Adolescents and Teen Health News

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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

8/7/2014
Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls

Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

7/31/2014
1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

7/31/2014
Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years

Left untreated, knee discomfort can become chronic, researchers caution

7/29/2014
Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

7/29/2014
It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution

7/24/2014
Too Few Teens Receive HPV Shot, CDC Says

Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations

7/24/2014
Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds

Small study revealed most younger males more interested in closeness, trust with a girl

7/23/2014
Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls

Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

7/23/2014
Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens

Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn

7/21/2014
Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too

Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

7/21/2014
HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC

Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes

7/19/2014
Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms

More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous

7/17/2014
College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist: Study

Often, campus security won't report booze-related infractions to police or to health services, researchers say

7/17/2014
Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women

Those who post provocative images considered less attractive, competent by their peers, study finds

7/17/2014
'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise

Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests

7/16/2014
Most Kids Eat Fruit, Veggies Daily: CDC

Survey finds 3 out of 4 are getting these healthy foods each day

7/15/2014
Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery

Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

7/14/2014
Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds

More research is needed to understand why, authors say

7/10/2014
Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion

Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found

7/9/2014
Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC

Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

7/8/2014
1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study

Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

7/8/2014
Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study

Though ads are in compliance with law, researchers say findings suggest current regulations aren't enough