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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Teen Blood Donors Face More Complications

    May 20, 2008 -- Teens who donate blood may be more likely to develop complications such as fainting and bruising, according to a new study. The results show 16- and 17-year-old blood donors were more than three times as likely to suffer from donation-related complications compared with donors aged 2

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  5. Sexual Harassment a Hurdle for Teen Girls

    May 15, 2008 -- Despite strides in gender equality most teenage girls continue to experience sexual harassment at home, school, and on the playing field. A new study shows that 90% of girls report experiencing sexual harassment at least once and more than half have experienced academic sexism regard

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  6. Teen Brain May Be Wired for Moodiness

    Feb. 25, 2008 -- Know a moody teen who can argue with you endlessly? Changes in the teen brain may be egging them on. New research shows that when teens and parents tackle touchy topics, the teen brain may affect how long and hard the teen argues. One particular area of the brain -- the amygdala, wh

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  7. Survey: Teens Driving Distracted, Fast

    Jan. 25, 2007 -- The vast majority of teens regularly drive while distracted by other passengers, cell phones, and other factors, suggest the results of an insurance industry survey released Wednesday. Ninety percent of all teens said their friends drive while using a mobile phone, either to talk or

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  8. 1 in 3 American Teens Unfit

    Oct. 2, 2006 -- One in three American teens gets an "F" in physical fitness. The finding comes from a national sample of 3,287 kids aged 12-19. The study included a treadmill test. The shocking result: A third of U.S. boys and girls fail to meet acceptable fitness standards. "This represents a signi

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  9. Teen Drinking, Drugs: Parents Unaware

    Sept. 25, 2006 -- When teens drink or use drugs, their parents often don't know it, a new study shows. The study appears in October's edition of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Nearly 600 youths aged 12-17 years answered questions about their use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

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  10. 26% of Teens Drive Drunk or on Drugs

    Sept. 20, 2006 -- More than one in four teens who drive say they've driven drunk or on drugs. The findings come from a nationally representative survey of 903 teens with drivers' licenses at 26 high schools. Promised confidentiality, the teens filled out the 160-question surveys during homeroom or s

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