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    1. Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most boys and a large portion of girls in the United States have not received even a single dose of the cancer-preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, even though some slow progress has been made, federal resear

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    2. Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke the real thing, new research suggests. The study, which included almost 2,100 California high school students, found that one-quarter had ever "vaped" (tried

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    3. Medical Marijuana May Pose Risk to Teens: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have legal permission to use medical marijuana are 10 times more likely to say they're addicted than those who get the drug illegally, a new study shows. University of Michigan researchers looked at nearly 4,400

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    4. U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of U.S. teenagers aged 15 to 19 are having sex, a rate dramatically lower than it was a quarter-century ago, a new federal government report shows. Only 44 percent of girls and 47 percent of boys betwee

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    5. Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although more American teens are using marijuana, their use of alcohol and cigarettes has decreased, a new study finds. Penn State researchers reviewed information from nearly 600,000 high school seniors surveyed about

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    6. Many Overweight or Obese Teens Don't See A Problem

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese teens don't believe they have a weight problem, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed data on about 5,000 teens. They were between 13 and 15 years of age, and they all lived in the United Kingd

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    7. Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines

      By Valerie DeBenedette HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine surgery may be an effective choice for teens who haven't gotten relief from standard treatment, a small study suggests. In the study, researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cl

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    8. Hospitals: More Self-Inflicted Injuries in Kids

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. kids are landing in the ER because of self-inflicted injuries, a new study finds. Between 2009 and 2012, self-injuries accounted for a rising percentage of children's emergency room trips -- increasin

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    9. Bullied Teens at Risk for Later Depression

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young teens who are bullied appear to be at higher risk of depression when they reach early adulthood, according to new research. "We found that teenagers who reported being frequently bullied were twice as likely to be

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    10. Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who drink heavily appear to have significant abnormalities in brain development, a new study finds. Heavy drinking by teens may also be associated with a gene mutation linked to impulsiveness, according to another new

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