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  1. Teens Safer Behind Wheel, but Too Many Texting

    June 7, 2012 -- Teens have become safer drivers over the past 20 years, though now they have new distractions that put them at high risk on the road: their iPhones and other tech devices. That's one of the major conclusions of the CDC's 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which was released to

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  2. Overweight, Obese Teens Show Early Heart Risks

    May 21, 2012 -- Two new studies show the early health risks the ever-enlarging number of obese U.S. teens face, from diabetes to heart damage. According to new research from the CDC, many overweight and obese teens who appear otherwise healthy already have heart disease risk factors such as high blo

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  3. Fewer U.S. Teens and Young Adults Smoke

    May 17, 2012 -- Fewer American teens and young adults are smoking cigarettes, a new government report shows. The report, done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), revealed that the percentage of adolescents aged 12 to 17 who said they smoked cigarettes during th

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  4. Fewer Teens Are Having Sex

    May 3, 2012 -- More girls in the U.S. are remaining virgins until their late teens and into their 20s, with the biggest rates of decline in sexual activity seen among African-Americans and Hispanics, the CDC says. More than half of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 -- 57% -- reported that they had

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  5. No Safe Way to Text and Drive for Teens

    April 29, 2012 -- Texting or even the thought of texting on a cell phone while driving may be distracting enough to cause a car crash for teens. Two new studies suggest that teen drivers who text with their cell phone in any position or even think about texting are more likely to be involved in an a

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  6. Video Game May Help Treat Teen Depression

    April 19, 2012 -- A video game that teaches teens to shoot down and label negative thoughts may relieve depression as least as well as more traditional talk therapy, a new study shows. The game, called "SPARX," which stands for Smart, Positive, Active, Realistic, X-factor thoughts, was developed by

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  7. Blood Test for Teen Depression Under Study

    April 17, 2012 -- Scientists have developed a blood test that may help diagnose major depression in teens and young adults. The test is in very early stages. However, scientists hope it will someday make diagnosing depression more objective for teens. "The bottom line is that a test is possible from

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  8. Teen Births Hit All-Time Low

    April 10, 2012 -- The number of babies born to U.S. teens has reached a historic low. New statistics from the CDC show the teen birth rate in 2010 dropped by 9% from 2009 to a new low of 34.3 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19. That sets several records: It's the lowest point since record-keeping beg

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  9. Sex Ed Becoming Less Prevalent in Grades 6-12

    April 5, 2012 -- New CDC data show a leveling off of the number of middle and high schools that are teaching their students about how to prevent HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy. Researchers analyzed data from 45 states in 2008 and again in 2010. They asked the principal and t

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  10. Spice, K2 Sending Teens to the Emergency Room

    March 19, 2012 -- “Spice,” “K2,” “Mr. Smiley,” “Red X Dawn,” and “Blaze” are just some of the street names for synthetic marijuana drugs. They sound like something out of a video game, but the drugs themselves are nothing to play around with, according to a new study. When smoked or ingested, these

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