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NYC teens and young adults who abuse prescription at high risk for overdose

The prevalence of opioid-involved overdoses has become an increasing concern to health officials both in NYC and nationally. According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the number of unintentional opioid-involved overdose deaths in 2011 was nearly triple the number of such deaths in 2000. Show More Summary

NYC Teens/Young Adults who Abuse Prescription at High Risk for Overdose

A study in the International Journal of Drug Policy explores for the first time overdose-related knowledge and experiences of young adult nonmedical PO users to better understand how PO use relates to the likelihood and experience of overdose.

New Literary Agent Alert: Valerie Noble of Donaghy Literary Group

She is seeking: Valerie is seeking Young Adult, and New Adult -- in the following areas: • Science Fiction YA/NA • Fantasy YA/NA • Historical Fantasy YA/NA • Historical Fiction YA/NA Valerie loves YA/NA science fiction and fantasy (think Kristin Cashore and Suzanne Collins) but reads everything under the sun. Show More Summary

Coffee increases prediabetes risk in susceptible young adults

Barcelona, Spain – Tuesday 2 September 2014: Coffee increases the risk of prediabetes in young adults with hypertension who are slow caffeine metabolisers, according to results from the HARVEST study presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Lucio Mos from Italy. People who drank more than three cups of coffee per day doubled their risk of prediabetes. read more

All those instant noodles you eat may put you at risk for heart problems

20 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

It’ s convenient, cheap and best served hot, but how healthful is it? The instant noodles commonly known as ramen — a staple food for college kids and other young adults, as well as for people in certain cultures — may increase people’s risk of metabolic changes linked to heart disease and stroke, new research finds. Read full article >>

Andrea Green Lost 136 Pounds – “You are Not a Dog. Do Not Reward Yourself with Food.”

“The kids used to say ‘Look out, Pudge is having a big mac attack, get out of her way.” Andrea Green can still recall the cruel taunts from her childhood. Considered almost morbidly obese from a young age. Andrea grew to be an adult who lived in her body, but didn’t live for it. Then, [...]

Video: Giggling Subway Riders Play The "Light Each Other On Fire" Game

If we have learned anything this week, it's that you should never set yourself on fire just because the internet told you to do so. But not everyone got the memo: two young adults were recently spotted on the subway giddily attempting to light each other on fire. Show More Summary

A Road Map for Young Adults

It all began with an e-mail from his daughter, Avery, with the subject line: "Is this okay to send?" Avery had gotten her first post-college job as an assistant to the co-executive producer to a new network daytime TV talk show. SheShow More Summary

'Maze Runner' Will Be First to Try Out Panoramic 'Escape' Screenings

We just got word that Wes Ball's adaptation of the young adult novel The Maze Runner will heading to IMAX theaters the same day it hits standard theaters on September 19th. But the film will also be the first to try out a new projection system that could make the big screen experience even more immersive. Show More Summary

Community Investment Network Set To Mark A Decade of Impact Through Giving Circles

“It was 10 years ago when the Ford Foundation invested in the idea that African American young adults were untapped community philanthropy resources in the US, especially in the American South. The return on that investment has beenShow More Summary

Viking Children’s Books to Publish New Sarah Dessen YA Novel

4 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Young adult author Sarah Dessen has signed a deal to pen her twelfth novel Saint Anything. The story stars a young girl named Sydney who deals with the despair and consequences that follows from her older brother’s incarceration. Viking Children’s Books, an imprint at Penguin Young Readers Group, will publish the book on 2015. Show More Summary

Starred Up Is an Edgy, Teeming Prison Thriller

As Eric Love, a violent teenager transferred earlier than normal — “starred up,” in the local argot — to a maximum-security adult British prison, the young actor Jack O’Connell lopes down the main corridor of cells radiating insolence, ready to strike back before anyone thinks to strike first. It’s a... More »

Millennials' Money Misconceptions: Here's What's Missing

Getty Images By Shana Lebowitz What does a millennial have in common with Superman? They're both indestructible. Well, at least that's what young adults seem to think. A new survey finds millennials are less likely than any other age...Show More Summary

New Trailer, Photos and Poster for 'Seventh Son'

The new trailer is now online for Legendary and Universal Pictures’ action-adventure "Seventh Son" the big-screen adaptation of Joseph Delaney's popular young adult book "The Spook's Apprentice," the first of an ongoing series. The film...Show More Summary

YA-Inspired Road Trips: INFOGRAPHIC

5 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

People love to take road trips during the summer time. The team at has created an infographic called “Open Road Reading.” This infographic lists 12 young adult books could help in planning your next adventure. It features...Show More Summary

Interview: Former Disney Star Ryan Ochoa Talks about his latest Project, Social Media and becoming an Adult

Ryan Ochoa was born on May 17, 1996 in San Diego, California, USA. The young star is best known for his hit Disney Show Pair of Kings (2010) and appearances on Nickelodeon’s iCarly.  Now he’s staring in RL Stine’s Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend. I recently did an email interview where we talked about his latest flick, […]

Jentezen Franklin, Los Angeles Dream Center Launch Transitional Home for Young Adults Out of Foster Care

Megachurch pastor Jentezen Franklin of Free Chapel church partnered with the Los Angeles-based Dream Center to launch a transitional home for individuals between the ages of 18 to 23 earlier this week, where many will have a second chance to improve their lives.

Neil Young -- Divorcing After 35 Years ... Split on Money, United About Son

Neil Young is bailing on his wife after 35 years of marriage, but he's not turning his back on their son... an adult with special needs.The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer filed to divorce singer-songwriter Pegi Young, citing irreconcilable…

Brain networks 'hyper-connected' in young adults who had depression

Depression may be better predicted and understood now that University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have discovered that young adults who previously experienced the mental illness have hyper-connected emotional and cognitive networks in the brain. read more

Brain Networks 'Hyper-Connected' in Young Adults Who Had Depression

Functional magnetic resonance imaging may help to better predict and understand depression in young adults.

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