Health & Safety: Teens


Teenage Driving Study Reveals Why Teens Cause Accidents

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Surprise, surprise! Why more teens get into accidents. Credit: Getty Images Pop qui...
Inexperience and immaturity causes more teen car crashes than alcohol or reckless driving.

A 10-Minute Cardiac Test Could Save Children's Lives

Researchers suggest parents add an electrocardiogram to their children's medical checkups as a precaution. Credit: Getty Images Heart...
Potentially fatal heart conditions often go undetected.

Food Allergies More Likely in First-Born Children, Study Finds

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First-borns are more likely to be allergic to certain foods, a new study says. Credit: Getty Image...
Your big sister may pick on you, but at least she's allergic to peanuts.

Public Health Insurance is Confusing to Parents

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Many parents don't know they qualify for health care assistance. Credit: Corbis If Oregon is an...
Parents confused over children's health insurance status.

Vaccine Exemptions for Religious Reasons May Face Stricter Guidelines in N.J.

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New Jersey laws may be getting stricter with regard to religious exemption from required vaccines....
Religious vaccine exemptions may face stricter guidelines in New Jersey.

Teen Athlete Deaths Revive Debate on Heart Screenings

Classmates say goodbye to Wes Leonard at a basketball game the day after his funeral. Credit: Dennis R.J. Geppert, The Holland Sentinel/AP...About 50 to 100 sudden deaths occur among athletes in middle school, high school and college every year.

Study: Smoking Impacts 'Decision-Making' Part of Teens' Brains

If teens are smoking, they might be making other poor decisions. Credit: Getty Images Teenagers are known to be impulsive, but a new st...Teenagers are known to be impulsive, but a new study suggests that if they smoke cigarettes, they might become even more reckless and less adept at making decisions.

Report Ranks Best and Worst States for Child Health Care

A child's access to affordable health care varies widely from state-to-state. Credit: Getty A recent analysis of states' performance ...Nationally, 10 percent of children are uninsured, with the rate exceeding 16 percent in three states.


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