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January 28, 2013
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Teenagers Avoid Early Alcohol Misuse Through Personality Management

In a study published in the very first issue of the new journal JAMA Psychiatry, researchers from Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, University of Montreal and King’s College London have shown that personality-targeted school interventions delivered to high risk adolescents manage … Continue reading

June 17, 2012
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Teaching Autistic Teens to Cope

Unique UCLA program that teaches social skills proves effective over long term Teenagers with autism spectrum disorder are in a bind. The disorder is characterized by impairments in communication and social interaction, but it’s a continuum, so some teens diagnosed … Continue reading

August 18, 2011
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Romantic Sexual Relationships Deter Teenage Delinquency, New Study Shows

AUSTIN, Texas — Sexually active teens in committed, romantic relationships are less likely to engage in delinquent behavior than teens who have casual sex, according to new research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin. The study, published … Continue reading

August 11, 2011
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Researchers Look for New Ways to Get Teens to Take Their Medicine

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Skipping doses of medicine or taking it at the wrong times can worsen a patient’s condition and lead to costly complications — even organ rejection in patients who have undergone a kidney transplant. A consortium of researchers … Continue reading

February 28, 2011
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‘National Anti-drug Campaign Succeeds in Lowering Marijuana Use’

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The federal anti-drug campaign “Above the Influence” appears to have effectively reduced marijuana use by teenagers, new research shows. A study of more than 3,000 students in 20 communities nationwide found that by the end of 8th … Continue reading

September 29, 2010
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The Price of Popularity: Drug and Alcohol Consumption

The consumption of drugs and alcohol by teenagers is not just about rebellion or emotional troubles. It’s about being one of the cool kids, according to a study by led by researchers at the Université de Montréal. “Our study highlights … Continue reading

August 29, 2010
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Smoking Increases Depressive Symptoms in Teens

While some teenagers may puff on cigarettes to “self-medicate” against the blues, scientists at the University of Toronto and the University of Montreal have found that smoking may actually increase depressive symptoms in some adolescents. Published in the journal Addictive … Continue reading