Adolescents and Teen Health News

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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

1/15/2014
Primary Care Providers May Balk at Giving Teens Antidepressants

Many aren't comfortable writing the prescription and most would refer patient to a psychiatrist, study finds

1/14/2014
Teen Boys Who Think They're Skinny May Be at Higher Risk for Depression

Studies found they were more likely to be depressed and bullied, even if their weight was average

1/14/2014
Are Teen Brains Hyper-Wired for Rewards?

Study suggests there may be some logic in their choices after all

1/13/2014
Marketing of Unhealthy Foods Still Common in U.S. Schools: Study

Vending machines, soda-company contracts push high-calorie fare at kids, researchers say

1/13/2014
Students Smoke Weed Despite Drug Testing at Schools, Study Finds

Such policies don't seem to work as well as setting clear rules, fostering respect between kids and teachers

1/13/2014
Assaults at Schools Send 90,000 Kids to ER Each Year: Study

Number of intentional injuries is 'concerningly high,' researcher says

1/8/2014
Just 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise: Report

Boys slightly more likely than girls to meet hour-a-day recommendation

1/8/2014
Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later

Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age

1/7/2014
Kids' Suicide Risk Similar for All Newer Antidepressants: Study

Children had roughly the same risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, regardless of drug they were taking

1/6/2014
Power Down to Speed Concussion Recovery: Study

Research supports several days' mental rest, including no screen time

1/6/2014
20 Percent of Seventh Graders Have 'Sexted'

And they were more likely to have engaged in some type of sexual behavior, study says

1/1/2014
When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun

Sledding, skating, skiing and other cold weather activities all carry a potential risk of harm

12/31/2013
Many Teens Don't Discuss Their Sex Life at Annual Checkup

Doctors are missing opportunities to educate teens about healthy sexual behaviors, researchers say

12/30/2013
Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

12/24/2013
Behavioral Therapy Might Ease Kids' Migraine Symptoms

Those trained to cope with pain report less disability a year later, study finds

12/23/2013
Girls' Brain Connectivity Happens Sooner Than for Boys: Study

Researchers say this might explain why girls mature faster

12/20/2013
Insights Gained Into Tourette Syndrome

Finding might point to non-drug treatments for telltale tics, study says

12/19/2013
Survey Finds Support for Banning E-Cigarette Use by Kids

86 percent of adults polled said the nicotine-delivery devices should not be sold to minors

12/19/2013
Teens Who 'Sext' Don't Dwell on Consequences

Peer pressure seems stronger than parental warnings, study suggests

12/16/2013
Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids

Study from China followed normal-weight teens, and found a slight increase in pressure

12/13/2013
Tips for Stress-Free Winter Breaks With College Kids

Here's how parents can adapt when students come home

12/13/2013
Avid Cellphone Use by College Kids Tied to Anxiety, Lower Grades

Study suggests problems may come from sense of obligation to stay connected