Adolescents and Teen Health News

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3/2/2012
'Parent Training' May Help Kids With Autism Behave Better

Teaching mom, dad to manage problem behaviors can improve overall functioning, study shows

3/1/2012
Web-Based Therapy May Help Teens With Chronic Fatigue

Online treatment linked to fewer severe symptoms of syndrome, better school attendance, study finds

2/29/2012
Obesity Linked to Asthma in Children

The association varied by race, ethnicity, study says

2/29/2012
Strict Underage Drinking Laws May Deter Delinquency in Teens

Zero-tolerance laws may also reduce future drinking, study suggests

2/29/2012
Sports Concussion: Myths and Facts

Expert describes recognition, symptoms and proper treatment of common injury

2/27/2012
As Youth Baseball Season Nears, Experts Urge Injury Prevention

Seek help when kids show signs of overuse-linked problems, pediatricians say

2/27/2012
'Active' Video Games May Not Boost Kids' Fitness: Study

Wii games were no better than 'inactive' selections, researchers found

2/26/2012
Video Games, Impulsivity Seem to Go Hand-in-Hand

Attention problems and more time spent gaming occur in both directions, study suggests

2/23/2012
Meds for Autism Not Well Understood: Study

Guidelines needed for use of psychiatric drugs in affected teens, researcher says

2/21/2012
Booze in Movies May Fuel Teenage Drinking

Watching films featuring alcohol seems to lead to drinking, then binge-drinking in kids, study finds

2/20/2012
Many Americans Support Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

Smokers, nonsmokers alike want to keep children from starting

2/20/2012
Some Kids' Surgery Should Include Staph Screening: Study

Antibiotic treatment prevented dangerous MRSA infection

2/20/2012
Mexican-Americans' Diets Suffer as They Abandon Traditional Foods: Study

Second- and third-generation immigrant teens eat fewer grains, beans, fruits and vegetables than teens born in Mexico

2/20/2012
Gender Identity Issues Can Harm Kids' Mental Health: Study

Feeling they're the wrong sex may lead to depression, abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder

2/17/2012
Parents' Strict Rules Could Curb Kids' Drinking

Researchers say this is the first study to look at how tight parental control helps teens avoid booze

2/17/2012
Kids With Crohn's Disease, Colitis Often Struggle at School: Study

Frequent absences, depression can affect how well students with bowel disease do academically

2/17/2012
Good Football Helmet Fit Key to Preventing Brain Injuries

But there's no such thing as a concussion-proof helmet, studies show

2/16/2012
Teens Victimized by Dating Violence Often Have Difficult Pasts

Survey finds many were abused, harassed or bullied by others prior to the incident

2/16/2012
U.S. Teen Driving Deaths Up: Report

Fatalities for 16- and 17-year-olds rose 11 percent in 2011, the first increase in years

2/15/2012
Gene Linked to Start of Puberty

Research found mutation shut down the process of sexual maturation

2/15/2012
Many U.S. Teens Hit the Road Without Driver's Ed: Survey

Hispanics, blacks, males less likely to get formal training when it's not required by state law

2/14/2012
Any Exercise Benefits Kids' Heart Health: Study

Better blood pressure, cholesterol, weight accompanies activity, regardless of sedentary time

2/14/2012
Teens With Autism Preoccupied With TV, Video Games: Study

But they're much less likely to use screen time for social media or email

2/13/2012
Higher Cancer Rate Seen in Children With Juvenile Arthritis

Researchers say fourfold increase might not be linked to treatment drugs

2/10/2012
Young Adults Who Quit Smoking Feel Better Quickly

Coughs begin to clear up within two weeks, study finds

2/10/2012
Most Teens Who Self-Harm Are Not Evaluated for Mental Health in ER

Researchers say suicide risk is highest soon after such an incident

2/10/2012
HIV Severity, Treatment Unrelated to Kids' Mental Woes: Study

No evidence found to link antiretroviral therapy with severity of psychiatric symptoms

2/8/2012
Depressed Kids May Be Targets for Bullying, Study Suggests

New research challenges notion that bullying leads to mental health woes

2/8/2012
Female Soccer Players May Face Health Problems: Study

Intense training, poor nutrition might lead to menstrual abnormalities, stress fractures in young players

2/8/2012
Playing Sports May Help Keep Kids From Smoking

But the risk of taking up the habit rises if teammates smoke, study finds

2/7/2012
Moving Homes Often in Childhood Might Affect Long-Term Health

Frequently uprooted kids were more likely to drink heavily, smoke as adults, study says

2/6/2012
Antidepressants May Not Raise Suicide Risk in Youth: Study

Despite 'black box warning' for drugs such as Prozac, no increase -- or decrease -- was found

2/6/2012
Spanking Produces Troubled Kids, Study Contends

Punishment linked to more aggression in children, two decades of research shows

2/6/2012
Thousands of U.S. Kids Hospitalized for Abuse

Infants, poor children most vulnerable, study suggests

2/6/2012
Fewer Teens Exposed to Tobacco Smoke in Cars: Report

But researchers add that too many are still breathing in secondhand smoke while in vehicles

2/5/2012
Safe Social Networking Tips for Teens

Parents can support a positive experience for their kids, experts say

2/2/2012
Efforts to Reduce Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell Working: Study

Ultrasound screening, regular blood transfusions have helped reduce strokes in those with the blood disorder

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