Adolescents and Teen Health News

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10/20/2011
Teen Drivers Prone to 'G-Force' Errors, Researchers Say

Sudden braking, high-speed turns and other common mistakes contribute to higher crash rate

10/20/2011
Afraid to Do the Math?

Study suggests it's negative emotions, not lack of skill, that cause some to struggle

10/20/2011
Music Aimed at Teens Often Promotes Drinking: Study

Lyrics commonly associate alcohol brand names with luxury lifestyle, partying, research shows

10/19/2011
Teens' IQ May Fluctuate Over Time: Study

Changes in test scores were reflected in changes in certain brain areas, scientists say

10/19/2011
Obese, Asthmatic Kids Need Special Care Under Anesthesia

Studies find obese children have twice as many respiratory complications, need less anesthetic

10/17/2011
Too Many Kids Injured in ATV Crashes, Study Finds

As use of all-terrain vehicles rises, so do accidents, experts say

10/17/2011
Gun Injuries to U.S. Kids Likely Underestimated: Study

ERs treat 20,600 children on average for gunshot wounds a year

10/17/2011
Shift Work May Put Teens at Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

Disruption of normal sleep cycle at young age could be partly to blame, Swedish researchers say

10/17/2011
Profanity on TV Linked to Foul-Mouthed Kids

But study doesn't confirm 4-letter words in media cause kids to cuss

10/17/2011
Social Phobia in Teens Goes Beyond Shyness

Survey results negate common beliefs about this disabling condition

10/17/2011
Kids' Sledding Mishaps Can Cause Serious Head Trauma

Campaigns to encourage helmet use needed, researcher says

10/15/2011
Helping Teens Fend Off Attacks by Cyberbullies

Self-confidence and understanding how the Internet works may help head off problems

10/14/2011
Undergrads' Drinking Patterns May Predict Future Abuse

Impulsivity, aggression linked to continued alcohol problems, study says

10/14/2011
Teen Crash Risk High in First Month of Driving, Study Finds

Speeding, inattention, failing to yield are most common mistakes, research shows

10/13/2011
Smoking Pot Might Up Depression Risk in Vulnerable Teens

Kids with genetic predisposition have more symptoms with marijuana

10/13/2011
Overzealous Parents, Coaches Take the Fun From Kids' Sports

The result: It might push children away from physical activity

10/13/2011
Why Johnny Won't Go to School

Kids plagued by physical complaints on weekdays may have a 'school avoidance' problem

10/13/2011
Use of Asthma Controller Meds on the Rise Among U.S. Kids

Children's rate of use has doubled since late 1990s, federal report says

10/10/2011
Children's Chest Pain Rarely Cause for Alarm: Study

Common complaint can trigger anxiety for parents, excessive cardiac screenings for kids

10/7/2011
Community-Wide Effort May Help Tame Troubled Teens

Towns using 'Communities That Care' system saw decrease in vandalism, theft, study finds

10/7/2011
Melanoma May Be More Aggressive in Kids

Spread of this skin cancer more common among children than adults, study reveals

10/6/2011
More Kids Treated for Concussions in ERs: CDC

Increased awareness of traumatic brain injury may be driving this trend, researchers say

10/3/2011
Conviction Rates Similar for Suspects of Child, Adult Murder in Utah

Most child abuse homicide suspects are white dads, researchers say

10/3/2011
Facebook Pages May Offer Clues to Underage Drinking

For college students, risks rose as online references to boozing went up, study found

10/3/2011
Rest Assured, Parents, Teens Really Do Get Smarter With Time

Older teens faster at math, vocabulary and problem-solving than younger ones, study shows

10/3/2011
Early, Intensive Therapy Better for Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Social, communication skills improved more when treatment started at early age

9/30/2011
Obesity More Likely in 'Night-Owl' Kids

Study shows youngsters who stay up late are more sedentary than early-to-bed types

9/29/2011
Brain Continues to Develop Beyond Adolescence

Life experiences of young adulthood, such as going to college and starting careers, may drive the changes, researchers say

9/29/2011
Campus Smoking Bans May Help College Students Quit

Tobacco use, support for smoking dropped even when ban was weakly enforced, study finds

9/28/2011
Teens With Lots of Friends More Likely to Start Drinking: Study

Limiting the size of kids' social networks, more family bonding may delay alcohol use

9/28/2011
Teen Drinking Most Influenced by Friends of Friends: Study

The pals of your teenager's new love have significant impact, researchers say

9/27/2011
Sleepy Teens Prone to Bad Behaviors, Study Finds

About 70% of U.S. high school students sleep less than 8 hours on school nights, research shows

9/19/2011
Exercise Ups Kids' Quit-Smoking Success Rate

Approach much more successful than intervention alone, especially for boys, finds study

9/16/2011
Few Suicidal Teens Get the Help They Need

More than 70% don't obtain mental health services, study shows

9/15/2011
Not Enough Kids Drink Low-Fat Milk, U.S. Study Finds

Nearly a third of children and teens report they consume whole milk

9/14/2011
Health Experts Say HPV Vaccine Is Safe

Benefits outweigh risks of getting sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, doctors say after presidential debate

9/13/2011
Driving Restrictions Help Prevent Deadly Crashes Among 16-Year-Olds

But 18-year-olds don't fare as well, study finds

9/12/2011
When a Parent Dies Suddenly, Child's Grief May Persist

Prolonged mourning can lead to depression, impaired functioning, study says

9/11/2011
College Students Not Getting Enough Z's

Working a full-time job to pay for school may contribute to the problem for some, study suggests

9/9/2011
Children More Likely to Drink & Drive if Parents Drink: Study

Even moderate alcohol consumption by mom or dad influences kids' behavior later, researchers say

9/8/2011
More U.S. Adults Using Illegal Drugs: Report

Increase driven by greater marijuana use, especially among young adults

9/8/2011
9/11 a Life-Defining Day for the Young

As the 10th anniversary approaches, experts offer advice for parents to help kids cope

9/7/2011
Teens, College-Age Youth at High Risk of Suicide, Expert Says

Friends, family should get involved, instill hope, find help for those who appear to be struggling

9/6/2011
More U.S. 'Tweens' Getting Recommended Vaccines

But health experts say there's still room for improvement among 11- and 12-year-olds

9/2/2011
Climate Change May Trigger More Asthma Emergencies

Some areas may see kids' ER visits jump 10%, researchers say

9/2/2011
Healthy Habits Can Fend Off the 'Freshman 15'

More sleep, less stress can help college students avoid weight gain, expert says

9/2/2011
Memory Development Incomplete Until Adulthood: Study

This is why courtroom suggestions can distort teens' remembrances, researchers say

9/2/2011
Brain Scans Show Distinct Traits in Kids With Autism: Study

Gray matter is organized differently, researchers find

8/31/2011
Americans Getting Too Many Calories From Sugary Drinks: CDC

Report shows young people, minorities are consuming the most sweetened beverages

8/30/2011
Women Married Before Age 18 at Higher Risk of Mental Woes: Study

Research sees slight rise in rate of these problems, but can't confirm early marriage as cause