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The CDC Reports Love Bugs Are on the Rise: Here is What You Should Know

Feb 25 2017 - 9:57am
chlamydia, STD, testing

If you're sexually active, you should be aware that STDs that are sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise. Here's what you need to know on how to stay safe.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that chlamydia cases have risen by almost 3

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Natural highs from fresh air should be encouraged instead of "dripping"

Feb 7 2017 - 7:40pm
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Yale researchers say that "dripping" has been tried by about 25 percent of teen e-cigarette users and this can have terrible health consequences. Teens like everyone else are much better off getting natural highs from fresh air in nature.

In a clever move to attempt to grab some of the profits from the lucrative cigarette industry e-cigarettes are being marketed as somehow being a more sophisticated and safer way to smoke.

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Treating girls like sexual objects should be discouraged

Jan 26 2017 - 6:05am
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Researchers have observed there is a direct association between the sexual objectification of girls and aggression directed towards them. An awareness of this problem should lead to aggressive initiatives to discourage treating girls as if they are sexual objects.

Our society has become increasingly violent in recent years and much of this violence has been directed against young girls.

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Can Acupuncture Alleviate Menstrual Cramps?

Dec 29 2016 - 1:05pm
Acupuncture and Alleviate Menstrual Cramps

Acupuncture has been found to help with many ailments. But did you know it can also help you when you're having menstrual cramps?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy where a licensed practitioner uses special needles to stimulate specific areas in the body to promote better health and help alleviate maladies.

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Can Having Pimples Actually Be Good? Doctors Say Acne Sufferers Live Longer

Oct 28 2016 - 3:05pm

If you were a typical teen, you've had to deal with your fair share of breakouts. When you left those hormone-unstable years, maybe your acne's improved and disappeared completely. You're probably thankful and don't want to look back at the times your acne made life unbearable. But researchers found that your acne might have actually helped lengthen your life!

According to UC Davis, 85 percent of teenagers experience some degree of acne.

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Health food stores recommend adults-only dietary supplements to teens

Apr 26 2015 - 11:42pm
Health food stores recommend adults-only supplements to teens

A new study has found that health food store employees often recommend adults-only supplements to teenagers.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that teenagers younger than 18 should not use body-shaping dietary supplements, which are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Violent video games don't affect children's behavior

Apr 4 2015 - 6:03pm
Violent video games have no effect on kids' behavior

A small new study has found that, contrary to popular belief, playing violent video games does not make kids more aggressive.

Researchers examined the video game playing habits of 217 teens -- 110 males and 107 females -- as well as their personalities as judged by their teachers.

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Teens and tweens who sext are more likely to be having sex

Jul 2 2014 - 11:43am
A young girl smiling from what may be a sext

The Internet era has changed the way we live our lives and communicate with each other. The Internet also appears to be having a dramatic effect on human sexual behavior. It is not surprising that teens and tweens often get involved with sexting. This has raised questions about whether or not this is influencing the actual sexual behavior of our youth. Recent research shows that teens and tweens who sext are more likely to be having sex.

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Decriminalization of marijuana may endanger kids

Feb 6 2014 - 9:35am
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There has been a frenzied movement for the legalization of marijuana across the United States. The excitement over legalizing pot appears to have glossed over careful considerations of the actual potential health hazards associated with marijuana. Certainly, it's not a good idea to expose kids to marijuana, as new research has implied would likely occur more often with decriminalization.

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Perception of marijuana as 'safe drug' is scientifically inaccurate

Aug 29 2013 - 12:44pm
Teenage pot smokers at greater risk of damaging brain

Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug used worldwide, according to the first-ever global survey of illicit drug abuse, and it is the most used illicit drug by teenagers because they perceive p

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