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  1. Mood-Altering Medications Not Overused in Teens

    Dec. 3, 2012 -- Most teens with mental illnesses don’t take medications for their conditions, a new survey finds. The study contradicts reports of widespread and indiscriminate pill-popping in high schoolers. If anything, researchers say, many kids may not be getting enough help for real problems th

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  2. Prescribe Morning-After Pill to Teens in Advance?

    Nov. 26, 2012 -- Pediatricians should routinely talk to their teen patients about emergency birth control and write them prescriptions for “morning-after pills” so they can get them quickly if necessary, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Although the U.S. t

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  3. Some Teens Risk Health to Build Muscle

    Nov. 19, 2012 -- The quest for six-pack abs and a ripped physique may be leading some teens -- especially boys -- in an unhealthy direction, a new study suggests. Nearly 2,800 middle school and high school students answered questions about what they did to build muscle size or tone. Exercise was, fa

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  4. Smartphones Linked to Higher Rates of Teen Sex

    Oct. 30, 2012 -- A new study shows that many teens use the Internet to seek partners, and those that do are more likely to engage in unsafe sex. “We wanted to know if the risk was real rather than just hype,” says researcher Eric Rice, PhD, a researcher with the School of Social Work at the Universi

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  5. Young Athletes Not Worried About Concussions

    Oct. 22, 2012 -- Despite a media blitz, most high school football players are not concerned about the consequences of a concussion. A new study shows fear of losing valuable playing time keeps many high school football players from telling a coach or parent about symptoms of a concussion. Researcher

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  6. HPV Vaccine Not Linked to Promiscuity in Girls

    Oct. 15, 2012 -- Getting the HPV vaccine is not linked to signs of increased sexual activity in preteen girls, a new study shows. Genital HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a sexually transmitted infection. Gardasil, an HPV vaccine approved in 2006, and Cervarix, a second HPV vaccine approved in 2009,

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  7. Teen Drinking and Driving Down

    Oct. 2, 2012 -- Nine out of 10 U.S. teens are not drinking and driving, according to a new CDC report released today. "Teen drinking and driving has dropped by more than half in the past 15 to 20 years," said Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the CDC, who spoke at a telebriefing. While that ne

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  8. Teens Over 1/3 of New Prescription Drug Abusers

    Sept. 24, 2012 -- Efforts to lessen prescription drug misuse in the United States may be starting to pay off in young adults, but the continuing problem among teens is worrisome, a new government report shows. The number of people aged 18 to 25 who said they had used prescription drugs for non-medic

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  9. Which Birth Control Methods Are Best for Teens?

    Sept. 21, 2012 -- Sexually active teen girls' best bet for birth control is either an IUD or a birth-control implant, say new guidelines from a leading doctors' group. More than 40% of teens are sexually active. Nearly all of them use some kind of birth control. But fewer than 1 in 20 uses the most

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  10. Teen Sexting Linked to More Sexual Activity

    Sept. 17, 2012 -- "Sexting,'' the sending or receiving of sexually explicit messages or photos by cell phone, isn't an alternative to teens' sexual activity, but is actually linked to it, according to a new study. "Sexting is part of the new landscape of the sex lives of teens," says researcher Eric

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