Adolescents and Teen Health News

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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

7/4/2014
Headbanging to Heavy Metal Music Linked To Man's Brain Bleed

Practice is occasionally implicated in whiplash, blood vessel tears, researchers noted

7/3/2014
ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds

But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

7/2/2014
Many Teens May Get Several Pro-Marijuana Tweets a Day

Twitter might be influencing young people's opinions of the drug, study suggests

6/30/2014
'Sexting' Linked to Sex in Middle School

40 percent who'd sent explicit messages or photos said they'd been sexually active, study finds

6/27/2014
Teens Who Prefer Menthols Are Heavier Smokers: Study

It's a fallacy that they're safer than other tobacco products, researcher says

6/23/2014
Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers

A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

6/23/2014
Indoor Tanning Leads to Early Skin Cancer, Study Says

Researchers say radiation from artificial sources is much stronger than midday sun

6/20/2014
Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds

This type of multitasking challenges even the smartest college students

6/20/2014
No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study

'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

6/19/2014
Genes Tied to Curvature of Spine in Kids

Finding might lead to ways to prevent scoliosis in susceptible children, researchers say

6/19/2014
Teen 'Sexting' Has a Double Standard, Study Shows

Girls are judged if they do, judged if they don't in small survey

6/19/2014
As Antidepressant Warnings Toughened, Teen Suicide Attempts Rose: Study

Overreaction to FDA warning may have led to undertreatment of depression, experts say

6/17/2014
E-Cigarette Sources Soaring, Study Finds

About 10 new brands, 240 new flavors come out every month; some quickly disappear though

6/16/2014
Caffeine Affects Teen Boys, Girls Differently, Study Says

Slightly greater changes in heart rate, blood pressure seen in males

6/16/2014
Delinquent Teens More Likely to Die Violently as Adults: Study

They faced a death rate nearly twice as high as soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, researchers report

6/13/2014
Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds

Only about one-third of teen booze binges involves beer

6/12/2014
Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC

But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

6/12/2014
Cool Teens, Uncool Future?

Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

6/12/2014
When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

6/10/2014
Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds

Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

6/9/2014
Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says

But experts disagree on findings' significance

6/9/2014
Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person

Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

6/9/2014
New Approaches to Acne Treatment

Topical applications plus antibiotics often succeed, experts say

6/6/2014
Poor Sleep May Lead to Worse Grades for College Students

Restless nights affect academic performance as much as binge drinking and smoking pot, study suggests

6/4/2014
Pot Isn't Harmless, Top U.S. Health Official Says

Addiction, brain changes in young users are proven concerns, according to head of National Institute on Drug Abuse

6/3/2014
Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study

Being scared by cigarette warnings, playing team sports also increased chances of kicking the habit

5/30/2014
Prom Isn't a Good Reason to Hit the Tanning Salon

Indoor tanning increases the risk of skin cancer, experts say

5/29/2014
Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends

Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds