News tagged with risky behaviors

Studying dating abuse in the Internet age

Non-physical abuse by a dating partner such as threats, controlling behavior and harassing text messages can have a serious effect on a teenager's health and well-being, finds new research led by a Michigan ...

Sep 16, 2013
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Friendships reduce risky behaviors in homeless youth

Homeless young women may be at greater risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than homeless young men because of the structure of their social groups and friendships, according to new research from ...

Jul 30, 2013
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Note to teens: Just breathe

In May, the Los Angeles school board voted to ban suspensions of students for "willful defiance" and directed school officials to use alternative disciplinary practices. The decision was controversial, and the question remains: ...

Jul 09, 2013
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Why are some college students more likely to 'hook up'?

Casual, no-strings sexual encounters are increasingly common on college campuses, but are some students more likely than others to "hook up"? A new study by researchers with The Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and ...

Jun 19, 2013
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