adolescents

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State Health Registry issues 'Cancer in Iowa' report

2016 edition highlights cancer incidence rates in adolescents and young adults
“2016 Cancer in Iowa,” a report released March 30, predicts an estimated 16,600 new cancers will be diagnosed this year among Iowa residents.
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Sometimes, adolescents just can't resist

University of Iowa study finds teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors
A University of Iowa study finds teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors. Even when a behavior is no longer in a teenager’s best interest to continue, they will because the effect of the reward is still there and lasts much longer in adolescents than in adults.
University of Iowa Tractor Simulator Research

Protecting young farmers

Driving simulator puts tractor-driving skills to the test
The University of Iowa, with other institutions, is examining why tractor driving is dangerous for young people who work on farms by testing their cognitive abilities to operate the machinery, using the UI’s National Advanced Driving Simulator.