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  1. Can Too Much Texting Make Teens Shallow?

    Feb. 3, 2012 -- Teens and young adults who text frequently -- such as more than 300 text messages a day -- may be risking more than sore thumbs, according to a new study. "Heavy texters do seem to be a little more materialistic and less concerned about inward growth," says Paul Trapnell, PhD, associ

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  2. CDC: Many Teen Moms Didn’t Think They Could Get Pregnant

    Jan. 19, 2012 -- Teens who have babies without meaning to often don’t use birth control because they think they can’t get pregnant, according to a CDC survey. Half the teenage moms with unplanned pregnancies who responded to the survey said they weren’t using contraceptives when their babies were co

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  3. Using Headphones While Walking a Dangerous Move

    Jan. 17, 2012 -- The dangers of driving while talking on a cell phone may be in the news, but walking while wearing headphones can also be deadly. A new study shows that in the last six years, serious injuries and deaths have tripled among pedestrians struck by a car or train while wearing headphone

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  4. Chewing Gum Before a Test May Boost Performance

    Dec. 2, 2011 -- Chewing gum before a test may give students an extra edge during finals season. A new study shows chewing gum for five minutes before a test improves performance. But be sure to get rid of the gum before the test starts. Researchers say chewing gum during testing may detract from you

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  5. 'Freshman 15' May Be Just a Myth

    Nov. 3, 2011 -- Worried about gaining the "freshman 15"? Forget about it and focus on your course load instead. New research shows that the freshman 15 is just a myth. In the study, female students gained on average about 3 pounds during their freshman year and males gained about 3.5 pounds. This is

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  6. CDC: More Teenage Boys Using Condoms

    Oct. 12, 2010 -- More teenagers are using a condom -- by itself or along with a partner's hormonal contraceptive -- according to a new teen sex survey from the CDC. The survey shows sexual activity and contraceptive use among U.S. teenagers have remained relatively stable over the last decade. But c

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  7. Lack of Sleep for Teens Linked to Risky Behavior

    Sept. 27, 2011 -- Teenagers who don't get enough sleep on school nights may be more likely to take risks with their health. A new CDC study shows high school students who sleep less than eight hours on school nights are more likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, seriously consider suicide, and

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  8. Doctors' Groups Say Teens Shouldn't Box

    Aug. 29, 2011 -- Teens and boxing are a bad combination, doctors say. The risk of brain and other injuries during boxing makes the sport too risky, according to a new policy statement by U.S. and Canadian pediatrician groups. The statement urges doctors to ''vigorously oppose boxing for any child or

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  9. Overweight Teens Often Miss Obesity Screening

    July 18, 2011 -- Overweight teenagers are no more likely than their normal-weight peers to receive screening designed to prevent childhood obesity, according to a new study. Despite recommendations calling for pediatricians to target children at risk for childhood obesity, researchers found that ove

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  10. Binge Drinking May Affect Memory of Teens

    July 15, 2011 -- Binge drinking may have lasting effects on the still-developing brains of teenagers. A new study shows that long after the hangover wears off, binge drinking impairs the spatial working memory of teenagers. Girls appear especially vulnerable to these effects. Spatial working memory

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