Adolescents and Teen Health News

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7/18/2012
Sugary Drinks Not Replacing Milk as Kids Age: Study

Children consume more sweetened beverages each day, but also keep drinking milk, 100% fruit juice

7/17/2012
11 Countries Now Restrict Indoor Tanning Before Age 18

The trend is due to growing evidence of a link with melanoma skin cancer, experts note

7/16/2012
Large Breasts Can Take Mental, Physical Toll on Teens

Research shows some girls with the condition have physical pain, lower self-esteem

7/16/2012
Playing Several Sports Keeps Kids Slimmer: Study

Walking or biking to school can help, too

7/13/2012
Annual Report on U.S. Kids' Health a Mixed Bag

There are fewer infant deaths and preterm births, but more kids live in poverty, government finds

7/10/2012
Math Anxiety Takes Bigger Toll on Girls: Study

But overall they perform as well as boys in the subject, British researchers found

7/10/2012
Kids' Track Injuries Surge in US

As participation grows, accident rate poses a hurdle

7/10/2012
Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure

Australian study found more hypertension risk in boys who drink, girls who use birth control pills

7/9/2012
U.S. High Schools Lax in Preventing Dating Abuse: Study

Counselors say they lack training in prevention, assistance

7/5/2012
Racial Gap in Kids' Dental Care Vanishing: Study

But black children still get more cavities, expert says

7/3/2012
Special-Ed Students at Greater Risk of Bullying, Being Bullied: Study

Students with visible disabilities are victimized most often, researchers say

7/3/2012
Summer Is Peak Time for Teens to Try Drugs, Alcohol: Report

Experts advise parents to be alert, help kids structure their days

7/2/2012
Dangerous Rage May Be Common Among U.S. Teens

Condition called intermittent explosive disorder is underdiagnosed, undertreated, experts say

7/2/2012
Spanking Batters Kids' Mental Health: Study

Physical punishment linked to mental health disorders, substance abuse in adulthood

6/30/2012
Young Athletes Face Unhealthy Food Choices, Parents Say

Junk food, fast food are part of youth sports routine, study finds

6/27/2012
College Athlete Deaths in Workouts Spur New Guidelines

Many players may need more time to acclimatize, athletic trainer's group says

6/27/2012
To Improve School Nutrition, Involve Teachers and Parents

Junk-food 'interventions' decreased consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages by 30 percent

6/25/2012
Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores

Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

6/23/2012
Young Men Taking HIV Meds May Be at Risk for Bone Loss

Exercising, quitting smoking and taking vitamin D can help, researchers say

6/22/2012
HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss

HIV-positive children most likely to have problems with sound transmission, study found

6/22/2012
Active, Outdoor Teens Are Happier Teens: Study

And those who spend more time indoors in front of screens are more likely to feel lonely, shy

6/21/2012
Child's Scoliosis Stresses Patients, Parents: Study

Teen girls dislike wearing a body brace, but parents worry most of all

6/21/2012
Study Ties Kids' Allergy Risks to Antibacterials, Preservatives

Chemicals in some soaps, toothpaste, mouthwash may play a role in immune system development

6/20/2012
U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate Continues to Fall

At same time, more women in their 40s are having children, federal report finds

6/20/2012
Indoor Tanners Rationalize Risky Behavior, Study Finds

'Everything causes cancer these days,' said many students who use the devices

6/19/2012
Teen Drinkers May Feel Like Social Outcasts: Study

Those who abuse alcohol also have worse academic performance

6/19/2012
More Mental Health Woes in College Kids Who Abuse Prescription Drugs

Large study found association was strongest with painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin

6/18/2012
Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure: Study

Childhood obesity may be a culprit in nearly doubled hypertension rates in the past decade

6/15/2012
State Laws Cut Teen Drinking and Driving, Large Study Shows

Graduated licensing and use-alcohol-and-lose laws have made a big difference

6/15/2012
Does Weight-Loss Surgery Work for Teens? Yes, Study Says

But experts stress that obese kids do have non-surgical options that may work

6/15/2012
'Sexting' Common Among Teens: Survey

Many are not aware of the legal, social consequences, researchers found

6/13/2012
Violence Takes a Toll on Children's Sleep

Kids who are victims of violence sleep fewer hours and have less restful slumber, study finds

6/12/2012
Sleep Apnea in Teens Linked to Social, Behavioral Woes

Kids with sleep apnea had higher rates of attention and hyperactivity problems, study finds

6/11/2012
Young Cancer Survivors Often Face Long-Term Health Problems

More smoking, obesity, chronic illness, poor mental health seen in these young adults, CDC says

6/11/2012
Self-Harm Showing Up in Elementary Schools: Study

Children as young as 7 injured themselves in a variety of ways

6/11/2012
Diabetes Rising Rapidly Among U.S. Kids

Both type 1 and type 2 disease rates up more than 20 percent in past decade, finds study

6/8/2012
Mental Health Woes Raise Odds for Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Study found that young people with psychiatric illness are more likely to be prescribed these drugs

6/8/2012
Docs Aren't Coaching Overweight Kids on How to Slim Down: Study

Obese teens often get the diet-and-exercise speech from physicians, but many overweight children don't

6/7/2012
Most 'Extreme Preemies' Grow Into Happy, Healthy Teens

These children, born at less than 2.2 pounds, tended to fare well by adolescence, study found

6/7/2012
1 in 3 Teens Admits to Texting While Driving

On the plus side, many more young motorists buckle up, drive sober now than before, CDC says

6/7/2012
Depressed Teens Who Respond to Treatment Less Likely to Abuse Drugs

Improvement within 12 weeks is a positive sign, study finds

6/7/2012
Exercise Controls Weight in White Girls Better Than in Black Girls: Study

Researchers suggest new weight-loss strategies needed for these teens

6/7/2012
Child CT Scans Might Up Risk of Brain Cancer, Leukemia

Although the risk is small, radiation doses should be kept low, experts say

6/5/2012
Low-Fiber Diet May Raise Teens' Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

And most teens don't consume enough 'roughage,' study found

6/4/2012
Teens Whose Moms Smoked While Pregnant May Have Worse Asthma

Study followed black, Hispanic adolescents

6/4/2012
Leukemia Deadlier for Teens, Young Adults Than Younger Kids: Study

More resistant disease, toxic treatments take their toll on older patients, study says

6/1/2012
Too Much Screen Time May Harm Kids' Fitness

Children less connected to wired world seem to be in better shape, study finds

6/1/2012
Small Batteries, Other Shiny Objects Pose Risks to Children

Curious kids may accidentally swallow magnets and batteries, leading to serious injury

5/31/2012
Preteen Food Choices May Help Predict Eating Disorders Later

Researchers aim to identify best age to start preventive efforts

5/28/2012
Key to More Active, Slimmer Kids: Friends

Small study found they adjust physical activity based on their social network