Adolescents and Teen Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/22/2012
Bullying May Be Linked to Mental Disorders

Depression triples the odds of becoming a bully, study says

10/22/2012
Cyberbullying Rarely Single Factor in Teen Suicides: Study

Researcher says anonymity may encourage online bullying

10/22/2012
Lack of Sleep May Trip Up Student Athletes

Less shuteye, higher grades linked to increased injuries in study

10/22/2012
Boys Hit Puberty Sooner Now, Study Finds

Findings mirror research on girls, but study doesn't pinpoint why

10/19/2012
Texas-Mexico Border Violence May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Behavior problems reflect continuing crime in Mexico, study shows

10/19/2012
'Plugged-In' Teens Vulnerable in Traffic: Study

Research shows they're more likely to be hit by cars while using electronic devices

10/18/2012
Caring Parents Less Likely to Raise a Bully, Study Finds

Encouraging academics, positive communication are key

10/18/2012
Dad's Advice Could Be Key to Teens' Sexual Activity

More communication may translate to less sex, review suggests

10/15/2012
HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study

No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

10/12/2012
Teens Who Self-Harm Need Adult Influences, Professional Help: Expert

In survey, hopelessness was a major factor among kids who attempted suicide

10/10/2012
Does Neighborhood Income Affect Teens' Mental Health?

Leaving extreme poverty may benefit healthy adolescent girls, but not boys, researchers say

10/9/2012
Gene Tied to Obesity, Depression, ADHD

Of more than 65,000 people screened in study, 5 had 'BDNF' deletion

10/9/2012
Kids With Hemophilia Should Be Active, But Avoid Risky Sports: Study

Non-contact activities safest, allowing children to enjoy exercise, experts say

10/9/2012
Teens Want Voice in End-of-Life Decisions

New guide helps seriously ill teens and young adults talk about their needs

10/7/2012
Even a Little Exercise Boosts Self-Esteem in Overweight Teens

Study found mental health benefits from a couple hours of light-to-moderate activity each week

10/4/2012
Free Birth Control May Curb Abortions: Study

Access to IUDs, implants helped reduce unintended pregnancies, researchers say

10/3/2012
Skinny Genes: Could Heredity Raise Your Vulnerability to 'Be-Thin' Pressure?

Study found female identical twins had similar levels of 'thin idealization'

10/3/2012
Indoor Tanning Causes Common Skin Cancers, Study Finds

While less deadly than melanoma, basal cell and squamous cell cancers can be disfiguring

10/2/2012
Poor Sleep in Teen Years Linked to Heart Risks in Adulthood

But association seen in study doesn't prove that sleep problems cause cardiovascular disease

10/2/2012
Drinking, Driving Drops by Half Among Teens: CDC

But almost 1 million a month still do, agency says

10/1/2012
Psychiatric Disorders Often Persist in Juvenile Offenders

Alcohol, drug use common even 5 years after kids left detention center, researchers found

10/1/2012
Teens Don't Really Like Taking Risks, Study Finds

But they're more comfortable with uncertain outcomes than adults are, researchers say

10/1/2012
HPV Vaccine Found Safe in Large Study

Fainting, skin infections most common side effects seen in girls, young women

10/1/2012
Children Underrepresented in Clinical Drug Trials: Study

When drugs are tested only in adults, kids and their doctors are at a disadvantage, researchers say

9/30/2012
Mailed Kits May Prompt Parents to Protect Kids From Sun

Low-cost mailers led to greater use of 'sun-protective' clothing, hats and shade, study finds

9/28/2012
Exercise Programs for Kids Seem to Have Little Impact: Study

But other experts disagree and say more activity, not less, is needed

9/26/2012
Doctors' Intuition May Be Key to Spotting Infections in Kids

Physicians should pay attention to their 'gut feeling' to detect serious illness in children

9/26/2012
Son's Real-Life Drama Leads Comedy Queen to Medical Role

Julie Bowen of 'Modern Family' spearheads allergy-awareness campaign

9/26/2012
Obesity Now Puts Kids' Hearts at Risk Later

Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease

9/24/2012
Active Video Games Have Exercise-Like Effects in Kids: Study

Players' heart rates rose and they used more energy than with sedentary games

9/24/2012
Young Cancer Survivors Say Costs Hinder Follow-Up Care

Regular health visits needed to monitor for late effects, researchers say

9/24/2012
Antibiotics in Childhood May Increase Bowel Disease Risk: Study

But real-world risk still is low, experts say

9/24/2012
Doctors to Parents: No Trampolines

Pediatricians reaffirm warnings, cite severe injuries to kids

9/21/2012
Adults See Some Teen Bullying as Less Serious: Survey

But isolating peers or spreading rumors can have real consequences, expert says

9/21/2012
Obese Black Kids More Susceptible to Hypertension, Study Finds

Differences in salt consumption, hormone levels may play a role, researchers say

9/21/2012
Kids Gain Weight With Sugary Drinks, Genes May Contribute: Studies

Supplying alternatives like water, diet drinks made a difference

9/21/2012
Injuries No Worse for Tasered Teens Than Adults: Study

Most teens subdued by police were larger, older

9/20/2012
Obese Kids May Have Dulled Taste Buds

Lack of sensitivity may lead to eating more, researchers say

9/19/2012
Childhood Trauma Linked to Later Stroke Risk

Study sees relationship between emotional neglect, physical illness in adulthood

9/18/2012
BPA in Food Packaging Tied to Child Obesity: Study

However, it's not proven that the chemical causes increased weight

9/17/2012
'Sexting' May Go Hand-in-Hand With Unprotected Sex Among Teens

Study found association with other forms of sexual risk-taking among high school students

9/16/2012
At-Home Moms Cook, Shop, Play More With Kids: Study

But working mothers can still take steps to make sure kids eat right, keep active, expert advises

9/15/2012
Do Video Games Promote Reckless Driving in Certain Teens?

Study found young sensation-seekers had more accidents, tickets and unsafe habits behind the wheel

9/14/2012
Quitting Smoking Just as Hard for Teens: Study

Similar negative psychological effects occur in newer, long-time smokers

9/13/2012
Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD

But breast-feeding appears to have protective effect, researchers say

9/12/2012
Younger Kids Likelier to Gain Weight After Tonsillectomy

Those under 6 years often gain 2 to 5 pounds, study finds

9/10/2012
Exercise Does Boost Teens' Health, Study Finds

Benefits include reductions in waist size, blood pressure, body mass

9/10/2012
Curbing Suicide Now a National Priority, U.S. Says

Facebook is reaching out to save lives, too, under new government-led initiative

9/10/2012
Video Game 'Teams' Tied to Cooperative Behavior in Players

Having a teammate may lead to less negative aggression than playing violent games alone

9/9/2012
Put Traffic Safety on Back-to-School 'To-Do' List: Experts

Kids, whether traveling by bus, bike, car or foot, should be taught how to avoid accidents