Teens http://wkms.org en Less Sleep, More Time Online Raise Risk For Teen Depression http://wkms.org/post/less-sleep-more-time-online-amp-teen-depression-risk The teenage years are a tumultuous time, with about 11 percent developing depression by age 18. Lack of sleep may increase teenagers' risk of depression, two studies say.<p>Teenagers who don't get enough sleep are four times as likely to develop <a href="http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-in-children-and-adolescents/index.shtml">major depressive disorder</a> as their peers who sleep more, according to researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:33:17 +0000 editor 38523 at http://wkms.org Less Sleep, More Time Online Raise Risk For Teen Depression KY Students Urged To Spread Message About Drug Abuse http://wkms.org/post/ky-students-urged-spread-message-about-drug-abuse <p></p><p>Kentucky students are being recruited to spread the message about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.</p><p>State Attorney General Jack Conway announced yesterday the start of a public service announcement contest for middle and high school students. &nbsp;As part of the competition, Kentucky students will produce a 30-second video showing the perils of prescription drug abuse. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:24:08 +0000 The Associated Press 35541 at http://wkms.org KY Students Urged To Spread Message About Drug Abuse Less Prescription Abuse Among KY Teens http://wkms.org/post/less-prescription-abuse-among-ky-teens <p></p><p>A new study has found a dramatic drop in the number of teens abusing prescription drugs.</p><p>The Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal reported on results of the 2012 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention School Survey released Friday.</p><p>It found that since 2008, prescription drug abuse dropped from 15.2% to 9% among high school seniors and from 6.5% to 2.9% among eighth graders. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:45:32 +0000 The Associated Press 35508 at http://wkms.org Less Prescription Abuse Among KY Teens KY Teen Driving Deaths On The Rise http://wkms.org/post/ky-teen-driving-deaths-rise <p></p><p>Teen driving deaths in Kentucky doubled last year, according to new research released by the Governors Highway Safety Association. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:50:27 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) & Carly Lacey 28608 at http://wkms.org KY Teen Driving Deaths On The Rise