Adolescents and Teen Health News

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11/14/2013
Teens Who Are Night Owls May Struggle in School

Study found staying up late translated into lower GPA scores, more emotional problems

11/13/2013
Most Teens Who Misuse Painkillers Aren't After a High, Study Finds

Researchers call for more monitoring of teenagers prescribed narcotic drugs

11/13/2013
U.S. Adults With Autism May Face Housing Crisis

Nationwide poll finds shortage of services

11/12/2013
Bullies More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Study Finds

Poor coping strategies might apply in both cases, researcher says

11/12/2013
Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest

Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7

11/11/2013
Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Screening could help identify those who would benefit from early treatment, researchers say

11/11/2013
Teens May Have Less Impulse Control When Faced With Danger

Study authors say this might make them more likely to commit crimes

11/11/2013
Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Tripled Since 1985, Study Finds

But experts say research can't link exposure to real-life crime among kids

11/11/2013
Earlier Onset of Periods May Not Mean Earlier Sex

Girls who start menstruating before age 12 no more sexual than later bloomers, study finds

11/11/2013
Exercise May Help Ease Depression in Teens: Study

Experts note a similar effect has long been noted in depressed adults

11/7/2013
Kids View Too Many TV Ads for Booze, Study Finds

Number of alcohol advertisements exceeds the industry's own voluntary guidelines, experts say

11/7/2013
For Children of Teen Parents, Most Injuries Due to Falls: Study

ER records suggest efforts should be made to teach better supervision skills to young parents, researcher says

11/4/2013
Bodybuilding Boys Often Try Drugs and Alcohol, Study Finds

Preoccupation with body image can lead to risky behaviors, researcher says

11/4/2013
Weight-Loss Surgery Safe for Very Obese Teens, Study Says

But investigators add that more research needed to assess long-term results

11/4/2013
Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Enough to Guard Against Cervical Cancer

Researchers found women who only got 1 of 3 recommended Cervarix doses still showed immune response 4 years later

10/31/2013
Dark Side of 'Chat Rooms' for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Strong link observed between online forums and suicide risk, study says

10/31/2013
One in 10 Teens Has Misused Prescription Painkillers: Survey

Finding suggests that ERs might provide a good opportunity to spot trouble, intervene

10/30/2013
Young Athletes' Concussions Often Unreported: Report

Helmets provide no protection from these serious head injuries, experts say

10/30/2013
Suicide a Risk for Young Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Teens, young adults should be assessed, monitored after diagnosis, researchers say

10/29/2013
Obese Teens Eat Up Fast-Food Hype, Study Says

Advertising messages more likely to reach overweight TV watchers than their slimmer peers

10/29/2013
Overuse Injuries May Rise When Kids Specialize in One Sport

Spending more time in free play reduces injury odds, study finds

10/28/2013
Help Your Children Manage Media Use, Experts Urge

Smartphones, social media and TV take up large chunks of most kids' days

10/28/2013
Childhood Gun Injuries, Deaths on Rise in U.S., Study Finds

Researchers find link between firearms in the home and gunshot wounds among kids

10/28/2013
There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study

Researchers compared high-tech helmets to standard gear for concussion protection

10/24/2013
Early Periods May Signal Greater Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

Obesity alone doesn't explain the findings, researchers say

10/23/2013
Three-Quarters of U.S. Teens Say They Don't Drink

Survey found teens are getting message about dangers of alcohol

10/22/2013
Flavored Cigars Gaining in Popularity With U.S. Kids: CDC

Cheaper, less regulated than cigarettes, these products may hook youth into lifelong addiction

10/22/2013
Many Kids With Autism on Multiple Medications, Study Finds

Experts say parents should be cautious about their use

10/22/2013
Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades

U.K. study looked at math, science and English performance

10/21/2013
Fewer Infants Hospitalized for Whooping Cough, Study Finds

Increase in teens vaccinated against the infection has resulted in decrease in babies contracting it, researchers suggest

10/18/2013
California Teens Drinking More Sugary Drinks: Report

Daily consumption of soda, sports and energy drinks contributes to obesity crisis, experts warn

10/17/2013
Fake ID Use Tied to High-Risk Drinking by Underage Students

Study suggests practice may lead to slippery slope of alcohol problems

10/17/2013
U.S. Teens More Vulnerable to Genital Herpes, Study Suggests

They may have lower levels of protective antibodies to the virus than in years past

10/15/2013
Crystal Meth May Jump-Start Injection Drug Use, Study Says

Researchers focused on street kids in Canada

10/14/2013
Overweight Teen Years Tied to Later Cancer Risk

Study found too much weight may be connected to esophageal disease

10/10/2013
High Blood Pressure Common Among Overweight Kids

Pediatricians should be vigilant about screening, researcher says

10/9/2013
Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey

Tobacco, marijuana and alcohol use addressed

10/7/2013
1 in 10 Young Adults Admits to Sexual Violence

Violent pornography may be partially to blame, researcher says

10/7/2013
U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens

Despite calls for routine testing, task force finds lack of evidence it would help

10/7/2013
Star Athletes Often Endorse Junk Food, Study Says

Sugar-packed 'sports drinks' among products hawked in lucrative ad campaigns

9/30/2013
Many More Kids Visiting ER for Sports Concussions, Study Finds

Better awareness of traumatic brain injury may be reason, experts say

9/27/2013
Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?

Regular consumption in childhood tied to 39 percent lower odds of benign breast disease by age 30

9/24/2013
Friends, Family Often the Suppliers in Underage Drinking, Smoking: Survey

Other sources include grocery stores, gas stations and bars

9/24/2013
Concussion Symptoms May Not Differ in Teen, Young Adult Athletes

But study authors say recovery period might vary

9/22/2013
Racism Takes a Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Research Shows

Review found strong links between discrimination and anxiety, low self-esteem in minority teens

9/19/2013
Braces Seem to Benefit Many Kids With High-Risk Scoliosis

Study suggests that surgery to correct curvature of spine can be avoided for most of these patients

9/18/2013
E-Readers Benefit Some With Dyslexia, Study Finds

Short lines of text may be easier to decipher

9/16/2013
1 in 5 High School Seniors Binge Drinks: Study

'Extreme' binge drinking levels remain steady, while bingeing has declined, researchers say

9/16/2013
Bullied Kids Often Develop Physical Symptoms, Study Says

Sometimes a stomach ache or headache can be a cry for help

9/16/2013
U.S. Teens Begin to Slim Down, Study Suggests

Adolescents are eating healthier, exercising more