Adolescents and Teen Health News

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Add Germ Fighters to College Packing List

Expert suggests including gel sanitizers, wipes

Good Moods Infectious Among Teens

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

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

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

Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries

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

Kids' Risky Behaviors a Concern in Some Military Families

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

Neglecting Teen Health May Lead to Bigger Problems as Adults

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

Doctor Offers Back-to-School Health Tips

Making sure children get adequate sleep tops the list

Headaches Are Common in Kids, Teens

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

Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim

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

More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

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

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

Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say

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

Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey

Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days

Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

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

Active As Teen, Free of Diabetes In Later Life?

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

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens' Mental Health

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

Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study

But findings are at odds with previous research

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

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

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

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

Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study

Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products

Transgender Youth Don't Have Hormone Abnormalities

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

High School Band Classes May Boost Teen Brains

Study suggests music instruction can help students do better in school

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

'Bath Salts' Not Widespread in U.S. High Schools, Survey Finds

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

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

Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds

But, research also notes more teens are trying marijuana

U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC

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

Mental Illness Afflicts Many Juveniles in Jail

Problems more common among girls than boys, study finds

Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?

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

When Teens 'Tweet' About Pot, It's Typically Positive

Study finds few messages mention potential harmful effects

Many Obese Teens Don't Think They're Fat, Study Shows

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

Most College Students Stressed About Money, Study Finds

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

Why Concussion Recovery Takes Longer for Some Kids

Researchers believe damage to wiring provides explanation

More Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study

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

Despite Benefits, Few U.S. States Mandate Cervical Cancer Vaccine

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

Alcohol, Pot Combo Impairs Driving More Than Either Alone

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

Marijuana Study Counters 'Gateway' Theory

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

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

Many Overweight or Obese Teens Don't See the Problem

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

Medical Marijuana Ads May Prompt Pot Use Among Teens

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

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

Prescription painkiller addiction often precedes use of street drug

Best Friends May Help Poor Kids Succeed

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

Many New Teen Drivers 'Crash' in Simulated Driving Task

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

Mass Killings, School Shootings in U.S. May Be 'Contagious'

These events appear to inspire similar tragedies afterward, study suggests

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

Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control

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