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2013-12-18 23:01:10

A landmark research study found alcohol use by teens has dropped dramatically over the last two decades. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 A landmark research study found alcohol use by teens has dropped dramatically over the last two decades – particularly among the youngest teens. America’s brewers and beer importers lauded the findings of the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study as the result of greater awareness, partnership and outreach by industry,...

2013-12-17 11:23:16

Six in ten 13-year-old girls, compared to four in 10 boys the same age, are afraid of gaining weight or getting fat according to new research on eating disorders from the UCL Institute of Child Health (UK) in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK). Using data on over 7,000 participants in the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol (UK) from when they were aged 13 and 15, the study, which was funded by the National Institute for Health...

2013-12-12 23:25:06

Globalsurance has released a new article on its blog titled "HIV in Adolescents on the Rise". (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Globalsurance has released a new article on its blog about the rising prevalence of HIV amongst adolescents. The article examines the reasons why the virus is on the rise, and it cites studies from groups such as the World Health Organization. The article begins by recapping World AIDS Day, which took place on December 1st. At the event, it was reported that...

2013-12-11 23:23:25

A myriad of treatment modalities ensures effective treatment for teenage depression and other mental health issues. Malibu, California (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 According to Statistic Brain, 4.3 percent of teens between the ages of 12 and 17 suffer from depression and the rate of increase of depression among children measures 23 percent. "Parents who suspect their teen is suffering from depression don't have to deal with this issue alone as Paradigm Malibu offers treatment for...

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...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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