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November 25, 2013 - Weekly Roundup Archive


November 25, 2013

News Clips

  • Childhood ADHD diagnosis on rise, US health officials say
    11 percent of kids between the ages of 4 and 17 were diagnosed with ADHD in 2011, a 42 percent increase from 2003.
    Alzazeera America
    November 23, 2013

  • Giving Black Boys a Chance to Run the Tech Industry
    Programs have launched in recent years to increase the number of young women interested in pursuing careers in tech, among them Girls Who Code and Girls in Tech, but young boys of color remain largely overlooked in the tech-recruiting landscape.
    The Root
    November 23, 2013

  • Hook-Ups, Friendships and the New Rules of ‘Dibs’ for Teen Boys
    Author Rosalind Wiseman on how high school guys can navigate the treacherous shoals of love, sex and loyalty in an era of casual relationships
    Wiseman found that the kids, and particularly boys, need some guidance an era where the lines are blurred between the private and public, between dating and hooking up, and sometimes between "yes" and "no." 
    November 21, 2013

  • Teens' Mental Disorders Often Untreated in U.S., Study Finds
     Less than half of American teens with mental health disorders receive treatment, and those who do get help rarely see a mental health specialist, a new study indicates.
    Medline Plus
    November 21, 2013

  • Teen athletes prone to drink, less likely to use drugs
    Participating in sports may have many benefits, but it also raises the chances adolescents will abuse alcohol, according to a new review of the evidence by Canadian researchers.
    November 20, 2013

  • How poor mental health and casual sex reinforce each other
    A new study suggests that poor mental health and casual sex feed off each other in teens and young adults, with each one contributing to the other over time.
    Science Codex
    November 19, 2013

  • Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men's Bones, Study Suggests
    Instead, research found boys who consumed more milk had higher risk of hip fractures as adults
    Boys who drink more milk during their teenage years might not see any drop in their risk for hip fractures as adults, new research suggests. Just the opposite: Their risk actually might rise.
    November 19, 2013

  • Double standard seen when boys abused by women
    It's a double standard brought by society, experts say, to female sex offenders — one that not only minimizes the victimization of young boys, who are left with lifelong emotional scars, but contributes to lighter sentences for the women involved.
    USA Today
    November 19, 2013

  • College Students Feel Pull of Cigarette Ads, Study Finds
    Immediately after seeing a cigarette ad or other pro-smoking media message, the students' smoking intentions rose by an average of 22 percent, the study found. Although their smoking intentions decreased with each passing day, they remained elevated for seven days.
    November 18, 2013

  • Teenagers whose parents see military combat at higher suicide risk – study
    Research finds link between deployment of parents and mental health problems – including suicidal thoughts – in teenagers
    Teenagers with family members in the military are more likely to contemplate suicide if their relatives are sent into combat overseas on multiple deployments, according to a new study published on Monday.
    The Guardian
    November 18, 2013

  • Most teens with mental health issues get no treatment
    Fewer than half receive treatment from a mental health specialist
    After mass shootings or other violent incidents involving young males, there is a brief discussion of the need for better mental health treatment but as a new study makes clear, discussion is about all there is.
    Consumer Affairs
    November 18, 2013

  • Deadly new drug easy for teens to buy online, DEA warns
    The drug is most commonly taken like breath strips — users put them on their tongue, and a few seconds later it's dissolved, releasing the drug into their system.
    November 18, 2013

  • New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens
    Severely obese teens are at increased risk for a host of serious health problems as adults, including asthma, kidney disease and sleep disorders, according to a new study.
    November 18, 2013

  • Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys with Autism
    Boys with the neurodevelopmental disorder who have TVs and game consoles in their bedrooms get less sleep than other boys with equal screen access, the study authors found.
    November 18, 2013

  • Preterm Boys Face Worse Odds Than Girls, Study Says
    Possible challenges include learning disabilities, motor problems
    Boys are 14 percent more likely than girls to be born prematurely, and preterm boys have a greater risk of disability and death than preterm girls, new research finds.
    Medline Plus
    November 15, 2013

  • Bullies More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Study Finds
    Poor coping strategies might apply in both cases, researcher says
    Casual sex and sex while drunk or high was more common among bullies and bully-victims than among other teens, a survey of more than 8,600 high school students found. Bully-victims are children who are both bullies and bullied.
    Medline Plus
    November 12, 2013

International News



  • Rate of young men with HIV skyrockets
    The HIV pandemic is at a pivotal juncture in Asia Pacific, given the increasing number of young men who have sex with men (MSM) becoming affected with HIV.
    Jakarta Post
    November 22, 2013


  • Turkey to ban co-education of boys and girls
    According to Yakut, co-education of boys and girls has been a big mistake that Turkey intends to correct. He stressed that the country needs to create a separate gymnasiums for boys and girls.
    November 21, 2013