Adolescents and Teen Health News

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6/7/2012
1 in 3 Teens Admits to Texting While Driving

On the plus side, many more young motorists buckle up, drive sober now than before, CDC says

6/7/2012
Depressed Teens Who Respond to Treatment Less Likely to Abuse Drugs

Improvement within 12 weeks is a positive sign, study finds

6/7/2012
Exercise Controls Weight in White Girls Better Than in Black Girls: Study

Researchers suggest new weight-loss strategies needed for these teens

6/7/2012
Child CT Scans Might Up Risk of Brain Cancer, Leukemia

Although the risk is small, radiation doses should be kept low, experts say

6/5/2012
Low-Fiber Diet May Raise Teens' Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

And most teens don't consume enough 'roughage,' study found

6/4/2012
Teens Whose Moms Smoked While Pregnant May Have Worse Asthma

Study followed black, Hispanic adolescents

6/4/2012
Leukemia Deadlier for Teens, Young Adults Than Younger Kids: Study

More resistant disease, toxic treatments take their toll on older patients, study says

6/1/2012
Too Much Screen Time May Harm Kids' Fitness

Children less connected to wired world seem to be in better shape, study finds

6/1/2012
Small Batteries, Other Shiny Objects Pose Risks to Children

Curious kids may accidentally swallow magnets and batteries, leading to serious injury

5/31/2012
Preteen Food Choices May Help Predict Eating Disorders Later

Researchers aim to identify best age to start preventive efforts

5/28/2012
Key to More Active, Slimmer Kids: Friends

Small study found they adjust physical activity based on their social network

5/27/2012
Many Still Tanning, Despite Dangers, Survey Finds

Under-30s most likely to use tanning beds or sunbathe, online poll suggests

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