Hormones don’t just strike at puberty. They’re working in your body all the time, throughout your life, helping different parts of your body communicate and work together.

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Are you much sleepier in the morning than the adults in your life? That’s because your body and their bodies produce melatonin at different times.

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I’m the Director of CanChild. I’m also Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and hold the Scotiabank Chair in Child Health Research at McMaster University.

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If you combine alcohol with energy drinks, you might end up with a long-term problem: addiction. In fact, energy drink cocktails can affect the teenage brain similarly to cocaine.

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There are all kinds of reasons why students like you might not get enough sleep. But did you know that getting a good night’s rest is important for memory, learning, and health.

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Join Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt from the University of Ottawa as she talks about recent research into bullying and the effect that it has on mental health. Dr. Vaillancourt explains how environmental interactions, or moderators, can change the outcomes for teens that are bullied.

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Through a series of live, staged scenes, young students present how a lack of response from peers that see bullying happen is all too common.

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Bullying is not limited to the schoolyard or home - it is becoming a common occurrence online. This video describes the act of ‘cyberbullying’ as a virus that is infecting the world - one computer at a time.

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Bullying behaviour results from negative interactions between peers. This powerful short film shows what life is like from the perspective of a high school student that is being bullied, and from the students that are doing the bullying.

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Changes in teens' brains make them capable of deep and complex emotions over which they may have little control.

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