Adolescents and Teen Health News

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2/3/2016
Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds

Treating the adult might help school performance, experts say

2/1/2016
Homeless Youth More Likely to Visit Drop-In Center Than Shelter

Services offered help teens find jobs and housing

2/1/2016
Many Depressed Teens Don't Get Follow-Up Care

Some receive initial treatment after diagnosis, but longer-term therapy often lacking, study finds

2/1/2016
Girls Who Eat More Fiber May Face Lower Breast Cancer Risk Later: Study

Start eating vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains early in life, experts say

1/29/2016
Face-to-Face Still Trumps Texts for Social Closeness, Studies Find

In-person communication better at conveying emotions, and helps preteens read nonverbal cues, researchers say

1/29/2016
Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too

Survey of 'at risk' teens finds males as likely as females to suffer abuse

1/28/2016
Did Studies Lack Key Data on Link Between Antidepressants, Youth Suicides?

New analysis finds much greater risk of aggression, self-harm

1/27/2016
Too Much Social Media Could Mess Up Your Sleep, Study Finds

The more time young adults spent online, the tougher it was to be well-rested, researchers say

1/27/2016
Excess Weight Has 'Unexpected' Effect on Puberty Onset in Boys

Sexual maturity slowed in obese kids, but sped up in those who were only overweight, study found

1/26/2016
Teens Who 'Vape' May Be More Likely to Try Smoking, Too

Study finds e-cigarette users have almost triple the odds compared to nonusers

1/26/2016
Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital Devices

Survey finds many are texting, emailing or checking social media

1/22/2016
'Standing Desks' in Classrooms May Kickstart Kids' Activity

Staying upright might also lead to improved behavior, research suggests

1/20/2016
Teens Who Tan Indoors May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink, Use Drugs: Study

But researchers add that finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

1/20/2016
Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From Sports

Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities

1/19/2016
HIV Testing Rates Still Low Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC

Almost half of young people don't know status, though guidelines suggest screening those aged 13 to 64

1/19/2016
Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure Later

Even thin kids are at risk, study says, emphasizing importance of exercise

1/18/2016
Teens' IQ Drop Can't Be Blamed Solely on Pot: Study

Family issues, emotional turmoil likely at play as well, experts say

1/18/2016
Candy-Flavored E-Cigarette Ads Appeal to Young: Study

Though research did not show that kids became more interested in tobacco, experts still worry

1/15/2016
Teen Weapon Use Varies by Race and Gender: Study

Black and Hispanic students and boys more likely than whites and girls to be involved, data shows

1/15/2016
Lymphoma Survivors May Not Get All Recommended Follow-Up Care

California study finds gaps in after-care for teen and young adult Hodgkin disease survivors

1/15/2016
Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: Study

Researchers also report growing number of cases among women, blacks and children

1/14/2016
Average Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Still Rising: CDC

Delaying pregnancy means smaller families and implications for overall population, expert says

1/14/2016
Stressed Teens May Face Higher Diabetes Risk as Adults: Study

They might be more likely to eat unhealthy foods, smoke, not exercise, researchers say

1/13/2016
Alcohol Ads Should Be a No-See on TV for Kids

But 1 in 8 drinking ads don't adhere to industry's own standards, study reports

1/11/2016
Half of U.S. Teens Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, CDC Says

Their own homes and family cars are common sources

1/8/2016
Brains of Compulsive Video Gamers May Be 'Wired' Differently

But it's unclear if gaming causes the changes, researchers say

1/8/2016
Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term Health

For young and old, strong social ties as important as diet and exercise, researchers say

1/8/2016
Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: Study

Training kids to follow the rules may reduce odds of these head injuries, experts say

1/7/2016
Influential Students Effective at Bully Prevention, Study Finds

Key may be enlisting kids with wide social networks, not who adults think is 'good,' researcher says

1/5/2016
LGBT Immigrants Often Faced Persecution in Homeland: Study

Discrimination came from family, peers and school staff, findings show

1/5/2016
Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDC

Unrestricted marketing could upend decades of progress against youth smoking

1/4/2016
New School Lunch Program Lets Kids Select More Nutritious Meals

Changes include more variety, and servings of fruits and vegetables, researchers say

12/30/2015
ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

12/30/2015
Painkillers Often Gateway to Heroin for U.S. Teens: Survey

Heroin is cheaper, easier to obtain than narcotics like OxyContin, experts say

12/27/2015
The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: Study

Those who waited until at least 25 fared better at 40, researchers say

12/23/2015
U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down: CDC

Positive trends mean healthier babies, doctors say

12/22/2015
Smoke Weed in College and Your Grades May Go to Pot

Study links marijuana use to skipped classes, poorer academic performance

12/18/2015
FDA Proposes Tanning Bed Ban for Minors

Agency also wants those over 18 to sign papers stating they know health risks before using the beds

12/17/2015
Parents Keep Too Tight a Leash on Teens' Health Care: Survey

Kids aren't learning to manage their own medical visits, expert says

12/16/2015
Kids Now Find More Anti-Anorexia Videos on YouTube Than 'Pro-Ana' Ones

Social media analysis uncovers some good news

12/16/2015
High School Seniors Now More Likely to Smoke Pot Than Cigarettes: Survey

More kids believe marijuana isn't harmful, experts say in explaining finding

12/14/2015
Abuse of Prescription Painkillers, Stimulants Ups Sexual Risks for Teens

Those taking these drugs with no prescription more likely to have multiple partners, forgo condom use, study says

12/11/2015
Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in Teens

Study participants twice as likely to steal, vandalize, hurt others after witnessing substance use

12/10/2015
Fewer Teens, Young Adults Driving After Drinking, Smoking Pot: Report

But researchers add that too many are still under the influence while behind the wheel

12/10/2015
One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC

Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

12/9/2015
CDC: Too Few Schools Teach Prevention of HIV, STDs, Pregnancy

Fewer than half of high schools, one-fifth of middle schools cover all 16 recommended topics, agency says

12/9/2015
Is Brain Wiring to Blame for Some Teens' Bad Behavior?

Aggressive or antisocial young people may have less gray matter in key regions, study says

12/8/2015
Most Teens' Physical Activity Occurs at School

But they aren't getting enough exercise and need more avenues for active recreation, experts say

12/7/2015
Screen All Kids for Cholesterol, Depression and HIV, Pediatricians' Group Says

American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines reflect concerns about obesity, suicide

12/4/2015
Energy Drinks and Blood Sugar Control

Caffeinated energy drinks may cause blood glucose levels to spike in healthy teenagers, new study finds.