Adolescents and Teen Health News

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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

1/28/2013
Do TV Liquor Ads Drive Kids to Drink?

Discussing advertising's persuasiveness may help blunt its effects, experts say

1/26/2013
Parents Not Too Worried About Kids' Use of Pain Meds: Poll

Only one-third 'very concerned' about misuse of prescribed narcotics by children in their communities

1/25/2013
Very Obese Teens See Heart Gains From Weight-Loss Surgery: Study

In this age group, procedure is about health only, not appearance, expert says

1/25/2013
Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study

Expert says NSAIDs are overused for treating kids with fever

1/24/2013
Drivers' Attitudes While Learning May Predict Future Road Performance

Study ties early views on unsafe behaviors to speeding tickets later

1/22/2013
One Path to Fitter Kids: More P.E. at School

Study finds that reinstating daily classes would fulfill 1/3rd of U.S. goals for kids' exercise

1/22/2013
Playing for Fun May Reduce Young Athletes' Injuries

Fewer kids hurt who play pick-up games, multiple sports, study says

1/22/2013
Physical, Sexual Assault May Raise Soldiers' Suicide Risk

Identifying pertinent experiences could lead to preventive care, researcher says

1/18/2013
Patient Education Helps Prevent Overuse of Antibiotics for Cough, Study Finds

Routine prescriptions for bronchitis could worsen resistance, researchers say

1/18/2013
Many Young Americans Plan to Own a Gun, Survey Finds

Included are depressed, unpopular teens and avid gamers

1/17/2013
Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds

Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning problems seen in overweight children, study shows

1/15/2013
Texting Could Help Spread the Word on Teen Health

Study takes advantage of technology to educate kids on nutrition, fitness

1/14/2013
Screen Time Near Bedtime Means Less Sleep for Kids

Survey found watching TV, playing video games before bed delays sleep

1/14/2013
Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids

Study isn't conclusive, but it's another reason to make healthier choices, expert says

1/14/2013
30 Percent of U.S. Teen Girls Meet Up With Online Strangers

Study found that abused or neglected girls were more likely to do so

1/9/2013
Most Teens Support Tough Smoking Bans: Survey

North Carolina study finds even those who smoke favor restrictions in homes, public places

1/8/2013
Binge Drinking Common Among U.S. Women, Girls: CDC

This is a serious, but unrecognized public health problem, agency says

1/7/2013
Some HPV-Linked Cancers Rising in U.S.: Report

Changing sexual practices a likely reason; vaccination urged

1/7/2013
Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Smoking

Help prevent a dangerous habit

1/4/2013
Hospital Type Linked to Racial Disparities in Kids With Appendicitis Complication

Cases of perforated appendix may signal inadequate access to health care, researchers say

1/3/2013
Move Over, Mean Girls

Acts of kindness improve self-esteem, popularity of tweens, study finds

1/1/2013
Economic Conditions at Birth Linked to Behavior in Teen Years

Being born during a time of chronic unemployment may boost odds of juvenile delinquency, study says

12/27/2012
More Evidence That Violent Video Games Help Spur Aggression

Negative effects accumulate over time, study says

12/26/2012
College-Bound Girls May Feel Pressure to 'Speak Properly'

Study found they were more likely to drop their 'local' accent

12/26/2012
Young Girl's Plea For Contact Lenses Pays Off

Preteen's organized personality was key to safe use of these devices, mom says

12/21/2012
Mass Murders: Why Us? Why the U.S.?

From gun availability to a lack of therapists, experts say many factors contribute to the spate of killings

12/19/2012
Marijuana Use Rising Among High School Seniors: Report

Teen usage of some other drugs declining, U.S. officials say

12/19/2012
Abused Black Girls More Likely to Develop Asthma: Study

Stress still affects immune system years later, researchers say

12/18/2012
Is the Mental Health System Failing Troubled Kids?

Spotting, managing young people like the Conn. gunman is difficult and will take more resources, experts say

12/14/2012
Heavy Drinking, Pot Use Tied to Teen Brain Changes

Study found differences in brain's 'information highway,' researcher says

12/14/2012
Gadget Givers Urged to Consider Ramifications

Electronic gifts should come with efforts to help kids be responsible users, experts say

12/14/2012
Family Grapples With Kids' Tech Time

Parental diligence and a few rules allow the good with less risk

12/13/2012
Pricey Cigarettes, Strict Schools Help Curb Teen Smoking

Broader community environment needs consideration, researcher says