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Greater Muscle Strength Saves Teens

January 30, 2014
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A study of over 1 million teens found that muscle strength has an impact on their risk of death at an early age. The authors found that: “High muscular strength in adolescence, as assessed by knee extension and handgrip tests, was associated with a 20-35% lower risk of premature mortality (death) due to any...
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Marijuana Use = Depression

January 9, 2014
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KEY LINK goes NOWHERE Depression can be as debilitating as physical trauma, and after all the hoopla that marijuana is harmless, evidence is mounting that non-depressed teens who use marijuana are more likely to be depressed as young adults. And, the more marijuana your child uses, the more greater the likelihood that they will...
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Tablets Impact Sleep?

October 10, 2013
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While reading on tablets (iPad, Kindle, etc.) has many benefits (more economical, environmentally friendly, etc.) there may be some drawbacks as well. A small study recently conducted found that “exposure to light from self-luminous displays may be linked to increased risk for sleep disorders because these devices emit optical radiation at short wavelengths, close...
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Teen Muscle Strength Reduces Death

October 1, 2013
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A study of over 1 million teenage men examined how muscle strength impacted their risk of death. Follow-up after 24 years discovered that “high muscular strength in adolescence, as assessed by knee extension and handgrip tests, was associated with a 20-35% lower risk of premature mortality due to any cause…” In addition, “stronger adolescents...
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Fitness at 18 = Less Depression Later

June 6, 2013
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More studies are looking at the relationship between physical fitness and mental health. One that will be important to teens found that “lower cardiovascular fitness at age 18 was associated with increased risk of serious depression in adulthood.” The study found that those with low cardiovascular fitness had almost double the risk for serious...
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Significant Teen Computer Use = Pain

May 2, 2013
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Adolescents are probably on a computer more than any other age group. Depending on their individual situation, they use a computer for school, homework and recreation. But too much computer use can lead to computer-associated joint pain. A recent study found that “compared with those using the computer less than 3.6 hours/week, computer use...
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Thyme for Acne?

March 26, 2013
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While the study isn’t published yet, some researchers from the U.K. have found that a tincture of thyme (thyme steeped in alcohol) is reportedly more effective at killing the bacteria that causes acne than standard chemical remedies. These findings may not be conclusive, but that doesn’t keep you from trying it for yourself or...
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Vitamin D Reduces Stress Fractures

February 28, 2013
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Adolescent girls, particularly those involved in sports, can be subject to potential stress fractures. An important new study found that “Vitamin D intake is associated with lower stress fracture risk among adolescent girls who engage in high levels of high-impact activity. Neither calcium intake nor dairy intake was prospectively associated with stress fracture risk.”...
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Tanning Beds Increase Skin Cancer?

February 21, 2013
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A recent study found that the use of tanning beds can increase the risk of skin cancer. The study found that “evidence for a dose-response relationship between tanning bed use and the risk of skin cancers, especially BCC (basal cell carcinoma), and the association is stronger for patients with a younger age at exposure.”...
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Soft Drinks = Teen Violence

November 13, 2012
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Mixing sugar and caffeine in soft drinks may seem harmless, but recent research suggests otherwise. The study, published in the Injury Prevention journal, found that “there was a significant and strong association between soft drinks and violence. There may be a direct cause-and-effect relationship, perhaps due to the sugar or caffeine content of soft...
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