News tagged with teenagers

Peer pressure trumps 'thin' ideals in the media

Peers exert a greater influence on teenage girls' dissatisfaction with their bodies than do thin ideals in television or social media use, according to new research by Dr. Christopher J. Ferguson and colleagues from Texas ...

Jan 30, 2013
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Most teens support tough smoking bans, survey shows

(HealthDay)—North Carolina, a tobacco-growing state, does a lot to protect smoking: Its cigarette taxes are nearly the lowest in the country, and it only banned smoking in most restaurants, bars and hotels ...

Jan 09, 2013
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US health disadvantage spans age and socioeconomic groups

On average, Americans die sooner and experience higher rates of disease and injury than people in other high-income countries, says a new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. The report finds ...

Jan 09, 2013
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Mom of slain Mo. girl sues mental health provider

(AP)—The mother of a slain 9-year-old Missouri girl has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a mental health clinic that provided services to the teenager who killed her daughter.

Oct 29, 2012
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