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Study: Tween TV today is all about fame
August 5th, 2011
09:39 AM ET

Study: Tween TV today is all about fame

What do tweens value most?  If you are thinking honesty or self-acceptance think again.

To find out, researchers say, watch their favorite TV shows. The  values the shows promote above everything else, according to a new study from the University of  California, Los Angeles, is fame. Other individualistic values, such as financial success and physical fitness are also high on the wish list.

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Secondhand smoke boosts kids' ADHD, learning disability risks
July 11th, 2011
12:01 AM ET

Secondhand smoke boosts kids' ADHD, learning disability risks

Two new studies from the American Academy of Pediatrics look at how exposure to secondhand smoke affects American youths'  learning behaviors and their attitudes toward smoking.

The first found that children exposed to secondhand smoke in the home had a 50% increased risk of developing two or more childhood neurobehavioral disorders compared with children who were not exposed at home.

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Silicone implants: Safe, need monitoring
June 22nd, 2011
06:11 PM ET

Silicone implants: Safe, need monitoring

Silicone gel breast implants are safe according to the ongoing monitoring by the FDA.  However, women must understand that silicone breast implants are not lifetime devices and the longer they have them in, the higher the likelihood of developing complications, according to Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA Center for Devices, .

“One in 5 women who received implants for breast augmentation implants will need to have those implants removed within 10 years,” said Shuren.

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