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Teen Who Drink and Drug Face Higher Risks

Teen drinkers who also use drugs run a greater risk for serious health problems and death, a new U.S. government study shows.

Study Finds Teen Dating Violence Affects 1 in 6

A new study finds teen dating violence affects both genders, with 1 in 6 reporting acts like punching, pulling hair, shoving, and throwing things.

Middle Schoolers Who Receive Sexts Are 6X More Likely to Report Being Sexually Active

A new study has found that among middle school students, those who reported receiving a sext were 6 times more likely to also report being sexually active.

What's Hot? 06/27/14

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

Millennials Avoiding Voice Mail

Millennials are reluctant to leave or check voice mails.

Skin Cancer Risks Higher for Teens Who Tan

Teens who tan in salons are more likely to develop skin cancer, according to a new study.

Study: Helicopter Parenting Stunts Child Development

A new study found that children who spend more time in less structured activities are better able to set their own goals and take actions to meet those goals without prodding from adults.

Majority of College Grads Rely on Family Financial Support

A new multi-year study has found more than half of college graduates are still relying on their parents or other family members for financial support.

What's Hot? 06/20/14

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

Majority of Kids Are Sexting

A new study finds that more than half of minors reported sending or receiving sexually explicit messages via text.

Extreme Parenting Styles Linked to Substance Use in Teens

A new study finds that both indulgent and authoritarian parenting styles increases the likelihood of teens using drugs and alcohol.

Caffeine Affects Teen Boys and Girls Differently

According to a new study, when ingesting caffeine, teen boys experience greater changes in heart rate and blood pressure than teen girls.

Annual Teen Risk Survey Reveals Mixed Bag of Results

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the results of its annual National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

Cool Kids Don't Stay Cool in Later Life

A new study suggests that once popular kids in middle school are at greater risk for relationship and drug problems in adulthood.

What's Hot? 06/13/14

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

Smoking Marijuana as a Teenager Lowers IQ for Life

Researchers find that smoking marijuana as a teenager lowers IQ into adulthood and can have a lifelong impact.

UK Study Projects Only Half of Current 20-Year-Olds Will Marry

Recognizing a generational shift away from marriage in the UK, a new study projects that only 52% of men and 53% of women who are now 20-years-old will marry during their lifetimes.

Cyberbullying Triples According to New Survey of Teens Online

A new study reveals that despite significant efforts to discourage cyberbullying, and its negative effects, 87% of youth have witnessed cyberbullying, nearly tripling the number from 2013.

Half of Millennials Plan to Ask Parents for House Down Payment

According to a recent survey, 50 percent of millennials said they would ask their parents for financial help to come up with the necessary down payment to purchase a house.

What's Hot? 06/06/14

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

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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