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February 8, 2011 | By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times
Which of the following TV programs depicts tobacco use most frequently? A. "Gossip Girl" B. "Heroes" C. "America’s Next Top Model" Before you guess, a little background. For the purposes of this pop quiz, a “depiction” of tobacco is defined as a single instance of a cigarette or cigar appearing onscreen. If two characters are smoking at the same time, that counts as two depictions. If a character takes a puff, moves the cigarette off-screen and then takes another puff, those count as separate depictions.
December 16, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Making the transition from adolescence into young adulthood can be challenging, and it could also come with some health risks. A study finds that regular exercise may take a steep drop after high school, especially for young men. Researchers from McMaster University and the University of Toronto , both in Canada, followed 640 Canadian teens who were age 12 to 15 at the start of the study, interviewing them every two years, from 1994...
December 24, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Teenagers who have had formal sex education are far more likely to put off having sex, contradicting earlier studies on the effectiveness of such programs, U.S. researchers said Wednesday. They found teenage boys who had sex education in school were 71% less likely to have intercourse before age 15, and teen girls who had sex education were 59% less likely to have sex before age 15.
March 29, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Snow White was driving hastily through West Hollywood, swerving her SUV out of a lane of cars jammed in traffic. Opportunities to make U-turns on Santa Monica Boulevard don't come frequently, so Lily Collins - who plays the classic fairy-tale princess in Friday's"Mirror Mirror" - pulled a quick illegal maneuver to minimize her time in the car. "It would have taken forever otherwise," the actress said in the parking lot of the French...
April 15, 2010 | By David Kelly
Four teenage boys in Yucaipa have been cited for posting nude and seminude pictures of their classmates on the Internet, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. The case, which came to light Monday, involved eight girls ages 14 and 15 who attend Yucaipa High School's 9th Grade Campus. "The girls were taking photos of themselves and sending them to their friends," said sheriff's spokeswoman Arden Wiltshire.
April 26, 1999
Speaking of the brain, ever wonder why teenage boys always seem to be stumbling over something--the furniture, the family dog, their own feet? Scientists in Scotland think they have the answer: Boys simply grow too fast for their brains. The brain can't keep up when boys in their early teens go through growth spurts that can add 3 to 4 inches to their stature in a matter of months, according to a report in The Times of London.
October 1, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Sunday is the traditional day to take the car out for spin (except, of course, in Los Angeles when a Carmaggedon is underway). But in Philadelphia, one such ride didn't quite turn out as hoped, with the driver crashing his van into five parked cars. The driver was 10 years old, police said According to Philadelphia police, the boy saw the van, which was being used to unload furniture, with the keys hanging from the rear door. He allegedly grabbed the keys, jumped into the cab and took off -- for less than a block.
December 28, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, For the Los Angeles Times
"Teenagers are going to ruin their hearing with all that loud music. " We've all heard that admonishment, or something close to it. Now we get further proof that it's true, especially among teen girls. Researchers analyzed data on more than 4,000 adolescents, parsing it for trends in hearing loss. They found a particular type of hearing loss brought on by exposure to loud noise. Many numbers ensued. Here's the abstract published online Monday in Pediatrics if you want a taste.
December 16, 2009 | By Claudia Eller and Ben Fritz
"The Lovely Bones" has all the adornments of a prestige drama aimed at adults. It was made by an Oscar-winning director, adapted from an acclaimed novel and features weighty subject matter. Given that pedigree, Paramount Pictures was stunned to discover that the film's most promising target audience is teen and college-aged girls. Directed by Peter Jackson and based on Alice Sebold's bestselling 2002 novel, "The Lovely Bones" tells the tale of a 14-year-old girl who is raped and murdered, then watches over her family and killer from the afterlife.
November 8, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Teens may be a little older when having their first sexual experience, but they also could be engaging in risky behavior when they do, a new study finds. Preliminary findings from a report on teen sexual habits were presented at the American Public Health Assn. Social Justice Meeting and Expo Monday in Denver. Study author Nicole Maki Weller, a graduate student at Arizona State University in Tempe, found that teens age 15 to 19 are delaying their first time having sex, according to the National Survey of Family Growth, which compiles information on issues such as family life, marriage, divorce, pregnancy, infertility and use of contraception.
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