October 24, 2013 |
Stop the presses: There's some good news about teens and sexting. Fewer teens and young adults have received sexual messages or other forms of “sexting” than a few years ago, according to a new survey of nearly 1,300 people ages 14 to 24. Two years ago, 32% said they had been involved in some form of sexting; this year that number fell to 26%. Pollsters also found fewer numbers of teens and young adults had suffered from digital rumors,...
January 9, 2012 |
The health consequences of diabetes are well known for young people, but there may be more outcomes of the disease: a worse job outlook and lower wages. The findings come from a study published in the January issue of the journal Health Affairs . Researchers, focusing on the nonmedical effects diabetes has on teens and young adults, found that overall, people with diabetes have a high school dropout rate 6% higher than those who don't have the disease. Data on about 15,000 people were examined from four waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
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January 9, 1999
Re "Lesson No. 1: Don't Talk Down to Young People," Commentary, Jan. 4: Caroline Knox is absolutely right. Our legislators do underestimate the intelligence and moral maturity of our young people--and the rest of us as well. Knox also has one advantage over the majority of politicians: She can think and write coherently. The teacher who taught her those skills is a true hero and deserves a bonus. JEANNE WALKER English Professor Emeritus Chaffey College
November 12, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Kicking the can down the road on the skyrocketing national debt will hurt young people more than anybody, so a new group has formed to get the so-called millennial generation to urge politicians to find a solution to the fiscal cliff. Called The Can Kicks Back , the group aims to give Americans 18 to 32 years old a voice in the debate over avoid the large tax hikes and budget cuts that loom next year if Congress and the White House cannot agree on a broad deficit-reduction plan.
June 2, 2011 |
Head injuries may be linked with subsequent violent behavior in young people, a study finds. The study, published the June issue of the journal Pediatrics , followed 850 ninth-graders from four schools who were at risk for dropping out of high school. They had grade-point averages of 3.0 or below at the end of eighth grade and were not emotionally or developmentally impaired. Researchers conducted yearly interviews with the participants, and in addition to asking about head injuries and violent behavior, test subjects were also asked about other issues such as substance abuse, nonviolent delinquent behavior and sexual activity.
November 18, 2013 |
The raucous scene at a University of Miami tailgate party on a recent weekend might have seemed an unlikely spot for a debate over Obamacare. But with six dozen pizzas in hand, the youthful staffers from Generation Opportunity rolled up in Hummers and Ford F-150s to claim their spot. With "DJ Joey" spinning electronic dance beats, the group lured Miami's revelers to their tent with beer pong tables and plenty of swag, including bottle openers and beer cozies bearing the group's logo on a black-and-white pill capsule: "Opt Out. " They were seeking to keep out of President Obama's healthcare plan a group that, more than any other, must be in the program for it to succeed.