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[rte.ie] Study finds Irish teenagers are drinking less, in better health. (24 Mar 2015)

URL: http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0324/689371-teen-study...


Teenagers in Ireland are drinking less alcohol, have improved communication with their parents and are in generally better health than a decade ago. 

However, a major new study has found they face increased pressures in education, with no reduction in bullying and greater demands when it comes to school work.

The report - overseen by the World Health Organisation - looks at the habits and happiness of 11 to 15 year olds in over 40 countries. 

The Irish element of the research was conducted by the Health Promotion Research Centre in NUI Galway. 

It finds that children from less well off backgrounds have more health complaints.

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