Adolescents and Teen Health News

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Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says

Mental-Health Disorders Growing Faster Among Kids Than Adults: Study

Doctors' offices increasingly seeing young people with common psychiatric conditions

Thalidomide May Help Kids With Crohn's Disease

Drug previously tied to birth defects helped induce remission in children with difficult-to-treat disease

Talking Openly With Partner Linked to HIV Testing in Teens

Education about how AIDS virus is transmitted may not be enough to spur testing, study suggests

As More Meningitis Cases Hit Colleges, Experts Urge Awareness

Symptoms include sudden fever, headache, neck stiffness, vomiting and sensitivity to light

Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot

Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents

Smaller Classes May Be Key to High School Friendships

Teens tend to bond in 'elective' courses such as Latin, calculus, woodshop, study finds

Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study

Survival odds increase with early administration of drugs such as oseltamivir, researchers say

1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says

Good news is that the rate of increase is slowing, researchers add

Teens' Mental Disorders Often Untreated in U.S., Study Finds

Shortage of child psychiatrists partly to blame

Parents Clueless About Dangers of iPods, Other Noise Hazards: Study

Hearing loss is up among teens, but Mom and Dad aren't sounding alarms

Laser Toys Can Damage Eyes: Report

'Star Wars'-like gadgets causing serious injuries, doctors say

Sports for Teens Are Beneficial -- Up to a Point

Researchers found 14 hours a week were best, while high or low extremes lowered well-being scores

Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows

Large study of running fitness in recent decades found today's children are much slower

Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men's Bones, Study Suggests

Instead, research found boys who consumed more milk had higher risk of hip fractures as adults

Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism

But whether one causes the other isn't clear

New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens

Doctors should inform families about short- and long-term consequences, researcher says

College Students Feel Pull of Cigarette Ads, Study Finds

A single pro-smoking message can have a week-long effect, researchers say

More U.S. Teens Try E-Cigarettes, Hookahs: Report

Cigarette smoking hasn't declined among young people, researchers find

Teens Who Are Night Owls May Struggle in School

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

Most Teens Who Misuse Painkillers Aren't After a High, Study Finds

Researchers call for more monitoring of teenagers prescribed narcotic drugs

U.S. Adults With Autism May Face Housing Crisis

Nationwide poll finds shortage of services

Bullies More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Study Finds

Poor coping strategies might apply in both cases, researcher says

Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest

Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7

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

Teens May Have Less Impulse Control When Faced With Danger

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

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

Earlier Onset of Periods May Not Mean Earlier Sex

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

Exercise May Help Ease Depression in Teens: Study

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

Kids View Too Many TV Ads for Booze, Study Finds

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

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

Bodybuilding Boys Often Try Drugs and Alcohol, Study Finds

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

Weight-Loss Surgery Safe for Very Obese Teens, Study Says

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

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

Dark Side of 'Chat Rooms' for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

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

One in 10 Teens Has Misused Prescription Painkillers: Survey

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

Young Athletes' Concussions Often Unreported: Report

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

Suicide a Risk for Young Cancer Patients, Study Finds

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

Obese Teens Eat Up Fast-Food Hype, Study Says

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

Overuse Injuries May Rise When Kids Specialize in One Sport

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

Help Your Children Manage Media Use, Experts Urge

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

Childhood Gun Injuries, Deaths on Rise in U.S., Study Finds

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

There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study

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

Early Periods May Signal Greater Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

Obesity alone doesn't explain the findings, researchers say

Three-Quarters of U.S. Teens Say They Don't Drink

Survey found teens are getting message about dangers of alcohol

Flavored Cigars Gaining in Popularity With U.S. Kids: CDC

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

Many Kids With Autism on Multiple Medications, Study Finds

Experts say parents should be cautious about their use

Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades

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

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

California Teens Drinking More Sugary Drinks: Report

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