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    1. Weight-Loss Surgery May Benefit Very Obese Teens

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgeries, long used by obese adults to drop excess pounds, may provide long-lasting health benefits to very obese teenagers, a new study finds. The study of extremely obese teens found that, three years after eith

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    2. Teens Swayed by Alcohol Ads

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Advertising strongly influences which brands of alcohol teens drink, a new study finds. The study found that 13- to 20-year-olds are over five times more likely to drink brands advertised on national television and 36 per

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    3. Fewer Teens Smoking Cigarettes, But More Using Pot

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While worried parents may take comfort in new statistics that show smoking among American teenagers has dropped 64 percent in recent years, the same report also shows that marijuana use has doubled. And plenty of young

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    4. Teens Copy Parents' Smoking: Study

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although many teens don't often copy their parents' behavior, there's one habit they may pick up from mom or dad -- smoking. Teens are three times more likely to smoke at least one cigarette -- and their odds of n

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    5. Antidepressant Paxil Not Safe for Teens: Analysis

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A controversial clinical trial of the antidepressant Paxil came to the wrong conclusion when it declared the drug safe and effective for treating troubled teenagers, according to a reanalysis of the original data mor

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    6. Study: Trying E-Cigarettes May Lead to Smoking

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who use e-cigarettes are much more likely to become smokers than those who don't, a new study reports. More than one-third of teens and young adults who tried the battery-powered devices wound up smoking to

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    7. Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The impact that young teens' sexual activity has on their circle of friends differs for girls and boys, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from youngsters in 28 rural communities in Iowa and Pennsylvania who wer

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    8. E-Cigs May Spur Teens to Try Smoking: Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns that e-cigarettes are a stepping stone to smoking for teens appear to have merit, new research suggests. Los Angeles-area teenagers who had never smoked before were three to four times more likely to try cigare

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    9. Vitamin D Supplements Little Help for Obese Teens

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin D supplements does not benefit obese teens and may actually harm their health, new research indicates. Studies have suggested a link between vitamin D deficiency and problems such as insulin resistance and h

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    10. Screen Depressed Teens for Heart Disease: Experts

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with major depression or bipolar disorder may face a higher risk for heart disease and they need to be followed closely, new recommendations from the American Heart Association state. "Youth with mood disorders are

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