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Kids With ADHD Face Greater Risk of Substance Abuse

Your kids could have substance abuse problems if they have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Credit: Getty Your child is...Nearly a third of kids with ADHD had substance abuse problems.

FDA Weighs New Dose Info For Kids' Pain Relievers

The Food and Drug Administration meets next week to consider changes to children's over-the-counter formulas containing acetaminophen....The Food and Drug Administration meets next week to consider changes to children's over-the-counter formulas containing acetaminophen, the most common pain reliever and fever-reducing ingredient.

Teens on Facebook More Likely to Drink Than Their Non-Social Networking Peers

Teens who drink alcohol spend more time on the computer for fun -- listening to music and updating their online profiles -- than their...Study finds teens who use computers for socializing and listening to music are more likely to drink.

Alcohol in the Media

Advertisements leave an impression on your children. Credit: Getty Images Don't people have fun in alcohol ads? And they make a big...Alcohol in the media makes a big impression on your kids.
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My Son Confessed That He's Tried Pot! Should I Punish Him?

Dear AdviceMama, My 15-year old son just admitted to me he tried marijuana over the summer. I have no idea how to handle this. I talked to...
My 15-year old son just admitted to me he tried marijuana over the summer.

Don't Drink With Your Kids, Says Study

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13- to 15-year-olds in Australia who shared drinks with their parents...
Kids who drink with their parents more likely to alcohol problems, say researchers.

4-H Club Members Less Likely to Do Drugs, Have Sex, Study Finds

More 4-H students are staying away from drugs and alcohol. Credit: Getty Images It used to be that the mention of 4-H clubs conjured up...Kids in 4-H learn public speaking, engineering, math and volunteerism.

Obese Teens Just as Likely to Have Sex, Drink, Smoke as Their Thinner Peers, Study Shows

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A new study suggests obese teens engage in the same risky social behaviors...
Obese teens party just as hard as their skinnier classmates.

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