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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Active As Teen, Free of Diabetes In Later Life?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of physical activity during the early teen years might reduce the risk of diabetes later in life, a new study suggests. The research included 300 children who were checked for insulin resistance every year fro

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