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Bullied Children at Greater Risk for Self-Harm

Children who are bullied are three times more likely than others to self-harm by the time they are 12 years old, according to a new study.

What's Hot? 4/27/12

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

Young Americans Have Highest Death Rate Among High-Income Countries

A new study of adolescent health around the globe found the U.S. had the highest mortality rate for people ages 10 to 24 of any high-income country in the world.

Teen Girls Take More Risks Behind the Wheel

A new study suggests that teen girls are far more likely than boys to engage in distracted driving behavior.

Stricter Seat Belt Laws Get Teens to Buckle Up

In states where police can stop and ticket unbelted vehicle occupants, more high schoolers "click it."

Alcohol Poisoning Linked to Teens Drinking Hand Sanitizer

Multiple news services have recently reported that six Los Angeles-area teens have been treated in emergency rooms for alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer, which contains 62 percent ethyl alcohol.

What's Hot? 4/20/12

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

Blood Test for Teen Depression Under Study

Scientists have developed a blood test that one day may help diagnose major depression in teens and young adults.

Family Routines Cut Risk of Obesity in Kids

Two studies suggest family routines can reduce kids' risk for obesity by up to 40%, while monitoring food choices and exercise alone have proven less successful.

One in Four Babies Born to Unmarried Couples

A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that nearly one in four first-born babies, or 22 percent, are born to unmarried couples living together.

Troubled Homes May Fuel Obesity in Girls

Girls from troubled homes are more likely to be obese at age 5 than girls from happier ones, new research shows.

Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous "Choking Game"

Study finds 6% of Oregon eighth graders admitted trying it, two-thirds have played more than once.

Proms Get Pricey

New survey says prom spending rises to average $1,078 this year.

What's Hot? 4/13/12

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

Teen Births at Lowest Rate Since 1940

Teen births fell again in the U.S. in 2010, reaching its lowest point since record-keeping began in 1940.

Teens Still Texting While Driving

Despite high profile campaigns against distracted driving, a new survey from State Farm indicates many teens might be ignoring the message.

Teens Give Up the Wheel

Young people’s desire to drive wanes, overwhelmed by online networking.

Cells Like Teen Spirit

More than one-third of U.S. adolescents have an iPhone, survey finds.

What's Hot? 4/6/12

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

For Many Girls, Slimming Down Doesn't Help Self-Esteem

Weight loss doesn't necessarily lead to a boost in obese teenage girls' self-esteem, according to a new study.

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