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  1. Teens Use E-Cigarettes More Than Cigarettes

    Dec. 16, 2014 -- The use of electronic cigarettes by American teens has surpassed their use of traditional cigarettes, according to a federal government study. Among Grade 8 students, nearly nine percent said they'd used an e-cigarette in the last month, while four percent smoked traditional cigaret

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  2. Hookah Use and Chances of Cigarette Habit in Teens

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exotic hookah water pipes are all the rage among teens and young adults, but a new study suggests they could be a "gateway" device to cigarette smoking. The study found a similar effect for young people who use snus -- a ty

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  3. Early Puberty May Up Depression Risk in Teens

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk for depression, a new study suggests. Early puberty was linked with a number of factors associated with depression, such as poor self-image and high anxiety levels,

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  4. Anxiety, Sleep Meds and Teen Drug Abuse Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are much more likely to abuse those drugs than other teens, a new study warns. The findings show the need to conduct substance abuse assessments on teenagers before presc

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  5. Study Links Teen Smoking, Severe Menstrual Cramps

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who started smoking at a young age may be at increased risk for chronic, severe menstrual pain, a new study suggests. About 29 percent of women experience severe menstrual pain. While smoking has been suspected as a

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  6. Concussions: Teen’s Tragedy Spurs Policy Change

    Oct. 15, 2014 -- At 13, Zackery Lystedt was a star player on his junior-high-school football team. Then one game changed everything. It was the second quarter. Lystedt went down hard after making a tackle, clutching both sides of his helmet in pain. He shook it off and kept playing, taking hit after

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  7. Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although exercise has long been thought to help improve the symptoms of depression, teenagers may not reap these benefits, a new British study suggests. The study found that physical activity levels in early teen years

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  8. Teen 'Sexting' Often Precedes Actual Sex: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For some teenagers, "sexting" may be a stepping stone to actually having sex, a new study suggests. Past research has found that, not surprisingly, teenagers who send and receive sexually explicit text messages are more likely

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  9. Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and inflammation in late adolescence are associated with increased risk for colon and rectal cancer in adulthood, a new study of Swedish males suggests. The 35-year study found that 16- to 20-year-olds who were

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  10. IUDs, Implants Endorsed for Teen Birth Control

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics state. Although most U.S. teens opt for condoms or birth control pi

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