Adolescents and Teen Health News

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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
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

4/16/2012
Young Risk-Takers Drawn to Dangerous 'Choking Game'

Study finds 6% of Oregon eighth graders admitted trying it, two-thirds had played more than once

4/13/2012
Gay Adults Rejected by Parents Have Worse Health, Study Finds

Massachusetts survey found most lesbians, gays, bisexuals received emotional support from parents

4/13/2012
Even Young Teens Show Signs of Sun Damage

Researchers also found results of special photos lined up with other skin cancer risk factors

4/12/2012
Vitamin D Doesn't Help Kids Do Better in School, Study Finds

U.K. researchers say vitamin's possible brain benefits might only hold for adults

4/10/2012
Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex

Multiple partners, teen pregnancies more likely among those who were victimized, surveys show

4/9/2012
Teen Drinking May Boost Odds of Precancerous Breast Changes

The more alcohol consumed, the higher the likelihood, researchers say

4/6/2012
Rapid Asthma Treatment in ER May Prevent Admission

Giving corticosteroids as soon as possible hastens recovery, study suggests

4/5/2012
Sex Education Efforts Lagging in Schools, CDC Says

Many states' schools fail to teach students how to avoid unwanted pregnancy, HIV and other STDs, study finds

4/5/2012
Texting in College Classrooms Common, Distracting

Study found average student texted or read five texts during class

4/3/2012
For Many Girls, Slimming Down Doesn't Help Self-Esteem

Teens who were formerly obese often still view themselves as fat, study finds

4/3/2012
Preteens More Likely to Report HPV Vaccine Side Effects

But symptoms were not serious, survey found

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