Adolescents and Teen Health News

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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.

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