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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Youth Smoking Rates Hit Standstill

    March 31, 2005 -- Nearly 30% of American high school students are still using tobacco, worrying health officials and advocates that previous gains against youth smoking have slowed. CDC figures released Thursday show that 28% of high school students were current smokers in 2004, a number essentially

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  5. Personal Goals Motivate Teens to Learn

    March 25, 2005 -- Relating what teens learn in school to their own self-improvement may be a better way to encourage children to learn complex concepts, according to new research. Researchers found when teenagers understand that what they're learning can help them fulfill internal personal goals rat

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  6. Warning Signs for Teen Marijuana Use

    March 18, 2005 - Having friends who use marijuana or other substances like alcohol and cigarettes is the No. 1 warning sign that a teenager is likely to smoke marijuana as well, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at what risk factors influence teenagers to start experimenting with marijuana or

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  7. Treatment Stops Repeated Preterm Labor

    Feb. 10, 2005 -- When pregnant women go into labor too early, successful treatment can help stop preterm labor (premature labor) from returning. Labor that occurs before the 37th week of pregnancy is called preterm. Premature babies have a greater risk of health problems and death than babies born o

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  8. Teen Moms Display Less Affection

    Jan. 21, 2005 -- When it comes to parenting, teenage mothers fuss more over their baby's fashion and are less likely to ooh and ah with their infants than women who give birth later in life. Preliminary findings published in the January issue of Hormones and Behavior indicate that adult mothers are

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  9. The American Dream: Happiness, Say Teens

    Jan. 13, 2005 -- The American dream is all about happiness, not careers or material goods, and it's within reach. That bright-eyed view comes from teenagers on the cusp of independence and their own pursuit of happiness as adults. Nearly 640 teens aged 13-18 discussed the American dream with Harris

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