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Sleep Deprivation and Teens -- Walking Zombies

Only 8 percent of teens are getting the nine-plus hours of sleep recommended by the Naitonal Sleep Foundation.

More Parents Happy to Keep Kids in Nest

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 31 percent said young adults shouldn’t have to be on their own until age 25 or older.

Teen Tobacco Epidemic Shocks Surgeon General

A new report finds nearly one in four high school seniors and one in three young adults under age 26 smoke despite a half-century of federal warnings about tobacco.

What's Hot? 3/9/12

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

Dad, Can You Put Away the Laptop?

Parents have long been worried about how much time their kids spend online. But if you ask the kids, mom and dad are the ones who can’t turn away from the screen.

Vitamin D Intake May Reduce Fracture Risk in Girls

A new study shows that vitamin D intake can lower stress fracture risk in girls, especially in regards to injuries caused by high impact style activities.

Kids with Concussions May Suffer Lingering Consequences

Children with even relatively mild concussions can have persistent attention and memory problems a year after their injuries, according to a study that helps identify which kids may be most at risk for lingering symptoms.

Smoking, Drinking Teens Are Unhappiest of All

Teenagers who smoke, drink alcohol and eat junk food are significantly more likely to be unhappy than their clean-living counterparts, a study has found.

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.

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