FAMILY AND LIVING Gearing Up for Fall Sports
Each year, more than 38 million children participate in sports in theUnited Statesand more than 3.5 million young adults are treated for sports injuries. Experts say as many as half the inju... Posted on 8/18/11 at 10:45 AM
HEALTHBEAT Young, sick and invisible
By the time he was 39, Craig Lustig had already gone through two bouts with brain cancer.
He describes what it was like to be a young patient facing a life-threatening illness:
Especially as a y... Posted on 4/9/09 at 1:59 PM
The number of young adults in their 20s without jobs is the highest since record-keeping began after World War II, and their bleak outlook has barely improved even as the broader U.S. economy has seen a sharp increase in new hiring in recent months. For those like Cocchi, a young male with no college training, the 2010s have hit like a neutron bomb.
A new Associated Press-MTV poll of youth in their teens and early 20s finds that most of them — 56 percent — have been the target of some type of online taunting, harassment or bullying, a slight increase over just two years ago. A third say they've been involved in "sexting," the sharing of naked photos or videos of sexual activity.
Connie Cass and Stacy A. Anderson
, September 27, 2011
Only about a fourth expect things to be easier for them than the previous generation — a cherished goal of many hardworking parents. Yet most young adults are shrugging it off. Despite financial disappointments, they overwhelmingly say they're happy with their lives, much more so than older folks in similar surveys.
Sexting — sharing sexually explicit photos, videos and chat by cell phone or online — is fairly commonplace among young people, despite sometimes grim consequences for those who do it. More than a quarter of young people have been involved in sexting in some form, an Associated Press-MTV poll found.
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