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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. The Price of Teen Popularity

    May 17, 2005 -- Teen popularity may not always be a totally rosy scenario, a new study shows. Researchers found that popular young teens had plenty of social benefits but were also more likely to get into trouble with alcohol, marijuana, or minor delinquent acts during the yearlong study. "Popularit

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  9. How Sleep, or Lack of, Affects Teen Athletes

    May 13, 2005 -- The sleep cycle changes during puberty. And this means that the time of day makes a dramatic difference in the athletic performance of teens. That's the conclusion of Brown University psychiatry professor Mary A. Carskadon, PhD, director of the chronobiology and sleep research lab at

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  10. Drumming up Interest in Hearing Loss

    April 4, 2005 - Many teenagers and young adults like their music loud. Really loud. But pumping up the volume now could cause them to tune out sounds down the road. A study in the journal Pediatrics has found that a majority of young adults suffer hearing problems after just a few hours of exposure

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