News tagged with teens
As high schoolers prepare for final exams, teens nationwide may be tempted to use a "study drug"—a prescription stimulant or amphetamine—to gain an academic edge. But a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in ...
Health May 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Close to half of U.S high school students text while driving, a habit that dramatically increases their risk of getting into a potentially fatal car crash, a new study shows.
Pediatrics May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—When teens start dating, parents' worries grow—and experts say that dating violence should be on their list of concerns.
Pediatrics May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Half of pregnant teens in substance-abuse treatment programs used alcohol or drugs in the month before they entered treatment. And nearly 20 percent used drugs or alcohol on a daily basis during ...
Pediatrics May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Many parents are putting their precious cargo at risk while driving, according to survey results that will be presented May 5 and 6 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Pediatrics May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Teen smokers who rationalize their use of cigarettes by saying, "At least, I'm not doing drugs," may not always be able to use that line.
Health May 05, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
Teens can get hundreds of text messages a day, but one message they aren't getting is that they shouldn't text and drive. Nearly 43 percent of high school students of driving age who were surveyed in 2011 reported texting ...
Pediatrics May 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(HealthDay)—Extreme fatigue is common in U.S. teens and often goes untreated, a new study finds.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
New research from experts within the University of Minnesota School of Nursing has found teen girls at high risk for pregnancy reported being significantly less likely to participate in social bullying after participating ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Research shows early dialogue between parents and children most effective in deterring teen tobacco, alcohol use
Early, substantive dialogue between parents and their grade-school age children about the ills of tobacco and alcohol use can be more powerful in shaping teen behavior than advertising, marketing or peer pressure, a University ...
Health Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
New, nationally projectable survey results released today by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation confirmed that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription (Rx) drug at least once in their l ...
Medications Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Adolescence (lat adolescere, (to) grow) is a transitional stage of physical and mental human development that occurs between childhood and adulthood. This transition involves biological (i.e. pubertal), social, and psychological changes, though the biological or physiological ones are the easiest to measure objectively. Historically, puberty has been heavily associated with teenagers and the onset of adolescent development. In recent years, however, the start of puberty has had somewhat of an increase in preadolescence (particularly females), as well as an occasional extension beyond the teenage years (typically males). This has made adolescence less simple to discern.
The end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood varies by country and by function, as even within a single country there will be different ages at which an individual is considered mature enough to be entrusted with particular tasks, such as driving a vehicle, having sexual relations, serving in the armed forces, voting, or marrying. Also, adolescence is usually accompanied by an increased independence allowed by the parents or legal guardians and less supervision, contrary to the preadolescence stage.
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