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  • Oregon allowing 15 year olds to get state-subsidized sex change operations

    07/10/2015 8:18:23 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 9 2015 | Dan Springer
    State-subsidized sex-change operations By Dan Springer Published July 09, 2015 Sex-changes for 15-year-olds without parental consent? The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo -- even go to a tanning bed. But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many parents are only now finding out about, 15-year-olds are now allowed to get a sex-change operation. Many residents are stunned to learn they can do it without parental notification -- and the state will even pay for it through its Medicaid program, the Oregon...
  • Why Are Palo Alto Kids Killing Themselves?

    05/22/2015 7:23:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/22/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    This week, San Francisco Magazine published an anthropological incursion by Diana Kapp into the lifestyles of the most privileged teens in the nation in order to ask: Why are the kids of Palo Alto killing themselves? A cluster of teen suicides at Palo Alto high schools in 2010 was followed this year by another four suicide victims from the wealthy and achievement-blessed Henry M. Gunn High School. Fifty-two of its 1,900 students were treated for suicide ideation this past school year. By Kapp’s account, the suicidal cases are only the tip of a very large iceberg of kids who,...
  • Alan Dershowitz moves to sue lawyers representing alleged teen ‘sex slave’ for defamation, but ...

    01/06/2015 10:39:49 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    Legal eagle Alan Dershowitz is not taking the accusation that he bedded a teenage sex slave lying down. The former Harvard Law School professor has filed a sworn statement in Miami federal court "to protect his reputation" against what he calls "outrageously false" and "contemptible" allegations. Dershowitz also vowed to file disciplinary complaints against the attorneys representing his accuser, who has been identified as 30-year-old Virginia Roberts. But before Dershowitz could, the lawyers — Paul Cassell and Bradley Edwards — sued him for defamation.
  • Teenage vandals swarm Brooklyn deli while yelling ´anti-Semitic´ slurs and destroy $700 worth of

    10/14/2014 7:24:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/14/14
    A group of teenagers vandalized a Brooklyn deli on Saturday night after leaving a raucous party nearby, said police. Surveillance footage of the event shows the teens storming the entrance of Gourmet Butcher, a deli in crown heights at just after 9pm. The young vandals can be seen knocking over shelves in the front of the store and grabbing armfuls of candy as they threw storage on the ground. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Teenage girl accused of shooting dead a friend after he asked her to try out his bulletproof vest

    05/14/2014 4:51:46 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 58 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 14, 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    A South Carolina teenager was charged with involuntary manslaughter after police say she fired a shot at a friend in a bulletproof vest, but missed the Kevlar and struck him in the heart. Anderson County Sheriff's Lt. Shelia Cole said Blake Wardell, 26, found an old flak jacket early Wednesday morning in Greenville, put it on and asked 18-year-old Taylor Kelly to shoot him. Kelly fired a single round from a small-caliber handgun at the vest, but just missed.
  • Deputies: Fort Mill mom held man at gunpoint after he had sex with her teen daughter (Video)

    03/07/2014 10:08:29 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 39 replies
    WBTV ^ | 3/6/2014 | WBTV
    FORT MILL, SC (WBTV) - A Fort Mill mom wants to send a message to parents after she caught her 15-year-old daughter having sex with a man who she met on a popular social media site. The man claimed to be a teenager. The mother held him at gunpoint until Sheriff's Deputies arrived. To protect the identity of the daughter, the mother's name won't be mentioned in this article. The Fort Mill mother describes the emotional and terrifying moments after she saw a strange man in her home early Sunday morning. "If he tried to escape, I would have shot...
  • 15-year-old French jihadists fighting in Syria

    01/20/2014 12:54:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 20/1/14 | Benjamin Weinthal
    BERLIN – Two French 15-yearolds have left France to join Islamist militants in the fight against Syrian President Bashar Assad, the Toulouse prosecutor and a father of one of the boys said on Friday. “I’ve informed the Paris anti-terrorist prosecutor because the two boys made their intention clear that they would travel to Syria via Turkey,” prosecutor Michel Valet told Reuters. Emmanuel Navon, director of the communications and political science department at Jerusalem Orthodox College, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that “the French government has been trying to hide the phenomenon [of jihadism] in France and are aware [of...
  • Teenage Star Witness Against George Zimmerman Has Tweeted About Case, Getting High,

    06/26/2013 4:11:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | 6/26/13 | Staff
    6/26 UPDATE: Dozens of incriminating posts get scrubbed from Twitter account of Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend on eve of her trial testimony. The government’s star witness in the George Zimmerman prosecution is a 19-year-old Miami woman who has used her Twitter account to occasionally comment about the murder case and this week tweeted followers a photo of her new manicure with the caption “Court nails.” Rachel Jeantel is expected to soon testify about a phone conversation she had with Trayvon Martin moments before the unarmed teenager was shot to death
  • Bill Maher mocks teenage Republicans (Libtard AssHat just can't, No, won't shut-up!)

    06/25/2012 6:49:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies ^ | 6/25/12 | Rachel Reed
    Individuals of all ages are getting into the upcoming presidential election and letting their freedom of speech run wild. Real Time‘s Bill Maher seems to think a few teenage right-wingers are getting a little too wild with their words, as he rants in the video above. The TV host calls out Caiden Cowger, a 14-year-old with his own internet radio show. He then refers back to fellow teen Jonathan Krohn’s book “Defining Conservatism”.
  • Teenage girls' junk food diet leading to health problems later in life

    07/09/2011 3:55:31 PM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/9/2011 | unk.
    Nutritionists have discovered that a diet of pizza, sweets, and sugary drinks is taking a severe toll on the health of young women which is having implications as they get older. A study has concluded that teenage girls are shunning fruit, vegetables and oily fish, leading to almost half of teenage girls being dangerously low in key nutrients, such as iron, magnesium and selenium. Iron, found in products such as red meat and green vegetables is vital for the production of healthy red blood cells and helps to keep the brain healthy. Magnesium from shellfish helps keep bones strong while...
  • Teenage Wasteland: Jobless Rate For Young Is 25%—and Rising

    04/14/2011 8:53:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/14/11 | John Melloy
    A quarter of teenagers were jobless in March, representing a surprising increase from February, even as the unemployment rate for the rest of the population decreased. AP This figure may only get worse if budget-strapped states raise the minimum wage, and it could also be a sign of greater structural damage underlying our economy, analysts said. The unemployment rate for 16- to 19-year olds jumped back up to 24.5 percent in March, up from 23.9 percent the prior month, according to the latest jobs data from the Labor Department. The total unemployment rate fell to 8.8 percent from 8.9 percent....
  • Army officer's wife killed teen children because they were 'mouthy,' Tampa authorities say

    01/29/2011 10:33:39 PM PST · by Red Steel · 45 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11:47 a.m. EST, January 29, 2011
    The woman who authorities say killed her teenage daughter and son because she was fed up with them talking back and being mouthy will not appear in court Saturday because she's being treated at a hospital for an unknown condition. Authorities say Julie Powers Schenecker was taken to Tampa General Hospital shortly after midnight Saturday to be treated for a medical condition that existed before she was taken to jail. Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies — who oversee jail inmates — said they could not reveal Schenecker's medical condition, citing health care privacy laws. An arrest affidavit said Schenecker shot her son...
  • Bristol Palin and 'The Situation' make a safe sex PSA (video)

    11/16/2010 11:15:16 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 30 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/16/2010 | Liz Kelly
    Unwed mother Bristol Palin and noted smoosh-master Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino want you to PBYP, which is apparently reality TV acronym talk for "Pause Before You Play." As in, one should PBYP before you decide you're DTF*. In case you have neither the time nor the patience to watch, this initial exchange pretty much sums up the level of discourse:The Situation: Excuse me miss, but have you ever had a situation with the official Situation? Bristol Palin: Excuse me, Sitch? The Situation: Oh snap! B. Palin!
  • Surprise! Teenage Lady Gaga Graces The Sopranos (Gaga at 15)

    10/15/2010 4:37:03 AM PDT · by tlb · 5 replies
    Eonline ^ | Oct. 11, 2010 | Gina Serpe
    It takes a lot more than witnessing the contents of an office go waterborne to shock Lady Gaga these days. Though that, apparently, was all it took for 15-year-old Stefani Germanotta to collapse into giggles. Old video featuring the girl who would be Gaga resurfaced this week much to the delight of fans and no doubt the chagrin of the pop star. The footage comes from episode 9, season 3 of The Sopranos, which first aired on April 22, 2001, and shows Gaga eating pizza (fairly shocking), speaking without affectation (very shocking), and—ready for this one?—wearing pants (there are no...
  • Teenage singer Charice gets Botox for 'Glee' debut

    07/19/2010 6:32:44 AM PDT · by Callahan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 7/19/10 | AP
    MANILA, Philippines – Filipino teenage singer Charice Pempengco says she prepared for her debut on the hit TV show "Glee" by getting Botox and an anti-aging procedure "to look fresh on camera." The 18-year-old Charice, whose singing career rocketed after appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' and Oprah Winfrey's talk shows, underwent a 30-minute Thermage skin-tightening procedure and Botox to make her "naturally round face" more narrow, celebrity cosmetic surgeon Vicki Belo told ABS-CBN television.
  • Woman Charged in Fatal Hempstead Van Crash Cries ‘It Was a Mistake’[Death Panel Candidate?]

    04/23/2010 9:23:01 PM PDT · by plinyelder · 27 replies · 1,718+ views
    A Freeport teenager charged with crashing a van into a house, killing a woman gardening, told police she didn’t feel so bad after learning the victim’s age. Kayla Gerdes, 18, was quoted in a written statement to police saying: “The thing that made me feel not so bad was she was old.” The comments were reported by Newsday, citing court records. She added: “I mean, 70 years is a long time to live.”
  • Poll to Freep: Do you agree with the Parental Notification Law that in Illinois?

    08/01/2009 9:58:19 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 18 replies · 1,131+ views
    State Journal Register ^ | August 1, 2009 | Steelers6
    Poll is on right hand side as you scroll down Do you agree with the law that requires doctors to notify parents that their teen daughter is getting an abortion? Yes 81.6% No 18.4% Total votes: 206
  • The Disappearing Teenage Worker

    Teenage workers are disappearing from the U.S. workforce. Something appears to have happened to drive them out of the workforce in large numbers. Phil Miller and Doc Palmer say that the recent mandated hikes in the minimum wage very likely has something to do with the teenagers getting disappeared, but no one in the media is willing to finger them as a promising culprit behind the workplace disappearances. Could they be right? To find out, we went straight to the source: the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What we did was to take the BLS' report on the Characteristics of Minimum...
  • Mom stabs teenage son while waiting in Largo doctor's office

    03/22/2008 4:43:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 59 replies · 2,449+ views
    LARGO -- A Dunedin mother is facing attempted murder charges after police say she met up with her 15-year-old son at a Largo doctor's office and used a knife to stab and slash him. Celeste Minardi is held without bond in the Pinellas County Jail after stabbed her son and slashed his throat and face in a doctor's office Saturday morning along Seminole Boulevard. Largo Police say the teen suffered serious injuries but are not saying what prompted the attack. Minardi meets her son at the doctor's office but instead of bringing him personal care items police say she brought...
  • Report slams Britain for failing 'out of control' teens (gag alert)

    07/30/2007 6:38:13 PM PDT · by Baladas · 15 replies · 524+ views
    AFP ^ | Thu Jul 26 | AFB
    LONDON (AFP) - British teenagers are among the worst behaved in Europe, a study by a leading think-tank said Thursday, blaming government policy failures for high levels of fighting, binge drinking, drug taking and under-age sex. The centre-left Institute for Public Policy Research, favoured by former prime minister Tony Blair, said young Britons were left to their own devices through successive policy failures. The report -- "Freedom's Orphans: Raising Youth in a Changing World" -- was published as the government announced a new 184-million-pound (275-million-euro, 378-million-dollar) 10-year strategy for young people. It will be supplemented by cash from bank accounts...
  • Two-Time Teenage Mothers to be Assigned “Contraception Counsellors” by British Government

    07/26/2007 3:46:45 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 20 replies · 467+ views ^ | July 25, 2007 | Hilary White
    Two-Time Teenage Mothers to be Assigned “Contraception Counsellors” by British Government By Hilary White LONDON, July 25, 2007 ( – The British government, in reaction to recent statistics that show the UK with the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Europe, will assign “contraception counsellors” to teenage mothers. The move comes in response to statistics from the Department for Children, Schools and Families, showing that in 2005, one fifth of the teenagers who became pregnant were already mothers. The counsellors will on various family issues, including breastfeeding, nutrition and how to get contraceptives. The Telegraph quoted Norman Wells, who said...
  • Saudis Prepare To Behead Teenage Maid

    07/15/2007 6:20:15 PM PDT · by blam · 125 replies · 3,066+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-16-2007 | Tim Butcher
    Saudis prepare to behead teenage maid By Tim Butcher, Middle East Correspondent Last Updated: 1:19am BST 16/07/2007 The imminent execution of a teenage maid in Saudi Arabia drew fierce criticism yesterday and provoked condemnation of the kingdom's prolific use of capital punishment. The case has brought fresh attention to the draconian Saudi criminal justice system which is expected this year to set a new record in its use of the death sentence. Human rights campaigners yesterday urged the authorities not to behead a 19-year-old Sri Lankan maid found guilty of killing a baby in her care. According to the Saudi...
  • Changed life: Experience at Ground Zero matured a teenage, new Guard member

    09/10/2006 12:38:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 527+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — A lot of lives were changed that day. Jennifer Wojtanowski’s was one of them. “You can watch 9-11 coverage on TV all you want, but until you are actually there, you have no idea what it’s really like,” Wojtanowski said of her experience at Ground Zero. “The smells, the sounds, the family members. It was just overwhelming.” As a 19-year-old who had just gone through her initial military training, Wojtanowski was assigned to the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division at the time of the attacks. Now, five years later, the 24-year-old vividly recalls the...
  • Teenage Boy Blows Up The House With Deodorant

    05/31/2006 5:42:38 PM PDT · by blam · 68 replies · 1,196+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-1-2006 | David Sapsted
    Teenage boy blows up the house with deodorant By David Sapsted (Filed: 01/06/2006) A teenager left at home while his parents were on holiday decided to do some washing - and ended up blowing the roof off and causing Ł35,000 of damage. In a freak string of mishaps, Sean Davey, 18, left a washing basket full of clothes on top of the electric cooker. He then accidentally knocked one of the hob controls, turning on one of the rings, before going out to meet friends. The heated ring set fire to the basket of clothes which, in turn, heated a...
  • Real story on Mexican Student protest

    04/05/2006 9:19:45 AM PDT · by Exton1 · 6 replies · 626+ views
    KSFO ^ | 5 Aprl 06 | Judi in Woodside
    Judi-- Woodside== I received this from a friend in Southern California and thought you would be interested. HERE'S THE MESSAGE FROM THE FRIEND. As you all listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration there are some things that you should be aware of. As most of you know my wife is in charge of the English-as-a-second- language department at large southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socio economic and income levels. Most of the schools you are hearing about South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington...
  • Affidavit: Girl willingly left with parents' alleged killer

    11/21/2005 10:39:23 PM PST · by CometBaby · 29 replies · 2,454+ views ^ | November 21, 2005 | CNN - Law Center
    Fourteen-year-old Kara Borden saw her boyfriend kill her father and then fled the scene with the 18-year-old to "get as far away as possible, get married and start a new life," Pennsylvania prosecutors allege in newly filed court papers. The girl's mother was also slain. The documents state that the suspect, David Ludwig, told a detective: "It was an intentional murder. I intended to shoot them, and I did."
  • A Man on a Mission of Death

    07/15/2005 2:31:15 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 8 replies · 598+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 15/07/2005 | John Steele
    The teenage terrorist who blew up a double-deck bus in Tavistock Square, London, killing 13 people including himself, was caught on closed-circuit television two and a half hours earlier. Hasib Hussain, bearded and wearing jeans and a jacket, was pictured at Luton railway station as he and three other bombers headed for the 7.20am train to London last Thursday. In his rucksack was the 10lb bomb that exploded at 9.47am on the No 30 bus shortly after three other bombs went off in Underground trains. Hussain, 18, a nondescript character, troublesome at home in Leeds and an under-achiever at school,...
  • I Was a Teenage Terrorist

    07/13/2005 9:12:37 AM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 11 replies · 772+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | July 13, 2005 | Andrew Walden
    In 1996, Abdurahman Khadr, then 13-year-old terrorist-in-training, stood face to face with his idol: Osama bin Laden. Before long, Khadr would join the ranks of al-Qaeda’s jihad in Afghanistan, fulfilling the calling of his hard-line Islamist family by waging war against the hated Americans. Now, after a stint at Guantanamo Bay prison, Abdurahman will become an American hero—at least if Hollywood has its way. The June 5 edition of Variety reports that a movie deal is in the works about the 21-year old lapsed-terrorist’s life. Paramount Pictures has even enlisted the Oscar-nominated screenwriter Keir Pearson to turn Abdurahman’s story into...
  • Tsunami's teenage brides take place of the lost women

    06/05/2005 6:42:18 PM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 26 replies · 1,552+ views
    Times Online ^ | 06JUN05 | Catherine Philp
    Girls of 16 are married off for safety NAGARANI never dreamt that she would be married at 16. That was before the Boxing Day tsunami washed away her family’s home and left her, her widowed mother and younger sisters with nowhere to live but a relief camp packed with other homeless villagers. First came the looks from the older men, then the visits to propose marriage. Then a neighbour threatened to kidnap her and tried to snatch her on her way to market. Her mother had had enough. “You must marry,” she told Nagarani. “How long can I look after...
  • Anger over maternity unit plan for school

    04/30/2005 6:29:48 PM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 10 replies · 349+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Sun 17 Apr 2005 | GORDON CURRIE
    A MATERNITY unit has been created within a secondary school to cope with soaring rates of teenage pregnancies. Parents of children at Menzieshill High School in Dundee, which has Western Europe’s highest rate of teenage pregnancies, have hit out at the plan to create a centre for pregnant pupils and schoolgirl mothers. Dundee City Council plans to have the specialist unit opened within Menzieshill in time for the start of the next academic year in August. More than one in every 100 schoolgirls in Dundee aged between 13 and 15 will become pregnant, according to statistics released this week. Pregnant...
  • Evidence Cigarette Tax Hikes Increase Crime, But Don't Reduce Teenage Smoking

    Evidence Cigarette Tax Hikes Increase Crime, But Don't Reduce Teenage Smoking Between 1984 and 1993, Canada doubled its tax on cigarettes with the aim of reducing smoking and increasing tax revenues. Last December, Sgt. Alain Giroux testified on the effects of those tax increases before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on behalf of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. * He reported that only did underage smoking fail to decrease, but an estimated 40 percent of Canada's cigarettes are now sold on the black market -- most of which are smuggled over the U.S.-Canadian border. * The growth in the black market...
  • Lawyer: Lee Malvo To Drop Appeals, Admit Guilt (Teenage Sniper Ready To Accept Life Term)

    09/25/2004 8:43:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 533+ views ^ | 9/24/04
    Lawyer: Malvo To Drop Appeals, Admit Guilt Attorney Says Teenage Sniper Ready To Accept Life Term POSTED: 5:26 pm EDT September 24, 2004 McLEAN, Va. -- A lawyer for teenage sniper Lee Malvo said he plans to admit guilt in one of the Washington-area sniper slayings. He also said Malvo will drop all of his appeals of his convictions in another of the shootings. Attorney Michael Arif said Malvo realizes "he's not going anywhere" and that he is ready to accept a lifetime in prison. A plea hearing is set for next month. Malvo is charged with capital murder in...
  • Rand Study Finds Adolescents Who Watch a Lot of TV With Sexual Content Have Sex Sooner

    09/22/2004 5:00:05 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 27 replies · 1,404+ views
    The Rand Corporation | 9/7/04 | Rand Corporation
    Adolescents who watch large amounts of television containing sexual content are twice as likely to begin engaging in sexual intercourse in the following year as their peers who watch little such TV, according to a RAND Corporation study issued today.In addition, the study found that youths who watch large amounts of TV with sexual content are more likely to initiate sexual activities other than intercourse, such as “making out” and oral sex. These adolescents behaved sexually like youths who were 9 to 17 months older, but watched only average amounts of TV with sexual content, according to the study published...
  • Looking for help.

    08/24/2004 2:21:40 PM PDT · by kiss_of_angel_20 · 28 replies · 748+ views
    I read an old post through here about a teen that was thrown out of her house because she got pregnant.. And that she wanted to put it up for adoption. That is why I am posting today. My husband and I are 24. He is in the U.S. Army and I am a housewife. My husband and I have been trying for over 4 years to have a child of our own. We were just told we will never be able to because we both have problems.We want so badly to have a complete family. We have looked into...
  • Oral sex lessons to cut rates of teenage pregnancy

    05/10/2004 10:12:01 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 69 replies · 332+ views
    The Observer - U.K. ^ | May 10, 2004 | MN_Mike
    Encouraging schoolchildren to experiment with oral sex could prove the most effective way of curbing teenage pregnancy rates, a government study has found. Pupils under 16 who were taught to consider other forms of 'intimacy' such as oral sex were significantly less likely to engage in full intercourse, it was revealed.
  • I wish I had waited

    04/04/2004 9:04:31 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 151 replies · 352+ views
    L.A. youth ^ | jan. 2004 | anonymous
    I am a 15-year-old girl who’s had sex since the age of 13. There are two main reasons I got into having sex at such an early age. One, I didn’t know much about sex so I wanted to see what it was like. I saw it everywhere from Victoria’s Secret shops to television shows. Two, I was influenced into having sex because "everybody" in high school was doing it. I was in eighth grade and I hung around people who were older than me. The guys were not virgins. They would say things like, "It is not a big...
  • Teenage Rate of Pregnancy Drops in U.S.

    02/21/2004 4:37:03 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 11 replies · 535+ views
    New York Times ^ | 20 February 2004 | NINA BERNSTEIN
    A new state-by-state breakdown of teenage pregnancy and abortion rates in 2000 shows declines among all racial and ethnic groups and in every state, continuing a decade-long trend that researchers attribute to better contraception and less, or more cautious, sexual activity. Over all, the national teenage pregnancy rate declined by 2 percent from 1999 to 2000 and fell by 28 percent from its 1990 peak, according to data the Alan Guttmacher Institute compiled from the most recent figures available. The pregnancy rate among black teenagers dropped even more steeply, by 32 percent in the same period. Nationwide, one-third of pregnancies...
  • Teenage Girls Lacking In Vitamin D

    01/30/2004 7:54:56 AM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 836+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-30-2004 | University Of Maine
    Source: University Of Maine Date: 2004-01-30 Teenage Girls Lacking In Vitamin D A University of Maine researcher has found evidence that many girls in Maine are not getting enough vitamin D, either from their diets or sun exposure. Lack of the critical nutrient could lead to health risks later in life, especially for osteoporosis. Vitamin D is necessary for the growth of healthy bones and may be critical in other bodily processes as well. What's Related Lack Of Sun Poses Danger In Our Twilight Years Over the last three years, Susan Sullivan of the Dept. of Food Science and Human...
  • ‘This Could Be Your Kid’

    08/10/2003 11:14:30 AM PDT · by mlmr · 69 replies · 1,032+ views
    Newsweek online ^ | .08.10.03 | By Suzanne Smalley
    <p>Aug. 18 issue — Like many teenage girls in Minneapolis, 17-year-old Stacey liked to hang out after school at the Mall of America, Minnesota’s vast shopping megaplex. Cute, blond and chatty, she flirted with boys and tried on the latest Gap fashions. One day last summer, Stacey, which isn’t her real name, says she was approached by a man who told her how pretty she was, and asked if he could buy her some clothes. “He was an older guy, dressed really well,” she recalls. “He said he just wanted to see me in the clothes.” Stacey agreed, and went home that night with a $250 outfit.</p>
  • Teen Prostitution; Trends Show Kids Getting Younger, More from Middle-Class Homes

    08/10/2003 12:44:03 PM PDT · by narses · 49 replies · 1,772+ views
    <p>NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last year, local and federal law-enforcement officials say they have noted a marked increase in teen prostitution in cities across the country, reports Assistant Editor Suzanne Smalley in the August 18 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, August 11).</p> <p>Law-enforcement agencies and advocacy groups that work with teen prostitutes say they are increasingly alarmed by the trend lines: the kids are getting younger; according to the FBI, the average age of a new recruit is just 13; some are as young as 9. And, while the vast majority of teen prostitutes today are runaways, illegal immigrants and children of poor urban areas, experts say a growing number now come from middle-class homes.</p>
  • Absent Fathers Linked To Teenage Pregnacies

    05/15/2003 8:28:33 AM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 1,427+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5-15-2003 | Rachel Nowak
    Absent fathers linked to teenage pregnancies 11:36 15 May 03 Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition Numerous studies show that girls reach puberty younger, become sexually active earlier and are more likely to get pregnant in their teens if their father was absent from the home from when they were young. But the usual explanation - that such families are under more stress - is now being challenged by a long-term study of girls in New Zealand and the US, the Western countries with the highest teen pregnancy rates. Having no father usually means less household income and a greater...
  • Biologists Blame Bread For Teenage Acne Eruptions

    12/04/2002 2:48:03 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 589+ views
    Ananova ^ | 12-4-2002
    Biologists blame bread for teenage acne eruptions New research suggests refined breads and cereals are more likely to cause acne than chocolate or fatty foods. The study by biologists at Colorado State University holds highly refined starches responsible because they are easily digested. It says eating them triggers the body to produce insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IFG-1) in higher quantities. This can lead to a surplus of male hormones, which encourages the skin to produce sebum, the "greasy goop" that acne-promoting bacteria love. IGF-1 also encourages skin cells called keratinocytes to proliferate, which are another acne hallmark. According to...
  • Alleged Teenage Attackers Sue Victims

    07/18/2002 9:07:38 PM PDT · by Still Using Air · 2 replies · 226+ views
    New Mexico News ^ | 07/18/02 | KRQE News
    Twin teenage brothers arrested in an attack at an Albuquerque home are suing the homeowner, whose son was smashed in the face with a baseball bat during the incident. La Cueva High School students Adam and Tylor Grier, both 18, contend they went to the home as peacemakers June Eleventh and were beaten by the homeowner, Shelley Zelin. Police say several teens were at the Zelin home when a brawl erupted. The police report alleges the Grier twins came to the home after the fight broke-up and smashed a window. According to Police, Shelley Zelin tried to scare off...
  • Desperate Hongkongers turn to crime or suicide

    07/18/2002 5:56:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 10 replies · 373+ views
    The Straits Times ^ | July 19,2002 | By Mary Kwang
    Desperate Hongkongers turn to crime or suicide Unemployment is placing a strain on society, particularly young people, who fall prey to criminals By Mary Kwang HONGKONG CORRESPONDENT A 17-YEAR-OLD made headlines here several weeks ago by stealing two lunch boxes, costing around HK$50 (S$11). He said that he was driven by hunger to steal the food for his younger brother and himself. The boys live with their father on public welfare. The Hongkong police said that crime, like robbery and shoplifting, rose in the first half of the year over the same period last year. The poor economy was cited...