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Air Pollution Affects Teen Menstruation

Air Pollution Affects Teen Menstruation

Teenage girls in polluted areas have a slightly greater likelihood of menstrual irregularity and take longer to achieve regularity in high school and early adulthood.

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Energy Drinks Hurt Youth Health

Energy Drinks Hurt Youth Health

Over half of teenagers that have consumed energy drinks report experiencing nausea, increased heartbeat and other negative health consequences.

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Eye Contact Syncs Baby and Adult Brainwaves

Eye Contact Syncs Baby and Adult Brainwaves

When an adult looks into the eyes of a baby, a synchronization of brain waves occurs that supports early learning and communication skills, say Cambridge University researchers.

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Acetaminophen Linked to Delayed Language Skills

Acetaminophen Linked to Delayed Language Skills

Swedish moms that took acetaminophen during pregnancy gave birth to girls which 30 months later showed slower ability in acquiring language skills.

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High-Fat Diet Risks Multiple Sclerosis Relapse

Eating a high-fat diet increases the risk of multiple sclerosis relapse in children by as much as 56 percent, while each additional cup of weekly vegetables cuts the risk by 50 percent.

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Teen Marijuana Use Fosters Depression

Teen Marijuana Use Fosters Depression

Teens using marijuana have a higher risk of depression as young adults, and depressed young teens are more likely to be using marijuana by age 18.

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Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Children born to Swedish mothers that took antidepressants when pregnant had a slightly higher risk of autism compared to mothers with psychiatric conditions not taking the meds.

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Naps Boost Toddler Talk

Naps Boost Toddler Talk

Toddlers under age three that took the most daytime naps developed larger vocabularies over time, British researchers found.

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Fast Foodies

Fast Foodies

The journal Pediatrics reports that children under the age of 2 are more likely to eat French fries than healthy vegetables on any given day and many eat no veggies at all.

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Tonsillectomies Help Only Temporarily

Tonsillectomies Help Only Temporarily

Children have fewer school absences and infections in the first year after a tonsillectomy, but the benefits ebb over time, reports a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study of 10,000 children.

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