Adolescents and Teen Health News

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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

12/12/2013
Kids' Movies Deliver Mixed Messages on Eating, Obesity

Films condemn obesity, but 'glamorize' inactivity, study finds

12/10/2013
Higher Altitude May Lower Sports Concussion Risk, Study Suggests

Review of high school athletes found 30 percent reduced rates of injury at elevations of 600 feet and up

12/9/2013
Kids' Liver Transplant Success Varies by Race, Research Shows

Whites much more likely to survive than blacks, study finds

12/9/2013
Kids Who See Movie Violence Also See Smoking, Drinking, Sex: Study

But it's not clear what this means for young viewers

12/9/2013
Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine

And only 1 in 4 talks with a health-care provider about the HPV shot, cancer society survey finds

12/5/2013
Why Johnny Can't Sleep

New research on teens says parenting, social ties play bigger role than biology

12/4/2013
Suicide Try While Young a 'Red Flag' for Lifelong Struggles, Study Finds

Strong response, follow-up needed after young people try to kill themselves

12/4/2013
More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey

ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

12/2/2013
Brain Scans May Support Venus/Mars Divide Between Sexes

Study analyzed brain 'wiring' of kids, teens and young adults

12/2/2013
Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says

11/27/2013
Mental-Health Disorders Growing Faster Among Kids Than Adults: Study

Doctors' offices increasingly seeing young people with common psychiatric conditions

11/26/2013
Thalidomide May Help Kids With Crohn's Disease

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

11/26/2013
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

11/26/2013
As More Meningitis Cases Hit Colleges, Experts Urge Awareness

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

11/25/2013
Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot

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

11/25/2013
Smaller Classes May Be Key to High School Friendships

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

11/25/2013
Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study

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

11/22/2013
1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says

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

11/21/2013
Teens' Mental Disorders Often Untreated in U.S., Study Finds

Shortage of child psychiatrists partly to blame

11/21/2013
Parents Clueless About Dangers of iPods, Other Noise Hazards: Study

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

11/21/2013
Laser Toys Can Damage Eyes: Report

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

11/21/2013
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

11/19/2013
Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows

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

11/19/2013
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

11/18/2013
Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism

But whether one causes the other isn't clear

11/18/2013
New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens

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

11/18/2013
College Students Feel Pull of Cigarette Ads, Study Finds

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

11/14/2013
More U.S. Teens Try E-Cigarettes, Hookahs: Report

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

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