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2013-12-10 10:19:40

Fewer high school students across the U.S. started drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, committing crimes and engaging in violence before graduation when their towns used the Communities That Care prevention system during the teens' middle school years. A University of Washington study found that the positive influence of this community-led system was sustained through high school. "These towns are safer now, because there are significantly fewer teens fighting, stealing or doing...

2013-12-05 14:22:38

Medical researchers point to developmental factors, specifically the decline of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, as an explanation for why children get less sleep as they become teenagers. But a new study suggests that social ties, including relationships with peers and parents, may be even more responsible for changing sleep patterns among adolescents. "My study found that social ties were more important than biological development as predictors of teen sleep behaviors," said David...

Violent Video Games Self Control Unethical Behavior
2013-11-25 14:55:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ever since the horrific incident at Columbine High School, violent video games and mass shootings have been intertwined. Now, a new study from an international team of researchers has found playing violent video games not only increases aggression but can also cause players to exhibit less self-control and more unethical behaviors. The study researchers found these effects were strongest in teenage participants who scored high on a...

2013-11-22 23:40:28

Statistics show that teenagers who own and use smartphones and have access to social media networks are vulnerable to numerous online threats. Smart Shepherd, the latest technology release from Legacy Technology Group, now offers parents a means to monitor the online activity their teens are engaged in. Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 One in four teenagers ages 12 to 17 owns a smartphone. Nine out of every 10 teens with a smartphone is engaged in social media like Facebook and...

2013-11-20 23:26:53

Teens face many challenges and Paradigm Malibu can be of assistance with all. Malibu, Calfornia (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Paradigm Malibu proudly announces their range of services, including drug rehabilitation treatment, mental health help, Internet and gaming addiction programs and programs for teens who like to self harm. Teens face many challenges on a daily basis and parents often find they need help in overcoming these challenges. "Paradigm Malibu strives to help parents obtain...

2013-11-19 13:10:02

Specific area of the brain linked to anxiety disorders in youth Anxiety disorders are common in children and adolescents, affecting up to 25 percent of the youth population. Anxiety causes distress and functional impairment and, if left untreated, can result in bad grades, problems at home and increased rates of psychiatric disorders in adulthood. These risks constitute a significant public health burden, and they underscore the importance of continued efforts to understand the cause...

2013-11-19 12:39:07

Although health behaviors such as smoking are directly linked to the majority of early deaths in the UK, tackling these individual factors fails to address the underlying cause. To get to the root of the problem, childhood deprivation must be addressed because it promotes damaging health behaviors in adult life. So say researchers from UCL (University College London) in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The study aimed to quantify the effects of early...

Nosey Research Shows That Men Have Larger Noses Than Women
2013-11-19 04:48:58

[ Watch the Video: Why Do Most Men Have Bigger Noses Than Women? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The average male nose is approximately 10 percent larger than the typical female proboscis, and the difference is likely due to the different builds and energy demands of the two genders, according to new research appearing in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. The size-difference holds true in populations of European descent, and the reason is that...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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