February 8, 2011 |
Which of the following TV programs depicts tobacco use most frequently? A. "Gossip Girl" B. "Heroes" C. "America’s Next Top Model" Before you guess, a little background. For the purposes of this pop quiz, a “depiction” of tobacco is defined as a single instance of a cigarette or cigar appearing onscreen. If two characters are smoking at the same time, that counts as two depictions. If a character takes a puff, moves the cigarette off-screen and then takes another puff, those count as separate depictions.
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April 15, 2010 |
Four teenage boys in Yucaipa have been cited for posting nude and seminude pictures of their classmates on the Internet, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. The case, which came to light Monday, involved eight girls ages 14 and 15 who attend Yucaipa High School's 9th Grade Campus. "The girls were taking photos of themselves and sending them to their friends," said sheriff's spokeswoman Arden Wiltshire.
August 17, 2009 |
If they gave out Emmys for the most blatant product integration in a TV series -- which trust me, I'm sure they will someday -- this year's hands-down winner would be last week's episode of "Make It or Break It," the highly rated ABC Family network series that follows the ups and downs of a group of teenage girl Olympic gymnastics hopefuls. I'm not normally an expert on the interior lives of teen girls, but my 11-year-old son is a gymnast and, like many of his gymnast pals, he has been closely following the show, since young boys rarely get a chance to see a TV series that delves into the exotic world of double back handsprings and tsukaharas.
December 24, 2007 |
Teenagers who have had formal sex education are far more likely to put off having sex, contradicting earlier studies on the effectiveness of such programs, U.S. researchers said Wednesday. They found teenage boys who had sex education in school were 71% less likely to have intercourse before age 15, and teen girls who had sex education were 59% less likely to have sex before age 15.
December 16, 2011 |
Making the transition from adolescence into young adulthood can be challenging, and it could also come with some health risks. A study finds that regular exercise may take a steep drop after high school, especially for young men. Researchers from McMaster University and the University of Toronto , both in Canada, followed 640 Canadian teens who were age 12 to 15 at the start of the study, interviewing them every two years, from 1994...
April 26, 1999
Speaking of the brain, ever wonder why teenage boys always seem to be stumbling over something--the furniture, the family dog, their own feet? Scientists in Scotland think they have the answer: Boys simply grow too fast for their brains. The brain can't keep up when boys in their early teens go through growth spurts that can add 3 to 4 inches to their stature in a matter of months, according to a report in The Times of London.
October 1, 2012 |
Sunday is the traditional day to take the car out for spin (except, of course, in Los Angeles when a Carmaggedon is underway). But in Philadelphia, one such ride didn't quite turn out as hoped, with the driver crashing his van into five parked cars. The driver was 10 years old, police said According to Philadelphia police, the boy saw the van, which was being used to unload furniture, with the keys hanging from the rear door. He allegedly grabbed the keys, jumped into the cab and took off -- for less than a block.
December 28, 2010 |
"Teenagers are going to ruin their hearing with all that loud music. " We've all heard that admonishment, or something close to it. Now we get further proof that it's true, especially among teen girls. Researchers analyzed data on more than 4,000 adolescents, parsing it for trends in hearing loss. They found a particular type of hearing loss brought on by exposure to loud noise. Many numbers ensued. Here's the abstract published online Monday in Pediatrics if you want a taste.
March 5, 2012 |
Vitamin D may be helpful in protecting highly active pre-teen and teen girls, such as those who play sports, from stress fractures, researchers reported Monday. The study was surprising because calcium has long been considered the nutrient most vital to bone health in children. But, in developing children, vitamin D intake may matter more. Researchers analyzed data from 6,721 girls ages 9 to 15 at the start of the study. The girls' intake of calcium, vitamin D and dairy products was recorded along with stress fractures, which are common sports-related injuries.
November 8, 2010 |
Teens may be a little older when having their first sexual experience, but they also could be engaging in risky behavior when they do, a new study finds. Preliminary findings from a report on teen sexual habits were presented at the American Public Health Assn. Social Justice Meeting and Expo Monday in Denver. Study author Nicole Maki Weller, a graduate student at Arizona State University in Tempe, found that teens age 15 to 19 are delaying their first time having sex, according to the National Survey of Family Growth, which compiles information on issues such as family life, marriage, divorce, pregnancy, infertility and use of contraception.