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Researchers found that being overweight at age 18 is associated with an increased risk of premature death in younger and middle aged women.
The practice of ridicule both reflects and affects teens' perceptions of belongingness, the content of ridicule conveys information about the consumption norms and values of peer groups.
Teens publicly conformed to the behavior of high status peers when others viewed their responses.
Teens appear to be getting the message to buckle up. Another highlight involves the alcohol use.
Restrictions decrease fatal crashes for 16 year old drivers and teens.
Estrogen seems to play a different role during stress in black and white teen girls, a difference that may help explain higher cardiovascular disease rates in blacks.
Early puberty also is a time when teenagers and even pre teens are likely to first experiment with marijuana.
Non fatal and self inflicted injuries by teenage and young adult females are major public health problems.
Many teenage girls report being threatened or pressured by their partners into having sex, potentially increasing their risk for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancies.
Teens aged 15 to 17 years who live in poverty are more likely to be overweight than those not living in poverty.
Most of the teenage girls she talked with were given cellphones by their parents to keep them safe, a safety that the girls believed was a real concern.
Teenage boys have feelings, too, and when it comes to matters of the heart, they may not be so fleeting after all.
Disabled teenagers hold the same aspirations to stay in education and find fulfilling careers as their non disabled classmates.
Groups of teenagers 'hanging out' on the streets may look intimidating, but young people often gang together with friends as a way of keeping safe and avoiding trouble.
Among teens who fare well are skateboarders, particularly regarding their self esteem and despite a lack of wide public support for this activity.
Owning a piece of clothing or other merchandise with an alcohol brand name on it may be associated with an earlier start to drinking.
Teenage depression is widespread and can become a life- ong illness, but is more often transitory.
Teens who consider themselves overweight may have a greater risk for depression and school related stress.
Media exposure strongly influences supplements use by teens.
A fifth of young adults whose blood vessels ruptured inside their brain abused drugs.
Teenagers are more likely to think about wanting to be thin, and to be frequent dieters, if they accurately perceive that being thin is important to their mothers.