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Obesity Can Impact Teen Brains, Hinder Performance

According to a new study, health problems linked to obesity can impair teen brains, lowering test scores and hindering efforts to learn.

'Distracted Walking' Endangers Teens

A new study suggests "distracted walking" is taking a toll on teenagers as the number of pedestrian injuries soars among 16- to 19-year-olds even as it drops among nearly every other age group.

Premarital Sex Detrimental to Long-Term Relationships

According to researchers at Cornell University, premarital sex could be detrimental to long term relationships, stunting the growth of important relational developments.

What's Hot? 8/31/12

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

What Really Killed Kaitlyn Boris?

When hope is lost for targets of serial bullying, all things become possible.

Poll: Kids' Lack of Activity is Top Health Concern

A recent national poll finds that the top health concern of adults across the United States for children is they are "not getting enough exercise."

Pot-Smoking Teens Risk Lasting Mental Deficits

The persistent, dependent use of marijuana before age 18 has been shown to cause lasting harm to a person's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research team.

Yale Study: Marijuana May Really Be a Gateway Drug

In a new Yale study, researchers found that alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana were associated with an increased likelihood of prescription drug abuse in men 18 to 25.

Teen Survey Reveals Drug-Infected Schools

In a new teen survey, 9 out of 10 high school students say that some classmates drug, drink and smoke at school.

What's Hot? 8/24/12

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

College Social Status Linked to Binge Drinking

New research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association find that the social status of college students appears to be directly linked to binge drinking.

Half of Teens Couldn't Live Without Their Phone for a Week

In a new survey, half of all teens said they couldn’t live without their mobile device for a week, while 36% said they weren’t able to go 10 minutes without checking their phones.

Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2016

Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall.

High School Daze: The Perils of Sacrificing Sleep for Studying

A new study finds that when teens give up sleep for studying, the next day all kinds of things can go poorly.

Time With Parents Important for Teens

A new longitudinal study has found that spending time with parents is important to teens' well-being.

What's Hot? 8/17/12

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

Early Alcohol Use, Intoxication Linked to Problems in College

A new study of college undergraduates reveals an early age at first drink (AFD) and early intoxication has been linked to later alcohol-related problems.

Kids Want Tech, Not Clothing, for Back-to-School

A new survey finds that 43 percent of parents think their kids want clothing for the back-to-school season, but only 29 percent of kids said they want clothes, while 42 percent say they want high-tech items.

Study Affirms HPV Vaccinations for Pre-Teen Girls

A new study finds that more than half of girls aged 13 or older already carry the human papillomavirus (HPV), reinforcing recommendations to give girls the shot at an early age.

2012 Back-to-School Spending Expected to Increase by $15 Billion

The National Retail Federation is estimating that this season's back-to-school spending will hit $83.8 billion, a marked increase over 2011's spending, an estimated $68.8 billion.

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