Adolescents and Teen Health News

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7/31/2015
Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens

Study found those on social media sites more than 2 hours a day were more likely to have problems

7/31/2015
Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?

Exercise from 13 to 19 cut odds for early death from cancer and all causes, researchers say

7/30/2015
Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

7/27/2015
Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options

Almost 1 in 3 weren't told cancer treatment might affect ability to have a baby later

7/27/2015
Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study

Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products

7/24/2015
Transgender Youth Don't Have Hormone Abnormalities

Levels generally match those of gender assigned at birth, study finds

7/24/2015
High School Band Classes May Boost Teen Brains

Study suggests music instruction can help students do better in school

7/24/2015
Medical Marijuana May Pose Risk to Teens, Study Suggests

Having access to legal source of pot was linked to greater addiction risk than buying drug illegally

7/23/2015
'Bath Salts' Not Widespread in U.S. High Schools, Survey Finds

But nearly one in five teens who tried the stimulants are regular users

7/23/2015
U.S. Health Officials Examine Pot-Linked Death in Colorado

Experts aren't clear on cause, but undiagnosed mental illness might have played a part

7/22/2015
Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds

But, research also notes more teens are trying marijuana

7/22/2015
U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC

Report finds less than half of those aged 15 to 19 have had intercourse

7/21/2015
Mental Illness Afflicts Many Juveniles in Jail

Problems more common among girls than boys, study finds

7/20/2015
Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?

Odds are low, but study points to another downside of overuse

7/17/2015
When Teens 'Tweet' About Pot, It's Typically Positive

Study finds few messages mention potential harmful effects

7/17/2015
Many Obese Teens Don't Think They're Fat, Study Shows

Weight problem has to be recognized before it can be addressed, researchers say

7/16/2015
Most College Students Stressed About Money, Study Finds

Despite financial strain, they still think education is a good investment

7/14/2015
Why Concussion Recovery Takes Longer for Some Kids

Researchers believe damage to wiring provides explanation

7/14/2015
More Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study

Year-round focus on one sport likely behind the increase, doctors say

7/14/2015
Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Immunization protects against sexually transmitted disease, certain cancers, health experts say

7/10/2015
Alcohol, Pot Combo Impairs Driving More Than Either Alone

But study finds effect isn't doubled, and alcohol still more dangerous than pot

7/10/2015
Marijuana Study Counters 'Gateway' Theory

It says specific reasons teens try pot are better predictors of future drug use

7/9/2015
Study Questions Safety of Chemicals Used in Plastic Consumer Products

Researchers say they see link to risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children

7/9/2015
Many Overweight or Obese Teens Don't See the Problem

Around 40 percent thought their weight was about right, British study finds

7/7/2015
Medical Marijuana Ads May Prompt Pot Use Among Teens

Study suggests prevention efforts should highlight negative effects drug can have on the brain

7/7/2015
Heroin Use on the Rise Among Women, Wealthier People, CDC Finds

Prescription painkiller addiction often precedes use of street drug

7/6/2015
Best Friends May Help Poor Kids Succeed

Study found having just one confidant helped teens find ways to cope with problems

7/3/2015
Many New Teen Drivers 'Crash' in Simulated Driving Task

Study suggests despite getting licenses, adolescents lacked key skills to stay safe

7/2/2015
Mass Killings, School Shootings in U.S. May Be 'Contagious'

These events appear to inspire similar tragedies afterward, study suggests

7/1/2015
Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

7/1/2015
Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control

Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

6/30/2015
'Novice Driver' Car Decals Don't Cut Crash Rates: Study

Researchers suspect other restrictions for those with learner permits help to reduce accidents

6/28/2015
Overuse Injuries More Common in High School Females

Track, field hockey and lacrosse linked to repetitive use problems in girls, study says

6/26/2015
School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot, Manage Concussions

Better education recommended, especially at youth and middle school levels

6/25/2015
Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends

At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

6/23/2015
Teen Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Way Up: Survey

Bright spot in U.S. government report is that fewer kids are smoking cigarettes

6/23/2015
Teens Unfamiliar With Harms of Pot, E-Cigs, Study Finds

Focus group of 24 kids finds they do understand dangers of cigarettes

6/22/2015
1 in 5 Teens May Be Bullied on Social Media

Review found wide variations in prevalence, but victims were often females who were depressed

6/22/2015
Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

6/18/2015
High School Football Players May Be at Doubled Risk of Migraine

Head injuries likely play a role in these headaches, second study suggests

6/17/2015
U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years

CDC report also finds teen birth rate at lowest level ever

6/16/2015
Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Not Raise Pot Use by Teens: Study

Research shows no uptick in use among adolescents after states gave the nod to medical pot

6/15/2015
Most Americans Back Ban on Powdered Alcohol, Poll Finds

Adults worried that teens will be more likely to abuse alcohol in this form

6/15/2015
U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries

Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

6/15/2015
Pot 'Dabbing' Poses Risk of Serious Burns, Study Warns

Fires and even explosions have been linked to this practice, experts say

6/12/2015
Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids

When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

6/11/2015
U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day

Under-hydration can pose real health risks for children, study authors say

6/11/2015
Synthetic Pot a Growing Danger, CDC Report Finds

Calls to poison control centers jumped more than 300 percent from January to April

6/11/2015
Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade

U.S. report finds fewer than one in four teens recently had alcohol

6/10/2015
Anti-Rape Program Halved Number of Campus Assaults: Study

It teaches women self-defense strategies, other coping mechanisms