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  1. Teen Brains: Seeing the Big Picture

    Nov. 15, 2010 (San Diego) -- For parents who grow frustrated with their children's seeming inability to understand others who have different points of view, here's hope from the scientists: Give it a few more birthdays. Teen brains get better in this regard. As children mature, the regions in a spec

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  2. Cutting Salt as a Teen May Help Heart Later

    Nov. 15, 2010 (Chicago) -- Cutting salt intake among U.S. teens by just half a teaspoon a day would prevent up to 120,000 deaths, 64,000 heart attacks, and 28,000 strokes by the time the adolescents reach age 50. So say researchers who used computer models and clinical data to predict the health eff

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  3. Teens With Low Self-Esteem Boost Image Online

    Nov. 11, 2010 -- When it comes to the Internet, teenage girls, particularly those with low self-esteem, don’t always present themselves honestly. Girl Scouts of the USA conducted a national survey in June 2010 of 1,026 girls ages 14 through 17. The survey found that girls often downplay their positi

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  4. Obese Teens at Risk for Severe Adult Obesity

    Nov. 9, 2010 -- Obese teens are at risk of becoming severely obese as adults, according to a new study. "What's unique about this study is, we are following them over 13 years," says researcher Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, associate professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hil

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  5. Too Much Texting Increases Health Risks in Teens

    Nov. 9, 2010 -- Teens who are excessive users of texting and social networking sites are much more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors like smoking and binge drinking than their peers who are not excessive users, a new study says. Researchers at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine surveyed 4

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  6. Unprotected Sex in Teens

    Nov. 8, 2010 -- Teenage girls are 30% more likely than boys to have unprotected sex the first time they have sexual intercourse regardless of any previous sex education instruction, new research indicates. Researcher Nicole Weller, a doctoral student at Arizona State University, examined data on 5,0

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  7. Bedtime Texting, Emailing Affect Teens' Sleep

    Nov. 1, 2010 -- Texting and emailing long after bedtime are common among children and teens, according to a new study, and could help explain why some are sleep-deprived the next day. The 40 students studied sent, on average, 33.5 texts or emails per school night after bedtime -- from 10 minutes to

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  8. Cosmetic Procedures Up Overall, Steady for Teens

    Aug. 3, 2010 -- The number of cosmetic surgeries performed is rising overall, but the percentage of people aged 18 and younger choosing cosmetic procedures has remained relatively unchanged over the past decade. That’s according to a trends report of 2009 statistics from the American Society for Aes

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  9. Too Much Time at Tanning Beds for Teens

    Sept. 21, 2009 -- A new study shows most tanning bed operators don’t restrict teens’ access to indoor tanning beds during the first week of use as recommended by the FDA. The FDA recommends but does not require that indoor tanning bed operators limit teens to three or fewer tanning bed session in th

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  10. Teen Pregnancy Rates Edge Higher

    July 11, 2008 -- A long trend of falling teen pregnancy rates in the U.S. could be at an end, according to a government report released Friday. The report shows that teen pregnancy rates edged upward from 21 births per 1,000 teenage girls in 2005 to 22 per 1,000 in 2006, the most recent year for whi

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