Teens Turn to Dangerous Healthy Glows and Contraband Cigarettes

Filed under: Teens, Your Pregnancy, Nutrition: Health, Medical Conditions, In The News, Sports

Prom season is right around the corner, but if your teen is looking for a "glow" to go with her fierce new dress, you might want to think twice: The Ontario Medical Association is urging a ban on tanning beds for those under 18.

There is a new option for infertile parents desperate to start a family. Next week, an Ontario adoption agency will begin offering a service matching surplus embryos (from fertility treatments) with would-be parents.

Are you that hockey mom or soccer dad who's always screaming at the ref? A new poll shows how badly Canadian parents are behaving at their children's sports events.

Your teen could be puffing on cheap smokes sold from the trunk of a car. A coalition of Ontario health groups says that more than 60,000 Ontario students are smoking contraband cigarettes, and is calling for the provincial government to clamp down.

A generation of couch potato kids could be setting themselves up for cardiovascular problems later in life. A new study has shown that 1 in 5 young Canadian teens had high blood pressure and most had at least one major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

Gleeks unite! The popularity of musical TV sensation 'Glee' has more Canadian kids singing and dancing their way into high school show choirs.


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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.