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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Concussion Recovery Might Reverse After Doing This

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes who seem to have recovered from a concussion may actually show a subtle worsening in a particular mental ability after they return to exercise, a small study suggests. The findings come from a study of 19 high scho

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  7. Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows. An estimated 4 million fewer births occurred among te

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  8. Front-of-Head Hits and Young Football Players

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players are more likely to lose consciousness after concussions if they get hit at the top of the head compared to the sides, back or front, according to a new study. And nearly half of all concussions

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  9. Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Phone With Parent

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Up to half of teens talking on cellphones while driving are speaking with their mother or father, according to new research. "A lot of parents aren't really aware of how important it is to be a good role model and how dan

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  10. Hookah Smoking Popular Among Well-Heeled Teens

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While American teenagers have increasingly been saying "no" to cigarettes over the past decade, almost one in five high school seniors now say they have smoked a hookah pipe, a new survey shows. A form of smoking that has been

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