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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High BP Later

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who are either overweight or have low fitness levels face a heightened risk of developing high blood pressure by middle age, a large new study finds. People who were both heavy and out of shape in their teens showe

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    8. Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of teens, women and blacks are being diagnosed with kidney stones, and the trend is cause for alarm, researchers report. Historically, middle-aged white men have been most likely to develop the painful con

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    9. Stressed Teens May Face Higher Diabetes Risk Later

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have trouble coping with stress may be at increased risk for type 2 diabetes as adults, new research suggests. For the study, researchers examined data from more than 1.5 million 18-year-old men who were conscr

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    10. Half of U.S. Teens Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite widespread laws banning smoking in public places, new research indicates nearly half of American teens who've never used tobacco are exposed to harmful secondhand smoke -- many in their homes and family cars. Exa

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