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  • One Day My Prince Will Bomb: Why Teenage Girls Love a Killer

    One Day My Prince Will Bomb: Why Teenage Girls Love a Killer1

    Romantic fantasies of heroes can leave women vulnerable to “dangerous men” Prince Charming and the boy accused of the Boston bombings may not seem to have much in common. But thousands of teenage American girls appear to be falling in love with 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and the explanation may lie in a very awkward place

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  • Youngsters Learn More From Good News than Dire Warnings

    Youngsters Learn More From Good News than Dire Warnings2

    Many children and teenagers see themselves as immune to the risk of accidents and injury. Now, new research suggests that pointing out the positive aspects of avoiding risky behaviour may be a more effective way to modify young people’s behaviour than repeated warnings about all the bad things that could happen. The study, conducted by

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  • Do We Need to Protect Young People from Porn?

    Do We Need to Protect Young People from Porn?0

    New research has found that  a lot of young people are accessing sexually explicit material. Porn. Just utter the word aloud and hearts pound, pulses quicken, and minds start racing. Depending on the context, these effects may be the result of concern for young people’s well-being rather than a sexual response. Consider the UK prime

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  • Use of Cannabis at Young Age Lowers Intelligence

    Use of Cannabis at Young Age Lowers Intelligence11

    Smoking cannabis may be especially harmful among teenagers who are under 18 years of age, but it may be relatively safe for ‘over-18 brains’, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper is based on a follow-up of more than 1,000 individuals since their birth to age

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  • Blood Test May Detect Teen Depression

    Blood Test May Detect Teen Depression0

    It sounds like science fiction, but doctors may be able to diagnose depression in the future by simply checking a blood test. A study shows that it is possible to detect genetic markers of major depression in the blood, which could facilitate early diagnosis of the disorder. This would help treat teen depression, which is

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  • Group Sex Is the Latest Disturbing Teen Trend

    Group Sex Is the Latest Disturbing Teen Trend0

    One in 13 teenage girls, aged 14 to 20, reported having a group-sex experience and were often coerced into doing it, according to a new study of the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). Emily Rothman, associate professor of community health sciences at BUSPH, and colleagues surveyed 328 females, who went to a Boston-area

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