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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Cinnamon Stunt Can Have Serious Lung Effects

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- As if parents didn't have enough to worry about, it seems a growing number of kids are taking the "Cinnamon Challenge" -- a stunt that has landed some in the ER, pediatricians warn. The Cinnamon Challenge sounds simple but is almo

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    6. Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 20 percent of American teens who give birth have already had one or more babies, a federal study released Tuesday says. In 2010, more than 365,000 teens aged 15 to 19 gave birth and about 67,000 (18.3 percent) of those w

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    7. Even a Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk

      By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- College students who use marijuana and other illegal substances, even occasionally, are more likely to leave school than students who don't dabble in drugs, new research finds. There's a strong link between marijuana use a

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    8. Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Kidney Damage

      Feb. 13, 2013 -- Kidney damage is now among the growing list of serious health effects associated with using synthetic marijuana. Also known as Spice, Spice Gold, and K2, synthetic marijuana has been marketed as various herbal mixtures and sold as incense, bath additives, and air fresheners. They co

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    9. Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Teens, Study Finds

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new report warns that popular energy drinks such as Red Bull and Rockstar pose potential hazards to teens, especially when mixed with alcohol. The report, published in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics in Review, sum

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    10. Teen Marijuana Use at All-Time High

      Dec. 19, 2012 -- A new survey shows marijuana use by teens remains high, and officials say it will probably increase as a result of Washington and Colorado decriminalizing the drug last month. “Based on what we know ... we are predicting that it’s going to go up,” says Nora Volkow, MD, director of t

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