Adolescents and Teen Health News

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9/21/2015
Tighter Gun-Control Laws May Lower Chances That Teens Carry Firearms

But state regulations need to limit adult ownership to have an impact, study says

9/21/2015
Apples Are American Kids' Favorite Fruit

But children should broaden their palate, researcher says

9/18/2015
Teens Copy Parents' Smoking: Study

If mom smokes, daughters are almost four times as likely to get hooked on cigarettes

9/18/2015
Parents Should Be Involved in Teen's Bulimia Treatment: Study

Recovery is faster when family is part of therapy, researchers find

9/17/2015
New Blood Test May Help Predict Heart Disease Risks in Obese Black Teens

Girls seemed most prone to increased levels of inflammation

9/17/2015
Antidepressant Paxil Isn't Safe for Teens, New Analysis Says

Review of study data contradicts findings reported in 2001

9/12/2015
Peer Pressure May Have a Silver Lining

Teens with close friends were more likely to be in good health by age 27, study found

9/11/2015
Short Lunch Periods Leave Kids Eating Less, Study Finds

Schools should take steps to expedite long lines to give students more time to eat, researchers say

9/11/2015
Constant Social Media Presence May Jeopardize Teens' Mental Health

Adolescents could be more vulnerable than adults, expert says

9/11/2015
Money Doesn't Buy 'Tweeners' Self-Esteem

Study finds purchases of 'cool' things, nice clothing may actually increase bad feelings

9/10/2015
Fewer U.S. Teens Abusing Alcohol, Prescription Meds: Survey

Rate of smoking has also dropped dramatically over time, data shows

9/9/2015
Can Eye Screening for Diabetic Kids Be Delayed a Bit?

Yearly exams for most with type 1 disease can wait until 5 years after diagnosis or age 15, whichever is later, researchers suggest

9/9/2015
'Mud Bogging' Motor Sport Tied to Carbon Monoxide Poisonings, Deaths

Experts recommend getting out of stuck vehicles, and having portable CO detectors

9/8/2015
Anti-Tobacco Policies Cut Youth Smoking Rates: Study

Cigarette tax increases also seem to keep teens from picking up the habit

9/8/2015
When Clock Springs Forward, Teen Brain May Fall Behind

Added sleep loss raises concerns about safety, researchers say

9/8/2015
Trying E-Cigarettes May Lead to Smoking, Study Suggests

Surveys of teens, young adults detect correlation

9/8/2015
Sleep Apnea May Hurt Kids' Grades

Children with snoring or other irregular nighttime breathing need evaluation, experts say

9/8/2015
Teens Using E-Cigarettes to 'Vape' Pot, Survey Finds

But researchers don't know how the kids are modifying the devices to get high

9/6/2015
Sports Medicine Docs Offer Safety Tips for Young Athletes

Children should ease back into activity, wear properly fitted safety gear and stay hydrated

9/3/2015
More High School Athletes Using 'Dip' and 'Chew,' CDC Finds

Experts think ban on smokeless tobacco among pro athletes might help curb use among kids

9/3/2015
Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids

Finding suggests use of electronic devices before bedtime could delay slumber

8/31/2015
Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot

Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found

8/28/2015
Settling the Back-to-School Jitters

Mental health expert says some kids get anxious about returning to the classroom, but parents can help

8/28/2015
'Goth' Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm

But study findings didn't prove cause-and-effect, only showed an association

8/27/2015
Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances

But illicit painkiller use tends to begin in winter, study finds

8/26/2015
Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain

One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males

8/26/2015
Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test

Rates much higher in those over 18, researchers say

8/25/2015
American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins

Rates for school children differ significantly, CDC study finds

8/24/2015
Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't, Study Shows

Findings among young teens reflect traditional biases about men and women

8/23/2015
Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth

Dental hygiene, good diet and regular checkups make for pearly whites, expert says

8/21/2015
College Football Players Score More Injuries at Exam Time

Added stress contributes to risks, researcher says

8/21/2015
Add Germ Fighters to College Packing List

Expert suggests including gel sanitizers, wipes

8/19/2015
Good Moods Infectious Among Teens

Researchers say happy adolescents appear to help others avoid or recover from depression

8/18/2015
E-Cigs May Spur Teens to Try Smoking: Study

Ninth-graders who tried them were three to four times more likely to then sample other tobacco products

8/18/2015
Video Games Linked to Aggression, Psychologists' Group Says

But link to actual violence is unclear, and other factors may be at play, APA task force says

8/17/2015
Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries

Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says

8/17/2015
Kids' Risky Behaviors a Concern in Some Military Families

Subset of children struggle to cope with effects of parents serving in war, study shows

8/17/2015
Neglecting Teen Health May Lead to Bigger Problems as Adults

More depression, poorer health reported at age 30, study says

8/16/2015
Doctor Offers Back-to-School Health Tips

Making sure children get adequate sleep tops the list

8/14/2015
Headaches Are Common in Kids, Teens

Treatment often as simple as a glass of water, a good meal or some sleep, expert says

8/14/2015
Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim

Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

8/14/2015
More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

8/14/2015
Vitamin D Supplements Little Help for Obese Teens, Study Finds

Taking them did not help heart or lower diabetes risk, and may be linked to higher cholesterol levels

8/11/2015
Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say

New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

8/11/2015
Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey

Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

8/8/2015
Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days

Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

8/6/2015
Most U.S. Schools Start Too Early for Kids to Get Enough Sleep: Study

Less than 18 percent of high schools, middle schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later

8/6/2015
Active As Teen, Free of Diabetes In Later Life?

Findings showed insulin resistance peaks in early adolescence, so exercise crucial during this period

8/5/2015
Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens' Mental Health

But, study finds not all of the adolescents who had the procedure felt better

8/4/2015
Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study

But findings are at odds with previous research