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Screen Time, Even Before Bed, Has Little Impact on Teen Mental Health

A large new study casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming, or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people's mental health.

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Children Looking at Screens in Darkness Before Bedtime at Risk of Poor Sleep

Preteens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep compared to those who use these devices in a lit room or do not use them at all before bedtime.

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Kids Who Walk to School Have Healthier Hearts

Heart disease prevention starts during childhood, and the best way to help your child build a healthy cardiovascular system is to keep him active. One way to do this is to make sure he burns some calories getting to school in the morning.

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Malignant Melanoma Cases on the Rise. Protect Your Kids

Rates of malignant melanoma are soaring. Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your kids against this common deadly form of skin cancer.

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Brain Matures Faster Due to Childhood Stress

Stress in early childhood leads to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence. In contrast, stress experienced later in life leads to slower maturation of the adolescent brain. This is the outcome of a long-term study conducted by researchers of Radboud University in which 37 subjects have been monitored for almost 20 years.

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Don’t Blame Adolescent Social Behavior on Hormones

Reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, according to the results of a newly published study.

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Too Much TV at Age Two Makes for Less Healthy Adolescents

Watching too much television at age two can translate into poorer eating habits in adolescence and poorer performance in school, researchers at Université de Montréal's School of Psychoeducation have found.

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Study: Negative Effects of Early Abuse and Neglect May Persist into Adulthood

Children who experience abuse and neglect early in life are more likely to have problems in social relationships and underachieve academically as adults. Maltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, according to a new study.

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Pica: The World’s Strangest Eating Disorder

The world is full of strange diseases and disorders, but the one known as Pica is one of the strangest eating disorders of all! What is this eating disorder known as Pica? By Dr. Kristie.

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6 Warning Signs Your Teenager Is Depressed

The stress of schoolwork, tons of activities, peer pressure and constantly changing hormones can take its toll on a teenager. Life can quickly become overwhelming and teens can easily become depressed. This article discusses the warning signs for parents to look for if they think their teen might be suffering from depression.

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Fake Prescription Drugs Are Dangerous

Young people are facing the danger of exposure to fake prescription drugs. Most middle school age children are unaware that what they are given or what they purchase from another person can hurt them. Educating youngsters about this problem has become gravely necessary.

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Binge Drinking in College May Lower Chances of Landing a Job After College

Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent, according to Tel Aviv University and Cornell University research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

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