Adolescents and Teen Health News

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5/23/2013
Too Few Kids Use Fast-Food Calorie Info, Study Finds

Girls and obese children are likelier to take advantage of this knowledge

5/23/2013
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets: Report

Since 1991, rate has dropped by nearly half, health officials find

5/22/2013
Children Who Have CT Scans May Face Higher Cancer Risk

Those exposed before age 5 are most vulnerable, study finds

5/21/2013
Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens

'Suicide contagion' occurs even among those who didn't know victim, study found

5/21/2013
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health

Psychologist offers advice for coping with tragedies like the Oklahoma tornado

5/20/2013
Weekend 'Catch-Up' Sleep May Cut Young Drivers' Crash Risk

Study found 21 percent higher chance of accident among those who slept less than 6 hours a night

5/20/2013
Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children

Neodymium magnets are powerful enough to cause significant damage to digestive tract, researchers say

5/17/2013
Teen Bullies May Turn to Crime as Adults

Long-term study followed working-class British males

5/16/2013
Anti-Gay Bullying Tied to Teen Depression, Suicide

Suicidal thoughts more likely for kids victimized over sexual orientation, research finds

5/16/2013
1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC

ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

5/14/2013
No Drop in Teens' Use of 'Smokeless' Tobacco

Lower taxes on products like chew, snuff may be a factor, study says

5/13/2013
New Guidelines Say Doctors Should Screen All Adults for 'Risky' Drinking

One simple question is all it takes, expert task force finds

5/13/2013
Many U.S. Kids Victims of Violence, Abuse: Survey

Attacks that wouldn't be tolerated against adults may be shrugged off when children involved, expert says

5/13/2013
Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey

Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show

5/10/2013
When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent

Parents urged to watch for signs of behavior that affects 1 in 10 children

5/10/2013
Same-Sex Relationships Pose Abuse Risks, Too

N.Y. woman recounts verbal and physical violence with first female partner

5/9/2013
Violent Video Games May Numb Players to Brutality, Study Finds

Lower reactions seen in highly exposed teens

5/9/2013
Pregnancy Adds Challenge for Teens Treated for Drug Abuse, Report Says

Substance-abuse programs may improve young women's education, income prospects

5/6/2013
FDA Proposes Tougher Warnings for Tanning Beds

But stops short of ban for those younger than 18, as advisory panel had recommended

5/6/2013
Many Suicidal Kids Have Access to Guns at Home: Study

Screening found this situation among 1 in 5 young ER patients

5/6/2013
High School Football Players Often Not Deterred by Head Injury

Knowing dangers of concussion not enough to keep many teens on sidelines, survey finds

5/6/2013
More Than 4 in 10 U.S. Teens Text While Driving: Survey

State laws banning behavior don't seem to help much, researchers find

5/6/2013
School Sports May Cut Rates of Violence, Bullying Among Teens

Study found less fighting among girls who were athletes and less bullying against boys on teams

5/6/2013
16 Percent of U.S. High Schoolers Victims of Cyberbullying: Study

About 1 in 6 reported being targeted within past year

5/6/2013
More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Health Disabilities, Study Finds

Conditions such as autism, ADHD appear to drive 16 percent increase in a decade

5/5/2013
Meth Addiction May Be Harder to Treat in Teen Girls

Small study suggests better methods needed

5/1/2013
Many U.S. Teens Struggle With Extreme Fatigue: Survey

Problem often goes hand-in-hand with emotional disorders like depression, expert says

4/30/2013
Secondhand Smoke Tied to Lower 'Good' Cholesterol in Teen Girls

Living with smokers may raise risk for heart disease, study suggests

4/30/2013
Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots, Study Suggests

Preteens appear to get same protection with two doses of HPV vaccine as young women who get three

4/30/2013
School Programs Do Keep Some Kids From Smoking

Large evidence review found less success among children who had already started

4/28/2013
Kids' Smoking Influences May Change Over Time

Friends' cigarette use a bigger factor in middle school than in high school, research shows

4/26/2013
Don't Blame Parents for Sins of the Child

Outside forces can unleash violence like Boston bombings, Sandy Hook school shooting, experts say

4/25/2013
Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study

Identifying which factors lead to longer recoveries may improve treatment

4/24/2013
Living in 'Stroke Belt' as Teen May Raise Future Risk

Study looked at whether adults eventually had a stroke and compared areas where they had lived

4/23/2013
Even in Young Adults, Binge Drinking May Harm Circulation

Study of college students found changes that could lead to future heart troubles

4/23/2013
Benefits Unclear of Screening Teens, Adults for Suicide Risk: Report

Task force stresses that finding does not apply to those with current or past mental health problems

4/23/2013
Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey

More than 5 million, nearly 25 percent, said they had abused these medications

4/22/2013
HIV Drugs May Help Protect Young Patients' Hearts: Study

Far from harming the cardiovascular health of infected children, drug cocktails may give benefit

4/22/2013
Popular Cinnamon Stunt Can Have Serious Lung Effects

Researchers warn that highly cited kids' 'challenge' can land them in the ER

4/21/2013
Help Young Pitchers Avoid Overuse Injuries

Expert urges parents and coaches to make kids aware of how overdoing it can harm their health

4/19/2013
Teen Births May Increase Risk of Obesity Later in Life

Having a child before age 20 linked to 32 percent greater odds of obesity, study finds

4/19/2013
Too Much Texting, Facebook Time May Lower College Women's Grades

Media use for freshmen adds up to 12 hours daily, poll finds

4/19/2013
HPV Vaccination Sends Genital Wart Cases Plummeting: Study

Australian effort saw nationwide rates drop up to 93 percent in girls, young women

4/17/2013
Drunk Driving Not the Only Way Alcohol Leads to Teen Deaths: Study

Two-thirds of underage drinking-related fatalities have nothing to do with a car, MADD reports

4/16/2013
Colic May Be Linked to Childhood Migraine, Study Says

Expert suspects disrupted sleep cycles might play a role in both disorders

4/14/2013
Do Teens Who Sleep In Stay Slimmer?

Study finds association between more shuteye, healthier weight

4/12/2013
To Stop Smoking, Teens Should Start Moving

Exercise can help curb the habit in young daily smokers, study shows

4/11/2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

4/11/2013
Teen's Death From Chickenpox Highlights Need for Vaccination, CDC Reports

Prior inoculation probably would have protected her, experts say

4/10/2013
Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies Doubles: Report

On-screen tobacco use encourages kids to start habit, CDC says