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Nearly 3 in 5 Pregnant Teens Have Used Drugs or Alcohol

February 24th, 2015
Many teenagers, especially younger teens, may not be getting the message about the risks of using alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy, according to a new study by the University of Texas at Austin. In fact, nearly three in five pregnant teens reported ...

LGBT Teens Who Come Out Early Have Less Depression as Young Adults

February 23rd, 2015
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) teens who disclose their orientation at school have higher self-esteem and lower levels of depression as young adults, compared to LGBT youth who keep their identity a secret, according to new research at the University of ...

YouTube Videos Tend to Glamorize Intoxication

February 23rd, 2015
A new analysis discovers that the 70 most popular videos depicting drunkenness on YouTube account for more than 330 million views. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health (CRMTH) discovered the videos rarely portray the negative ...

Preteens Who Experiment May Have Different Brain Processes

February 22nd, 2015
Preteens who experiment or explore new things may have brain processes that work differently, according to a new study. "The beginning of adolescence is associated with seeking new experiences and increasing exploratory behaviors, but little research has been done to measure that increase ...

Teens From Single-Parent Families May Get Less Schooling

February 22nd, 2015
A new study finds that people who lived in single-parent families as teens received fewer years of schooling and are less likely to attain a bachelor's degree than those from two-parent families. The study, from researchers at New York University, the University of ...

Lower IQ Linked to Heavier Drinking in Young Men

February 21st, 2015
A new study has found that a lower IQ is clearly associated with greater and riskier drinking among young men. However, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, note that the men’s poor performance on the IQ test may also be linked ...

Vicious Cycle of Money Problems & Disordered Eating

February 18th, 2015
New research suggests experiencing financial difficulties while attending college may increase the risk of female students developing an eating disorder. Researchers from University of Southampton also discovered that having extreme attitudes about food and eating predicted short-term financial difficulties for female students, suggesting the ...

Organizational Culture Impacts Therapy Choice for Kids

February 18th, 2015
Researchers have found that mental health practitioners tend to use clinical techniques favored by their colleagues. This practice pattern leads to use of treatments that have little evidence to support them, especially when it comes to treatment of of children and adolescents with psychiatric ...

Teens Get Less Sleep Than Two Decades Ago

February 17th, 2015
Getting enough sleep is vital for adolescent health, yet over the last 20 years, many teens appear to be sleeping less and less, according to a new study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Specifically, those who get the least amount of ...

Dramatic Brain Changes May Help Explain Teen Risk-Taking

February 15th, 2015
Teenage exploration and risk taking could be explained by dramatic changes in the brain that allow elaborate planning, according to new research. A neuroscientist at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine also found that teenage brains are driven by the need for ...