December 12, 2013 |
What does it matter if you were cute in high school? More than you might think. A new study undertaken by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Texas at Austin finds that teens rated as good-looking in high school got higher grades and were ultimately more likely to graduate college and get bigger paychecks as adults. Well into adulthood, “people's personal appearance has powerful effects on their life chances,” sociologists Rachel A. Gordon and Robert Crosnoe wrote in a briefing paper prepared for the Council on Contemporary Families.
June 9, 1990 |
America is raising a generation of adolescents plagued by pregnancies, illegal drug use, suicide and violence, a panel that included medical and education leaders reported Friday. "We are absolutely convinced that, if we don't take action immediately, we're going to find ourselves with a failing economy and social unrest," said Roseann Bentley of the National Assn. of State Boards of Education.
January 3, 2014 |
A controversial new study argues that a host of research on gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers could be based on faulty data because of confused teens and “jokesters” who later said they were straight. The report focuses on the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a survey that followed a nationally representative group of tens of thousands of teens into adulthood. Add Health, as it is known, is considered one of the most important sources of data on the lives of young people, including those who are gay, lesbian and bisexual.
March 5, 2007 |
TEENS who lose their virginity earlier than their peers are more likely to steal, destroy property, shoplift or sell drugs than their virgin counterparts, according to one of the first studies to look at what happens in the lives of teens in the years after they start having sex.
May 7, 2013 |
Adolescents who went to McDonald's and Subway in Los Angeles bought about the same number of calories at each, despite Subway's reputation as a healthier place to eat, researchers said. The menus are not the point, lead researcher Dr. Lenard Lesser of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute said by phone. “Our study was not based on what people have the ability to pick, our study was based on what adolescents actually selected in a real-world setting.” The adolescents bought an average of 1,038 calories at McDonald's and 955 calories at Subway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1987
I am a physician associated with the Kaiser Permanente Medical organization for the past 33 years and I'm presently involved in full-time adolescent health care in Los Angeles (Sunset Hospital). At a point in history in which overall mortality and morbidity rates are declining steadily for virtually all segments of the population, the incidence of death and illness among 40 million American adolescents is 11% higher than it was 10 years ago. Five important factors have been recognized as contributing to the problems of today's teen-agers, 1--Substance abuse: Two-thirds of American youth have been known to use an illicit drug before completing high school and 20% smoke cigarettes daily.