Adolescents and Teen Health News

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1/23/2017
E-cigarettes and Youth Trends

E-cigarette use rising rapidly among adolescents, according to new research.

1/23/2017
E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids

Study finds 'vaping' might lead teens who would've never smoked to try nicotine

1/20/2017
Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All

Those who spend hours on smartphones, computers, TV can still flourish, develop social skills, study finds

1/16/2017
Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

1/11/2017
Despite Pledges, No Improvement in Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus: Study

A 2011 initiative to lower calories, sugar and salt hasn't yielded results, researchers say

1/10/2017
Lower-Income Girls in U.S. Feel Unprepared for Puberty

Doctors, families should talk more about what to expect, researchers say

1/6/2017
Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens

Studies show most maintained significant weight loss over 5 years, but complications emerged for some

12/27/2016
Does Legalizing Pot Spur Kids to Try It?

In 2 states studied, teens downplayed harms after recreational pot legalized; use increased in 1 state

12/20/2016
Teen Violence Can Be Contagious, Study Contends

Preventive programs could help stop copycat behavior, researchers say

12/20/2016
Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

12/19/2016
Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities

Only 1 in 5 males was working or in school full-time 12 years later, study reveals

12/19/2016
Nicotine in E-Cigs Can Trigger Lifelong Addiction in Kids: Docs

American Academy of Pediatricians' report says the earlier kids 'vape,' the more likely they're hooked

12/16/2016
Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services

Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

12/14/2016
Smartphones, Tablets and Weight Gain in Teens

Study found obesity risk up 43 percent if kids used screen devices more than 5 hours a day

12/13/2016
Teen Substance Abuse

Use of illicit drugs declines among teenagers, according to new National survey.

12/13/2016
Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

12/12/2016
Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds

Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

12/6/2016
Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say

But kids still don't see nicotine as addictive and may opt for e-cigarettes instead

12/2/2016
2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits From Therapy

Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder, study finds

11/29/2016
ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids

Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

11/25/2016
8 of 10 Texas Salons Heed Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors

But survey finds most tell older customers they can tan every day, counter to FDA-suggested limits

11/23/2016
1 in 7 Young Teens Is a Stalking Victim: Survey

They're at higher risk of substance abuse and depression, researchers say

11/22/2016
Tobacco Flavors Draw in Young Folks

Products that taste like cherry or candy seen as less harmful, review finds

11/22/2016
2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens

Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

11/21/2016
Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks

Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

11/21/2016
The Chocking Game

Teenagers are experimenting with a dangerous game that can cause serious injury or death, study warns.

11/18/2016
Neighborhoods May Be Key to Teens' Mental Well-Being

When neighbors look out for others' kids, children have better emotional health, study finds

11/14/2016
Depression on the Rise Among U.S. Teens, Especially Girls

Report authors point to cyberbullying, social media use as possible causes, but say that hasn't been proven

11/14/2016
Depression and Teenagers

Depression on the rise in adolescents and young adults, study finds.

11/11/2016
Blood Test May Someday Diagnose Concussion

Small study suggests markers in the blood might spot when brain injury has occurred

11/8/2016
E-Cigs Tied to More Frequent, Heavier Teen Tobacco Use

But vaping group contends the electronic devices lower smoking rates

11/8/2016
Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too

There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study finds

11/7/2016
Few States Have Plans for Kids Returning to Class After Concussion

Students need an appropriate return to mental work, doctors say

11/7/2016
Flavored E-Cigarettes May Entice Teens to Smoke: Study

Nearly 2 of 3 young people using e-cigs load them with flavors such as bubble gum or gummy bear

11/3/2016
Got a Moody Teen? Lack of Sleep May Not Be the Culprit

Rather, adolescents' nocturnal tendencies a mismatch for early school start times, sleep specialist says

11/3/2016
Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt

9 out of 10 exceed daily recommendations, CDC researchers find

10/27/2016
Study Questions Use of Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens

Researchers found sugar pill worked as well as commonly prescribed drugs

10/26/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery Pays Off for Severely Obese Teens

Boosts kids' health and self-esteem, and appears to be cost-effective over time, study finds

10/25/2016
Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study

Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

10/24/2016
Many Teens Light Up to Lose Weight, Study Suggests

Researchers offer new ways to discourage smoking among adolescents

10/24/2016
Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

10/21/2016
More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

10/21/2016
Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study

Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

10/21/2016
1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

10/20/2016
Even 6th Graders Commit Cyber Dating Abuse: Study

Those with a history of bullying or who thought violence against girls was normal were most likely perpetrators

10/20/2016
Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make

Parents don't emphasize safety enough, experts say

10/19/2016
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC

More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

10/17/2016
Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study

Addressing problem behaviors with food or TV may combat excess weight, researchers suggest

10/17/2016
Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine?

Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

10/16/2016
1 in 4 College Students Is Hungry: Survey

And nearly half say they are food insecure