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Study Finds No Link Between Adolescent Cancer and Cellphones

A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has found no link between the use of cellphones and development of brain tumors in adolescents.

Sexual Assault Doesn't Cause Binge Drinking in Girls

Teenage girls who develop post-traumatic stress disorder after being sexually assaulted aren't at increased risk for binge drinking, new research shows.

Outlook on Back-To-School Spending

A new study from American Express reports that while parents say they will not scrimp on what kids need to start the school year, it won't be painless.

What's Hot? 7/29/11

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

Heat Illness Strikes Male, Teen Athletes Harder

Researchers have found that males and teens are most likely to require a trip to the emergency department for a heat illness related to sports or another recreational activity.

Teen Athletes at Greater Risk for Osteoarthritis

Those playing high-intensity sports more than 10 times as likely to have impaired hip function.

Four in Five College Students Sext

Seventy-eight percent of college students surveyed say they've received sexually suggestive messages and 56% say they have received intimate images.

Moms Mimic Teen Daughter's Style

Meanwhile, teen girls are horrified by Mom raiding their closet.

What's Hot? 7/22/11

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

Epidemic of Obesity in U.S. Kids Began in Late '90s

The epidemic of excess weight gain and obesity among young Americans began about 15 years ago, a new study finds.

Harry Potter Makes Magic at Box Office

The final Harry Potter movie shattered the record for an opening weekend at the North American box office, industry trackers said.

Amazon Launches Kindle Textbook Rental Service

Amazon is now allowing students to rent textbooks on their Kindle and Kindle apps, which allows students to save up to 80% off textbook list prices.

Teen Girls' Brains Hit Hard by Binge-Drinking

Binge-drinking can have a long-lasting negative effect on the brains of teenaged girls, hitting them harder than it does young boys, a new study shows.

Heavy Teens Need More Health Talks

Pediatricians often miss important opportunities to talk about nutrition, exercise, and emotional issues with overweight teens, suggests new research from California.

What's Hot? 7/15/11

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

Already?! Back-To-School Sales Show Up Early

Back-to-school sales are BIG business to retailers. In effort to milk the cash cow, b-t-s sales have already started, just a few weeks after some school districts started their summer vacations.

Teen Births Down, Drug Use Up

The report, "America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2011" finds teen births are down, while drug use for 8th graders is increasing.

Teen Use of Smartphones Increasing

In the past two years, the number of teens with smartphones has nearly tripled to 4.8 million from 1.7 million during the same period in 2009, according to market research firm ComScore.

What's Hot? 7/8/11

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

Religious Identity Remains Constant Through High School

A new study finds many American teens maintain their religious identity through high school, even though their participation in church and other religious activities declines.

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