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Texas Lawmakers Want to Close 'Bypass' for Teen Abortions
Health & Wellness  (tags: teens, abortion, reproductive rights, girls, women )

- 1566 days ago -
Texas, like many other conservative states, has strived to make it difficult for women to have abortions. Recent state laws have forced dozens of clinics to close and left some regions without a place for women to go.
Obese Teens More Likely to Bully
Health & Wellness  (tags: Obese, teens, more, likely, to bully )

- 2733 days ago -
Obese teens are on both sides of the bullying divide with a greater likelihood of being victims and perpetrators compared to their peers, a new study suggests.
Docs Warn About Facebook Use and Teen Depression
Health & Wellness  (tags: Facebook, teens, children, socialmedia sites, health, depression )

- 3037 days ago -
Add "Facebook depression" to potential harms linked with social media, an influential doctors' group warns, referring to a condition it says may affect troubled teens who obsess over the online site.
Tobacco Smoking Impacts Teens' Brains, Study Shows
Health & Wellness  (tags: smoking, Teens, Tobacco, memory )

- 3057 days ago -
Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., with more than 400,000 deaths each year attributable to smoking or its consequences.And yet teens still smoke.
Eating Disorders Hit More Than Half Million Teens
Health & Wellness  (tags: Eating disorders, teens, health, diet )

- 3057 days ago -
More than half a million U.S. teens have had an eating disorder but few have sought treatment for the problem, government research shows.The study is billed as the largest and most comprehensive analysis of eating disorders. It involved nationally .......
ADHD, Conduct Disorder and Smoking Most Strongly Related to Dropping Out of High School
Health & Wellness  (tags: Teens, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Smoking, Dropping out, psychiatric condition, childhood )

- 3280 days ago -
Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- the most common childhood psychiatric condition in the United States -- are less likely to finish high school on time than students with other mental-health disorders that often are considered
Two Whitman Teens Recovering After Being Struck By Lightning
Health & Wellness  (tags: lightning, burns, teens, hospital, treatment )

- 3370 days ago -
WHITMAN -- Two Whitman-Hanson Regional High School students are recovering from burns after being struck by lightning during a severe storm last week. "They were very lucky," said Debra Sardina, 44, mother of Toni Griffin, 15, who suffered burn marks to
Teen Suicide Risk Similar Among Antidepressants
Health & Wellness  (tags: antidepressants, suicides, teens, children, suicides from antidepressants, SSRI's, psychatry, big pharma, research, healthcare, warning, risks, drugs, prevention )

- 3383 days ago -
The heightened risk of teen suicide doesn't vary among users of different antidepressants, a new study finds.Researchers say the finding supports the FDA's current "black box" warning on all antidepressants detailing the increased risk of sui
Late-Night Teens 'Face Greater Depression Risk'
Health & Wellness  (tags: Teens, depression risk, Late-night, risk, health )

- 3486 days ago -
A US study of 12 to 18-year-olds found those with bedtimes after midnight were 24% more likely to have depression than those who went to bed before 2200.
Teens and Depression
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, mental health, wellness, depression, suicide, teens, children, prevention, treatment, warning, death, risks )

- 3727 days ago -
Twenty percent of teenagers are affected by depression before they reach adulthood. Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide. "Depression can be a difficult problem to pick up on and sometimes to know about," said Dr. Manny Cirenza.
FDA to Allow Plan B Birth Control for 17-Year-Olds
Health & Wellness  (tags: FDA, government, Morning After Pill, health, teens, prevention, protection, women )

- 3741 days ago -
WASHINGTON - Seventeen-year-olds will soon be able to buy the "morning-after" emergency contraceptive without a doctor's prescription, a decision conservatives denounced as a blow to parental supervision of teens.
Report Warns on Serious Mental Problems in Teens Using Pot
Health & Wellness  (tags: study, drugs, mental illness, depression. marijuana, teens, warning )

- 4087 days ago -
Marijuana is one of the world's most commonly used illegal drugs. There are approximately 300 million users worldwide and 28 million users in the United States alone. Marijuana comes from a plant called "Cannabis sativa." The chemical found in this pla
Psychiatry's Prescription for Violence   video
Health & Wellness  (tags: Psychiatry, Drugs, suicide, death, CCHR, London, teens, pharmaceuticals, abuse, kids, ritalin, sedatives, medications )

- 4091 days ago -
Hear what the experts have to say about some of the many tragic deaths that have occurred due to the prescription of psychotropic drugs.
Help Teens Avoid Getting STDs
Health & Wellness  (tags: society, protection, risks, std, teens )

- 4137 days ago -
The numbers are startling. At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease. That's more than 3 million teens.
Mobile Phone Radiation Wrecks Your Sleep
Health & Wellness  (tags: technology, health, radiation, cancer, sleep, teens, children )

- 4200 days ago -
Phone makers' own scientists discover that bedtime use can lead to headaches, confusion and depression

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