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    1. The Pill Tied to Fewer Knee Injuries in Teen Girls

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teen girls who take birth control pills may be less likely to seriously injure their knees than those who don't take the pill, a new study suggests. "Young athletes currently use birth control pills for various reasons

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    2. Condom Use Falls When Teen Girls Use IUDs vs. Pill

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school girls who use long-acting contraception -- such as IUDs or implants -- are less likely to focus on condom use than girls who are on the Pill, a new study finds. Experts say the finding shows that many

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    3. Chemical-Free Cosmetics: Safer for Teen Girls?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Switching to chemical-free cosmetics and shampoos quickly lowers levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the bodies of teen girls, a new study reports. Chemicals widely used in personal care products -- including phthala

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    4. Loose Helmets Tied to Worse Teen Concussions

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players wearing loose helmets suffer worse concussion effects than players whose helmets fit properly, new research suggests. Young athletes with loose helmets had the highest rates of concussion sym

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    5. Young Athletes, Parental Pressure and 'Doping'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young male athletes under parental pressure to succeed are more likely to use banned substances to boost their sports performance, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Kent in England asked 129 young male at

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    6. Vaccine Cuts Teen Girls' HPV Rates by Two-Thirds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ten years of vaccinating against human papillomavirus (HPV) has cut infections from this cancer-causing virus by 64 percent among teen girls, U.S. health officials report. "We are continuing to see decreases in the HPV t

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    7. More Fiber May Mean Lower Breast Cancer Risk Later

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage girls who get plenty of fiber in their diets may have a lower risk of breast cancer later in life, a new, large study suggests. The study, published online Feb. 1 in the journal Pediatrics, does not prove that fiber, i

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    8. Stress-Prone Teen Boys May Risk High BP Later

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who get stressed out easily appear to have a greater risk of high blood pressure later in life, a new study suggests. The researchers found that, among 18-year-old men, those who had the lowest stress-resilience s

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    9. Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what many people may think, teenage boys commonly suffer dating violence -- including physical and emotional abuse, a new U.S. government study finds. The study focused on teens considered to be at high risk for d

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    10. Excess Weight: 'Unexpected' Boys' Puberty Effect

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Excess weight can delay or speed up puberty in young boys, depending on how many extra pounds they carry, a new study suggests. Overweight boys tend to enter and finish puberty somewhat earlier than usual, researchers

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