Adolescents and Teen Health News

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9/19/2017
Focus on Just One Sport Can Mean Stress for Girls

Study of soccer players shows diversity of activity might help

9/19/2017
Teens and Adult Activities

Are teenagers growing up to fast?

9/19/2017
Girl Soccer Players Take More Chances After Concussions

They're more likely than boys to return to play, research shows

9/19/2017
Are Today's Teens Putting the Brakes on Adulthood?

They're often postponing traditional 'milestones' to growing up, study suggests

9/19/2017
Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns

'Bullets' bought online may be contributing to ocular injuries

9/18/2017
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9/18/2017
Adolescents and Tattooing

The American Academy of Pediatrics issues new guidelines on Adolescents and Tattoos

9/18/2017
Even Teens Can Suffer Organ Damage From High Blood Pressure

Study spots warning signs in kids with readings in the normal range

9/15/2017
Surgery Can Be Trigger for Teen Opioid Abuse

Certain operations pose a greater risk of painkiller dependence, study finds

9/15/2017
State Laws Have Big Impact on Kids' Gun Injuries

Locale matters too, with firearm violence affeting urban, rural teens differently, studies find

9/15/2017
More U.S. Kids Landing in ER With Opioid Addiction

Researcher calls findings an emerging public health issue

9/15/2017
Adolescents and Opioids

The number of children addicted to opioids is on the rise, according to new study

9/14/2017
Could Swine Flu Be Linked to Type 1 Diabetes?

Study suggests Norwegians hit by H1N1 flu pandemic more likely to develop the autoimmune disease

9/13/2017
Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts

People with less education, greater mental woes more likely to try, researchers say

9/11/2017
8 Ways College Women Can Protect Their Health

Awareness and follow-up are keys to avoiding gynecologic problems, expert advises

9/11/2017
Regular Weigh-Ins May Help Prevent College Weight Gain

Those who checked daily even lost a little bit

9/11/2017
State Laws Curb Kids' Injuries Tied to Off-Road Vehicles

In Massachusetts, ER visits down as much as 50 percent, study found

9/8/2017
Poor Health Habits Add Up to Poor Grades for Teens

Failing students more likely to use drugs, sleep around, CDC study finds

9/6/2017
Recession Took Toll on Health of Rural Young Blacks

Greater economic fallout linked to raised heart disease risks in 25- and 26-year-olds, study finds

9/6/2017
Hate to Work Out? Your DNA May Be to Blame

Findings might lead to better ways to motivate folks who don't like exercise

9/5/2017
Drug Helped Protect Gay Teen Males From HIV

Small study found Truvada worked when taken daily, but some strayed from regimen

8/31/2017
Chronic Illness Can Plunge Young Adults Into Despair

Study found those diagnosed with diabetes, asthma were 3 times more likely to try to kill themselves

8/29/2017
Many Parents Not Happy With Later School Start Times

More shut-eye means healthier, more alert students, but survey finds half of parents pushing back

8/25/2017
Top 10 Health Concerns for Children and Teens

Parents rate back-to-school health concerns. What tops the list?

8/24/2017
More U.S. Teens Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

But rates still lagging against the cancer-causing virus that's caused by sexual contact, CDC says

8/23/2017
Cyberbullying Weighs Heavily on Young People

Suicide attempts more common in both bullied and bulliers

8/22/2017
More Evidence Contact Sports Can Affect the Brain

Some changes in structure, chemistry seen in college athletes who take hits during play

8/22/2017
Close Friendships in High School Make for Happier Adults

Meanwhile, popular kids may end up with more anxiety later, study suggests

8/21/2017
Are Depressed Teens Prone to Violence?

Study findings underscore need for early treatment, researcher says

8/21/2017
Kids' Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines

Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates

8/21/2017
Majority of U.S. Parents Would Support Teen Switching Gender: Survey

Findings indicate growing acceptance of gender transition

8/20/2017
Back-to-School Tips … for Parents

First few weeks require patience and support, educators say

8/17/2017
6 Out of 7 Teens Slip Up on Contact Lens Guidelines: CDC

Infections most common for kids who skip steps or ignore rules for sleeping, swimming

8/17/2017
Young Breakfast Skippers Lack Vital Nutrients

Calcium, iron and folate may be shortchanged when morning meal is missed

8/16/2017
Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens

And heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, CDC says

8/15/2017
A Violent Environment Can Wreck Kids' Grades

Researchers find link between kids' sleep, stress hormones and academic performance

8/15/2017
Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run

Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger rises

8/14/2017
Do Pets Really Boost Kids' Health?

In a study that'll give you paws, researchers find no mental or physical benefit from a household friend

8/10/2017
Only About One-Third of Americans Use Condoms: CDC

They aren't the best method of birth control, but they do help prevent STDs, health experts say

8/8/2017
FDA Will Target E-Cigs in Health Campaign for Youth

Agency will warn of dangers of electronic nicotine delivery devices, not just tobacco products

8/7/2017
'12-Step' Strategy Boosts Success of Teen Drug Abuse Program

Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study finds

8/5/2017
Teen Drivers Take More Chances as Senior Year Begins

Experts urge parents to continue talking about consequences for unsafe behavior behind the wheel

8/4/2017
Childhood Cancer Radiation May Cause Unwanted Gene Mutation in Some

That flaw seems to increase risk of a type of brain tumor later in life, researchers report

8/1/2017
Young Cancer Survivors Struggle to Resume Social Activities

Strains on finances, relationships and life plans take a toll, researchers find

8/1/2017
Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming

Know the signs of dry and secondary drowning, expert cautions

7/31/2017
Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide

The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

7/27/2017
Hearing Loss Rates Holding Steady for U.S. Teens: Study

Vaccine that prevents ear infections may have counterbalanced surge in headphone use, expert says

7/27/2017
College Binge Drinking Down?

Binge drinking is on the decline among college students, new study finds