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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Teen Girls Bear Brunt of Stress Fractures

    Feb. 15, 2011 -- Stress fractures in teenage athletes are under-reported and more likely to affect girls than boys, according to new research. Track, cross country, basketball, soccer, and football were the top sports activities linked with stress fractures in the study. ''Parents should be aware, t

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  7. Prescriptions of Controlled Drugs Rise for Teens

    Nov. 29, 2010 -- Controlled medications are increasingly being prescribed for adolescents and young adults, even though abuse of such drugs has become a major public health concern, a new study shows. Controlled medications were prescribed for 11.2% of visits by adolescents aged 15 to 19 to health c

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  8. FDA: Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks Are Unsafe

    Nov. 17, 2010 -- Federal officials have warned four companies that caffeine added to some of their alcoholic beverages makes their drinks unsafe and has asked the companies to provide data concerning these safety concerns. The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued similar warning letters

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  9. 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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  10. 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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