Adolescents and Teen Health News

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10/21/2014
Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men

Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex

10/17/2014
Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes

Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest

10/17/2014
Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema

Researchers saw some improvement in winter-related symptoms

10/17/2014
U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

10/17/2014
Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

10/16/2014
'To Burn Off Calories in This Soda, Walk 5 Miles'

Teens drank fewer sugary drinks when energy content info was converted to exercise, study found

10/16/2014
Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone

New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences

10/15/2014
Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression

Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

10/15/2014
Family Support Tied to Safer Sex for Young Gay Males: Study

Closeness, open discussions with parents may help prevent risky sexual behavior, findings suggest

10/15/2014
Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment

They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds

10/14/2014
Repetitive Pitching May Cause Teens Serious Shoulder Problems

Playing ball year-round is ill-advised, experts say

10/14/2014
Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression

U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

10/10/2014
Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers, Study Suggests

Some kids do just fine juggling multiple forms of media throughout the day, research shows

10/9/2014
Contact Sports Boost Spread of 'Superbug' Germs, Study Says

College athletes advised to practice good hygiene, and to stop sharing towels, razors

10/8/2014
Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

10/7/2014
U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

10/6/2014
Teen 'Sexting' Often Precedes Actual Sex, Study Finds

Researcher says don't throw out the phone, do discuss safe behavior

10/2/2014
Most Who Abuse Painkillers Are Unprepared If Overdose Strikes: Study

Although anti-OD meds are available, many addicts hold misguided views on what to do

9/30/2014
Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens

Study found adolescents were more likely to smoke, drink, have poor grades after bad concussion

9/29/2014
Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

9/26/2014
Ban Electronics in Kids' Bedrooms, Expert Says

Electronic lights, action keep kids up at night and can impact school performance

9/25/2014
Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

9/24/2014
Study: Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia

Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain, researchers say

9/23/2014
Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study

How soon teen gets drunk after trying first drink also raises risk, researchers report

9/22/2014
Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs

'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say

9/21/2014
College Women Can Use Food Strategies, Study Finds

Freshmen unsure that they'll make the right choices

9/20/2014
Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School

Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

9/18/2014
Mentors May Steer Young People Toward More Rewarding Careers

The result: Greater authority, responsibility likelier early on, study says

9/16/2014
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

9/15/2014
Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

9/15/2014
Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD

Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show

9/11/2014
Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD

Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

9/10/2014
Puberty Suppression Benefits Gender-Questioning Teens: Study

Those who do pursue sex reassignment 'will have an easier time of it,' expert says

9/10/2014
Teens' Daily Marijuana Use Linked to Poor Outcomes

Everyday pot habit reduced odds of higher education, increased suicide risk, study contends

9/8/2014
HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates

Genital warts cases fell by 61 percent after schools started providing free shots, researchers say

9/2/2014
Booze, Pot Bad for Teens in Different Ways, Study Suggests

Drinking tied to unsafe driving, marijuana use linked to poorer academics, job performance

9/2/2014
'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests

Many teen marijuana users exhibited withdrawal symptoms when they tried to quit, researchers say

9/2/2014
ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

9/1/2014
Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact, Study Says

Support, communication appear to be buffers

8/28/2014
Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says

8/25/2014
Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years

CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking

8/25/2014
Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge

Opening bell should be no earlier than 8:30, says Academy of Pediatrics

8/24/2014
What Parents Need to Know About Sports Participation

Carefully assess the school's athletic program, expert advises

8/21/2014
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds

Warnings about sun exposure and skin cancer aren't getting through, experts say

8/15/2014
When Your Child Asks for Contact Lenses

Consider kid's maturity level before giving your answer, FDA says

8/14/2014
Worker Layoffs Tied to Rise in Teen Suicides, Study Finds

Effect was most prominent among girls and black teens

8/14/2014
Tough Laws Continue to Target Tobacco Sales to Minors

Everyone in a community must work together to stop illegal sales, U.S. health official says

8/12/2014
Preemies' Thinking Skills May Catch Up by Adolescence

Study hints at the importance of nutrition and a stimulating home environment

8/11/2014
Front-of-Head Hits Blamed for Nearly Half of Young Football Player Concussions

High school injury reports support safer tackling efforts

8/8/2014
Distracted Teen Drivers Often on Cellphone With Parent: Study

Survey also finds that many text mom and dad from behind the wheel