Adolescents and Teen Health News

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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

4/2/2012
Certain Children With Autism Show More Improvement Than Others

In study, 'bloomers' reached higher levels of functioning and had parents with more access to resources

4/2/2012
HPV Infection Lasts Longer in Young Black Women: Study

This persistence could explain higher rates of cervical cancer, researchers say

3/30/2012
Study Weighs In on Diets for Kids

Meal plan with very low carbs was tough for children to follow, researchers say

3/30/2012
Two-Thirds of Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied: Study

Middle school typically the worst time for being picked on, researchers say

3/30/2012
Dating Violence Common by 7th Grade: Survey

More than one-third report psychological abuse, 15 percent cite physical abuse

3/29/2012
Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults

Study found that as teens, they have larger waist size, higher blood levels of insulin, fat

3/27/2012
High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Kids' Asthma Drugs Could Pose Dangers

Study suggests steeper co-pays reduce medication use in insured children

3/27/2012
Heart Screenings Yield More False-Positives Among Black Athletes

Race-specific screening criteria needed, researchers say

3/26/2012
Teen Girl Drivers Likelier to Use Electronic Devices: Study

In-car videos showed more girls using cellphones, grooming, eating behind the wheel

3/26/2012
1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens' Access to 'Morning-After' Pill: Study

Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear

3/24/2012
Caring Teachers May Help Keep Kids From Trying Alcohol, Drugs

Study suggests feeling close to a teacher may make a difference for kids

3/22/2012
Adults Seem to Have Most Impact on Teens' School Success

Study found influence of peers not as strong as parents, teachers

3/19/2012
Excessive Drinking Costs U.S. Colleges Millions Annually

Price tag for ER visits can top $500,000 for larger universities, study finds

3/19/2012
Kids Using Synthetic Pot a Growing Public Health Concern

Popularity on rise despite illegality, uncertain ingredients, bad reactions

3/17/2012
Spring Break Boozing May Put Young Brains at Risk

Binge drinking by teens, young adults linked to long-term problems with impulse control

3/16/2012
Deaf People Have More Mental Health Problems, Less Access to Care

Review finds patients need doctors skilled at communication

3/16/2012
With Spanking, Nature and Nurture Create More Aggression, Study Suggests

Physical discipline seen to make problem worse in boys with certain genetic tendencies

3/15/2012
CDC Launches Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

The hope is to get 50,000 people to quit, the agency says

3/14/2012
Watching Movie Stars Light Up May Spur Kids to Smoke

Kids who saw more tobacco use on film from ages 9 to 14 tended to become regular smokers

3/13/2012
Gene Discovery Gives Clues to a Childhood Cancer

90% of neuroblastomas hit kids under 10, but they're more likely to survive than teen patients

3/13/2012
Heat-Related Deaths on Rise for High School Football Players

In second half of 30-year study, rates rose from one to three such deaths per year

3/12/2012
Exercise Might Boost Kids' Academic Ability

Pretest 'warm-ups' boosted test scores in study of Italian schoolchildren

3/11/2012
Spring Break Safety Tips to Keep Vacation Fun

Smart choices can prevent serious injuries, ER docs say

3/9/2012
EKG Testing May Spot Fatal Heart Conditions in Children

Evidence review looked at three conditions that cause sudden cardiac death

3/9/2012
Kids Who Bully May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink

Bullying behavior more common in middle school, substance use greater in high school, study finds

3/7/2012
Genes Play a Role in Drug Abuse Risk Among Adopted Kids: Study

But good adoptive relationships offer some protection, researchers say

3/5/2012
Vitamin D May Cut Stress Fracture Risk in Girls

Yet consuming lots of dairy or calcium wasn't associated with risk reduction, study says

3/5/2012
Kids' Concussion Symptoms Can Last a Year, Study Says

Symptoms may affect school and quality of life

3/5/2012
Children With Asthma at Higher Risk for Shingles: Study

Painful skin condition typically strikes older adults, researchers note

3/5/2012
Youngest Kids in Class More Apt to Get ADHD Diagnosis: Study

Researchers suggest some may just be immature for their grade

3/5/2012
Drinking Scenes in Movies May Spur Teens to Do the Same

Kids who had seen more films featuring alcohol were more likely to binge on booze, study finds

3/5/2012
Heavy Kids May Not Respond as Well to Asthma Meds

As weight climbs, so does daily corticosteroid dosage, study says

3/2/2012
Bullying May Raise Risk of Suicidal Thoughts: Study

Both victims, bullies more likely to consider taking own life by age 11

3/2/2012
College Women's Condom Use Falls in Freshman Year

Binge drinking, bad grades were among the factors that affected condom use

3/2/2012
'Parent Training' May Help Kids With Autism Behave Better

Teaching mom, dad to manage problem behaviors can improve overall functioning, study shows

3/1/2012
Web-Based Therapy May Help Teens With Chronic Fatigue

Online treatment linked to fewer severe symptoms of syndrome, better school attendance, study finds

2/29/2012
Obesity Linked to Asthma in Children

The association varied by race, ethnicity, study says

2/29/2012
Strict Underage Drinking Laws May Deter Delinquency in Teens

Zero-tolerance laws may also reduce future drinking, study suggests

2/29/2012
Sports Concussion: Myths and Facts

Expert describes recognition, symptoms and proper treatment of common injury

2/27/2012
As Youth Baseball Season Nears, Experts Urge Injury Prevention

Seek help when kids show signs of overuse-linked problems, pediatricians say

2/27/2012
'Active' Video Games May Not Boost Kids' Fitness: Study

Wii games were no better than 'inactive' selections, researchers found

2/26/2012
Video Games, Impulsivity Seem to Go Hand-in-Hand

Attention problems and more time spent gaming occur in both directions, study suggests

2/23/2012
Meds for Autism Not Well Understood: Study

Guidelines needed for use of psychiatric drugs in affected teens, researcher says

2/21/2012
Booze in Movies May Fuel Teenage Drinking

Watching films featuring alcohol seems to lead to drinking, then binge-drinking in kids, study finds

2/20/2012
Many Americans Support Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

Smokers, nonsmokers alike want to keep children from starting

2/20/2012
Some Kids' Surgery Should Include Staph Screening: Study

Antibiotic treatment prevented dangerous MRSA infection

2/20/2012
Mexican-Americans' Diets Suffer as They Abandon Traditional Foods: Study

Second- and third-generation immigrant teens eat fewer grains, beans, fruits and vegetables than teens born in Mexico

2/20/2012
Gender Identity Issues Can Harm Kids' Mental Health: Study

Feeling they're the wrong sex may lead to depression, abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder

2/17/2012
Parents' Strict Rules Could Curb Kids' Drinking

Researchers say this is the first study to look at how tight parental control helps teens avoid booze