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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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