Adolescents and Teen Health News

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2/20/2017
Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides

Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests

2/18/2017
Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

2/15/2017
Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids

Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

2/14/2017
Screen Time and Teen Time

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

2/14/2017
Be Your Child's Valentine

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

2/10/2017
Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

2/10/2017
Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids

Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

2/10/2017
College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion

Average is 1-2 weeks, but study found some kids needed more than 3 weeks to get better

2/8/2017
E-Cigs May Be 'Bridge' to Teens' Tobacco Use

'Vapers' seem much more likely to give real smokes a try, study finds

2/8/2017
Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens

Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends

2/6/2017
U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

2/6/2017
1 in 4 Teen E-Cigarette Users Has Tried 'Dripping'

This method creates denser clouds of vapor, with unknown effects on health, researchers say

1/31/2017
Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk

Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

1/30/2017
Low Back Pain Common Among Kids

Sports injuries are just one frequent cause, study finds

1/23/2017
When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall

Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home

1/23/2017
Does 'Juvy' Confinement Jeopardize Long-Term Health?

It may be time for U.S. to explore alternatives for wayward youths, studies suggest

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