Adolescents and Teen Health News

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Fetal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Tied to Hearing Loss in Teens

The auditory deficit was small but significant, researchers say

Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Hearing Loss in Teens

Experts urge screening of overweight kids because many may be unaware their hearing is impaired

Women Fret More Over Weight Gain in College

Guys seem okay with the extra pounds, study finds

HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls: CDC

Extent of protection from sexually transmitted virus higher than expected, suggesting 'herd immunity' is at work, experts say

A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss

Common signs of type 1 diabetes often resemble symptoms of other illnesses

Fewer Young Americans Lack Health Care Coverage

But 45 million Americans overall still don't have health insurance

Tobacco Laws for Minors May Cut Adult Smoking as Well

Fewer legal-age smokers in states with tighter regulations, enforcement, study finds

Tobacco Ads Spark Teen Smoking, Study Finds

Seeing just 10 advertisements boosts odds of smoking by 40 percent, researchers say

College Kids Trend Toward Twitter, Adults Favor Facebook

Whatever the vehicle, it reflects growing signs of self-absorbed behavior, study says

Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk

Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover

Study has implications for how long children should wait to resume activities, experts say

Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens

Study worked with adolescents and their families to boost activity, healthy eating

Summer Deadliest Time of Year for Teen Drivers

Crashes often linked to distracted driving

Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs

So-called 'study drugs' don't boost grades, and abusing them is dangerous, researchers warn

Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

There are no harmless forms of bullying, study warns

Sunless Tanners Still a Tough Sell, Survey Finds

Despite health risks associated with tanning, many young women still prefer the real thing

Mental Ills in Kids With Epilepsy May Depend on Seizure Location

Psychiatric symptoms more common when brain's temporal lobe is involved, researchers find

More Booze in Movies for Kids, Study Finds

But scenes with tobacco have dropped, researchers say

Military Families May Need Help With Mental Health

Depression, anxiety and sleep problems can arise during long deployments of loved ones

Lawn Mower Injuries Often Caused by Distraction

Docs offer safety tips to protect fingers, hands and feet

Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey

1 in 5 thought child wouldn't listen to advice on the issue, but research suggests otherwise

How Many Calories in Your Fast-Food Meal? Guess Again

Diners underestimated by as much as 500 calories in study

Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

High blood pressure, other complications seen in adolescence

U.S. School Kids Should Get Hour of Exercise Daily: Report

Physical activity helps them do better academically and socially, experts say

Too Few Kids Use Fast-Food Calorie Info, Study Finds

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

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets: Report

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

Children Who Have CT Scans May Face Higher Cancer Risk

Those exposed before age 5 are most vulnerable, study finds

Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens

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

Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health

Psychologist offers advice for coping with tragedies like the Oklahoma tornado

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

Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children

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

Teen Bullies May Turn to Crime as Adults

Long-term study followed working-class British males

Anti-Gay Bullying Tied to Teen Depression, Suicide

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

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

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

No Drop in Teens' Use of 'Smokeless' Tobacco

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

New Guidelines Say Doctors Should Screen All Adults for 'Risky' Drinking

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

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

Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey

Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show

When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent

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

Same-Sex Relationships Pose Abuse Risks, Too

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

Violent Video Games May Numb Players to Brutality, Study Finds

Lower reactions seen in highly exposed teens

Pregnancy Adds Challenge for Teens Treated for Drug Abuse, Report Says

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

FDA Proposes Tougher Warnings for Tanning Beds

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

Many Suicidal Kids Have Access to Guns at Home: Study

Screening found this situation among 1 in 5 young ER patients

High School Football Players Often Not Deterred by Head Injury

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

More Than 4 in 10 U.S. Teens Text While Driving: Survey

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

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

16 Percent of U.S. High Schoolers Victims of Cyberbullying: Study

About 1 in 6 reported being targeted within past year

More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Health Disabilities, Study Finds

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

Meth Addiction May Be Harder to Treat in Teen Girls

Small study suggests better methods needed