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What's Hot? 10/7/11

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

Parent-Teen Conversations About Internet Are Lacking

95 Percent of Parents Think It's Necessary to Talk About Online Security Risks and Behaviors with Their Children, But Only 65 Percent Have Had "The Internet Talk."

Early Bedtime, Early Rising Keeps Teens Fit

A new study suggests that going to bed early and rising early could be a principal factor in combating obesity and enhancing overall fitness for teens.

Teens With Lots of Friends More Likely to Start Drinking

Adolescents with large social networks of friends and acquaintances are more likely to start drinking alcohol than teens who play a less central role in their high school social scene.

Teen's Drinking Swayed by Dating Partner's Friends

Teens are more influenced by the drinking habits of their romantic partners' friends than they are by the habits of their own friends or romantic partners, a new study finds.

What's Hot? 9/30/11

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

911 (x5)

A woman in blue creates an unlikely passage for my son

As Minds Get Quicker, Teenagers Get Smarter

Adolescents become smarter because they become mentally quicker.

Sleepy Teens More Likely to Have Risky Behavior

Most teens don't get enough sleep, putting them at greater risk for a slew of unhealthy behaviors, from physical inactivity to fighting, according to a new U.S. study.

Cost of Raising a Child Skyrockets

The cost of raising a child from birth to age 18 for a middle-income, two-parent family (not including college), has skyrocketed nearly 40% -- or more than $60,000 -- from 10 years ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Diet Key to Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Problems

Researchers have found that poor diet may be a risk factor for mental health problems during adolescence.

What's Hot? 9/23/11

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

Family Dinners Linked to Less Risky Behavior in Teens

"The Importance of Family Dinners VII" study shows that teens who eat dinner five to seven times a week with their families are less likely to engage in at-risk behaviors than teens who had fewer than three family dinner per week.

Another Teen Suicide Linked to Bullying

14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer was found dead after an apparent suicide. He left no note. But his parents say he was bullied for years in middle school.

Few Suicidal Teens Get the Help They Need

More than 70% of teenagers with suicidal thoughts don't obtain mental health services, a new study shows.

Stroke Rates Rising in Teens, Young Adults

U.S. teens and young adults are increasingly being sent to hospitals with cases of strokes, according to a new study.

What's Hot? 9/16/11

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

Teen Depression Linked to Time Online, Video Gaming

A new University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences study links depression in teenagers to the amount of time they spend on the Internet and playing video games.

Not My Kid: Parents Severely Underestimate Teens' Drug and Alcohol Use

A new study finds that most parents are concerned about substance use by teenagers and believe that more than half of 10th-graders drink alcohol (just not their own 10th-grader).

Teens Who Date More Likely to Become Depressed

In a new study of more than 8,000 American adolescents, researchers have found that dating increases the incidences of depression.

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