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  1. Fewer Kids Drinking Alcohol Before 13

    May 30, 2006 -- The percentage of kids who have their first alcoholic drink before turning 13 has shrunk in recent decades, new research shows. But underage drinking is "clearly a continuing and critical problem," writes Vivian Faden, PhD, in the journal Alcoholism Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimen

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  2. Teen Virginity Pledges: Can They Work?

    May 2, 2006 - Half of teens who take virginity pledges deny it a year later. But many sexually active teens become born-again virgins after taking the pledge, a new study shows. Harvard graduate student Janet Rosenbaum analyzed data on a nationally representative sample of seventh through 12th grade

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  3. Media May Prompt Teen Sex

    April 3, 2006 -- Teens who see and hear a lot about sex in the media may be more than twice as likely to have early sexual intercourse as those who are rarely exposed to sexual content. A new study shows that 12- to 14-year-olds exposed to the most sexual content in movies, music, magazines, and on

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  4. U.S. Teens Falling Short on Sleep

    March 28, 2006 -- Most U.S. adolescents are falling short on sleep, a new survey shows. Results of the National Sleep Foundation's "2006 Sleep in America Poll" include: One in five adolescents get the optimal amount of sleep for their age group (nine or more hours per night). Nearly half (45%) get a

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  5. Herb Use Linked to Teen Drug Use

    March 24, 2006 -- Teens who have tried herbal products are much more likely to try other potentially more dangerous drugs such as cocaine and anabolic steroids, a new study suggests. Researchers found teenagers who had used herbal products, such as dietary supplements, were six times more likely to

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  6. Teens' MP3 Habits May Up Hearing Loss

    March 16, 2006 -- New surveys show double trouble for high school students when it comes to hearing loss. First, high school students were more likely than adults to report any of these possible signs of hearing loss: Needing to turn up the volume on their TV or radio: 28% of students and 26% of adu

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  7. New Way to Cut Weight and Sugary Drinks

    March 6, 2006 -- Researchers have designed a new plan to help teens cut down on sugary drinks and possibly lose extra weight. The plan, described in Pediatrics, has three key features: Home delivery of calorie-free drinks to teens' homes. Counseling teens by phone about choosing calorie-free drinks.

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  8. Want Your Teen to Drive Safely? Talk the Talk

    Oct. 25, 2005 -- It may come as no surprise that teenagers with a fresh driver's license are more likely to take risks when driving than more experienced drivers. But a new study suggests that parents may be able to reduce those risks by talking to teens about the consequences for unsafe driving and

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  9. Popularity May Be Bad for Preteens' Health

    Sept. 15, 2005 -- Popularity may be hazardous to a preteen's health, Popularity may be hazardous to a preteen's health, according to a new study that shows popular preteens are more likely to start smoking at an early age than their less popular peers. Researchers say preteens may believe that being

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  10. College Drinking: Students Pass Alcohol Quiz

    Sept. 14, 2005 -- College students generally have a decent idea of how much alcohol they consume, especially if they're drinking beer, a new study shows. "It's good news for people who do survey research," researcher Aaron White, PhD, tells WebMD. "It suggests that when students self-report how much

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