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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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Decriminalization of marijuana may endanger kids

2014-02-06 09:35

There has been a frenzied movement for the legalization of marijuana across the United States. The excitement over legalizing pot appears to have glossed over careful considerations of the actual potential health hazards associated with marijuana. Certainly, it's not a good idea to expose kids to marijuana, as new research has implied would likely occur more often with decriminalization.

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