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December 9, 2013
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Teens ‘Eat More, Cheat More’ After Playing Violent Video Games

Research finds effects go beyond increase in aggression COLUMBUS, Ohio – Playing violent video games not only increases aggression, it also leads to less self-control and more cheating, a new study finds. Researchers found that teens who played violent video … Continue reading

November 28, 2013
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For anxious children and teens, context counts, UCLA researchers say

Specific area of the brain linked to anxiety disorders in youth Anxiety disorders are common in children and adolescents, affecting up to 25 percent of the youth population. Anxiety causes distress and functional impairment and, if left untreated, can result … Continue reading

November 10, 2012
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Questions for Robert Miranda Jr.: Parenting Cuts Genetic Risk of Teen Drinking

In a new study, addiction researchers found that attentive parenting can overcome a genetic predisposition to alcohol use disorder among teens. Although further research is needed, says lead author Robert Miranda Jr., parents can have an impact if they “closely … Continue reading

August 27, 2012
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Teens Who Smoke and Drink May be More Likely to Abuse Prescription Opioids Later

Adolescents who smoke cigarettes or use alcohol or marijuana may be at greater risk for subsequent abuse of prescription opioids as young adults, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine. The researchers believe their findings are the … Continue reading

May 11, 2012
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Peak Risk About 16 Years Old for Teens Misusing Prescription Drugs

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The peak risk for misusing prescription pain relievers occurs in mid-adolescence, specifically about 16 years old and earlier than many experts thought, according to a new study by Michigan State University researchers. The results, based on … Continue reading

December 16, 2011
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Marijuana Use Continues to Rise Among U.S. Teens, While Alcohol Use Hits Historic Lows

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Among the more important findings from this year’s Monitoring the Future survey of U.S. secondary school students are the following: Marijuana use among teens rose in 2011 for the fourth straight year—a sharp contrast to the considerable … Continue reading

October 17, 2011
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“Drunkorexia:” A Recipe for Disaster

*MU study finds disordered eating combined with heavy drinking is common among college students* COLUMBIA, Mo. – It is well known that eating disorders are common among teens and college students. Heavy alcohol consumption is another well-known unhealthy habit of … Continue reading