, and screen media use, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Duke University. The study was undertaken to build understanding of health behavior patterns related to adolescent consumption of...

2014-05-05 23:08:15

Tower's mobile app is set to redefine the social networking ecosystem by closing the "interaction distance" between you and your online friends by creating real connections between you and the people in your dorms, office buildings, residential buildings, barracks, hotels, cruise ships, even resorts. Wherever you are in the world, Tower makes it possible for you to connect. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Tower App Development, Inc. (tower.io), a San Diego-based software...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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