Adolescents and Teen Health News

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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

11/23/2015
ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

11/20/2015
E-Cigarette Ads Boost Use Among Young Adults, Study Finds

Researchers explore potential impact of unrestricted marketing

11/20/2015
Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds

Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

11/19/2015
Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth

Report finds prescription painkillers, heroin largely to blame, with some states hit especially hard

11/18/2015
1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study

Risk is higher for those similarly victimized before college, researcher says

11/12/2015
Adult Obesity Still Growing in U.S., Youth Rates Hold Steady: CDC

Expert says stabilization isn't good enough because still high rates of preventable chronic disease

11/10/2015
Many Americans 30 and Older Find Happiness Elusive

But younger people more satisfied with their lives than ever, surveys find

11/10/2015
Insulin Pumps Give Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Better Blood Sugar Control

Study included almost 55,000 children and teens

11/9/2015
Frequent Self-Weighing by Young Women Linked to Depression

Study also finds more trips to the scale lead to greater body dissatisfaction, lower self-esteem

11/9/2015
Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring

Researchers also found the beverage pushed blood pressure levels higher

11/6/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Bring Long-Term Benefits to Very Obese Teens

3 years later, most had rid themselves of diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, study found

11/5/2015
Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for Kids

Study suggests that widening the geographic pool could increase available organs

11/3/2015
Gonorrhea Becoming More Resistant to One Antibiotic: CDC

Other effective treatments remain available, but experts say finding is cause for concern

11/3/2015
Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study

Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese

11/2/2015
Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study

Discussions may help kids delay sexual activity, and use condoms or other birth control

10/28/2015
Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Adult Addiction

Study found those less experienced with illegal drugs were more likely to abuse narcotics later

10/26/2015
Kids Drawn to 'Gateway' Flavored Tobacco Products, FDA Finds

Sweet-tasting additives have widespread appeal, expose teens to nicotine

10/26/2015
Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge

And regulate e-cigarettes the same way as other tobacco products, doctors add

10/26/2015
Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds

This leaves them vulnerable to sexually transmitted virus, cancer

10/26/2015
Limiting Tackling Limits Concussions: Study

Brain injury rate twice as high in seasons where tackling wasn't limited during practices

10/23/2015
The Long and (Financial) Short of Fixing Leg Length Differences

More common treatment for children may mean lower earnings throughout adulthood, researchers report

10/23/2015
Health Food Stores Urge Supplements to Underage Teens: Study

Two-thirds of clerks recommend muscle-building aid not OK'd for use before age 18

10/23/2015
Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services

Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

10/22/2015
Many Teens Knowingly Ride With Drunk Drivers, Survey Finds

Peer pressure isn't the only reason why, experts say

10/20/2015
Teens Swayed by Alcohol Ads

Underage drinkers' preferences shaped by TV and magazine advertising, study finds

10/15/2015
Fewer Teens Smoking Cigarettes, But Twice as Many Using Pot: CDC

Meanwhile, more American adults are trying to break the tobacco habit, second government study shows

10/15/2015
U.S. Report Urges End to 'Conversion' Therapy for LGBT Youth

Mental health experts say the practice is ineffective, potentially harmful

10/15/2015
Relax, Parents, Your Teen's Moodiness Should Subside, Study Finds

Early adolescence is stormiest period, Dutch researchers say

10/12/2015
Standby Drug for Adult Bipolar Disorder May Be Safe, Effective in Children

Study finds lithium can benefit pediatric patients, at least for the short term

10/7/2015
Bedtime Texting May Be Hazardous to Teens' Health

Researcher suggests placing limits on technology use

10/6/2015
Young Cancer Survivors Often Develop New Malignancies

Teens, young adults who received radiation treatment appear at higher risk, study says

10/6/2015
Grades May Sink for Girls Who Are Compulsive Texters

But similar link with poor school performance wasn't seen for boys