Adolescents and Teen Health News

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5/25/2012
Can You Hear Me Now?

Rock concerts may put teens' hearing at risk, study says

5/24/2012
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health

Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

5/24/2012
Some Heavy Kids at Risk of Blindness, Study Says

Brain condition that can steal sight more common among overweight girls, researchers report

5/22/2012
Asthma Meds May Be Linked to Irregular Heartbeat

Early study found more arrhythmias in young people on certain inhalers

5/21/2012
Obese Teens Can Have Heart Damage Without Showing Signs

Small, early study found changes in cardiac structure, function

5/21/2012
U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study

High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

5/20/2012
Fees Lead Some Kids to Skip After-School Sports: Survey

Total cost of participating in a sport averages $381, results show

5/19/2012
Females, Young Athletes Take Longer to Get Over Concussions

Study found they scored worse on visual memory tests, with symptoms lingering 2 weeks after injury

5/18/2012
Underage Drinkers Can Easily Order Alcohol From the Internet

Study found young online buyers were successful nearly half the time

5/17/2012
Fewer Young Americans Smoking, Survey Finds

Rates have dropped since 2004, but 1 in 12 teens, one-third of young adults still light up

5/16/2012
Head Blows May Hamper Learning in College Athletes

Some football, hockey players show postseason decline, study finds

5/11/2012
Sooner Is Better for Controlling Obese Kids' Weight: Study

Behavioral therapy more effective in youngsters than teens, Swedish research suggests

5/11/2012
Only Half of Meds Taken by Kids Have 'Adequate' Safety Info: Study

Medications used in newborns especially under-studied, doctor says

5/8/2012
Friends' Parents Can Sway Teens' Odds for Drinking, Smoking

'Good' parenting helps kids steer clear of risky behaviors, researchers say

5/7/2012
For Healthier Eating, Keep Fruits, Veggies Within Reach

Study involving college students found proximity mattered

5/7/2012
Aim Skin Cancer Warnings at the Young, Too, Experts Say

To get message across, doctors should focus on sun's damage to looks, not health, panel advises

5/7/2012
Lots of TV May Harm Kids' Diet

Children who watch the most television have worst eating habits, study finds

5/7/2012
Kids Most Likely to Start Abusing Painkillers at 16: Study

Prevention efforts that begin later are 'too little, too late,' researchers say

5/7/2012
Study: More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Middle Schools Require Them

Vaccinations protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases, experts say

5/4/2012
Attitude May Be Key to Overweight Girls' Risk of Depression

Unhappiness, unhealthy dieting less likely when girls were OK with their size, researchers found

5/3/2012
More Teen Girls Using Contraceptives: CDC

Increased use may have contributed to drop in teen births, researcher says

4/30/2012
More Evidence Bilingualism Aids Thinking Skills

Study finds speaking two languages boosts the brain's response to sound

4/30/2012
TV Ads May Play Role in Underage Drinking, Obesity

The greater the familiarity with the ads, the greater these risks, researchers say

4/30/2012
Black Kids Less Apt to Get Meds for Stomach Pain in ER: Study

However, no differences seen in tests ordered or hospitalization rates

4/30/2012
Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids

More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

4/30/2012
Teen Impulsiveness Has Different Sources in ADHD, Substance Use

Imaging study finds brain networks causing behavior aren't the same

4/30/2012
Cellphones, Texting Put Teen Drivers in Danger, Studies Show

One study -- using car simulators -- indicates phone use hazardous no matter where it's held

4/27/2012
Heart Test Spots Sudden Death Risk in Young Athletes

Study found EKGs were highly accurate in identifying those with hidden cardiac disorders

4/27/2012
Bullied Children at Greater Risk for Self-Harm, Study Finds

Family history or maltreatment further increase likelihood of injuring oneself

4/26/2012
Battling the Bullying of an Autistic Child

Parents feel their child's pain, frustration, and need to seek out help and support services

4/24/2012
Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots

Novel way of sending reminders to families linked to more vaccinations: study

4/23/2012
Cyberbullying May Call for New Prevention Tactics

Existing anti-bully programs won't get through to online aggressors, researcher says

4/23/2012
Stricter Seat Belt Laws Get Teens to Buckle Up, Study Shows

In states where police can stop and ticket unbelted vehicle occupants, more high schoolers 'click it'

4/21/2012
On-the-Job Injuries Can Be Lethal to U.S. Teens

88 lost their lives to workplace trauma in 2010 alone, study found

4/20/2012
Childhood Obesity May Raise Odds of Adult Liver Cancer

Findings underscore importance of healthy weight in youth, researcher says

4/19/2012
Use of Ecstasy, Speed by Teens Tied to Later Depression

However, study of Canadian high school students didn't show cause and effect

4/17/2012
Researchers Develop Blood Test for Depression

Group of biomarkers accurately identified teens with mood disorder in small study

4/16/2012
12-Step Meetings May Help Teens Beat Alcohol, Drug Abuse

Programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous seem to work as well in teens as in adults, study finds

4/16/2012
Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous 'Choking Game'

Study finds 6% of Oregon eighth graders admitted trying it, two-thirds had played more than once

4/13/2012
Gay Adults Rejected by Parents Have Worse Health, Study Finds

Massachusetts survey found most lesbians, gays, bisexuals received emotional support from parents

4/13/2012
Even Young Teens Show Signs of Sun Damage

Researchers also found results of special photos lined up with other skin cancer risk factors

4/12/2012
Vitamin D Doesn't Help Kids Do Better in School, Study Finds

U.K. researchers say vitamin's possible brain benefits might only hold for adults

4/10/2012
Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex

Multiple partners, teen pregnancies more likely among those who were victimized, surveys show

4/9/2012
Teen Drinking May Boost Odds of Precancerous Breast Changes

The more alcohol consumed, the higher the likelihood, researchers say

4/6/2012
Rapid Asthma Treatment in ER May Prevent Admission

Giving corticosteroids as soon as possible hastens recovery, study suggests

4/5/2012
Sex Education Efforts Lagging in Schools, CDC Says

Many states' schools fail to teach students how to avoid unwanted pregnancy, HIV and other STDs, study finds

4/5/2012
Texting in College Classrooms Common, Distracting

Study found average student texted or read five texts during class

4/3/2012
For Many Girls, Slimming Down Doesn't Help Self-Esteem

Teens who were formerly obese often still view themselves as fat, study finds

4/3/2012
Preteens More Likely to Report HPV Vaccine Side Effects

But symptoms were not serious, survey found

4/2/2012
Drug, Alcohol Abuse Common Among U.S. Teens, Study Finds

15 percent qualified as substance abusers, and initiation may be start of lifelong troubles