Adolescents and Teen Health News

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5/20/2016
Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries

Study suggests need for 'return-to-learn' guidelines

5/20/2016
Growth Spurts Can Throw Off Teen Boys' Strut

Coordination may be affected by quick addition of height, researchers say

5/20/2016
Frat Brothers Keep Chugging Despite Anti-Booze Efforts

What works for other college students doesn't work for those in Greek organizations, study finds

5/20/2016
Delayed Treatment for Concussion May Prolong Recovery

College athletes not evaluated immediately were sidelined 5 days longer, study found

5/19/2016
Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk

Higher amounts of unhealthy fats tied to greater breast density, researchers suggest

5/16/2016
Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids

Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

5/13/2016
Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old

Seniors like to connect with family and friends, too, study finds

5/12/2016
Teens Who Eat Lots of Fruit May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk: Study

But second report found women who drink more alcohol over time might increase chances of disease

5/9/2016
Child Obesity Rates Drop in Canada

Researchers say kids are still heavy, and public health officials can't become complacent

5/5/2016
Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys

Small study showed surgery also improved protective effects of HDL on the heart

5/5/2016
Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study

Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

5/2/2016
High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: Study

Meanwhile, youth league players most likely to return to field less than 24 hours after head injury

5/2/2016
Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor?

Study finds the more kids see a brand on shows, the more likely they'll drink it

4/29/2016
Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?

Study suggests the alcohol-soaked products are early sign of trouble

4/29/2016
E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools

In certain places, teens more likely to vape, regardless of regular cigarette use, study says

4/28/2016
Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.

They're delaying sex, using more effective birth control, CDC researcher says

4/27/2016
Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

4/26/2016
Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

4/26/2016
Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study

Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed, researcher says

4/25/2016
Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds

Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

4/25/2016
E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study

Researchers, experts call for ban on such promotions, much like what happened with tobacco cigarette ads

4/22/2016
New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls

Leading ob/gyn group says growing interest in procedures prompted recommendations

4/22/2016
Leading U.S. Pediatricians Oppose Transgender Bathroom Bill

American Academy of Pediatrics urges North Carolina to repeal controversial legislation

4/22/2016
Heavy Pot Use in Teen Years Linked to Shortened Life

But Swedish study couldn't prove marijuana caused premature deaths

4/21/2016
Rich-Poor Life Expectancy Gap Shrinking for U.S. Youth

Policies to boost health among poorer Americans may be paying off, researchers say

4/21/2016
Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely

Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

4/20/2016
Talk Therapy May Help Depressed Teens Who Shun Antidepressants

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help boost mood without drugs, experts say

4/18/2016
Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today

They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

4/15/2016
Depression More Common in Kids Who Join Gangs, Study Finds

And mental health problems, such as suicidal thoughts, seemed to worsen after they joined

4/14/2016
No Drop in Teen Use of Tobacco Products, CDC Says, and E-Cigs May Be Why

Electronic smoking devices have now eclipsed traditional cigarettes as most widely used product among kids

4/13/2016
Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

4/12/2016
Teenage Girls Now Try Alcohol Before Boys Do: Study

When it comes to drinking, the gender gap is disappearing, experts say

4/11/2016
Gender and Underage Drinking

Are boys or girls more at risk for underage drinking?

4/8/2016
Driving Curfews May Curb Teen Crime: Study

Long-term reductions in arrests were seen when new drivers were limited to daytime hours

4/8/2016
Smoking Rates Stall Among Young Blacks

Progress in anti-smoking campaigns slows as tobacco companies ramp up marketing in black neighborhoods, study says

4/7/2016
Sleepy Teens Are Risk-Taking Teens

Sleep deprivation leads to unsafe behaviors, CDC researchers say

4/1/2016
Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking

Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

3/29/2016
How to Tell If Your Teen Has a Mental Health Problem

1 in 5 kids develop a serious problem but many go years without treatment, psychiatrist says

3/27/2016
Pets Help Homeless Youth, Study Finds

They're less likely to engage in harmful behaviors, but many shelters won't accept animals

3/26/2016
Injuries More Common in Teens Who Focus on Single Sport

Study shows the more teens specialize, the greater the risk of knee and hip problems

3/25/2016
Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

3/21/2016
Young Transgender Women May Face Mental Health Woes

But study looked at a specific, high-risk group, so findings may not apply to all, researchers say

3/18/2016
Could Growing Up Poor Raise Obesity Risks Later?

Kids raised in low-income neighborhoods were more likely to put on weight as adults, study found

3/17/2016
School Breakfast Programs Vital, Even if Some Kids Also Eat at Home

Skipping the morning meal was tied to higher weight in study of middle schoolers

3/15/2016
Could Too Much Cellphone Time Signal Anxiety, Depression?

Some college students use their mobile device as a 'security blanket,' study says

3/14/2016
Condom Use Falls When Teen Girls Opt for IUDs vs. The Pill

Experts say young women need to remember that STDs are still a danger

3/8/2016
Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From Others

Study finds 54 percent of kids surveyed use medications for non-medicinal purposes

3/7/2016
Fitness in Youth May Be Key to Diabetes Risk Decades Later

Study tracked 1.5 million people from age 18 to 62 and found fitter teens had lower lifetime risk

3/7/2016
Simple Changes in Bad Neighborhoods Might Lower Teen Murder Rates

Adding streetlights, maintaining vacant lots could make a difference, researchers suggest

3/7/2016
Chemical-Free Cosmetics May Be Safer for Teen Girls, Study Suggests

Lower levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals seen in adolescents after trying products without potentially harmful ingredients