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Band Instruments Provide a Jam Session for Germs, Study Finds

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Next time you pick up that instrument, think of all the other germs your picking up with it. Cre...
Have you heard the germy band with the cough and the wheeze and the hack?

Rich Teens Drink More, While Poor Teens Choose to Smoke, Study Shows

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Teen smoking and drinking is tied to parents' wealth, a new study finds. Credit: Getty Teens ju...
Turns out affluence and alcohol consumption go hand-in-hand for the teen set.

Teen Sex Ed Taught Mostly by Schools, Families, Study Shows

Girls are more likely than boys to be exposed to information about hormonal birth control. Source: Getty Ask most parents, and they'll ...Schools and family are the most common and trusted sources when it comes to sex ed.

Teen Drinking at Home: Helpful or Harmful?

Parents have mixed feelings about serving alcohol to teens at home. Credit: Getty At some point, most parents will confront the issue o...Many parents do supply their teens with alcohol -- at least some of the time.

Eating Disorders in Teens Lead to Higher Suicide Risk Rates, Study Shows

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More teens than ever before are suffering from eating disorders -- and th...
All eating disorders were associated with a higher lifetime risk for suicidal tendencies.

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.

CDC: Fewer Teens Having Sex

Credit: Getty Images Apparently, fewer teens and young adults are having sex, according to a federal study which offers numbers, but ...Apparently, fewer teens and young adults are having sex, according to a federal study which offers numbers but doesn't examine the reasons.

Marijuana Use at Young Age Linked to Psychotic Disorders

Study finds that marijuana use will dramatically increase the chance of psychotic disorders later in life. Credit: Jeff Chiu, AP A new ...A new study has found that the use of marijuana at a young age will dramatically increase the chance of psychotic disorders later in life.

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