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Study Finds Alcohol Use as a Common Link Between Bullies and their Targets

A new study out of the University of Cincinnati finds that both school bullies and their victims are likely to abuse alcohol after a bullying episode.

Smartphones Linked to Sexual Activity in Teens

Teens with smartphones are more likely to have sex and meet others online for sex than teens without Internet access on their phones, according to a new study.

Lack of Sleep Linked to Sports Injuries in Teens

According to new research, one good way for teen athletes to avoid getting injured is to ensure they get plenty of sleep.

What's Hot? 10/26/12

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Bullied Kids More Likely to Contemplate Suicide

Teens who are bullied by their peers are 2.5 times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those who haven't had any recent harassment, according to a new study.

Puberty Starting Sooner in U.S. Boys

American boys appear to be maturing sexually at a younger age, a cross-sectional study showed.

Dad's Advice Could be Key to Teens' Sexual Activity

The idea that fathers play a significant role in the development of their kids' approach to sex has received some support in a new evidence review.

Student Loan Debt Hits Record High

The average college student who graduated in 2011 had $26,600 in student loans, according to a new report, which estimates two-thirds of last year’s college graduates had student loan debt.

What's Hot? 10/19/12

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Painkiller Abuse By Kids Way Up

The rate of prescription painkiller abuse among this current generation of American youth is 40 percent higher than in previous generations.

Young Women Riskier About Sex When on the Pill

A new study finds that when young women start using hormonal contraceptives -- pills, patches, shots and rings -- they often stop using condoms.

HPV Vaccines Don't Encourage Sexual Activity

A new study from the journal Pediatrics finds that adolescent girls who receive the HPV vaccine are not more likely to become sexually active, pregnant, or contract a sexually transmitted infection that those who do not receive the vaccine.

Teens Like Facebook More Than Twitter

A new poll of 7,700 teenagers conducted by Piper Jaffray finds that Facebook is a more popular social media site than Twitter and Instagram.

Teen Passengers and Drivers a Deadly Mix

A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety find that teen driving gets riskier when teen passengers are in the car.

What's Hot? 10/12/12

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

U.S. Teens Still Love, Want iPhones

Piper Jaffary has released the results of their latest semi-annual survey of over 7,700 U.S. teens. The major conclusion is that Apple remains the leading technology brand for teens.

Teens Drawn to Unknown Risks

Teens, it seems, love the unknown.

Authoritative Moms Influence Kids' Friends

Mothers who are strict with their teen children also influence the behavior of their teens' friends, a new study suggests.

CDC: Teen Births at Historic Lows

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), birth rates for U.S. teen mothers have hit their lowest point since the 1940s.

U.S. Teen Drinking and Driving Rate Cut in Half in 20 Years

The percentage of U.S. high school students who drink and drive has dropped by more than half in two decades, in part due to tougher laws against driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a new federal study.

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