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Why Do Doctors Shy Away From Discussing Sexuality With Teens?

By | Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:16

A recent study found that doctors rarely discuss sex with teens, and when they do, it's only for a brief period of time.

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Adolescent AIDS Rate Surges To 2.1 Million Worldwide

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:14

Nearly 2.1 million adolescents worldwide were living with HIV at the end of last year with girls accounting for nearly two-thirds of new infections.

New Study Finds only half of U.S. Kids Reach Physical Activity Standards

Half Of The US Youth Fails To Meet Physical Activity Standards: NIH Calls For Lifestyle Changes

By | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:20

About half of US adolescents are below the daily physical activity and nutrition recommendations, according to a nationwide study.

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Transgender Youth: Are Puberty-Blocking Drugs An Appropriate Medical Intervention?

By | Mon, 06/24/2013 - 14:17

Transgender youth can now take puberty-blocking drugs to suppress the expression of their secondary sexual characteristics, such as a deepening voice or breast development. Is this the right path?

Youth Who Try Alcohol During Puberty Drink More Later

Adolescents Who Start Drinking In Puberty More Likely To Develop Alcohol Problems Later

By | Sat, 05/18/2013 - 15:10

In a longitudinal study, researchers find that adolescents who start drinking during puberty are even more likely to develop drinking problems than those who started at younger ages.

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Teenage Sexting Consequences Are Greater for Girls, Say Most Teens

By | Thu, 03/14/2013 - 22:46

Teenage sexting has worse consequences for girls, concludes a survey of American teens.

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Victimization More Than Doubles Suicidal Ideation in Children

By | Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:46

Children who have been bullied by peers in the past year are 2.5 times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those who have not.

Father-Child Relationship Can Heavily Influence an Adolescent's Sexual Behavior

By | Tue, 10/16/2012 - 15:46

Researchers from New York University have found a correlation between father's influence and children's risky sexual behavior.

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School Health Officials Warn Flamin' Hot Cheetos Are Addictive and Contain Nearly 700 Calories

By | Tue, 10/16/2012 - 13:55

One particular educator, Lyndon B. Johnson from a middle school in New Mexico, has composed and sent home a letter, which outlines four reasons why the poplar Cheetos snack should be banned.

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If Your Teen Is Sexting, They Are Probably Having Sex As Well, Study Says

By | Mon, 09/17/2012 - 11:34

New research reveals if your child is sexting then he or she may be participating in other real-life sexual acts.

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10-Week Program Can Help Students Reduce Blood Pressure and Manage Anger

By | Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:39

In a 10-week program, health and physical education teachers taught anger and stress management to 86 high school freshmen. Researchers observed that the program reduced blood pressure as well as helped students control their anger.

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Teen Marijuana Use Linked To IQ Loss

By | Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:17

Frequent marijuana use before the age of 18 may cause irreversible harm to a person's intelligence, attention and memory, scientists claim.

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Close Contact Does Not Protect At-Risk Teens From Repeat Suicide Attempts

By | Fri, 08/24/2012 - 12:50

Close contact or increased attention towards a young person during the "high-risk" period after an attempted suicide does not appear to prevent a tragic repeat, according to new findings.

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For Your Health it Does Matter if You Are Black or White, Study Says

By | Thu, 08/23/2012 - 16:43

Fifth grade children of black and Latino ethnicities are more likely to experience health disparities, study says.