Adolescents and Teen Health News

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12/3/2015
TV and Cognitive Aging

Watching too much TV as a young adult may affect cognitive function, new study finds

12/3/2015
Could Energy Drink 'Shots' Raise Teens' Diabetes Risk?

Study found those who consumed caffeine-laden drinks had higher blood sugar, insulin levels later

11/30/2015
After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May Persist

But preliminary study doesn't determine whether that is cause for concern, experts say

11/30/2015
Teens More Cautious About Sex When Parents Set Rules, Study Finds

Kids tend to delay sex if Mom and Dad keep an eye on what they're doing, who they're with

11/27/2015
Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study

Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

11/23/2015
Hiding Tobacco Displays in Stores Might Lower Kids' Smoking Rates

Teens less likely to buy cigarettes when promotions aren't visible, study shows

11/23/2015
ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

11/20/2015
E-Cigarette Ads Boost Use Among Young Adults, Study Finds

Researchers explore potential impact of unrestricted marketing

11/20/2015
Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds

Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

11/19/2015
Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth

Report finds prescription painkillers, heroin largely to blame, with some states hit especially hard

11/18/2015
1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study

Risk is higher for those similarly victimized before college, researcher says

11/12/2015
Adult Obesity Still Growing in U.S., Youth Rates Hold Steady: CDC

Expert says stabilization isn't good enough because still high rates of preventable chronic disease

11/10/2015
Many Americans 30 and Older Find Happiness Elusive

But younger people more satisfied with their lives than ever, surveys find

11/10/2015
Insulin Pumps Give Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Better Blood Sugar Control

Study included almost 55,000 children and teens

11/9/2015
Frequent Self-Weighing by Young Women Linked to Depression

Study also finds more trips to the scale lead to greater body dissatisfaction, lower self-esteem

11/9/2015
Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring

Researchers also found the beverage pushed blood pressure levels higher

11/6/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Bring Long-Term Benefits to Very Obese Teens

3 years later, most had rid themselves of diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, study found

11/5/2015
Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for Kids

Study suggests that widening the geographic pool could increase available organs

11/3/2015
Gonorrhea Becoming More Resistant to One Antibiotic: CDC

Other effective treatments remain available, but experts say finding is cause for concern

11/3/2015
Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study

Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese

11/2/2015
Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study

Discussions may help kids delay sexual activity, and use condoms or other birth control

10/28/2015
Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Adult Addiction

Study found those less experienced with illegal drugs were more likely to abuse narcotics later

10/26/2015
Kids Drawn to 'Gateway' Flavored Tobacco Products, FDA Finds

Sweet-tasting additives have widespread appeal, expose teens to nicotine

10/26/2015
Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge

And regulate e-cigarettes the same way as other tobacco products, doctors add

10/26/2015
Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds

This leaves them vulnerable to sexually transmitted virus, cancer

10/26/2015
Limiting Tackling Limits Concussions: Study

Brain injury rate twice as high in seasons where tackling wasn't limited during practices

10/23/2015
The Long and (Financial) Short of Fixing Leg Length Differences

More common treatment for children may mean lower earnings throughout adulthood, researchers report

10/23/2015
Health Food Stores Urge Supplements to Underage Teens: Study

Two-thirds of clerks recommend muscle-building aid not OK'd for use before age 18

10/23/2015
Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services

Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

10/22/2015
Many Teens Knowingly Ride With Drunk Drivers, Survey Finds

Peer pressure isn't the only reason why, experts say

10/20/2015
Teens Swayed by Alcohol Ads

Underage drinkers' preferences shaped by TV and magazine advertising, study finds

10/15/2015
Fewer Teens Smoking Cigarettes, But Twice as Many Using Pot: CDC

Meanwhile, more American adults are trying to break the tobacco habit, second government study shows

10/15/2015
U.S. Report Urges End to 'Conversion' Therapy for LGBT Youth

Mental health experts say the practice is ineffective, potentially harmful

10/15/2015
Relax, Parents, Your Teen's Moodiness Should Subside, Study Finds

Early adolescence is stormiest period, Dutch researchers say

10/12/2015
Standby Drug for Adult Bipolar Disorder May Be Safe, Effective in Children

Study finds lithium can benefit pediatric patients, at least for the short term

10/7/2015
Bedtime Texting May Be Hazardous to Teens' Health

Researcher suggests placing limits on technology use

10/6/2015
Young Cancer Survivors Often Develop New Malignancies

Teens, young adults who received radiation treatment appear at higher risk, study says

10/6/2015
Grades May Sink for Girls Who Are Compulsive Texters

But similar link with poor school performance wasn't seen for boys

10/5/2015
Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Seems Good for Teen Hearts: Study

High-power workouts improved blood vessel function, researchers say

10/5/2015
State Anti-Bullying Laws May Lead to Fewer Bullied Kids

But laws alone won't prevent the behavior among children and teens, experts say

10/5/2015
'Tweeners' Who Think Pot Is Cool More Likely to Drink and Drive Later: Study

Parents need to talk about alcohol and drugs with their kids early and often, experts say

10/2/2015
For Teens, Late Bedtime May Lead to Weight Gain

But study doesn't prove night owls are doomed to extra pounds

9/30/2015
Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

9/30/2015
More Children, Teens Enticed to Smoke With Flavored Tobacco: CDC

7 out of every 10 kids who said they used tobacco have used flavored varieties, survey shows

9/30/2015
Younger Native Americans Face High Suicide Rate: Report

Experts say poverty may be the root of the problem, interventions are lacking

9/28/2015
Lower Drinking Age May Bring More High School Dropouts

New research says fewer kids finished high school when alcohol was legal at 18

9/28/2015
Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care

American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may be traumatized and require more consistent treatment

9/25/2015
Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries

Children need breaks from playing to avoid overuse injuries, orthopedic surgeon says

9/24/2015
Parents Differ on Definition of Cyberbullying, Survey Shows

And there's no consensus on appropriate punishments, penalties for perpetrators

9/23/2015
Childhood Cancer Devastates Family Finances, Too

One-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income after diagnosis, study reveals