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    1. 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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    2. Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette use is soaring among U.S. teenagers, largely because of advertising aimed at their age group, federal health officials said Tuesday. Seven out of 10 middle school and high school students say they've seen e-c

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    3. Could No-Helmet Practices Prevent Concussions?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new strategy to prevent concussions on the football field that seems counterintuitive may actually work, a new study suggests. Instead of shielding the head with increasing layers of padding, researchers think they can

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    4. U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women having babies rose last year for the first time since 2007, while births by teens fell to a record low. Also lower in 2014 were the number of unmarried women giving birth, the number of cesare

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    5. Are Parents Too Involved in Teens' Health Care?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too much parental involvement means that many American teens aren't learning how to manage their own health care, new survey results suggest. "The majority of parents are managing teens' health care visits, and their tee

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    6. HS Seniors More Likely to Smoke Pot vs. Cigarettes

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, more U.S. high school seniors are smoking marijuana than tobacco, a new survey shows. Daily marijuana use remained relatively stable at 6 percent, while those seniors who said they smoked cigarette

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    7. Most Teens' Physical Activity Occurs at School

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of young teens' daily physical activity occurs at school, but it accounts for just a fraction of their time there, according to a new study. "We knew that schools were a major source of physical activity for kids.

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    8. Could Energy 'Shots' Raise Teens' Diabetes Risk?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Caffeine-laden "energy shots" appear to trigger short-term insulin resistance in teenagers, Canadian researchers report. The finding suggests that this effect might lay the foundation for developing type 2 diabetes lat

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    9. This May Not Help Obese Teens With Type 1 Diabetes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin is the standby drug for millions of people with type 2 diabetes, but a new study finds that adding it to insulin therapy won't boost blood sugar control for overweight teens with type 1 diabetes. In type 1 diabet

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    10. Teens More Cautious About Sex If Parents Set Rules

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis suggests that parents who set rules and keep tabs on their teenagers may have kids who are more cautious about sex. "Parents really matter, and they're influential," said report co-author Vincent Guilamo-Ram

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