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US Girls Self-Harming, Trying Suicide at Increasing Rate

Experts: Cyberbullying, substance abuse, economic stress may be contributing to trend

(Newser) - Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting, and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in US girls, a 15-year study of ER visits found. It's unclear why, but some mental health experts think cyberbullying, substance abuse, and economic stress from the recent recession might be contributing, the AP reports. The... More »

About 1 in 5 Young Women Binge Drink

CDC says problem is too often overlooked

(Newser) - The CDC today released new stats on binge drinking among women, calling it an under-appreciated problem that often begins in high school. For CDC purposes, binge drinking for females is defined as having more than four glasses in one sitting. Some stats passed along via USA Today , CNN , and Medscape... More »

Too Much Facebook May Lead to Eating Disorder

Study: The more time teen girls spend on network, greater their chances

(Newser) - The eating-disorder blame game has a new player: Facebook. A study has found that the more time teen girls spend on the social network, the greater their risk of developing anorexia or bulimia. The researchers asked 248 girls, ages 12 to 19, about their Internet and TV habits, and eating... More »

Parents Group to TV Shows: Stop Sexualizing Teen Girls

Parents Television Council Says Underage Girls Are Raunchy Punchlines

(Newser) - A parents' watchdog group says primetime TV shows are obsessed with turning teenage girls into sex objects, reports the Hollywood Reporter . "They can tone it down," says the president of the Parents Television Council. The group looked at the most popular shows on broadcast TV (cable got a... More »

Teens Turn Back on Facebook

Taking time out from social network obsession

(Newser) - While older people stress about new privacy settings, some teens are calling timeout on Facebook, choosing to concentrate on college applications, finals, and real life, reports the New York Times. One girl made a pact with her best friend to stay off, noting: “We spent way too much time... More »

Cops: Teens Studied Stars, Then Robbed Their Homes

Four girls allegedly looted from Lohan, Hilton, Bloom, and others

(Newser) - Four teenage girls have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a slew of celebrity homes, sometimes more than once, and making off with glamorous souvenirs. Police say the girls would study the stars, picking out clothes and jewelry they wanted to make off with, and figuring out when they’d... More »

Teens Pummel Pom Queen in Facebook Vid

Two girls busted after football game melee

(Newser) - In the latest event in the season of teen violence, two Maryland girls have been busted after their videotaped beating of a student was posted on Facebook. On the tape, the two teens tackle the leader of a pom squad at a Silver Spring football game and kick and punch... More »

UK Teen Dies After HPV Vaccination

14-year-old has 'rare but extreme reaction'; batch quarantined after others report trouble

(Newser) - A 14-year-old British girl died yesterday after receiving the vaccine against human papillomavirus, and the National Health Service has quarantined the batch after three other girls reported unpleasant side effects. Her school is telling parents the girl had a “rare but extreme reaction” to the shot, which is commonly... More »

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