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  1. Study: Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Youths Will Be Arrested by Age 23

    Dec. 19, 2011 -- America’s youth are in trouble -- literally. Parents and non-parents alike might be shocked to learn a new study estimates that roughly 1 in 3 U.S. youths will be arrested for a non-traffic offense by age 23 -- a “substantively higher” proportion than predicted in the 1960s. The stu

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  2. Moms of Preemies Face Health Problems, Too

    Dec. 16, 2011 -- Stephanie Breiby describes the months after the birth of her twin sons, Hawthorne and Ethan, as a roller coaster of highs and lows. Born three months prematurely, one weighing 2 1/2 pounds and the other just 2 pounds, the boys remained in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit

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  3. Teens Smoking Fewer Cigarettes, More Marijuana

    Dec. 14, 2011 -- Fewer teens than ever are smoking cigarettes, but marijuana use has steadily increased over the past five years, according to a new nationwide survey. In addition, alcohol use by teens is at its lowest level in 15 years, according to the “Monitoring the Future” survey. In its 37th y

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  4. Are Working Moms Healthier and Happier?

    Dec. 13, 2011 -- Mothers who work part time may be enjoying some unexpected full-time perks: Better overall health and fewer signs of depression compared to stay-at-home moms.  A new study suggests mothers who work part time, especially when their children are babies and preschool age, have less sym

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  5. Accidental Drug Overdoses on the Rise Among Kids

    Dec. 13, 2011 -- Childproof drug packaging isn’t enough to protect children from the rising number of accidental drug overdoses at home, according to the CDC. Researchers say more than 60,000 young children in the U.S. are treated in emergency rooms each year for accidental overdoses because they go

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  6. Depression and Binge Eating Linked in Teen Girls

    Dec. 13, 2011 -- Depression and binge eating may go hand in hand among teenage girls. New research shows that teen girls who are depressed are twice as likely to binge eat or overeat. The converse is also true: Teen girls who binge eat or overeat are two times more likely to become depressed than th

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  7. Study: HPV Vaccine Doesn't Encourage Risky Sexual Activity

    Dec. 13, 2011 -- Girls and young women who are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) appear to be no more likely than those who are not vaccinated to engage in sexually risky behaviors, a CDC survey finds. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., with an estimated 6

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  8. Many Kids' Cereals Loaded With Sugar: Report

    Dec. 7, 2011 -- If you think giving your child cereal for breakfast ensures a healthy start to the day, check the label. Many kids' cereals are loaded with sugar, according to a new report that looked at 84 cereals. "In our study, three cereals have more sugar than a Twinkie,'' says Paul Pestano, MS

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  9. Study: Fears of Teen 'Sexting' May Be Exaggerated

    Dec. 5, 2011 -- Parents of teens have plenty to keep them up at night, but most don't have to worry that their children are engaging in "sexting," a new study shows. Study researchers defined "sexting" as appearing in, creating, or receiving sexual images or videos using a cell phone or the Internet

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  10. Violent Video Games Linked to Brain Changes

    Nov. 30, 2011 (Chicago) --  Playing violent video games might produce temporary changes in areas of the brain that help control emotion, preliminary research suggests. Brain scans showed that 11 young men who shot at video game characters for about 10 hours in one week had decreased activity in area

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