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  1. Teenage Girls Get Tans Despite Cancer Risk

    May 2, 2011 -- Large numbers of  teenage girls are still using tanning beds or sunbathing outdoors despite repeated warnings from doctors that too much exposure to ultraviolet light can lead to skin cancer, a new survey shows. The American Academy of Dermatology’s poll of about 3,800 white girls and

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  2. Obese Teens Engage in Risky Behavior

    April 25, 2011 -- Teens with extreme obesity may engage in risky behaviors at similar rates as those with a healthy weight, but sometimes in more dangerous ways, according to a new study. The government-funded research looked at the risks for sex, alcohol, illegal drugs, or suicide attempts reported

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  3. Teen Suicide Attempts Tied to Social Environment

    April 18, 2011 -- A negative social environment may increase risk for suicide attempts by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) teenagers. A new study shows the risk of suicide attempts among LGB teens is 20% higher in communities that are less supportive of homosexuality than in supportive social enviro

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  4. More Music, Less Reading in Kids With Depression

    April 5, 2011 -- The amount of time a tween or teen spends listening to music appears to be associated with his risk of major depression, a new study shows. Study researchers are quick to point out that the music probably isn’t causing the depression, although it may be a way for children to find re

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  5. Some Athletic Girls Risk Stress Fractures

    April 4, 2011 -- Girls who play high-impact sports like basketball, running, and cheerleading may be putting their bones at risk of developing stress fractures. A new study shows adolescent girls who participate in high-impact sports are more likely to develop stress fractures than teenage girls who

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  6. Unhealthy Diet Raises Heart Risk for Obese Teens

    March 22, 2011 -- Obese teens don’t have enough fresh produce, dairy products, or fiber in their diets and may be more likely than normal-weight teens to develop heart and other health problems, new research indicates. This doesn’t mean they don’t feel well as youngsters, but that their diets aren’t

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  7. Many College Students Unaware of Their Hearing Loss

    March 17, 2011 -- Many college students think they can hear just fine, but new research suggests that up to one-fourth of them may actually have evidence of early hearing loss. The new finding appears in the International Journal of Audiology. Researchers made this discovery while recruiting college

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  8. School Band Instruments Are Bacterial Hot Spots

    March 16, 2011 -- Your band instrument may be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, according to a new study. The study is published in the journal General Dentistry. While both the internal and external components of brass and woodwind instruments -- which are often shared among students without

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  9. Brain Scans Shed Light on Teen Peer Pressure

    March 9, 2011 -- Specific areas in the brain that may be linked to sensations of reward and resistance to risk-taking become increasingly active in early adolescence, indicating that over time the youths may be improving their ability to resist peer pressure, a new study suggests. Researchers used f

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  10. Group Calls for Tanning Salon Ban for Teens

    March 1, 2011 -- Not enough is being done to reduce sun exposure and the risk of skin cancer among children, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Lifelong sun protection is needed from an early age, and the group is calling for the U.S. government to ban the use o

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