Girls who start their cycle before age 12 are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke later in life. Researchers in Britain looked at data on more than 250,000 women and also found hysterectomies, pregnancy complications and early menopause are linked to stroke and heart attacks.
A survey in Canada asked teenagers and young adults about energy drinks and found that more than half experienced nausea, rapid heartbeat and even seizures after drinking the beverages.
And kids who watch more than three hours of TV a day are more likely to crave and eat more junk food. A UK report found young viewers could consume as many as 500 extra snacks a year compared to kids who watch less TV.
(Kenneth Craig, CBS News)
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