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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Teen Dating Violence Linked to Substance Abuse

      Dec. 10, 2012 -- Teens in abusive relationships may be more likely to develop emotional problems and substance abuse issues as they age, a new study suggests. The study included more than 5,600 12- to 18-year-olds who had been in one or more relationships with someone of the opposite sex back in 199

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    10. Mood-Altering Medications Not Overused in Teens

      Dec. 3, 2012 -- Most teens with mental illnesses don’t take medications for their conditions, a new survey finds. The study contradicts reports of widespread and indiscriminate pill-popping in high schoolers. If anything, researchers say, many kids may not be getting enough help for real problems th

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