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Texting has eclipsed mobile phone calls among teenagers for the first time. More than 30% of teens send more than 100 texts a day, it shows.

2010-04-20

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A 16-year-old US girl who ran into problems trying to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world has been rescued in the Indian Ocean.

2010-06-12

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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.

2010-07-27

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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.

2010-11-09

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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.

2011-08-09

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