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  1. 1 in 3 American Teens Unfit

    Oct. 2, 2006 -- One in three American teens gets an "F" in physical fitness. The finding comes from a national sample of 3,287 kids aged 12-19. The study included a treadmill test. The shocking result: A third of U.S. boys and girls fail to meet acceptable fitness standards. "This represents a signi

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  2. Teen Drinking, Drugs: Parents Unaware

    Sept. 25, 2006 -- When teens drink or use drugs, their parents often don't know it, a new study shows. The study appears in October's edition of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Nearly 600 youths aged 12-17 years answered questions about their use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

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  3. 26% of Teens Drive Drunk or on Drugs

    Sept. 20, 2006 -- More than one in four teens who drive say they've driven drunk or on drugs. The findings come from a nationally representative survey of 903 teens with drivers' licenses at 26 high schools. Promised confidentiality, the teens filled out the 160-question surveys during homeroom or s

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  4. Teen Brain: It's All About Me

    Sept. 7, 2006 -- It may be a "me first" world in the typical teen brain. Brain scans show that teen's brains may still be developing when it comes to sensitivity to other people's feelings. And in a second study, the same researchers found that adolescents and preadolescents are slower at predicting

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  5. Survey: Teens Using Less Marijuana

    Sept. 7, 2006 -- Fewer American adolescents reported using marijuana last year, though overall illegal drug use remained largely unchanged, according to a federal report released Thursday. The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that 6.8% of middle school and high school students

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  6. Lots of Drinks, Drugs at Teen Parties

    Aug. 17, 2006 - A lot of teen parties are "awash with alcohol and drugs," though their parents don't seem to know it, according to a U.S. survey of teens and parents. The new report is based on a survey of nearly 1,300 teens and 562 parents of teens. It was done by telephone in March and April for t

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  7. Fewer Kids Drinking Alcohol Before 13

    May 30, 2006 -- The percentage of kids who have their first alcoholic drink before turning 13 has shrunk in recent decades, new research shows. But underage drinking is "clearly a continuing and critical problem," writes Vivian Faden, PhD, in the journal Alcoholism Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimen

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  8. Teen Virginity Pledges: Can They Work?

    May 2, 2006 - Half of teens who take virginity pledges deny it a year later. But many sexually active teens become born-again virgins after taking the pledge, a new study shows. Harvard graduate student Janet Rosenbaum analyzed data on a nationally representative sample of seventh through 12th grade

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  9. Media May Prompt Teen Sex

    April 3, 2006 -- Teens who see and hear a lot about sex in the media may be more than twice as likely to have early sexual intercourse as those who are rarely exposed to sexual content. A new study shows that 12- to 14-year-olds exposed to the most sexual content in movies, music, magazines, and on

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  10. U.S. Teens Falling Short on Sleep

    March 28, 2006 -- Most U.S. adolescents are falling short on sleep, a new survey shows. Results of the National Sleep Foundation's "2006 Sleep in America Poll" include: One in five adolescents get the optimal amount of sleep for their age group (nine or more hours per night). Nearly half (45%) get a

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