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Kids Who Use Facebook Do Worse in School

That Facebook is hugely distracting is hardly stop-the-presses kind of news, but parents might be dismayed to learn that the social-media site can hobble learning and make kids less healthy and more depressed.

iGen: 25% of 2-Year-Olds Have Used a Smartphone

The nascent iGen - the generation following Millennials - is learning to use technology, being given access by their Gen X and Gen Y mothers.

Teens See More Sex on TV Than Online

According to new research, young people are much more likely to be exposed to sexual material through television and music than they are through websites and video games.

Living Together Too Much Commitment for Emerging Adults

A growing number of young American adults are engaging in what's called "stayover relationships."

What's Hot? 8/5/11

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

GM Pilot Project Allows Parents to Track Teen Drivers

Parents will be able to track the real-time location of their teenagers when they are driving, under a pilot program unveiled by General Motors Co.'s OnStar unit.

1 in 5 Teens Abuse Prescribed Medications

A new study finds that more than 1 in 5 teens abuse strong medications prescribed to them by their doctors.

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.

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