A 14-year-old Dutch girl who wants to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world has won a court's permission to attempt the voyage. ... Laura must complete the two-year trip before she turns 17 in September 2012 to break the record.
Parents have been warned to watch out for signs of excessive texting in their children, amid concerns it poses a new health risk. Teenagers sending 120 text messages a day are more likely to drink, smoke and have sex, claims a US doctor.
Teenage pregnancy is "contagious" between sisters, researchers in the UK and Norway have claimed. A study of more than 42,000 Norwegian teenage girls suggested they were more likely to become pregnant if their older sister had a baby as a teenager. The effect was greatest when the sisters were of a similar age or from a poorer background.