Adolescents and Teen Health News

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8/19/2015
Good Moods Infectious Among Teens

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

8/18/2015
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

8/18/2015
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

8/17/2015
Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries

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

8/17/2015
Kids' Risky Behaviors a Concern in Some Military Families

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

8/17/2015
Neglecting Teen Health May Lead to Bigger Problems as Adults

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

8/16/2015
Doctor Offers Back-to-School Health Tips

Making sure children get adequate sleep tops the list

8/14/2015
Headaches Are Common in Kids, Teens

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

8/14/2015
Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim

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

8/14/2015
More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

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

8/14/2015
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

8/11/2015
Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say

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

8/11/2015
Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey

Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

8/8/2015
Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days

Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

8/6/2015
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

8/6/2015
Active As Teen, Free of Diabetes In Later Life?

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

8/5/2015
Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens' Mental Health

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

8/4/2015
Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study

But findings are at odds with previous research

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