Adolescents and Teen Health News

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5/6/2013
More Than 4 in 10 U.S. Teens Text While Driving: Survey

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

5/6/2013
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

5/6/2013
16 Percent of U.S. High Schoolers Victims of Cyberbullying: Study

About 1 in 6 reported being targeted within past year

5/5/2013
Meth Addiction May Be Harder to Treat in Teen Girls

Small study suggests better methods needed

5/1/2013
Many U.S. Teens Struggle With Extreme Fatigue: Survey

Problem often goes hand-in-hand with emotional disorders like depression, expert says

4/30/2013
Secondhand Smoke Tied to Lower 'Good' Cholesterol in Teen Girls

Living with smokers may raise risk for heart disease, study suggests

4/30/2013
Girls May Need Fewer Gardasil Shots, Study Suggests

Preteens appear to get same protection with two doses of HPV vaccine as young women who get three

4/30/2013
School Programs Do Keep Some Kids From Smoking

Large evidence review found less success among children who had already started

4/28/2013
Kids' Smoking Influences May Change Over Time

Friends' cigarette use a bigger factor in middle school than in high school, research shows

4/26/2013
Don't Blame Parents for Sins of the Child

Outside forces can unleash violence like Boston bombings, Sandy Hook school shooting, experts say

4/25/2013
Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study

Identifying which factors lead to longer recoveries may improve treatment

4/24/2013
Living in 'Stroke Belt' as Teen May Raise Future Risk

Study looked at whether adults eventually had a stroke and compared areas where they had lived

4/23/2013
Even in Young Adults, Binge Drinking May Harm Circulation

Study of college students found changes that could lead to future heart troubles

4/23/2013
Benefits Unclear of Screening Teens, Adults for Suicide Risk: Report

Task force stresses that finding does not apply to those with current or past mental health problems

4/23/2013
Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey

More than 5 million, nearly 25 percent, said they had abused these medications

4/22/2013
HIV Drugs May Help Protect Young Patients' Hearts: Study

Far from harming the cardiovascular health of infected children, drug cocktails may give benefit

4/22/2013
Popular Cinnamon Stunt Can Have Serious Lung Effects

Researchers warn that highly cited kids' 'challenge' can land them in the ER

4/21/2013
Help Young Pitchers Avoid Overuse Injuries

Expert urges parents and coaches to make kids aware of how overdoing it can harm their health

4/19/2013
Teen Births May Increase Risk of Obesity Later in Life

Having a child before age 20 linked to 32 percent greater odds of obesity, study finds

4/19/2013
Too Much Texting, Facebook Time May Lower College Women's Grades

Media use for freshmen adds up to 12 hours daily, poll finds

4/19/2013
HPV Vaccination Sends Genital Wart Cases Plummeting: Study

Australian effort saw nationwide rates drop up to 93 percent in girls, young women

4/17/2013
Drunk Driving Not the Only Way Alcohol Leads to Teen Deaths: Study

Two-thirds of underage drinking-related fatalities have nothing to do with a car, MADD reports

4/16/2013
Colic May Be Linked to Childhood Migraine, Study Says

Expert suspects disrupted sleep cycles might play a role in both disorders

4/14/2013
Do Teens Who Sleep In Stay Slimmer?

Study finds association between more shuteye, healthier weight

4/12/2013
To Stop Smoking, Teens Should Start Moving

Exercise can help curb the habit in young daily smokers, study shows

4/11/2013
Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

4/11/2013
Teen's Death From Chickenpox Highlights Need for Vaccination, CDC Reports

Prior inoculation probably would have protected her, experts say

4/10/2013
Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies Doubles: Report

On-screen tobacco use encourages kids to start habit, CDC says

4/9/2013
Better School Lunches May Lead to Slimmer Students

Obesity less likely when kids had discounted or free meals with higher nutritional value, study finds

4/8/2013
When Teens Focus on TV, Obesity Risk Rises

Study suggests that messages from junk food ads are getting through

4/8/2013
Frequent Eating in Kids Tied to Less Weight Gain

But this won't hold true with unhealthy foods, expert warns

4/7/2013
Parents' Military Deployment Takes Toll on Kids, Study Finds

Binge drinking and drug use more likely

4/5/2013
Mental Health Care Lacking for Kids, Advocates Say

Survey of workers, volunteers looked at community access to services for children and teens

4/5/2013
College Sports Could Raise Players' Risk for Depression, Study Finds

Compared with former college athletes, those still in school had doubled odds, possibly due to stress, researchers say

4/4/2013
Fewer U.S. Teens Dying in Teen-Driver Crashes

Risky rider behavior and passenger fatalities have lessened, but texting and speeding remain deadly habits, report says

4/4/2013
More U.S. Couples Living Together Instead of Marrying, CDC Finds

And more women getting pregnant while cohabiting

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