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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Fake Marijuana Use Is a Serious Problem for Teens

      Dec. 4, 2012 -- Close to 11,500 people were treated in emergency rooms in 2010 for nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and other symptoms related to the use of synthetic or fake marijuana products such as "K2" or "Spice." Three-quarters of these people were aged 12 to 29, and 78% in this group were male. M

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    10. Prescribe Morning-After Pill to Teens in Advance?

      Nov. 26, 2012 -- Pediatricians should routinely talk to their teen patients about emergency birth control and write them prescriptions for “morning-after pills” so they can get them quickly if necessary, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Although the U.S. t

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