Health

Dating in middle school leads to higher dropout, drug-use rates

Students who date in middle school have significantly worse study skills, are four times more likely to drop out of school and report twice as much alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use than their single classmates, according ...

Neuroscience

Does being a bookworm boost your brainpower in old age?

New research suggests that reading books, writing and participating in brain-stimulating activities at any age may preserve memory. The study is published in the July 3, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal ...

Pediatrics

Sugary sports drinks plentiful at U.S. schools: study

(HealthDay) -- Although fewer middle and high schools in the United States make sugary sodas available to students today, other sweet beverages, particularly sports drinks, are still widely available, according to a new ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pollution and teenage mental health

There is strong evidence that pollution has negative effects on the physical health of children, adolescents, and adults. We also know that many aspects of young people's lives, including family, school and social life can ...

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