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Living Arrangements of Young Adults: New Add Health Research Brief Released

Data from Wave IV of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) provide new insights on the living arrangements of young adults (ages 24 to 32).

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Nearly one in five young adults has high blood pressure, study shows (UNC news release)

The number of young adults in the United States with high blood pressure may be much higher than previously reported, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Non-Heterosexual Youth Disproportionately Punished at School and in Court

Research based on Add Health data shows that gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth are more likely to face sanctions for illegal and transgressive behaviors than similarly behaving straight peers.

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Add Health-Based Study Uncovers Genetic Contribution to Political Views

A new study based on data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) suggests that genetics may play a role in shaping adults’ political leanings.

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Add Health Research on Genetic Factors that Influence Behavior

US News & World Report features research by CPC Fellows Guo and Harris that suggests genetic factors could influence behavior.

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Add Health 2010 Users Conference Materials and Methodology Presentations Now Available

Over 100 researchers who are working with Add Health data met for the ninth Add Health Users Conference in Bethesda, MD on July 22-23, 2010. Conference materials and methodology slides are now available.

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Add Health research on mentorship of disadvantaged teens covered in ScienceDaily

A new study based on Add Health data shows that mentoring makes a positive impact on teens’ long-term educational attainment.

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Add Health releases Wave IV interview data

Add Health is pleased to announce the release of the Wave IV in-home interview data. We are now accepting requests for the Wave IV data from Add Health users with current restricted-use data contracts.

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Moratorium on new contracts to use Add Health restricted-use data

Add Health is implementing a moratorium on new restricted-use data agreements, effective at the end of this month. The Carolina Population Center will continue to accept new contracts to use Add Health restricted-use data through close of business on Friday, October 30, 2009.

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New York Times magazine explores research on social networks effects in health

An in-depth article published September 10th examines evidence from several studies – including Add Health – regarding the theory that health behaviors can pass from friend to friend like contagious “viruses.”

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Dates Set for 2010 Add Health Users Conference

Mark your calendars! The ninth Add Health Users Conference will be held on July 22-23, 2010.

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Add Health cited in Senate Appropriations Committee FY 2010 Spending Bill

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies released its version of the FY 2010 spending bill on July 30, 2009. The Senate report cites the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health as a "valuable" investment.

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Add Health research on personal appearance and academic achievement featured in New York Times

Research on the impact of physical attractiveness, grooming, and personality on high school students’ grade-point averages appeared in the July 26th edition of the New York Times.

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TIME magazine highlights study on obesity and romantic partnership by Add Health investigators Natalie The and Penny Gordon-Larsen

Research on the development of obesity among dating, cohabitating, and married couples, by University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill nutritionists Natalie The and Penny Gordon-Larsen, was featured in TIME magazine.

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