Adolescents and Teen Health News

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8/28/2013
Brain Size May Yield Clues to Anorexia

Areas that control sense of fullness, perception of body size are unusually large, study finds

8/26/2013
U.S. Schools Show Progress in Healthy Behaviors, CDC Says

Report highlights good news: better nutrition, more physical activity and tobacco bans

8/26/2013
Kids Benefit From Doctors' Antismoking Counseling: Experts

Whether by phone, one on one or in groups, advice and education can keep kids from starting, panel says

8/23/2013
Brain May Recover From Concussion by Compensating

Study found increased brain activity in teen football players weeks after injury

8/20/2013
Childhood Bullying Scars Can Last Into Adulthood

Higher risk of illness, work and social problems seen in long-term study

8/20/2013
Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey

Concern is that behavior is increasingly considered 'normal,' expert says

8/19/2013
Plastics Chemicals May Boost Kids' Risk for Obesity, Diabetes

Studies tied phthalates, BPA to insulin resistance, higher body fat

8/13/2013
Many Risk Factors for Early Dementia Can Show Up in Teens

Alcohol abuse topped the list in large study of Swedish men

8/12/2013
ADHD + Texting = Double Trouble for Teen Drivers, Study Finds

One proposed solution: technology that cuts off cellphone when engine is on

8/12/2013
Obesity Risk Factors May Vary for Boys, Girls

Playing team sports, even drinking milk affected kids differently in study

8/11/2013
Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings, Study Suggests

Having children with multiple partners is increasingly common, researchers noted

8/9/2013
Young Homeless People With Friends at Lower Risk for STDs: Study

Those with same-gender friends in stable housing reported safer sex habits

8/9/2013
Outgoing Young People Become Happier Seniors: Survey

But shy people not doomed to a miserable life, researcher stresses

8/8/2013
Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

A program to help correct disruptive behavior at ages 7 to 9 seemed to make a difference through age 17

8/6/2013
Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts

New guidelines released to help doctors treat younger patients age-appropriately

8/5/2013
If Parents Ever Smoked, Teens May Be More Likely to Light Up

Study also shows influence of older siblings

8/4/2013
Healthy Eating, Good Night's Sleep Really Do Help Kids Learn

Experts explain importance of these habits to school success

8/3/2013
Training in the Heat

Expert describes safe transition from air conditioning to sports conditioning

8/2/2013
Playing Violent Video Games Linked to Impulsive Behavior

But these same action games were tied to improved visual skills, researchers say

8/2/2013
Teens' IQ Takes a Hit From Fighting, Study Finds

Loss of intelligence more severe for girls, researchers say

8/2/2013
More Follow-Up Needed for Kids With High Blood Pressure Reading

Only 1 of 5 children was rechecked within a month, study found

8/1/2013
Bullied Kids May Have More Legal Woes in Adulthood

They're more apt to be convicted of crimes, do jail time, 14-year study found

7/31/2013
1 in 3 Young Americans Has Suffered Dating Violence: Survey

Problem isn't getting better, expert warns

7/30/2013
One in Five Kids May 'Outgrow' Asthma

Study found girls, those with animal allergies less likely to stop wheezing as they aged

7/30/2013
'Engaged' Teens More Likely to Stay in School, Study Shows

These kids participate academically, feel connected and are motivated to learn

7/30/2013
Growing Up Poor May Raise Odds for Smoking: Study

Study suggests kids in poor families may have less self-control when it comes to healthy behaviors

7/29/2013
Young Teens at Raised Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure: Study

Kids aged 14 to 16, especially blacks, more likely to experience graft loss, research shows

7/25/2013
Too Few Girls Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC

Lagging rates will lead to more cervical cancer cases, health officials contend

7/22/2013
Teens' Self-Consciousness Has Biological Basis, Study Says

Just anticipating being watched can trigger emotional response, researchers find

7/22/2013
Homemade Blowgun Darts Pose Choking Dangers for Teens

Boys found DIY instructions online in 3 emergency cases described in report

7/19/2013
HPV Vaccine Might Shield Women Against Throat Cancer: Study

Vaccination already recommended for boys and girls to guard against sexually transmitted infections

7/16/2013
Legalize Pot, But Not for Teens, Many U.S. Adults Say

Survey finds support for age restrictions

7/16/2013
U.K. Experts Urge HPV Vaccine for Young Gay Men

It might reduce their risk of anal cancer

7/15/2013
More U.S. Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure

Study looked at rise in body fat, waist size and salt intake over 13-year period

7/15/2013
Kids Mimic Parents' TV Viewing Habits

Study found that the more Mom and Dad watch, the more children turn on the television themselves

7/15/2013
Concussion Prevention: Pass on Pricey Football Helmets, Study Suggests

Rule changes are what's needed to protect young athletes, expert says

7/12/2013
Turn Down the Danger of Hearing Loss

Expert gives advice on avoiding earbuds, lots of loud noises

7/12/2013
Teens Say U.S. Recession Was a Blow to Their Health

Perceptions of physical, mental well-being worsened during the economic downturn, survey found

7/12/2013
Poverty Rate Still High Among U.S. Children: Report

Almost one-quarter live in low-income homes, which experts say affects their health and education

7/11/2013
After ACL Surgery, Another Knee Injury Likely, Study Suggests

Athletes who return to sports should take precautions, researcher advises

7/11/2013
Youth Murder Rate Hits 30-Year Low: CDC

But decline in homicides among men and blacks has slowed, researchers report

7/11/2013
Recession May Have Boosted Teens' Social Consciousness

In study, high school seniors were more likely to care about others, environment when economy faltered

7/8/2013
Boys With Guns at High Risk of Assault: Study

1 in 4 young people treated in ER after violent attack admitted having a gun

7/4/2013
Sleepy Teens Reach for Fast Foods First

Study found those who slept less than 7 hours a night were also less likely to eat fruits, vegetables

7/2/2013
Suicide Rate Higher for Adults Who Were Out-of-Shape as Teens: Study

Fit 18-year-olds less likely to take their own lives as adults

7/2/2013
ATV Injuries to Kids on Decline for Now: Study

But experts say all-terrain vehicles are still a big problem for young riders

6/28/2013
As Cheerleading Evolves, Injuries Mount

Experts say it's a competitive sport whose athletes need better protection

6/27/2013
Many 8-Year-Olds in U.S. Have Tasted Alcohol: Study

Early exposure may be linked with drinking problems later, experts warn

6/27/2013
Speed a Factor in One-Third of Deadly Crashes Involving Teen Drivers

Report includes tips for parents to promote safer driving

6/26/2013
Young Men Less Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Women: Study

White males made up about 40 percent of deadly skin cancer patients, but more than 63 percent of deaths