Adolescents and Teen Health News

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3/17/2014
Teens Often Copycat Others Who Drink and Drive: Study

If kids have ridden with a drunk driver, they're more likely to drive while impaired, researchers find

3/15/2014
Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis

Small study followed up on young people who underwent procedure to repair torn ligament

3/14/2014
Energy Drinks Popular With Troubled Teens, Study Says

Kids who are depressed or use alcohol or marijuana often consume the beverages, researchers report

3/14/2014
When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope?

Study suggests grieving can affect school performance; mental health therapy an effective option

3/14/2014
Meditation May Help Teens Cope With Cancer

Practicing mindfulness lowers odds of depression, small study suggests

3/11/2014
Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests

Researchers found weight at age 11 linked to academic success

3/10/2014
More Evidence That Bullying Raises Kids' Suicide Risk

But findings don't confirm a cause-and-effect link

3/10/2014
Young Binge Drinkers May Not Need Special Counseling From Family Docs

Swiss study suggests results just as good for physicians without certain training

3/10/2014
Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants

Study finds steady increase in survival rates, organ function, but there's still room for improvement

3/6/2014
Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens

Finnish study also found more physical inactivity in this group

3/6/2014
Rising E-Cigarette Use Tied to More Smoking in Teens

Devices may serve as gateway to tobacco use, study author says

3/6/2014
Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study

Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

3/5/2014
Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study

However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say

3/4/2014
Schools Add More Fruits, Veggies to the '3 Rs'

And food waste hasn't increased because of the new guidelines, study finds

3/1/2014
Could Childhood Nightmares Foreshadow Mental Ills as Teen?

Persistent nightmares, frequent night terrors linked to greater risk for psychotic episodes, study suggests

2/27/2014
Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis More Likely in Uninsured Teens, Young Adults

Those lacking health coverage are often male, black or Hispanic and from the South, study finds

2/26/2014
Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey

CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

2/24/2014
Thyroid Tumors May Be More Dangerous for Cancer Survivors: Study

Researchers still found 'excellent' survival rates for both primary, secondary disease

2/24/2014
Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say

HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

2/23/2014
Frequent School Moves May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Study of British preteens might have found increased risk of psychiatric symptoms

2/22/2014
Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success

Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids

2/20/2014
Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC

Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

2/19/2014
Radiation-Free Cancer Scans: Coming Soon?

Children might benefit most from new way to detect tumors, but experts say more research is needed

2/17/2014
Beauty, Not Health May Spur Teens to Use Sunscreen

Tanning's damaging effect on looks mattered more to teens than skin cancer risks, study found

2/17/2014
Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids

Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped

2/14/2014
Indoor Tanning Laws Help Keep Teen Girls Away, Study Finds

In states that had some restrictions in place, use of tanning beds dropped 30 percent

2/11/2014
Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls

But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

2/11/2014
Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds

Top worries include post-graduation choices, financial concerns

2/10/2014
Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study

But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

2/10/2014
President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine

It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

2/7/2014
Single-Sex Education's Benefits Challenged in Study

Research review finds no significant difference academically

2/7/2014
Teens' Energy Drink Habit May Be Linked to Booze, Tobacco, Drug Use

But study doesn't prove that one leads to the other

2/5/2014
Risk of Depression May Rise With Too Much or Too Little Sleep

Getting appropriate amount of shuteye is an investment in mental health, researchers report

2/4/2014
Fewer U.S. Kids Killed in Car Crashes; Safety Restraints Still an Issue

Too many youngsters ride without a car seat, booster seat or seat belt, says CDC

2/4/2014
Many Young Americans With HIV Delay Treatment: Study

By waiting, they risk further harm to their health, researchers say

2/3/2014
U.S. Teens Eat Too Much Salt, Hiking Obesity Risk: Study

Researchers found that kids consume at least twice the recommended daily amounts

2/3/2014
HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Young Girls: Study

Finding should reassure parents about the cervical cancer vaccine, doctors say

2/3/2014
Gay Teen Boys More Likely to Use Muscle-Building Steroids: Survey

They're also reporting heavier use, possibly putting themselves at risk for harmful side effects

1/31/2014
Many College Students Fear Going Hungry at Some Point: Survey

Factors include rising costs, lack of support even among those with jobs

1/31/2014
College Drinking May Aggravate PTSD Symptoms

One leads to the other, creating a vicious cycle, study says

1/31/2014
Alcohol Tied to Domestic Violence on College Campuses

Researchers did not find a link between marijuana use and partner abuse

1/30/2014
Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids

Experimental therapy increased tolerance, but much more testing needed, doctors say

1/29/2014
Treatment Often Inadequate for Children With Anxiety Disorders, Study Finds

Just 47 percent gained long-term relief of symptoms, researchers say

1/29/2014
1 in 3 Americans Has Used Tanning Beds, Upping Skin Cancer Risk

Global study finds similar numbers elsewhere, despite widespread knowledge of the dangers

1/27/2014
HPV Vaccination Rates Might Rise If More Docs Recommended It

Family physicians in particular could play larger role in recommending vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, study suggests

1/27/2014
Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope

Writing lyrics, making videos helped them get through grueling treatment, connect with others, study found

1/27/2014
Twenty U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries: Study

Nearly a third of these shootings are accidental, study finds

1/24/2014
Shoulders Take a Pounding in High School Football

Wrestling was distant second in large study of interscholastic sports

1/21/2014
No Rise of PTSD Seen in Children With Cancer

Findings should reassure young patients and their families, study author says

1/20/2014
Extra Zzz's in Morning May Help Teens Stay Alert in Class

Scheduling classes a bit later seems to reduce daytime sleepiness in high school students, study says