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Teens who volunteer are at a lower risk of becoming criminals

2017-01-08 01:18

Researchers say teens who do more volunteer work exhibit less criminal activity as adults.

There generally appears to be the assumption that doing volunteer work helps to create good character.

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Can Acupuncture Alleviate Menstrual Cramps?

2016-12-29 13:05

Acupuncture has been found to help with many ailments. But did you know it can also help you when you're having menstrual cramps?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy where a licensed practitioner uses special needles to stimulate specific areas in the body to promote better health and help alleviate maladies.

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Starting high school later is better for teens

2016-12-20 05:39

Researchers have found that teens benefit from starting high school later.

Teens need a lot of sleep for their health and well being. Starting high school later in the day appears to benefit the interests of teens.

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Can Having Pimples Actually Be Good? Doctors Say Acne Sufferers Live Longer

2016-10-28 15:05

If you were a typical teen, you've had to deal with your fair share of breakouts. When you left those hormone-unstable years, maybe your acne's improved and disappeared completely. You're probably thankful and don't want to look back at the times your acne made life unbearable. But researchers found that your acne might have actually helped lengthen your life!

According to UC Davis, 85 percent of teenagers experience some degree of acne.

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Health food stores recommend adults-only dietary supplements to teens

2015-04-26 23:42

A new study has found that health food store employees often recommend adults-only supplements to teenagers.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that teenagers younger than 18 should not use body-shaping dietary supplements, which are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Violent video games don't affect children's behavior

2015-04-04 18:03

A small new study has found that, contrary to popular belief, playing violent video games does not make kids more aggressive.

Researchers examined the video game playing habits of 217 teens -- 110 males and 107 females -- as well as their personalities as judged by their teachers.

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Teens and tweens who sext are more likely to be having sex

2014-07-02 11:43

The Internet era has changed the way we live our lives and communicate with each other. The Internet also appears to be having a dramatic effect on human sexual behavior. It is not surprising that teens and tweens often get involved with sexting. This has raised questions about whether or not this is influencing the actual sexual behavior of our youth. Recent research shows that teens and tweens who sext are more likely to be having sex.

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Treat Teen Depression With These 5 Helpful Activities

2014-04-22 16:43

According to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, teenagers who are more likely to gain pleasure from performing tasks that help others are less likely to be depressed than teens who gain pleasure from selfish tasks.

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Music Can Lead To Teen Binge Drinking, Here's How You Can Stop It

2014-04-14 16:56

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in New Hampshire have found a link between teen binge drinking and the recognition of alcohol brand names in music.

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