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Teens who use energy drinks more likely to smoke, use alcohol, take drugs

2/15/2014 - A new study has found that energy drinks may be a sort of gateway drug to smoking, alcohol and drug use for teens. The study, which was published in the January/February issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine, found that nearly one-third of American teenagers drink high-caffeine energy drinks,...

Why do teens think e-cigs are cool?

12/4/2013 - What is the measurement, the "dilution" of nicotine you are receiving with your e-cig nic fit? Do you know? Does it say on the side of the juice "loader" - the "nic-juice" cartridge? Who loaded it, some "reputable company" who exports it from China? What's their guarantee and is that guarantee extended...

Illinois law encourages teens to let their own friends die from alcohol or drugs rather than call for help

8/7/2013 - When the effect of a law is to discourage citizens from doing the right thing, that law should be changed or, better yet, repealed altogether. Such is the case with an Illinois statute that essentially encourages teens who are trying to help out friends who are dangerously drunk and close to alcohol...

Teen abuse of prescription drugs up 33 percent, includes Ritalin, Adderall

5/1/2013 - A new national survey has been released, highlighting startling new trends in teen prescription drug abuse. The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation are confirming that one in four teens now abuse or misuse a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime. These results suggest a 33...

Pediatricians should push birth control pills onto young teens, says American Academy of Pediatrics

11/29/2012 - With seemingly no concern whatsoever for the sensibilities of some Americans regarding their moral or religious beliefs, a noted pediatrics organization is recommending that all pediatricians actively counsel teens about "emergency contraception," even going so far as to recommend that they be provided...

Teenage diabetes more than doubles

5/29/2012 - In another sign that America is losing its battle of bulging waistlines, new data indicates that the teenage diabetes rate has doubled, as other health risks have also remained dangerously high. Researchers with the American Diabetes Association, as well as other groups, said the number of teens...

Mass psychogenic illness or brain damage of unknown origin?

1/24/2012 4:17:37 PM - Vaccine Forum Turns Emotional 12 Girls in Le Roy New York Develop Tics - Gardasil Related? Diagnosed as Mass Hysteria Mass Hysteria? Myasshysteria Saying that these girls have conversion disorder takes all females back 100 years. (I.e. Females tend to be "hysterical" rather than having real,...

Sugary drink ads target black and Latino children and teens

12/28/2011 - A report released by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity finds that soft drink companies target black and Latino teens with ads for sugary drinks. The beverages identified by the Center as least healthy are also those most heavily promoted to children of color, researchers found. Targeting...

Mental health screening of teens creates a "crisis" where none exists

10/25/2011 - Depression in adolescents appears to be a serious and growing problem in this country, but is mental health screening the answer? Or does the appropriation of a label merely serve to drop a possibly troubled kid into psychiatry's default position of "let's fix this problem with a pill"? Mental health...

Pharmageddon: Prescription drugs are killing America's youth

7/19/2011 - No parent wants to lose a child, but when one dies from something that should be very preventable, the heartbreak and tragedy is compounded. Such is increasingly the case with prescription drugs - they're killing our youth. Sarah Shay and Savannah Kissick, of Morehead, Ky., best friends since high...

All Jacked Up is must-see food documentary for teens and parents

5/26/2011 - If you haven't yet seen the powerful (yet shocking) food documentary All Jacked Up, catch the video trailer right now at: http://programs.webseed.com/All_Jacked_Up_Hungry_for_the_Truth__NN.htm This documentary follows five teenagers who are struggling with health, obesity and mental focus, then...

More teens now turning to weight loss surgery while still eating junk foods

12/21/2010 - Weight loss surgery is becoming increasingly popular among teenagers, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, raising concerns about potentially unknown side effects in this younger population. Researchers found that in California alone, 590 people between the ages of 13 and 20...

Teens carry 30 percent more BPA than adults

11/18/2010 - Teenagers carry 30 percent more of the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in their bodies than older adults, according to a study conducted by researchers from Statistics Canada. BPA is an industrial chemical used to make hard, clear plastics for water bottles and baby bottles, and resins to line food...

Diabetes rises 1% among U.S. children and teens following Halloween candy blitz (satire)

11/1/2010 - Diabetes rose 1% among U.S. children and teens yesterday as tens of millions of households handed out literally thousands of tons of candies made with refined white sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). The event, of course, is called "Halloween," and each year it subjects tens of millions of children...

Teens Rage Over Secret Toxic Chemicals in Popular Store

10/20/2010 - A group of teens in the Bay Area recently protested against perfume pollution. The teens wore surgical masks and gas masks and carried signs expressing their anger towards certain toxic perfume ingredients. The teens stormed into an Abercrombie & Fitch store in San Francisco's Westfield Mall, in a peaceful...

Teens may be at Risk for Premature Heart Disease

2/2/2010 - Let`s face it, with the rise of fast food restaurants, a grab and go mentality, and a sedimentary lifestyle, our country is starting to pack on more and more weight. The more obese our nation becomes the more common heart disease also becomes. According to a recently finished study by the Center for...

Disease Mongering Galore: Panel Says ALL Teens Should be Screened for "Depression"

7/9/2009 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a new recommendation, published in the journal Pediatrics, that all children between the ages of 12 and 18 be regularly screened for the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD). The new recommendations surpass those of most doctors' groups --...

Teens in Danger from Epidemic of Low Vitamin D

3/12/2009 - America's teens too often are inside glued to their computers and video games instead of playing and even working outdoors like previous generations did. What's more, too many youngsters eat junk food instead of healthy whole foods. So there's plenty of reason to be concerned about a deficiency of vitamin...

Excessive Television for Teens Raises Risk of Depression as Adults

3/7/2009 - Teenagers today are spending more and more time slouched on a couch in front of the electronic box - although nowadays it's rather too flat to really be called a box anymore - called a television. And a recent University of Pittsburg and Harvard Medical School study has found that TV time for teens...

Teens and Toxic Skin Care: A Parent's Responsibility

11/17/2008 - No one has ever said that being a parent is an easy job. In the 21st century there are many reasons why successful parenting could be said to be more difficult than ever. Thanks to the impact of modern marketing methods, exploited so successfully by the cosmetics and personal care industry, teenagers...

Childhood lead exposure linked to increased injuries as teens (press release)

11/20/2006 - Teenagers who experienced high blood-lead levels during childhood appear to suffer more accidental injuries than those who had lower lead exposure, according to new research conducted by University of Cincinnati (UC) environmental health experts. The UC team reports these findings in the October...

Weight lifting can help overweight teens reduce risk of diabetes (press release)

9/25/2006 - Teens at risk of developing diabetes can prevent or delay its onset through strength training exercise, a University of Southern California study has found. Research led by Michael Goran, PhD, professor of preventive medicine in the Keck School of Medicine of USC, showed that overweight Latino teenage...

TeenScreen - Normal Kids Labeled Mentally Ill

8/23/2006 - Despite years of public outcry, based on recommendations by President Bush's New Freedom Commission to screen all school children for mental illness, TeenScreen is now being administered in the nation's public school system and children are being regularly diagnosed with one, or more, disorders chosen...

Low levels of vitamin D in teens may affect lung function (press release)

7/1/2006 - Teenagers who consume low amounts of vitamin D have lower lung function than teens who get the recommended amount of the nutrient, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 22nd. ...

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