Like Drinking and Smoking, Exposure to Sexual Content in Movies Can Influence Teens

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Recently, I wrote a post about a study conducted by researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire which shed important light onto the influence that smoking in movies has upon adolescent behavior. It was an interesting study with none-too-surprising Continue reading Like Drinking and Smoking, Exposure to Sexual Content in Movies Can Influence Teens

Understanding Addiction: New Yale Study Sheds Light on the Connection between Overeating and Drug Use

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I was about 11 years old when I went with my grandmother to an “OA” meeting. My brother and I were staying with her for the summer as my parents prepared for us to move across the country. I had Continue reading Understanding Addiction: New Yale Study Sheds Light on the Connection between Overeating and Drug Use

Graduated Licensing, Stricter Driving Laws Help Reduce Drinking & Driving Among Teens

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The risks of underage drinking are severe enough without the added issue of driving while under the influence. Despite the fact that drinking alcohol is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 across all 50 U.S. states, teens are Continue reading Graduated Licensing, Stricter Driving Laws Help Reduce Drinking & Driving Among Teens

ChildsWork News, June 8, 2012: Updates on Autism, Digital Learning, and Secondhand Smoke

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Today, I wanted to take some time to look a few brief, but informative articles about research in various CW fields. First, an interesting study on minnows conducted by Idaho State University’s Mike Thomas may hold the key to environmental Continue reading ChildsWork News, June 8, 2012: Updates on Autism, Digital Learning, and Secondhand Smoke

Treating Teen Depression Affects Later Substance Abuse

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The topic of teens and depression can be really difficult to broach. Over the past few years, incidents of suicide among, especially gay, young men and women who suffered in silence has brought the discussion further into the spotlight, however. Continue reading Treating Teen Depression Affects Later Substance Abuse

Teens and Driving: Statistics Show Distracted Driving on a Dangerous Rise

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The buzz term “distracted driving” has taken up a lot of print in the past few years as more and more traffic accidents each year are blamed on this dangerous phenomenon. While drinking and driving is still seen as the Continue reading Teens and Driving: Statistics Show Distracted Driving on a Dangerous Rise

ChildsWork News, May, 9, 2012: Two Reports on Teens and Drugs

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The topic of drug use among adolescents continues to cause pain and confusion for parents, teachers, and society as a whole. Despite the rally cry of the 1990s anti-drug movement and the subsequent efforts to engage in combat on the Continue reading ChildsWork News, May, 9, 2012: Two Reports on Teens and Drugs