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Mon., Aug. 19, 2013, 1:17 p.m.

Bullies, Bullied Have Adult Problems

Bullied children and kids who bully others have more health problems when they grow up than kids who aren't part of the bullying cycle, a study finds. They're also more likely to have financial problems, including difficulty keeping a job. The findings run counter to a still-widespread notion that bullying is a childhood rite of passage with little lasting harm, the researchers say. "These kids are continuing to have significant problems in their lives, years after the bullying has stopped," says , an associate professor at Duke University School of Medicine and a co-author of the , which was published in Psychological Science. "It really is a significant public health concern." Those health problems included serious long-term issues like obesity, diabetes, cancer, disability and severe asthma/Nancy Shute, NPR. More here. (AP file illustration)

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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