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Viewing Alcohol Use in Movies Linked to Teen Binge Drinking

Adolescent exposure to movies that depict alcohol consumption is significantly associated with binge drinking, according to a new multi-national study.

Youngest Kids in Class More Likely to be Diagnosed with ADHD

Children who are the youngest in their class are more likely than their older classmates to be diagnosed and given medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- suggesting that immaturity may be part of the problem, not ADHD.

What's Hot? 3/2/12

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

Bully-Victims 3x More Likely to Have Suicidal Thoughts by Age 11

Researchers found children who are both victims and bullies ('bully-victims'), are at highly increased risk of considering suicide, or have planned and engaged in suicidal or self-harming behavior by 11-12 years of age.

Teenage Brains Particularly Vulnerable to Concussions

A new study indicates teens may be more vulnerable to the effects of concussions than either adults or younger children.

Familes See Tablets As Playmate, Teacher, Babysitter

The rise of gadgets is ushering in a new generation of kids who are growing up digital.

Teen Drivers and Marijuana: A Dangerous Trend

A growing percentage of teens do not see marijuana use as a distraction while driving, and nearly one in five (19%) say they have gotten behind the wheel after smoking pot, a new study reports.

What's Hot? 2/24/12

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

Ugly YouTube Trend: Teens Ask World "Am I Ugly or Pretty?"

“People say I’m ugly, so tell me, am I?” is a daring question to ask online, but dozens of teenagers, mostly girls, are unhesitatingly putting out the question on YouTube.

Most U.S. Children Born Out of Wedlock

More than half of births to American women younger than 30 are outside marriage, research has found.

Parents' Strict Rules Could Curb Kids' Drinking

Researchers find tight parental controls helps teens avoid alcohol.

Movies Influence Teen Drinking More Than Parents

A new study suggests that major exposure to scenes of alcohol consumption in movies is a bigger risk for teen drinking than having parents who drink or if booze is easily available at home.

What's Hot? 2/17/12

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

Deaths Rise Among Youngest Drivers

After several years of decline, a new study shows fatalities among 16- and 17-year-old drivers in the first half of 2011 increased by 11% over the same time period in 2010.

Relationships Key to Teens' Mental Health

Interpersonal relationships at home, school and with peers appear to be critical for positive mental health among young Canadian teens, a major study suggests.

Pinterest: Next Wave in Social Media?

Online pinboarding site Pinterest has reached more than 11 million unique monthly users in the US alone, making it the fastest independent site to reach over 10 million users. Is it the next wave of social media?

Laptop Shooting Dad Says He'd Do It Again

Tommy Jordan, the laptop shooting angry dad has become an Internet folk hero for meting out gunslinging justice to his rebellious 15-year-old daughter, says despite all of the notoriety, he'd do it over again.

Controlling Parents More Likely to Have Delinquent Children

Authoritarian parents whose child-rearing style can be summed up as “it’s my way or the highway” are more likely to raise disrespectful, delinquent children who do not see them as legitimate authority figures.

What's Hot? 2/10/12

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

Teen Pregnancy, Abortion Rates at Record Low

Birth and abortion rates among U.S. teens fell to record lows in 2008 as increased use of contraceptives sent the overall teen pregnancy rate to its lowest level since at least 1972, a new study shows.

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