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Electronic dating violence increases in preadolescence but curves as teens reach adulthood

Electronic dating violence—including electronic harassment, coercion and monitoring—starts increasing in preadolescence but curves as teens reach young adulthood, according to a new University of Michigan study. The study looked at the three behaviors in students in two age groups (12-15 and 15-18) to determine how they experienced electronic dating violence. Electronic harassment includes messaging, calling […]

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Structural differences in the brain may explain why siblings differ in risk of developing conduct disorder

Structural differences in the area of the brain responsible for decision making could explain why two siblings living in the same family might differ in their risk of developing the condition conduct disorder. Psychologists and neuroscientists have long puzzled over why siblings with seemingly the same upbringing and genetic makeup might differ so significantly in […]

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School-based sleep program may benefit adolescents

A recent study uncovered potential long-term benefits of a school-based sleep education program for adolescents. The study, which was published in the Journal of Sleep Research, included 3,622 adolescents, 286 in the intervention group and 3336 in the control group. Data were collected before the intervention and at a one-year follow-up. The intervention consisted of […]

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Warning: energy drinks lead to stumbling of the heart and severe diseases

Excessive consumption of energy drinks increases risk to health of teenagers Energy drinks usually contain not only huge amounts of sugar, but also high doses of caffeine. The excessive consumption of such beverages is associated with health problems such as heart palpitations or high blood pressure. Particularly vulnerable are children and young people. About two-thirds […]

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Study shows vaping is linked to adolescents’ propensity for crime

UTSA criminal justice professor Dylan Jackson recently published one of the first studies to explore emerging drug use in the form of adolescent vaping and its association with delinquency among 8th and 10th grade students across the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 4.9 million middle and high school students used […]

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FDA approves mavyret for children, adolescents with hep C

(HealthDay)—Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) tablets are now approved to treat all six genotypes of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in children ages 12 to 17 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday. The FDA approved Mavyret to treat HCV in adults in 2017. This new approval marks the first treatment option for all HCV […]