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Jim Melwert
April 09, 2019 - 1:37 pm
RADNOR TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — In two weeks, the Radnor Township School Board will vote on whether to change school start times. If approved by the April 23 board meeting, the new start times would go into effect in the fall, pushing Radnor High School’s start time from 7:35 a.m. to 8:30 a...
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April 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to information, released at the latest meeting of the Endocrine Society in New Orleans, teenagers who refrain from exercise and spend the bulk of...
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Hadas Kuznits
March 29, 2019 - 7:48 pm
LOWER MERION, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The Lower Merion School District is looking into changing their high school start times to better match the sleep patterns of teens. Those in the Lower Merion community have until Tuesday (April 2) to fill out a survey to apply to be part of an advisory...
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January 23, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Australia definitely has a different view of parenting than we do in the U.S. It just passed a new law that most American parents would not appreciate, which aims to decriminalize what Australian lawmakers referred to as...
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There's more evidence of a correlation between depression and social media use among teenagers. A recent study in the UK finds girls spend more time on social media than boys, and they are more likely to display signs of depression linked to their time on
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Suzanne Monaghan
January 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's more evidence of a correlation between depression and social media use among teenagers. A recent study in the UK finds girls spend more time on social media than boys, and they are more likely to display signs of depression linked to their time online. The...
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Dreamstime
January 04, 2019 - 10:10 pm
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) -- Though social media can be a helpful tool for teenagers to learn and connect with friends, experts have long warned that too much Snapchatting or Instagramming can come with downsides . There appears to be a connection between social media use and depressive symptoms...
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Suzanne Monaghan
December 23, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's known as the Momo Challenge, it’s a dangerous online game targeting teens, but some cyber experts believe it' a hoax. It's believed that the avatar Momo contacts kids through WhatsApp and dares them to complete escalating tasks involving danger, violence and...
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In this April 11, 2018 file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass.
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December 17, 2018 - 9:37 am
By Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. It was the largest single-year increase in the...
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Teen Cell Phone
Suzanne Monaghan
September 21, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Teenagers and cell phones practically go hand in hand, but research shows device overuse can cause symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Excessive cell phone time can lead to distraction, lack of focus, fidgeting and compulsively checking...
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Nearly 20 years ago, about nearly half of high school students said they drank at least one glass of milk a day. But now it’s down to less than a third, according to a survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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June 14, 2018 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they're drinking less milk, too. Less than one-third of high school students drink a glass of milk a day, according to a large government survey released Thursday. About two decades ago, it was nearly half...
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