Adolescents and Teen Health News

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4/3/2013
Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

Deadly skin cancer still rare in kids, but long-term study found 2 percent yearly increase among whites

4/2/2013
Repeat Births by Teen Girls Still Too High: CDC

20 percent are repeat births and these babies face health risks, agency says

4/1/2013
Many U.S. Teens Have Poor Health Habits

Bad diet, lack of exercise raise odds for later heart disease, experts warn

4/1/2013
Consensual Sex Typically Doesn't Begin Before Teen Years, Study Finds

Surveys find sexual intercourse, pregnancy more common at 14 and older

4/1/2013
One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report

But many children who get diagnosis may not really have the condition, experts say

3/29/2013
Pre-College Parental Chat May Reduce Freshman Drinking

Study found discussion influenced how students handle alcohol choices, peer pressure

3/27/2013
Genes May Dictate Teens' Susceptibility to Heavy Smoking

While many try cigarettes, genetics might explain who gets hooked, study suggests

3/26/2013
Temporary Tattoos May Leave Permanent Damage

As spring break nears, FDA warns that seemingly harmless lark might blister, scar skin

3/25/2013
Family Meals Nourish Teens' Mental Health: Study

Dinners with parents may improve behavior and well-being, study finds

3/25/2013
Teen Moms More Likely to Have Been Neglected, Abused

Study found childbirth rate 5 times higher than national average

3/22/2013
Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising for Kids on Medicaid, Study Finds

Researchers say meds were often prescribed 'off-label' for conditions like ADHD

3/22/2013
Even a Little Pot Use Ups College Dropout Risk

Second study found similar connection with other drugs

3/21/2013
Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids With Autism: Study

But expert advises parents not to panic over mood changes

3/19/2013
Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade

3/17/2013
Know What's in Your Child's Medications, FDA Warns

Mixing cold, allergy drugs can cause harm, agency says

3/15/2013
Avoiding Scary Situations May Leave Kids More Anxious: Study

Study author says counseling may help youngsters face issues head-on

3/15/2013
Childhood Depression May Be Tied to Later Heart Risk: Study

For these kids, obesity, smoking and inactivity more likely in adolescence, preliminary research shows

3/13/2013
Many Teens Afraid to Intervene in Sexual Assault, Survey Finds

National effort launched to raise awareness, encourage involvement

3/13/2013
Sports Help Dads, Daughters Bond, Study Says

Many shared activities can help cement relationship, researchers find

3/12/2013
Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Calorie Intake in Kids

And sugary beverages go hand-in-hand with fatty foods, like pizza and fries, study finds

3/12/2013
In Seriously Ill Kids, Obesity May Be Tied to Higher Death Risk: Study

But more research is needed to confirm the association, experts say

3/11/2013
More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes

Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

3/7/2013
Piling on Pounds When Younger May Lead to Enlarged Heart Later

Long-term study found the earlier the weight gain, the greater the increase in heart size, a disease risk factor

2/28/2013
When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise Too

Study of young students questions value of phasing out PE in public schools

2/28/2013
With Acne, Bacteria Strain on Your Skin May Be Culprit

Study suggests two types of microbe may lead to acne, while third helps keep skin clear

2/27/2013
Artificial Pancreas Worked Overnight on Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

System helped keep blood sugar at safe levels among young campers, study found

2/27/2013
U.S. Teen Birth Rates Highest in Rural Areas, Research Shows

Major cities had biggest decline in teen childbearing over the last 2 decades

2/25/2013
Teen Pregnancy-Prevention Program Works, Study Says

Youth development is an essential component

2/25/2013
Slow-Growing Babies Nearly Catch Up With Peers by Teens

Large study found those with delayed weight gain reached normal range by 13

2/25/2013
Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions at Schools

'Zero-tolerance' policies don't have the desired effect, American Academy of Pediatrics says

2/25/2013
Experts Dispute Value of Checking Kids' Blood Pressure

Task force finds insufficient data to support testing, but others say it's essential

2/25/2013
Without Laws, Many Tanning Salons Would Allow Kids: Study

Missouri survey found operators often misrepresent indoor tanning as safe, even healthy

2/22/2013
A Few Extra Pounds May Harm Lung Function in Black, Hispanic Kids

Differences in body fat distribution could boost asthma rates in some minorities, study says

2/21/2013
U.S. Kids Consuming Fewer Calories, Report Finds

Experts credit healthier fare at schools, information campaigns for the turnaround

2/19/2013
Injuries Rising Among Young Dancers

Sprains, falls most common, study found

2/19/2013
Drug, Alcohol Abuse More Likely Among High School Dropouts

U.S. report also confirms that kids who fail to complete school are more apt to take up cigarettes

2/13/2013
Kids With Knee ACL Injuries Require Special Care

Researchers say ligament injury, once rare in youngsters, is rising with sports training intensity

2/13/2013
Teens' Friends Can Influence Their School Performance

Study shows students whose buddies have better GPAs more likely to improve their own test scores

2/13/2013
Do Teens With Happy Home Life Have Happier Marriages?

Positive early family experiences may influence relationship satisfaction in adulthood, study says

2/13/2013
'Cyberbullying' as Harmful as Physical Threats, Study Finds

Online activity must be considered when creating policies to combat bullying, researchers say

2/8/2013
Type 1 Diabetes Up 70 Percent in Kids, Study Finds

Experts suspect the jump may be linked to unknown environmental causes

2/5/2013
Diabetes Drug May Offer 'Modest' Weight Loss for Very Obese Teens: Study

Byetta users showed small improvement, but drug is pricey and has side effects

2/4/2013
Girls' Peers, Not Media, May Exert Most Pressure to Be Thin

Study looked at unhappiness with body image, feelings of inferiority

2/4/2013
For Most Bullied Gay Kids, Things Do 'Get Better,' Study Finds

While gay British teens more likely to be bullied in school, situation improved by young adulthood

2/1/2013
School Bullies Often Popular, Survey Finds

Middle school students reported that the same kids who were 'cool' were also the most aggressive

2/1/2013
Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Teens, Study Finds

Says highly caffeinated beverages can cause heart problems, especially when combined with alcohol

1/31/2013
Texting Doesn't Replace the Feel-Good Effects of Talking, Study Says

Girls who actually spoke to their mothers experienced positive physical responses

1/28/2013
'Sex With an Ex' Common Among Teens, Young Adults

About half of young couples reunite after a breakup, and half of those have sex, researchers say

1/28/2013
No Proof Drugs Ease Kids' Migraines: Study

And some of these meds 'are pretty nasty,' expert says

1/28/2013
First-Ever Guidelines Issued for Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

Experts say rising obesity makes condition much more common in children