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"Across the globe, young people try to obtain information about health, especially sexual health," write the researchers, who included Dina Borzekowski, Ed D, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
"Nothing will or should replace interactions with health providers, but easily accessible, understandable, credible, and confidential information can improve the lives and choices of young people," the researchers write.
" May 1, 2006 -- The Internet may be a help or a hazard when kids go online, new research shows.
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