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  1. Survey: Teens Driving Distracted, Fast

    Jan. 25, 2007 -- The vast majority of teens regularly drive while distracted by other passengers, cell phones, and other factors, suggest the results of an insurance industry survey released Wednesday. Ninety percent of all teens said their friends drive while using a mobile phone, either to talk or

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  2. 1 in 3 American Teens Unfit

    Oct. 2, 2006 -- One in three American teens gets an "F" in physical fitness. The finding comes from a national sample of 3,287 kids aged 12-19. The study included a treadmill test. The shocking result: A third of U.S. boys and girls fail to meet acceptable fitness standards. "This represents a signi

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  3. Teen Drinking, Drugs: Parents Unaware

    Sept. 25, 2006 -- When teens drink or use drugs, their parents often don't know it, a new study shows. The study appears in October's edition of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Nearly 600 youths aged 12-17 years answered questions about their use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

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  4. 26% of Teens Drive Drunk or on Drugs

    Sept. 20, 2006 -- More than one in four teens who drive say they've driven drunk or on drugs. The findings come from a nationally representative survey of 903 teens with drivers' licenses at 26 high schools. Promised confidentiality, the teens filled out the 160-question surveys during homeroom or s

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  5. Teen Brain: It's All About Me

    Sept. 7, 2006 -- It may be a "me first" world in the typical teen brain. Brain scans show that teen's brains may still be developing when it comes to sensitivity to other people's feelings. And in a second study, the same researchers found that adolescents and preadolescents are slower at predicting

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  6. Survey: Teens Using Less Marijuana

    Sept. 7, 2006 -- Fewer American adolescents reported using marijuana last year, though overall illegal drug use remained largely unchanged, according to a federal report released Thursday. The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that 6.8% of middle school and high school students

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  7. Lots of Drinks, Drugs at Teen Parties

    Aug. 17, 2006 - A lot of teen parties are "awash with alcohol and drugs," though their parents don't seem to know it, according to a U.S. survey of teens and parents. The new report is based on a survey of nearly 1,300 teens and 562 parents of teens. It was done by telephone in March and April for t

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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