10 Viral 'Food' Challenges That Could Send You to the ER

Wouldn’t a bag of Tide Pods and a giant wasabi ball be delicious right about now? Probably not. Read on to find out why these and other foods/non-foods in trending viral challenges should never go near your mouth.

Michelle Spencer
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What Is the Required Caloric Amount for a 15-Year-Old Female?

Understanding the number of calories you need daily can help prevent unwanted weight gain or loss. At age 15, girls need adequate calories to support proper growth, energy and development.

Andrea Cespedes
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How to Increase Your Metabolism as a Teenager

Being a teenager can mean dealing with the daily stresses of trying to fit in, keeping up with school work and activities, and body image issues. Some teens are so busy that they gain an unhealthy amount of weight, in part because of poor diet and lack of exercise.

Amy Sutton
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Summer Weight Loss Plan for Teens

Teen weight loss is not about dieting. A teen summer weight-loss plan is about integrating lifestyle changes and creating healthy habits. This is important because weight loss does not have to be a struggle or cause negative body image. It can be easy to do and rewarding.

Elaena Flow
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Hair Growth During Puberty

Puberty marks the time when hair starts to thicken or grow in areas where no hair grew before.

Christa Miller
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Smoking Peer Pressure Facts

Nearly all smokers started when they were young, and evidence shows that peer influence plays a significant role in determining who smokes and who doesn't. In 2012, the surgeon general of the U.S.

Patricia Culpepper
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What Age Can You Start Taking Protein Powder?

It can be tempting for teens to add protein powder to their diet in the hope of improving athletic performance or gaining weight and muscle mass. However, HealthyChildren.

Stephanie M. Beaudette MEd., RDN
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Breast Stages in Puberty

Breast development often marks the beginning of puberty, and for many young girls and their parents, it can come as a bit of a surprise. Breast development in puberty may begin as early as 6 years of age.

C.J. Cochran
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