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  1. Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Kidney Damage

    Feb. 13, 2013 -- Kidney damage is now among the growing list of serious health effects associated with using synthetic marijuana. Also known as Spice, Spice Gold, and K2, synthetic marijuana has been marketed as various herbal mixtures and sold as incense, bath additives, and air fresheners. They co

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  2. Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Teens, Study Finds

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new report warns that popular energy drinks such as Red Bull and Rockstar pose potential hazards to teens, especially when mixed with alcohol. The report, published in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics in Review, sum

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  3. Teen Marijuana Use at All-Time High

    Dec. 19, 2012 -- A new survey shows marijuana use by teens remains high, and officials say it will probably increase as a result of Washington and Colorado decriminalizing the drug last month. “Based on what we know ... we are predicting that it’s going to go up,” says Nora Volkow, MD, director of t

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  4. Teen Dating Violence Linked to Substance Abuse

    Dec. 10, 2012 -- Teens in abusive relationships may be more likely to develop emotional problems and substance abuse issues as they age, a new study suggests. The study included more than 5,600 12- to 18-year-olds who had been in one or more relationships with someone of the opposite sex back in 199

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  5. 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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  6. Fake Marijuana Use Is a Serious Problem for Teens

    Dec. 4, 2012 -- Close to 11,500 people were treated in emergency rooms in 2010 for nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and other symptoms related to the use of synthetic or fake marijuana products such as "K2" or "Spice." Three-quarters of these people were aged 12 to 29, and 78% in this group were male. M

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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