Adolescents and Teen Health News

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8/10/2012
Pay Attention in Preschool, Graduate From College: Study

Certain social, behavioral skills at young age key to later academic success, researchers found

8/10/2012
Childhood Friendships May Be Key to Adult Happiness

Quality of relationships has more effect than intelligence or academic record, study finds

8/9/2012
Humira Might Help Kids With Tough-to-Treat Crohn's Disease

'Biologic' drug spurred remission for a third of patients 6 months into treatment, study found

8/9/2012
Reductions in U.S. Teen Smoking Stalled: CDC

30 percent of high school males now use some form of tobacco, study shows

8/8/2012
Brain Scans May Spot Teens at Risk for Problem Drinking

Findings also point to harms of excessive alcohol use

8/8/2012
All That Txtng May B Hrtng Kids' Grammar

Parents can set good example by avoiding shorthand like 'ur' and '2' in own text messages, expert says

8/7/2012
Cholesterol Levels Getting Better for U.S. Kids: CDC

But small gains may be offset by obesity crisis, expert warns

8/7/2012
More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study

Unapproved uses of these powerful drugs need further investigation, experts say

8/6/2012
Sugary Sports Drinks Plentiful at U.S. Schools: Study

Fewer stock soda, but fruit beverages, Gatorade-like drinks are widely available

8/6/2012
Grateful Teens May Have Less Risk for Depression, Other Problems

Parents, teachers can help kids learn to identify good things in their lives, study says

8/4/2012
In-Person Bullying Still Bigger Problem Than Cyberbullying: Expert

Studies in U.S., Norway found 'traditional' forms of torment are more common among kids

8/3/2012
Child Abuse Might Alter Onset of Menstruation in Girls

Those who suffered sexual, physical trauma began periods earlier or later than average

8/3/2012
Fitter Kids May Make Better Grades: Study

Policymakers should realize the importance of phys-ed classes, researcher says

8/2/2012
'Diverted' Medical Marijuana Use Common Among Teens: Study

Policy changes needed to keep the drug from falling into the wrong hands, researchers say

7/31/2012
Shots Should Be on College Kids' Back-to-School List

Dorm living puts them at higher risk for potentially deadly infection, expert says

7/30/2012
More College Women Smoking Hookahs

Many believe the water pipes are safer than cigarette smoking, but researchers say they're bad for lungs, gums

7/30/2012
Booze, Energy Drinks, Casual Sex Combo Common in College: Study

Researcher suspects caffeinated cocktails play a role in campus 'hook-up culture'

7/28/2012
Experts Offer Tips to Cut Kids' Screen Time During Summer

Parents urged to limit the time children spend watching TV and playing video games

7/26/2012
Why Johnny Can't Run

Most states fall short of recommended physical education guidelines, researchers say

7/25/2012
More Drug Trials Needed for Conditions Affecting Kids: Review

Off-label prescribing common because of lack of research on effects in younger populations

7/24/2012
Black Teens in Public Housing Twice As Likely to Smoke: Study

Smoking prevention programs should target young children in these communities, researchers say

7/24/2012
Obese Kids May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Researchers found two of three already had one risk factor for cardiovascular trouble

7/24/2012
Survey Finds Big Drop in Sexual Activity Among Black Teens

But overall, U.S. teens of all racial, ethnic groups as sexually active as a decade ago

7/24/2012
More Than a Third of Births 'Unintended': CDC

That number hasn't changed since the 1980s, government report finds

7/23/2012
Many Teens With High Blood Pressure Don't Get Needed Tests

Fewer than 1 in 4 receives recommended screening for kidney disease, organ damage, study finds

7/23/2012
Young Cancer Patients Often Lack Support: Study

Those aged 14 to 39 are more likely to report unmet social, psychological and informational needs

7/19/2012
Fatal Car Crashes Less Likely in Major Cities, CDC Study Finds

Urban sprawl may be a factor in higher crash death rates in metro areas in the South, researchers say

7/19/2012
Kids' Sexual Behavior Influenced by Movie Scenes: Study

Watching films with sexual content at 12 to 14 linked to risky 'sensation-seeking' personality

7/18/2012
Sugary Drinks Not Replacing Milk as Kids Age: Study

Children consume more sweetened beverages each day, but also keep drinking milk, 100% fruit juice

7/17/2012
11 Countries Now Restrict Indoor Tanning Before Age 18

The trend is due to growing evidence of a link with melanoma skin cancer, experts note

7/16/2012
Large Breasts Can Take Mental, Physical Toll on Teens

Research shows some girls with the condition have physical pain, lower self-esteem

7/16/2012
Playing Several Sports Keeps Kids Slimmer: Study

Walking or biking to school can help, too

7/13/2012
Annual Report on U.S. Kids' Health a Mixed Bag

There are fewer infant deaths and preterm births, but more kids live in poverty, government finds

7/10/2012
Math Anxiety Takes Bigger Toll on Girls: Study

But overall they perform as well as boys in the subject, British researchers found

7/10/2012
Kids' Track Injuries Surge in US

As participation grows, accident rate poses a hurdle

7/10/2012
Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure

Australian study found more hypertension risk in boys who drink, girls who use birth control pills

7/9/2012
U.S. High Schools Lax in Preventing Dating Abuse: Study

Counselors say they lack training in prevention, assistance

7/5/2012
Racial Gap in Kids' Dental Care Vanishing: Study

But black children still get more cavities, expert says

7/3/2012
Special-Ed Students at Greater Risk of Bullying, Being Bullied: Study

Students with visible disabilities are victimized most often, researchers say

7/3/2012
Summer Is Peak Time for Teens to Try Drugs, Alcohol: Report

Experts advise parents to be alert, help kids structure their days

7/2/2012
Dangerous Rage May Be Common Among U.S. Teens

Condition called intermittent explosive disorder is underdiagnosed, undertreated, experts say

7/2/2012
Spanking Batters Kids' Mental Health: Study

Physical punishment linked to mental health disorders, substance abuse in adulthood

6/30/2012
Young Athletes Face Unhealthy Food Choices, Parents Say

Junk food, fast food are part of youth sports routine, study finds

6/27/2012
College Athlete Deaths in Workouts Spur New Guidelines

Many players may need more time to acclimatize, athletic trainer's group says

6/27/2012
To Improve School Nutrition, Involve Teachers and Parents

Junk-food 'interventions' decreased consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages by 30 percent

6/25/2012
Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores

Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

6/23/2012
Young Men Taking HIV Meds May Be at Risk for Bone Loss

Exercising, quitting smoking and taking vitamin D can help, researchers say

6/22/2012
HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss

HIV-positive children most likely to have problems with sound transmission, study found

6/22/2012
Active, Outdoor Teens Are Happier Teens: Study

And those who spend more time indoors in front of screens are more likely to feel lonely, shy

6/21/2012
Child's Scoliosis Stresses Patients, Parents: Study

Teen girls dislike wearing a body brace, but parents worry most of all