Adolescents and Teen Health News

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2/1/2012
Infections Might Raise Stroke Risk in Children: Study

However, parents should note that incidence is rare, researchers say

1/31/2012
Pediatricians' Group Urges More Input From Parents

New policy statement calls for strong family presence, greater decision-making role

1/29/2012
Teen Driver's Friends Can Be Dangerous Distraction, Studies Find

And certain young drivers are more apt to cruise around in a crowd

1/27/2012
Too Much Fructose Sweetener Tied to Heart Risks in Teens

Study finds high consumption associated with early signs of diabetes, other health issues

1/27/2012
Students Report Playing Dangerous 'Choking Game'

One in seven at a Texas university tried it, survey finds

1/27/2012
Off-Campus Party Hosts Drank Most in College Survey

Guzzling some 9 alcoholic beverages each event, student hosts outdid their guests

1/26/2012
Gang Murders Taking Toll on Young Males, CDC Says

Most of these homicides involve guns, but criminal drug activity isn't often a factor

1/25/2012
Women Can Take Steps to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Regular Pap tests, HPV vaccine go a long way in warding off the disease, experts say

1/25/2012
Less Salt, More Veggies in School Lunches: USDA

New rules call for healthier foods but some say changes don't go far enough

1/23/2012
Only 1 in 4 Young Teens Uses Sunscreen Regularly, Study Finds

Sunburn in childhood a major risk factor for skin cancer, experts note

1/23/2012
'Co-Occurring' Disorders May Explain Change in Autism Diagnosis

As symptoms of other conditions become more apparent, labels may vary, study suggests

1/18/2012
Vaccine Against Bacterial Meningitis Shows Promise

Disease caused by the B strain can be deadly

1/17/2012
FDA to Weigh Safety of Tobacco Lozenges, Strips

Experts fear candy-like products could put children at risk for nicotine addiction, poisoning

1/16/2012
Teens of Lesbian Parents Appear Well-Adjusted

Teasing, stereotypes did not affect their quality of life, small study found

1/16/2012
Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds

About 15 percent order EKGs; recent studies say drugs don't pose heart risk

1/16/2012
Children's Drowning Injuries, Deaths Decline: Study

Youngest children at risk in bathtubs, older boys at most risk from swimming

1/12/2012
Blogging Can Help Calm Anxious Teens: Study

Responses were positive, supportive when adolescents went online with social problems

1/12/2012
Children Exposed to HIV Before Birth at Risk for Language Delay

Researchers recommend routine screening for communication problems

1/12/2012
Little Known About How Autism Affects Teen Drivers: Researchers

Communication and motor skill impairments may influence driving skills, experts say

1/9/2012
Most Parents Tell Kids About Test Results for Breast Cancer Genes

Children can handle the information, study suggests, except very youngest

1/5/2012
Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says

Outbreak at Ohio residential facility resulted in 7 deaths last winter, report says

1/4/2012
MRI Scans Show Brain Changes in Kids With Schizophrenia

Progressive loss of gray matter linked to worse prognosis for young patients, researchers say

1/3/2012
Fun Ways to Include Kids in Fitness Resolutions

Expert tips for making fitness a family matter in 2012

1/3/2012
Poor Sleep May Complicate Young Diabetics' Blood Sugar Control

Some kids with type 1 diabetes may also have sleep apnea, study suggests

1/3/2012
Lots of Exercise May Boost Kids' Grades

Research review found that the most physically active students did the best in the classroom

12/27/2011
More Schooling Might Raise IQ

Intelligence quotient isn't fixed at birth, and can increase with education, study suggests

12/26/2011
Mother-Toddler Bond May Influence Teen Obesity

Prevention strategies should go beyond eating, exercise, study suggests

12/22/2011
Teens Become Less Active as They Enter Adulthood

Young men starting college have the most significant drop in physical activity, study shows

12/22/2011
Chronic School Absenteeism Linked to Mental Health Problems

Children who consistently miss school are more likely to be depressed or anxious, study shows

12/22/2011
Does Your Teen Constantly Challenge You?

The good news is teens' assertiveness may help them resist peer pressure, study finds

12/20/2011
Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes

Testing of all athletes, not just Division I players, and safe training methods required, researchers say

12/20/2011
Youth Exposure to Unwanted Internet Sexual Encounters Drops

But study found slight increase in online harassment

12/16/2011
Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

12/16/2011
Recession Hurt Parent-Child Ties, Survey Finds

Seattle families reported less connectedness, social generosity, researchers say

12/15/2011
Calorie Info Helps Teens Choose Water Over Sugary Drinks

Sweetened drinks had less appeal when 'exercise-equivalents' were given in study

12/15/2011
Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report

Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

12/14/2011
Alcohol Use Down, Pot Use Up Among U.S. Teens

Drinking at historic lows, but fewer kids seem to think marijuana is dangerous, survey finds

12/13/2011
Chronic Fatigue Tied to Extended School Absences

Undiagnosed cases of the syndrome may affect 1% of students aged 11 to 16, study suggests

12/7/2011
Many Kids Seen in ER Have High Blood Pressure

Could mean children are scared and upset, but may signal more serious issues, researchers say

12/7/2011
U.S. Health Secretary Says 'No' to Morning-After Pill for Younger Teens

FDA was ready to make Plan B available to girls under 16 without a prescription

12/6/2011
If Parents Drink and Drive, Their Kids May Too: Study

Teens' risk for motoring under the influence rose with parents' bad example, researchers found

12/6/2011
Most Doctors Don't Tell Parents Kids Are Overweight

Or health care providers are speaking up, but message isn't sticking, study finds

12/5/2011
U.S. School Kids Often Miss Out on Recess, Study Finds

Researchers urge mandated physical education, recess to give kids time for physical activity

12/5/2011
Autistic Teens With Epilepsy Often Light-Sensitive

Incidence is roughly 30 percent among teens with both conditions, study finds

12/5/2011
More Children Using Preventive Asthma Drugs: Study

Minorities and uninsured had lower use of these medications, researchers say

12/5/2011
Teen 'Sexting' Might Be Less Common Than Feared

But emotional, legal fallout can still occur, studies find

12/2/2011
Sickle Cell Disease Tied to 'Silent Strokes' in Children

Anemia and high blood pressure together or alone increased the risk in study of young patients

11/30/2011
Many Suicidal Teens Make First Try Before High School

Nearly 40 percent in study reported attempts in elementary or middle school

11/28/2011
Brain Pathways Seem Disrupted in Kids With ADHD

Areas involving 'visual attention' and working memory less active, MRI scans show

11/23/2011
Little Social Life for Autistic Teens, Researchers Say

About half never get called by friends or get invited out, study finds