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  1. Want Your Teen to Drive Safely? Talk the Talk

    Oct. 25, 2005 -- It may come as no surprise that teenagers with a fresh driver's license are more likely to take risks when driving than more experienced drivers. But a new study suggests that parents may be able to reduce those risks by talking to teens about the consequences for unsafe driving and

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  2. Popularity May Be Bad for Preteens' Health

    Sept. 15, 2005 -- Popularity may be hazardous to a preteen's health, Popularity may be hazardous to a preteen's health, according to a new study that shows popular preteens are more likely to start smoking at an early age than their less popular peers. Researchers say preteens may believe that being

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  3. College Drinking: Students Pass Alcohol Quiz

    Sept. 14, 2005 -- College students generally have a decent idea of how much alcohol they consume, especially if they're drinking beer, a new study shows. "It's good news for people who do survey research," researcher Aaron White, PhD, tells WebMD. "It suggests that when students self-report how much

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  4. Teen Illicit Drug Use Dropped in 2004

    Sept. 8, 2005 -- Teen use of marijuana, cocaine, and other illicit drugs was down 9% in 2004, according to the U.S. government. Teen cigarette smoking also fell. But underage drinking didn't improve, according to the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Trends for young adults (aged 18-25) i

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  5. Many Teen Boys View Pregnancy as Inevitable

    Sept. 6, 2005 -- More than half of sexually active teenage boys don't plan on getting someone pregnant but believe it's likely to happen anyway. A new study shows that 75% of sexually active teenage boys said they had no plans for pregnancy, but 56% said there was at least some chance they might get

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  6. Image-Conscious Teens Prone to Supplement Use

    Aug. 1, 2005 -- Peer pressure and media images of buff bodies may be driving a growing number of teenagers to turn to potentially dangerous supplements to bulk up their bodies and improve their body image. A new survey shows nearly a third of teenage boys and girls say they frequently think about wa

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  7. Less Exercise Behind Teen Girls' Weight Gain

    July 14, 2005 -- The growing time teenage girls spent on the phone or in front of the TV rather than on the playing field or at the gym may add up to an extra 20 pounds by the end of their adolescence, according a new study. Researchers found a steep decline in physical activity during the teenage y

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  8. Teen Girls Skip Breakfast More as They Age

    June 3, 2005 -- Skipping breakfast becomes more common among teenaged girls as they get older, but that habit may be setting them up for weight gain may be setting them up for weight gain and a diet lacking critical nutrients. A new study shows that adolescent girls skip breakfast more often as they

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  9. Witnessing Violence Makes Teens More Violent

    May 26, 2005 -- Witnessing gun violence may more than double the chances that a teen will participate in violence. A large, five-year study of Chicago teens showed that those who personally saw someone being shot or shot at were more than twice as likely to participate in gang violence or other viol

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  10. Teens' Multitasking Talents Emerge Late

    May 18, 2005 -- If your young adolescent seems single-minded and unable to focus on more than one thing at a time, just wait. A new study suggests that multitasking skills don't fully emerge until late in the teenage years. Researchers tested the multitasking skills of a group of adolescents and fou

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