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Study: Later School Start Time Could Positively Impact Daytime Functioning In Teens

New research demonstrates that when students at boarding schools began school at 8:25 a.m. (versus 8 a.m.), they were able to get 29 minutes more sleep per night.

01/16/2014

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Puberty For Girls Starting At An Earlier Age

Compared to 15 years ago, a new study shows that young girls are developing breasts at an earlier age than before, due to a rise in obesity.

11/14/2013

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Study: Teen Cancer Patients At Increased Risk Of Suicide

A Swedish study looking at teenagers diagnosed with cancer finds the teens are at an increased risk of suicide compared to their peers.

11/04/2013

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Survey Reveals Troubling Information About Teens And Sexual Violence

Nearly 1 in 10 youths surveyed admit to perpetrating some type of sexual violence in their lifetime, with 4% reporting they’d attempted or completed rape.

10/10/2013

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Study: ‘Harsh Verbal Discipline’ May Be As Harmful To Teenager’s Well-being As Physical Punishment

You might want to think twice the next time you’re ready to scream at your defiant teen.

09/04/2013

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The Six Most Important Decisions For Teens

Sean Covey’s book, The Six Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, promotes down to earth discussions that resonant with kids.

08/14/2013

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A Review Of Sticks And Stones

In the prologue to Sticks and Stones, author Emily Bazelon describes an episode in her life that happened two and a half decades ago.

07/01/2013

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Teen Use Of Smokeless Tobacco

The National Youth Tobacco Survey looked at middle and high school students use of smokeless tobacco and found it increased significantly in the 15 to 17-year-old age group.

05/20/2013

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Teens Who Sleep More Weigh Less

Researchers followed adolescents from ages 14 to 18. More sleep was associated with a reduction in average BMI.

04/18/2013

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Teen Behavior Is An Indicator Of Adult Behavior

There is an interesting report from the University of Virginia looking at more than 170 young adults, from age 13 to 23, to study the long-term effects of teenage behaviors.

04/04/2013

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Treating Acne

Acne affects 40 to 50 million people of all ages and races. There is help.

03/22/2013

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Advances In Acne Research

A new study has identified, for the first time, specific strains of bacteria associated with pimples as well as others strains that may protect skin.

03/05/2013

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Kindness Counts: Promoting Prosocial Behavior In Preadolescents

It turns out that telling kids to be nice really works. In a study believed to be the first intervention of preteen prosocial behaviors, findings showed that doing good for others could increase happiness and improve peer relations.

01/30/2013

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High Rate Of Sexually Transmitted Disease Among Teens

According to the CDC, one in four teens between the ages of 14 and 19 has been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. Now the statistics are startling, but it’s an important message that needed to get out.

08/13/2012

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Blogging As Therapy For Teens

New research finds that when teenagers detail their angst in a blog, the therapeutic value is even better than writing to ‘dear diary’.

02/06/2012

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