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Photo: <a href="">Jenny Scott</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Jenny Scott, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Early alcohol use boosts breast cancer risk

The more alcohol young women drink before motherhood, the greater their risk of future breast cancer according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

The findings are based on a review of the health histories of more than 90,000 mothers.  Go to full article

Colleges call for reconsideration of the drinking age

Neighboring North Country colleges have joined a growing movement calling for reconsideration of the 21-year-old drinking age. Clarkson University, in Potsdam, and St. Lawrence University, in Canton, join more than 100 colleges in what's called the Amethyst Initiative. They want to bring alcohol issues out in the open. St. Lawrence Pres. Dan Sullivan says St. Lawrence tackles drinking head-on. Every incoming student has to take an alcohol education class. But Sullivan told Martha Foley he's afraid that's not working.  Go to full article

Parents Under Siege

What IS it about some kids? Why does ONE teenager run into trouble time after time, when his or her siblings don't? Why do kids make bad choices, just when parents think they're doing the best they can to love, support, and encourage them? From kindergarten to college, a new school year brings kids new challenges, renewed problems. From bullying to binge-drinking. Dr. James Garbarino is recognized as a leading authority on child development and youth violence. His books include "Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them". And, "Parents Under Siege: Why You Are the Solution, Not the Problem in Your Chld's Life". He speaks to St. Lawrence University classes today, and in a public presentation in the Canton Central School auditorium tonight at 7. He spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

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