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Age in Kindergarten Tied to Later Dropping Out, Crime

Age in Kindergarten Tied to Later Dropping Out, Crime

March 21st, 2015
A new study has found that students who are older when they start kindergarten are more likely to drop out of school and commit serious crimes as teenagers. Additionally, this negative outcome is significantly more likely for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, according to ...
Power Naps Help Your Brain Retain New Information

Power Naps Help Your Brain Retain New Information

March 21st, 2015
Taking a brief nap after studying -- instead of participating in other activities -- can significantly increase retention of the information just learned, according to a new study at Saarland University. “Even a short sleep lasting 45 to 60 minutes produces a five-fold ...
Low Vitamin D Linked with Depression in Young Women

Low Vitamin D Linked with Depression in Young Women

March 20th, 2015
Emerging research suggest an association between low levels of vitamin D and depression in otherwise healthy young women. Oregon State University (OSU) researchers found that young women with lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to have clinically significant depressive symptoms over ...
Good Breakfast May Hike Low-Income Kids' Grades

Good Breakfast May Hike Low-Income Kids’ Grades

March 18th, 2015
From an energy and dietary perspective breakfast has often been touted as the most important meal of the day. New research suggests the benefits of a good breakfast extend to the cognitive arena as investigators find a strong connection between good nutrition and ...
On Social Media, Teens Take Risks First, Seek Help Later

On Social Media, Teens Take Risks First, Seek Help Later

March 18th, 2015
Teens tend to approach privacy on social media in a significantly different way than adults, according to a new study. While most adults think first and then ask questions, teens tend to take the risk and then seek help. Teens are typically exposed ...
Student-Athletes Need Training on Social Media

Student-Athletes Need Training on Social Media

March 18th, 2015
A combined research effort among prominent U.S. universities has led to the conclusion that student-athletes should receive formal education on using social media. Investigators recommend placing less reliance on monitoring software and suggest modifying instructional curriculum on media training. Researchers say training programs that ...
Abusing Pot in Teenage Years May Damage Adult Memory

Abusing Pot in Teenage Years May Damage Adult Memory

March 13th, 2015
A new study has found that teens who were heavy marijuana users have abnormal brain structure and perform poorly on memory tests. Northwestern University researchers found that teens who had smoked marijuana daily for around three years had an abnormally shaped hippocampus. The ...
Study Finds Nearly 1 in 5 College Students Misuse ADHD Drugs

Study Finds Nearly 1 in 5 College Students Misuse ADHD Drugs

March 12th, 2015
Researchers at the University of South Carolina found that one in six college students misuse drugs for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a finding that has both legal and health-related consequences. Given that Ritalin, Adderall, and their ilk are Schedule II controlled substances, the ...
Study Finds Suicide Among Young People Twice as High in Rural US

Study Finds Suicide Among Young People Twice as High in Rural US

March 10th, 2015
While many associate stress and tension with living in a big city, the rate of suicides among young people is significantly higher in rural communities. A new review discovers that the adolescent and young-adult suicide rate in the U.S. was almost twice as high ...
In UK, More Teens Learning About Sex from School

In UK, More Teens Learning About Sex from School

March 8th, 2015
Now more than ever, a greater number of teens in the United Kingdom are learning about sex from school. But many students, particularly males, feel they are not getting the information they need as the education is mostly geared toward females, according to ...