Adolescents and Teen Health News

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11/22/2011
College Students Smoke When They Party, Drink and Work

Prevention programs should target students when they are most likely to smoke, researchers say

11/22/2011
ER Visits for Energy-Drink Ills Soar in U.S.

Many patients combined the caffeine-loaded beverages with alcohol, other drugs, report finds

11/21/2011
Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On

Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

11/21/2011
More Sore Throats Seen in Acne Patients Taking Antibiotics

But drug resistance is probably not the culprit, researchers say

11/21/2011
Siblings Deeply Affected By Child's Cancer Death

Many kids reported feeling more mature, compassionate

11/21/2011
Acupuncture Safe for Children, Review Finds

Serious side effects generally related to less well-trained practitioners

11/21/2011
Bullying Moves From Online to Text-Messaging: Study

Technologies change but distressed kids, concerned adults are constants

11/17/2011
Sunken Chest Demands Prompt Evaluation, Expert Says

Though rarely life-threatening, pediatric condition could indicate underlying disorder

11/17/2011
Antisocial Personalities May Find Social Niche in Gangs

Gang members seek a place to 'fit in' with others like themselves, study says

11/17/2011
Routine Head Hits in Sports May Injure Brain, Experts Warn

Scans of young athletes reveal concussion-like damage from repeated mild blows

11/17/2011
One in 12 Teens Engages in Self-Harm: Report

Practice often disappears by adulthood, but can be a predictor of suicide

11/16/2011
Outlook Good for Obese Kids Who Lose Weight

Odds of health woes in adulthood decline once pounds are shed, study finds

11/15/2011
Smart Kids More Likely to Try Illicit Drugs as Young Adults

High IQ at age 5 or 10 linked to raised risk of illegal drug use by age 30, study finds

11/14/2011
Drinking Risky for Women With Family History of Breast Cancer: Study

Risk of breast disease rose with alcohol consumption

11/11/2011
STD Complication May Double Infertility Risk

Recurring pelvic inflammatory disease also has serious consequences for teen girls, researchers note

11/11/2011
Helping Others Helps Teens Beat Substance Abuse

Drug, alcohol cravings decreased for juvenile offenders, study found

11/11/2011
ADHD Brain Changes Appear to Persist Into Adulthood

Imaging shows more differences in those who still have symptoms: study

11/9/2011
Use Vanity to Reduce Young People's Sun Exposure: Task Force

Focusing on looks rather than skin cancer has more effect on youth, U.S. researchers find

11/9/2011
More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Shields Against Cervical Cancer

Coverage against precancerous lesion called 'excellent' in large, multinational study

11/8/2011
Curiosity Makes for Better Students

Combined with conscientiousness, the trait strongly influences academic performance

11/8/2011
Autistic Children May Have Too Many Brain Cells

Small study finds excess number of neurons in region responsible for communication

11/7/2011
Specialized Warm-Up May Reduce Girls' Knee Injuries

Teams that practiced 'neuromuscular' training had lower injury rate, study finds

11/7/2011
School Soda Bans Don't Keep Kids From Sugary Drinks

Children just turn to sport and fruit drinks, study finds

11/7/2011
Experts Debate Tylenol's Safety for Asthmatic Kids

Past research has linked fever-reducing drug to asthma flares

11/7/2011
When Dads Have Depression, Kids May Be at Risk, Too

But study doesn't confirm a cause and effect

11/7/2011
Text Message Reminders Prompt Kids to Take Asthma Medicine

In small study, children paid attention to texts but teens didn't

11/6/2011
Tips to Manage This Weekend's Time Change

A few minor adjustments can help 'morning people' and children

11/4/2011
Mentoring Works Best When Adults, Kids Share Common Interests

Most programs aren't effective when the kids have really serious problems, researchers say

11/2/2011
Teen Pot Use Unaffected by Medical Marijuana Law: Study

Survey data shows no difference in kids' use after Rhode Island made it legal in 2006

11/2/2011
No Such Thing as the 'Freshman 15,' Study Finds

But, after college graduation, the typical young adult gains 1.5 pounds each year

11/2/2011
Overweight Teens Don't Seem to Grasp Weight Loss Rules

Researchers find girls still drink sodas while exercising, and boys don't exercise at all

11/1/2011
Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds

But appropriate screening, monitoring recommended, researchers say

10/31/2011
Teens With a Deployed Parent May Be More Prone to Violence

Military kids at greater risk of fighting, carrying weapons and joining gangs, study finds

10/31/2011
Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween

List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

10/30/2011
Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids

The best way to avoid asthma attacks is to avoid the triggers that cause them, experts say

10/29/2011
Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween

List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

10/28/2011
Experts Design 'Toolkit' to Help Spot Teens With Mental Health Issues

Many adolescents with problems are never diagnosed or treated, they say

10/28/2011
Halloween Doesn't Have to be Scary for Your Diet

One tip: Buy candy you don't like so you're not tempted

10/28/2011
Job Market Tough for Young Adults With Autism

But strategies can help individuals learn job skills and prepare for the workforce

10/27/2011
Honest Self-Assessment Better Than False Praise

Owning up to failure or poor performance may be good for students' mental health, study suggests

10/27/2011
Children With Head Injuries Can Face Lifetime of Problems

Study documents persistent skill deficits two years after moderate or severe trauma

10/26/2011
National Drug Take-Back Day Scheduled for Saturday

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration aims to keep unused medicines away from abusers

10/25/2011
Sleepy Teens More Prone to Weight Gain: Study

Hormones may set stage for weight gain in kids who don't get enough shut-eye, researcher says

10/25/2011
Soft Drinks Linked to Violent Tendencies in Teens: Study

But association could be due to poor parenting, researchers note

10/24/2011
Outdoor Time May Reduce Nearsightedness in Children

Kids with myopia spend about four hours less outside each week than others, study shows

10/21/2011
Warning Signs for Health Problems Seen in Young Adults Born Prematurely

They include higher blood pressure and more fat, despite a normal body weight, small study finds

10/21/2011
Some Kids Respond Better to ADHD Drug Than Others

Gene variant may predict which children do better on methylphenidate

10/21/2011
More Than 1 in 4 U.S. Kids Witness Violence Between Parents: Study

Children also see parents physically abuse their siblings and other relatives, researchers say

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