Time Magazine Releases List of Influential Teens

Time Magazine has published a list honoring game-changing teens from around the world. It includes Olympic athletes, activists, and young scientists and entrepreneurs. Some teens that made the cut are: • Gavin Grimm, 17, a transgender rights activist • Kiara Nirghin, 16, who invented a way to help crops survive…

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STDs Becoming More Common, Especially Among Teens

Rates of three major sexually transmitted diseases—syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea—are increasing. In many cases, young people ages 15 to 24 are driving increases in these STDs. Nineteen-year-old girls, for example, now have higher rates of chlamydia than anyone else. STDs like syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea can cause pain and fertility…

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Warning Labels Help Teens Avoid Sugary Drinks

Teens eat and drink too much sugar. The average teen drinks at least one sugar-sweetened beverage per day. Many of those contain more than double the recommended daily serving of sugar. Experts have found a simple solution. In a new study, doctors placed warning labels on beverages. The labels noted…

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