Adolescents and Teen Health News

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11/12/2012
Early Exposure to Stress at Home Affects Girls' Brains, Study Says

The result may be more anxiety in females than males, research suggests

11/9/2012
Better Economic Status Tied to Peanut Allergy in Kids: Study

For children aged 1 to 9, living in affluent household may raise risk, researchers say

11/9/2012
Another Study Links 'Sexting' to Sexual Activity in Teens

But Dutch researchers find those at risk are in the minority

11/8/2012
Impulsive College Women at Risk of Drinking Problems: Study

Female students who act rashly when distressed may turn to alcohol to change emotional state

11/8/2012
'Predrinking' Nearly Doubles Booze Consumption: Study

Having a few before bar excursions could spell trouble

11/8/2012
Campaign Has Smokers Listening to Smoking's Victims

CDC's graphic ads featuring ex-smokers appear to be getting people's attention

11/7/2012
Parents' Social Anxiety May Raise Kids' Risk for Anxiety Disorder

Parental behaviors linked to risk include a lack of affection and too much criticism, study shows

11/5/2012
Third Mumps Shot May Help Control Outbreaks: Study

Additional dose of vaccine slowed spread of disease in New York community

11/4/2012
Time Change Means Turning Clocks Back on Sunday

Extra hour of sleep not a given as people adjust, experts say

11/2/2012
Migraines May Hurt Kids' Grades Too

Chronic headaches linked to poorer school performance in study

11/1/2012
Identifying Teen Drivers Curbs Crashes in N.J., Study Finds

Decal law also helps police enforce regulations, researchers say

11/1/2012
Fewer U.S. Kids Dying of Diabetes: CDC

More than 60 percent decline over 4 decades is likely due to better treatment, awareness

10/31/2012
Did Schooling Method Spread Mumps in Orthodox Jewish Communities?

Close quarters created intense exposure that overwhelmed vaccine, study found

10/31/2012
Boys More Prone to OTC Drug Abuse Than Girls, Study Suggests

Survey of Cincinnati teens shows 10 percent use over-the-counter meds, like cough syrup, to get high

10/31/2012
Poor Reading Skills Linked to Teen Pregnancy Risk

Preteen girls with below-average literacy twice as likely to give birth in teen years, study finds

10/31/2012
Help Kids Breathe Easier on Halloween

Doctor tells how to avoid allergy, asthma triggers

10/30/2012
Smartphones Linked to Sexual Activity in Teens: Study

But whether one leads to the other isn't clear

10/29/2012
Obese Teens Face Higher Risk for Kidney Disease: Study

Extra weight has real health consequences, but losing pounds can lower chances, expert says

10/25/2012
Obese Boys, Impotent Men?

Small study found lower testosterone levels in heavy young males, but more research needed

10/24/2012
Lax Parents, Dealers May Lead to ATV Crashes, Study Suggests

Licensing, training needed to restrict use by children, researcher says

10/23/2012
'Off-Label' Use of Meds Routine in Pediatric ICU

But not enough is known about their safety and effectiveness in children, researcher says

10/23/2012
Hospitals Should Test More Teen Girls for Pregnancy, Study Suggests

Tests are recommended for girls who have abdominal pain or are receiving X-rays, CT scans

10/23/2012
Kids Still Swallowing Magnets Despite Warning Labels

When more than one is ingested, they can cause life-threatening complications in stomach, bowel

10/22/2012
More Evidence Links Bullying, Abuse to Suicidal Thoughts in Youth

Study found sharp rise in risk when kids face 7 or more types of victimization

10/22/2012
Kids With Stressed-Out Parents Eat More Fast Food: Study

Child obesity was more likely as parental stress scores rose

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