Adolescents and Teen Health News

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10/20/2017
Kidney Failure Can Isolate Young Patients

Relationships and employment often suffer, study finds

10/20/2017
Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep

Study found more adolescents getting less rest because of temptations of technology

10/19/2017
Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls

Behavior was strongly linked to greater suicide risk, UK study found

10/19/2017
1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted

Depression and worries about appearance common in those who can't skip the tanning bed, study finds

10/16/2017
Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades

But adolescent health experts say there's no evidence to support that belief

10/10/2017
Start Skin Cancer Prevention Early, Health Experts Say

New proposal urges doctors to begin talking to parents when fair-skinned children are 6 months old

10/9/2017
Another Downside to College Boozing: Poorer Job Prospects

In study, binge drinking 6 times a month lowered chances of full-time employment later

10/9/2017
Prescription Stimulants on Campus

Nearly a third of college students think prescription stimulants help boost grades, study finds

10/5/2017
Protecting Preemies From Stress Might Improve Later Mental Health

Babies born at 2.2 pounds or less normally face higher risk of adult psychological issues

10/4/2017
Too Little of This Vitamin Could Harm Young Hearts

Leafy green veggies are a good source of the vital nutrient

10/2/2017
Reassuring Kids After Another Senseless Tragedy

Psychiatrists urge parents to stress to young concertgoers that events like Las Vegas shooting remain rare

10/2/2017
Girls' Sports-Related Concussions May Last Twice As Long

Underlying conditions could prolong recovery, researcher says

10/2/2017
Teens Mixed Up With the Law May Fall Through Medicaid Cracks

Fewer important primary care appointments, more ER visits, study finds

9/29/2017
College Drinking and Job Search

Binge-drinking in college could impact job chances upon graduation, new study finds.

9/26/2017
20 Percent of U.S. Teens May Have Had a Concussion

Contact sports is a leading reason why, study contends

9/26/2017
Don't Let Your Kids Get Sidelined With Sports-Related Infections

Good hygiene can tackle most locker room germs, pediatricians say

9/26/2017
CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States

'It only takes a little to lose a lot' is slogan for the multi-pronged media effort

9/26/2017
Movies and Guns

Does watching a movie with gun violence influence a child's interest in weapons?

9/22/2017
More Teen Dads?

Report finds number of teen moms stays stable while it goes up for males

9/21/2017
Booze Often Glorified On YouTube Videos

Kids typically see images that boost the drinking culture, study finds

9/19/2017
Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood

Researchers say greater risk of behavior issues, depression in those who played tackle before age 12

9/19/2017
Obesity Rates Have Stopped Rising for Young Americans

But progress is fragile and rates still too high, report authors say

9/19/2017
Focus on Just One Sport Can Mean Stress for Girls

Study of soccer players shows diversity of activity might help

9/19/2017
Teens and Adult Activities

Are teenagers growing up to fast?

9/19/2017
Girl Soccer Players Take More Chances After Concussions

They're more likely than boys to return to play, research shows

9/19/2017
Are Today's Teens Putting the Brakes on Adulthood?

They're often postponing traditional 'milestones' to growing up, study suggests

9/19/2017
Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns

'Bullets' bought online may be contributing to ocular injuries

9/18/2017
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Adolescents and Tattooing

The American Academy of Pediatrics issues new guidelines on Adolescents and Tattoos

9/18/2017
Even Teens Can Suffer Organ Damage From High Blood Pressure

Study spots warning signs in kids with readings in the normal range

9/15/2017
Surgery Can Be Trigger for Teen Opioid Abuse

Certain operations pose a greater risk of painkiller dependence, study finds

9/15/2017
State Laws Have Big Impact on Kids' Gun Injuries

Locale matters too, with firearm violence affeting urban, rural teens differently, studies find

9/15/2017
More U.S. Kids Landing in ER With Opioid Addiction

Researcher calls findings an emerging public health issue

9/15/2017
Adolescents and Opioids

The number of children addicted to opioids is on the rise, according to new study

9/14/2017
Could Swine Flu Be Linked to Type 1 Diabetes?

Study suggests Norwegians hit by H1N1 flu pandemic more likely to develop the autoimmune disease

9/13/2017
Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts

People with less education, greater mental woes more likely to try, researchers say

9/11/2017
8 Ways College Women Can Protect Their Health

Awareness and follow-up are keys to avoiding gynecologic problems, expert advises

9/11/2017
Regular Weigh-Ins May Help Prevent College Weight Gain

Those who checked daily even lost a little bit

9/11/2017
State Laws Curb Kids' Injuries Tied to Off-Road Vehicles

In Massachusetts, ER visits down as much as 50 percent, study found

9/8/2017
Poor Health Habits Add Up to Poor Grades for Teens

Failing students more likely to use drugs, sleep around, CDC study finds

9/6/2017
Recession Took Toll on Health of Rural Young Blacks

Greater economic fallout linked to raised heart disease risks in 25- and 26-year-olds, study finds

9/6/2017
Hate to Work Out? Your DNA May Be to Blame

Findings might lead to better ways to motivate folks who don't like exercise

9/5/2017
Drug Helped Protect Gay Teen Males From HIV

Small study found Truvada worked when taken daily, but some strayed from regimen

8/31/2017
Chronic Illness Can Plunge Young Adults Into Despair

Study found those diagnosed with diabetes, asthma were 3 times more likely to try to kill themselves

8/29/2017
Many Parents Not Happy With Later School Start Times

More shut-eye means healthier, more alert students, but survey finds half of parents pushing back

8/25/2017
Top 10 Health Concerns for Children and Teens

Parents rate back-to-school health concerns. What tops the list?

8/24/2017
More U.S. Teens Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

But rates still lagging against the cancer-causing virus that's caused by sexual contact, CDC says

8/23/2017
Cyberbullying Weighs Heavily on Young People

Suicide attempts more common in both bullied and bulliers