Adolescents and Teen Health News

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6/8/2011
Greater Media Use Found Among Minority Kids

Time spent with TVs, music players, video games, computers varies by race and ethnicity, analysis shows

6/7/2011
Study Ranks Mental Health as Young People's Top Health Problem

More focus needed during developmental years, researchers say

6/6/2011
Heart-Healthy DASH Diet May Help Teen Girls Stay Slim

Study found those who most closely followed eating plan showed least gains in body mass index

6/3/2011
Concussions Tied to Verbal Memory Loss in Young Athletes

College football, soccer players show signs of decreased brain function after head injury: study

6/3/2011
Kids Who Bully Often Get Poor Sleep

More shut-eye could help reduce aggression and bullying, study suggests

6/1/2011
Experts Recommend Cardiac Screening for College Athletes

1 in 4 tested had heart abnormality or symptoms that required further screening, study finds

6/1/2011
Can Removing Tonsils, Appendix Boost Early Heart Attack Risk?

Tonsillectomy, appendectomy before age 20 may slightly raise threat, study suggests

6/1/2011
Children With ADHD More Prone to Substance Abuse: Study

They were 1.5 times more likely to smoke, drink, use drugs than unaffected kids

6/1/2011
ERs Frequented by Kids With Behavioral Problems: Report

Repeated visits often for non-emergency psychiatric problems, researchers find

5/26/2011
Speed, Size Predict Teen Football Players' Rankings

On average, highly recruited high schoolers' 40-yard sprint time was 0.08 seconds faster

5/25/2011
Study Finds Almost 1 in 5 Young Adults Has High Blood Pressure

Rate is much higher than was previously reported in 24- to 32-year-olds in U.S.

5/20/2011
Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Obesity in Kids

And heart disease risk in those with skin disease may start with high cholesterol in childhood

5/20/2011
Teen Abstinence May Not Stop Later Risky Sex

Study of twins finds that genes and environment play important role

5/20/2011
Kids of Deployed Parents May Face Mental Health Risks

Study found 10% higher chance of hospitalization for psychiatric problems in 9- to 17-year-olds

5/17/2011
Parent's Fears Deprive Some Asthmatics of Flu Shot: Study

Those who shun shots also less likely to know that flu can trigger breathing ills, survey finds

5/16/2011
Kids Taking ADHD Drugs at Low Risk for Heart Problems: Study

But industry-sponsored study doesn't allay fears, one expert says

5/13/2011
Teens Who Drink Seem Drawn to Social Networking Sites

Finding reflects youths' experimenting with alcohol and the Internet, expert says

5/13/2011
Teaching Kids to Make Healthier Choices May Pay Off

After 4-year program in Michigan middle school, health measures improved, study reports

5/13/2011
U.S. Pushes School Cafeterias Toward Healthier Offerings

New federal rules call for less starch and fat, more grains and fresh fruit

5/13/2011
School Systems Struggle With Lunchroom Costs

Providing healthier foods, and teaching kids about them, may pose funding challenge

5/13/2011
Teens Follow Mom's Lead on Tanning Beds

If mothers use indoor tanning, daughters are more likely to as well, survey finds

5/12/2011
Young Children Can Access Earliest Memories, Study Finds

Researchers say the very young may recall events from before age 2

5/12/2011
Desire to Please Parents Motivates Kids at School

But study of U.S. and Chinese students finds sense of obligation wanes as American children age

5/11/2011
Teen Boys With Autism at Risk of Being Bullied: Study

Their inability to manage stress and emotions raises vulnerability

5/10/2011
Too Few Teens Know the Dangers of Tanning Beds: Poll

39% of 14- to 17-year-olds incorrectly believe indoor tanning is safer than the sun, survey found

5/6/2011
Dads Who Eat Out Have Kids Who Eat Out, Study Finds

Fathers should be urged to make dinner at home an important family ritual, researchers suggest

5/6/2011
Online Gaming With Real-World Friends Is Healthier: Study

Pastime is less isolating when it's a family affair, expert suggests

5/5/2011
Screening Teens' Hearts Could Be Lifesaving

Researcher calls ECG test a 'no-brainer' for athletes but sees benefits for all

5/5/2011
Obese Teens Lack Vitamin D, Study Finds

Whether raising levels would mitigate risks of being overweight remains unclear

5/4/2011
Simple Question Sheds Light on Teens' Hopes, Dreams

Among top three wishes were wealth, material items and world peace, researchers find

5/2/2011
Kids Specializing in One Sport More Likely to Get Hurt: Study

Growing bodies more vulnerable to repetitive injuries, intense play, researchers say

5/2/2011
Secondhand Smoke Boosts Boys' Blood Pressure

Study finds it puts them at risk for hypertension later in life

4/29/2011
Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Obesity in Kids

Fat accumulates as concentrations of the nutrient fall, and these changes differ by race, study finds