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The 33 NewsThere's nothing like curling up for a good nights sleep, but a new study in this months journal Sleep finds that teens who normally sleep five our fewer hours may be jeopardizing their mental health. 71% were more likely to be depressed. 24% were...
Tribune reporterLaura Rovi was smart enough to be lazy. An honor student at Elmhurst's York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois, she was accustomed to getting an A even when she cruised through a class. She expected nothing less when she took a government course her...
HealthKey.com contributorCosmetic plastic surgery at any age offers benefits while carrying risks. Are the risks worth taking when you're still a teen? Why Teens Get Cosmetic Plastic Surgery According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), teens who request...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a case on California's attempt to restrict sales of violent video games to minors. Both the California lawmakers who approved the law in 2005 and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges who overturned...
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McClatchy NewspapersFor decades, parents, doctors and school administrators have worried about the dangers of drugs. In the digital age, they've got a new arena for concern: Sound waves that, some say, affect the brain like a drug - and cost only 99 cents on iTunes and...
HealthKey.comProm can be a magical evening, a time to dress up in formal wear and spend a glamorous night on the town. Many prom-goers get together and hire a limousine for their transportation, which is probably ideal. But if a limo isn't within your budget and you'...
Tribune NewspapersAs a parent, you want Amber Madison to explain sexting to you. Not the definition — you're clear as a bell on that. You want her to explain why. Why kids do it and what you can do to stop it and what, by the way, has the world come to? Madison, 26,...
McClatchy NewspapersRight now the laparoscopic gastric band, or "lap band," is FDA-approved only for people age 18 and older. But a new study is adding to the medical evidence that it could help much younger teens who have tried and failed to keep off excess weight with diet...
For Tribune NewspapersThe federal government's annual report of kids’ alcohol and drug abuse seems reassuring: Compared with earlier in the decade, use of hallucinogens was down in 2008, marijuana use was way down, and use of methamphetamines was way, way down. But...
McClatchy TribuneThe national teen pregnancy rate is on the rise again after 15 years of decline, and the group providing the data lays the blame squarely on the Bush administration's stepped-up funding for abstinence-only education programs. The Guttmacher Institute,...
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