Tag Archives: Teenagers

Addicted to Vaped Nicotine, Teenagers Have No Clear Path to Quitting

A Harvard addiction medicine specialist is getting calls from distraught parents around the country. A Stanford psychologist is getting calls from rattled school officials around the world. A federal agency has ordered a public hearing on the issue. Alarmed by the addictive nature of nicotine in e-cigarettes and its impact on the developing brain, public… Read More »

First direct evidence that later school day really does help teenagers

Teenagers benefit from a late startCaiaimage/Sam Edwards/Getty By Alice Klein Pushing back high school start times not only improves the quality of students’ sleep, it also boosts attendance and academic performance, according to a study of US school attenders. The study is the first to show this objectively – using wrist-worn activity monitors to measure sleep… Read More »

Why Teenagers Mix Drinking and Sex

Adults should talk with teenagers about drinking. And we should talk with teenagers about sex. But in addition to taking up each of these topics separately, we should also address the fact that adolescents are more likely than adults to combine the two. Common sense suggests, and research confirms, that intoxicated sex can be a… Read More »