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  1. Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don't, Harvard researchers report. Among nearly 5,600 girls aged 9 to 14 who were followed between 1996 and 2001, the researchers found t

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  2. Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about half of American girls begin receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at the recommended age, a new study finds. HPV is believed to cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer, and also other types of canc

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  3. Fewer U.S. Teens in Tanning Salons, Study Finds

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. teens are using indoor tanning beds and booths, although this risky behavior remains popular with more than 1.5 million high school students, a new survey reveals. In 2013, about 20 percent of high school girls an

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  4. Teens Use E-Cigarettes More Than Cigarettes

    Dec. 16, 2014 -- The use of electronic cigarettes by American teens has surpassed their use of traditional cigarettes, according to a federal government study. Among Grade 8 students, nearly nine percent said they'd used an e-cigarette in the last month, while four percent smoked traditional cigaret

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  5. Hookah Use and Chances of Cigarette Habit in Teens

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exotic hookah water pipes are all the rage among teens and young adults, but a new study suggests they could be a "gateway" device to cigarette smoking. The study found a similar effect for young people who use snus -- a ty

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  6. Anxiety, Sleep Meds and Teen Drug Abuse Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are much more likely to abuse those drugs than other teens, a new study warns. The findings show the need to conduct substance abuse assessments on teenagers before presc

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  7. Early Puberty May Up Depression Risk in Teens

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk for depression, a new study suggests. Early puberty was linked with a number of factors associated with depression, such as poor self-image and high anxiety levels,

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  8. Study Links Teen Smoking, Severe Menstrual Cramps

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who started smoking at a young age may be at increased risk for chronic, severe menstrual pain, a new study suggests. About 29 percent of women experience severe menstrual pain. While smoking has been suspected as a

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  9. Concussions: Teen’s Tragedy Spurs Policy Change

    Oct. 15, 2014 -- At 13, Zackery Lystedt was a star player on his junior-high-school football team. Then one game changed everything. It was the second quarter. Lystedt went down hard after making a tackle, clutching both sides of his helmet in pain. He shook it off and kept playing, taking hit after

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  10. Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although exercise has long been thought to help improve the symptoms of depression, teenagers may not reap these benefits, a new British study suggests. The study found that physical activity levels in early teen years

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