Adolescents and Teen Health News

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5/23/2017
City Life Tough on Teens' Mental Health

Kids raised in urban areas 40 percent more likely to report psychotic experiences, study finds

5/19/2017
Overweight Boys Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk as Adults

But study also found that losing weight as young adults lowered those odds

5/19/2017
Heavy Kids Face Triple the Odds for Depression in Adulthood

Risk was 4 times greater if they were also overweight as adults, study finds

5/12/2017
Athletes With ADHD Favor Team Competition

They're more likely to play contact sports like football, lacrosse and hockey, study finds

5/11/2017
Program Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Jobs

Navigating adult services is challenging, autism experts say

5/10/2017
What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later

High blood pressure, smoking in teens tied to worse mental functioning at mid-life, study finds

5/8/2017
Is Early Puberty in Girls a Risk Factor for Dating Abuse?

Study suggests a link, but those who mature more slowly are also at risk for physical or verbal violence

5/8/2017
Bullied in 5th Grade, Prone to Drug Abuse by High School

Victims may develop depression, fueling risky behaviors, study suggests

5/5/2017
Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization

Number of urgent care cases where teen showed pot use rose 4-fold after legalization, study finds

5/4/2017
Guns Send About 16 U.S. Kids to the Hospital Every Day

Many of those injuries are accidental, study finds

5/4/2017
Reasons Why Parents Should Be Wary of '13 Reasons Why'

Netflix series is too explicit in depicting teen suicide while leaving out key elements, mental health experts warn

5/4/2017
Teen Suicide Thoughts, Self-Harm Cases Double in a Decade

New U.S. study coincides with concern around issue after Netflix releases '13 Reasons Why'

5/3/2017
Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health?

More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety, study finds

5/2/2017
Depression's Gender Gap Shows Up in Pre-Teen Years

Still unclear why more women than men affected by the disorder, researcher says

5/2/2017
Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era School Lunch Rules

Schools will now have more leeway when it comes to salt, whole grains and milk, USDA says

5/1/2017
Stopping School Bully

Are school-based anti-bullying programs working?

5/1/2017
Are Bullies Getting Run Out of U.S. Schools?

Abuse rates dropped about 2 percent a year over a decade, survey finds

4/30/2017
Cooking at Home Means Eating Better, Spending Less

8 out of 10 Americans' diets fall short, and dining out a big reason why, research suggests

4/28/2017
Seizure Control Eases Life for Young Adults With Epilepsy

Those with uncomplicated cases do as well as their siblings without the disorder, study finds

4/27/2017
Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC

Too few teens use the most effective birth control after having a first baby

4/26/2017
Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

4/25/2017
Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

About 415 million people worldwide have the disease, which is costly to treat but can be prevented

4/24/2017
Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat

Study found children who ate first consumed more vegetables, while those who played first wasted less food

4/21/2017
Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School

Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition

4/21/2017
Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study

Many feel unprepared to handle responsibilities such as paying bills on their own

4/20/2017
Second Cancers Deadlier for Younger People: Study

Survival rates drop significantly compared to older adults

4/20/2017
Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment

Improving the lives of children around the world would reap huge returns, study says

4/20/2017
Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the Young

Researchers say interventions should come earlier in life for disadvantaged children

4/19/2017
Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs

Bigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report

4/19/2017
For the Young, Cigarettes Go Better With Booze Than Pot

Survey found smoking-plus-drinking was favored, and findings could point to better ways to quit both

4/18/2017
Early School Start Times Tough on Teens

New guidelines advise starting classes at 8:30 a.m. or later

4/17/2017
Regular Phys Ed Builds More Than Fitness

Young teens also gain knowledge about healthy living, researchers say

4/14/2017
Water Outperforms Sports Drinks for Young Athletes

Kids rarely need the extra sugar and salt, doctor says

4/11/2017
Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Tourette 'Tics'

But neurology experts agree that more research is needed

4/11/2017
1 in 3 Teens With Autism Licensed to Drive, Study Finds

Pediatricians suggest discussing adolescent's capabilities with doctor first

4/10/2017
Race May Play Role in Obese Teens' Blood Pressure

Extra pounds appear more problematic for whites and Hispanics, study finds

4/8/2017
10 Minutes of Sweat a Day Helps Kids' Hearts

Replacing light exercise with vigorous activity could greatly benefit some kids and teens, study finds

4/6/2017
'Surprise' Designer Drugs Detected in NYC Hair Samples

Stimulant-taking party-goers don't always know what they're using, study finds

4/5/2017
The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use

For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

4/3/2017
Far Fewer Kids Are Dying Worldwide, but Gains Are Uneven

While study found great progress, problems persist in South Asia and parts of Africa

4/3/2017
Flu Vaccine Effective?

Flu vaccine decreases risk of death in children and adolescents, study finds.

3/31/2017
Teens Who Are Lazy Bones Have Weaker Skeletons: Study

During crucial bone-building years of youth, physical activity is all-important

3/31/2017
Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study

Premature changes can have lasting effects, such as depression, higher risk of some cancers, study says

3/31/2017
Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age

About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

3/30/2017
Parents' Pot Use a Tricky Topic When It Comes to Their Kids

Pediatrician explains that marijuana affects a child's developing brain differently than an adult brain

3/29/2017
Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

3/24/2017
Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds

Puberty and transition to adulthood may be especially challenging times, researcher says

3/23/2017
Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds

Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years

3/22/2017
Foods Labeled 'Healthy' May Hide Unhealthy Secrets

Low-fat foods may be filled with sugar, study finds

3/22/2017
'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids

Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away