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    1. Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and inflammation in late adolescence are associated with increased risk for colon and rectal cancer in adulthood, a new study of Swedish males suggests. The 35-year study found that 16- to 20-year-olds who were

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    2. Concussion Recovery Might Reverse After Doing This

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes who seem to have recovered from a concussion may actually show a subtle worsening in a particular mental ability after they return to exercise, a small study suggests. The findings come from a study of 19 high scho

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    3. Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows. An estimated 4 million fewer births occurred among te

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    4. Front-of-Head Hits and Young Football Players

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players are more likely to lose consciousness after concussions if they get hit at the top of the head compared to the sides, back or front, according to a new study. And nearly half of all concussions

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    5. Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Phone With Parent

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Up to half of teens talking on cellphones while driving are speaking with their mother or father, according to new research. "A lot of parents aren't really aware of how important it is to be a good role model and how dan

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    6. Hookah Smoking Popular Among Well-Heeled Teens

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While American teenagers have increasingly been saying "no" to cigarettes over the past decade, almost one in five high school seniors now say they have smoked a hookah pipe, a new survey shows. A form of smoking that has been

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    7. Antidepressant Warnings & Teen Suicide Attempts

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teen suicide attempts rose nearly 22 percent after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about dangers of antidepressants, a new study finds. In 2003, the FDA mandated a "black box" warning -- the most se

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    8. Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys who recently started smoking are more likely to quit than teen girls. And, both boys and girls who are frightened by cigarette warning labels or play team sports are more likely to quit, new research shows. The s

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    9. E-Cigarette Use Tied to More Smoking in Teens

      By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have tried electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke regular cigarettes, according to the authors of a new study. "We found that e-cigarette use was actually associated with increased cigarette smo

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    10. U.S. Teens Begin to Slim Down, Study Suggests

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- American teens may be getting the message that carrying excess weight isn't good for them. New research shows that the number of obese teens leveled off and the rate of overweight teens dropped slightly between 2005-'06 and 200

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