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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Teens, Parents Share E-Cig Concerns, Poll Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens agree with parents that the sale of electronic cigarettes should be tightly controlled, a new U.S. poll finds. "We found overwhelming public support of state efforts to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors,"

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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