Adolescents and Teen Health News

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11/25/2014
Parents Need to Take Lead on Teen Concussion Prevention

Expert advises protective gear, and baseline concussion testing for athletes

11/25/2014
Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

11/25/2014
Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out

11/24/2014
Adult-Sized ATVs Deadly for Kids, Report Shows

Study highlights risks associated with all-terrain vehicles

11/21/2014
Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking

Larger peer group is less important when it comes to drinking or not, study says

11/18/2014
Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps

Tobacco use known to restrict blood flow, researchers say

11/17/2014
Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

11/13/2014
More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC

Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit

11/13/2014
ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey

Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

11/12/2014
Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows

Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say

11/11/2014
Three-Quarters of Young Baseball Players Have Arm Pain

But study found many kids are encouraged to stay on the field in spite of their injuries

11/10/2014
Can Video Game Play Help Young Minds Learn?

Both skilled and unskilled players showed improved learning abilities in small study

11/10/2014
Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way, Study Shows

Weight at 11 a good indicator of weight at 16, researchers found

11/7/2014
Study Builds Case for Later High School Starting Time

Researchers followed kids, teens as they grew up and found sleeping patterns shifted, shrunk

11/6/2014
Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports

Coordinated care is essential for reducing death rates, experts say

11/6/2014
'Unconditional Regard' Buoys Kids' Self-Esteem

Study finds children who know friends will always care are more resilient

11/5/2014
The ABCs of Successful Classroom Design

Lighting, temperature can influence student achievement, researchers say

11/5/2014
Research Questions Link Between Media Violence, Violent Behavior

Study compared homicide rates to level of violence in movies, video games over time

11/1/2014
High School Football Players Aren't Well-Educated About Concussion

Young athletes may not understand possible consequences, study shows

10/29/2014
FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis

Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

10/29/2014
Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus: Study

Universities should ban them because of skin cancer risk, researchers say

10/29/2014
Universal Helmet Laws May Help Save Young Motorcyclists

Study finds more serious head injuries in states with age restrictions only or none at all

10/28/2014
'Social Host' Laws May Help Curb Underage Drinking, Study Says

Controversial statutes hold parents responsible for teen alcohol consumption

10/27/2014
Obese Children With Leukemia Fared Worse in Study

Excess weight linked to doubled risk of leftover cancer cells after chemotherapy

10/27/2014
Type 1 Diabetes Increasing Among White American Kids

Children 5 to 9 years old hardest hit, study finds

10/24/2014
Teens Who Dine With Their Families May Be Slimmer Adults

Study found eating meals together once or twice a week was tied to lower risk of becoming overweight

10/23/2014
As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

10/23/2014
Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report

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