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New study: Smoking in pregnancy linked to teens’ hearing loss

New study: Smoking in pregnancy linked to teens’ hearing loss

June 25, AP – Teenagers are more likely to have hearing loss if their mothers smoked during pregnancy, according to a new study that included audio tests of close to 1,000 youth. Researchers said that although the link was “relatively modest,” even limited hearing loss can have implications for kids’ learning and social skills – […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

June 1 – Children who are bullied in elementary school are almost five times more likely to engage in self-harm by the time they are teenagers, according to a new study. Based on their findings, the British researchers behind the study concluded that no form of bullying — from name-calling to physical abuse — should […]

June 1, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens’ Substance Abuse

Study finds: Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens’ Substance Abuse

May 25, – That’s too bad, say experts at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), since new research shows that parents are actually one of the most influential forces helping to shape their child’s views on these issues. About one in five parents think they have little control over whether their teens […]

May 25, 2013 | By More
No Drop in Teens’ Use of ‘Smokeless’ Tobacco

No Drop in Teens’ Use of ‘Smokeless’ Tobacco

May 15, AP – Researchers led by Israel Agaku of the Harvard School of Public Health compared data from the 2000 and 2011 U.S. National Youth Tobacco Survey. The 2000 survey included nearly 36,000 students at 324 middle and high schools, while the 2011 survey included nearly 19,000 students at 178 middle and high schools. […]

May 15, 2013 | By More