Adolescents and Teen Health News

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10/7/2013
Star Athletes Often Endorse Junk Food, Study Says

Sugar-packed 'sports drinks' among products hawked in lucrative ad campaigns

9/30/2013
Many More Kids Visiting ER for Sports Concussions, Study Finds

Better awareness of traumatic brain injury may be reason, experts say

9/27/2013
Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?

Regular consumption in childhood tied to 39 percent lower odds of benign breast disease by age 30

9/24/2013
Friends, Family Often the Suppliers in Underage Drinking, Smoking: Survey

Other sources include grocery stores, gas stations and bars

9/24/2013
Concussion Symptoms May Not Differ in Teen, Young Adult Athletes

But study authors say recovery period might vary

9/22/2013
Racism Takes a Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Research Shows

Review found strong links between discrimination and anxiety, low self-esteem in minority teens

9/19/2013
Braces Seem to Benefit Many Kids With High-Risk Scoliosis

Study suggests that surgery to correct curvature of spine can be avoided for most of these patients

9/18/2013
E-Readers Benefit Some With Dyslexia, Study Finds

Short lines of text may be easier to decipher

9/16/2013
1 in 5 High School Seniors Binge Drinks: Study

'Extreme' binge drinking levels remain steady, while bingeing has declined, researchers say

9/16/2013
Bullied Kids Often Develop Physical Symptoms, Study Says

Sometimes a stomach ache or headache can be a cry for help

9/16/2013
U.S. Teens Begin to Slim Down, Study Suggests

Adolescents are eating healthier, exercising more

9/13/2013
Teens' Antisocial Texts May Foretell Bad Behavior

But teenagers also use texting in positive ways, study finds

9/12/2013
Packing School Lunches With Food Safety in Mind

Expert tips on container care, perishables and sandwich choices

9/12/2013
Strong Verbal Skills in Childhood May Raise Drinking Risk, Study Suggests

These expressive kids scored higher in 'sensation-seeking,' researchers found

9/11/2013
Young People May Respond Better to Upbeat Health Messages

Campaigns focusing on dangers, risks might not work when you feel invincible, study suggests

9/10/2013
Boosting Teens' Mental Well-Being Is Goal of New Skills Program

Students learn to watch for emotional triggers, shed negative beliefs

9/10/2013
Changes in Household Routines Help Reduce Kids' Obesity: Study

Parents who limited kids' TV time, increased sleep time saw less excess weight gain in children

9/9/2013
5 Percent of U.S. Kids 'Severely Obese,' Experts Warn

New and better treatments needed for this newly defined disease, researchers say

9/9/2013
For Obese Kids, Weight Loss Can Sometimes Lead to Eating Disorders

Problems like anorexia may go undiagnosed or be disregarded, case studies show

9/9/2013
Adopted Teens More Likely to Attempt Suicide, Study Finds

Parents should be aware, but not unduly alarmed, researcher says

9/6/2013
Menthol Cigarette Use Rising Among Young Smokers

Kids may mistakenly believe mentholated cigarettes are safer, researchers say

9/6/2013
Sleepy Teens Seem at Higher Risk for Pedestrian Accidents

Virtual-reality study found those who lacked adequate sleep at greater risk of injury

9/6/2013
More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report

Meanwhile, births among teens and women in early 20s fall to historic lows

9/5/2013
Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes Doubles in a Year: CDC

Health officials worry the devices may cause more children to become addicted to tobacco products

9/5/2013
Friends' Online Photos May Sway Teens' Behavior

Pictures of peers smoking or drinking might encourage others in social network to do the same, study says

9/4/2013
Screaming, Cursing at Your Misbehaving Teen May Backfire

Study found verbal abuse promoted more disobedience and conflict

9/2/2013
Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say

The flu is unpredictable and people should not delay in vaccinating their children, new policy advises

9/2/2013
Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows

Finds their risk is greater than girls; experts say many factors may be involved

8/30/2013
Back-to-School Tips May Help Ease Sensory Overload in Kids

Students with 'sensory processing disorder' often struggle with adapting to change

8/30/2013
For Teens, Favorite Tunes May Impair Driving

On-road study found they drove more safely with calmer music chosen by others

8/30/2013
Alcohol Dominates in Pop Music Lyrics: Study

Hit songs celebrate 'getting wasted,' with none of the downside, researchers say

8/29/2013
Hundreds of Thousands of Teens Use Pot, Alcohol Each Day: Report

'Too many young people are still at risk,' U.S. health official says

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