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  1. Many Overweight or Obese Teens Don't See A Problem

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese teens don't believe they have a weight problem, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed data on about 5,000 teens. They were between 13 and 15 years of age, and they all lived in the United Kingd

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  2. Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines

    By Valerie DeBenedette HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine surgery may be an effective choice for teens who haven't gotten relief from standard treatment, a small study suggests. In the study, researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cl

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  3. Hospitals: More Self-Inflicted Injuries in Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. kids are landing in the ER because of self-inflicted injuries, a new study finds. Between 2009 and 2012, self-injuries accounted for a rising percentage of children's emergency room trips -- increasin

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  4. Bullied Teens at Risk for Later Depression

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young teens who are bullied appear to be at higher risk of depression when they reach early adulthood, according to new research. "We found that teenagers who reported being frequently bullied were twice as likely to be

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  5. Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who drink heavily appear to have significant abnormalities in brain development, a new study finds. Heavy drinking by teens may also be associated with a gene mutation linked to impulsiveness, according to another new

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  6. Teens' Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Memory Problems

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who smoke marijuana daily may have lingering memory problems and structural abnormalities in the brain, even after they stop using the drug, a small study suggests. Researchers found that young adults who'd smoke

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  7. 1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Abused While Dating

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens -- both boys and girls -- fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds. Among teens who said they dated, one in five girls and one in 10 boys said they'd been abused at least

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  8. Very Obese Kids: Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests. In the study, about half the children suff

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  9. Sleepiness in Your Teen May Signal 'Weed' Use

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are being assessed for the sleep disorder narcolepsy should also be screened for marijuana use because the drug can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, researchers report. People with narcolepsy show the same sym

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  10. Residential Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese kids in an intensive 10-month residential treatment program lost more weight than their counterparts, and appeared to reverse artery damage that could lead to clogged arteries and heart disease, according to

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