Adolescents and Teen Health News

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1/16/2012
Teens of Lesbian Parents Appear Well-Adjusted

Teasing, stereotypes did not affect their quality of life, small study found

1/16/2012
Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds

About 15 percent order EKGs; recent studies say drugs don't pose heart risk

1/16/2012
Children's Drowning Injuries, Deaths Decline: Study

Youngest children at risk in bathtubs, older boys at most risk from swimming

1/12/2012
Blogging Can Help Calm Anxious Teens: Study

Responses were positive, supportive when adolescents went online with social problems

1/12/2012
Children Exposed to HIV Before Birth at Risk for Language Delay

Researchers recommend routine screening for communication problems

1/12/2012
Little Known About How Autism Affects Teen Drivers: Researchers

Communication and motor skill impairments may influence driving skills, experts say

1/9/2012
Most Parents Tell Kids About Test Results for Breast Cancer Genes

Children can handle the information, study suggests, except very youngest

1/5/2012
Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says

Outbreak at Ohio residential facility resulted in 7 deaths last winter, report says

1/4/2012
MRI Scans Show Brain Changes in Kids With Schizophrenia

Progressive loss of gray matter linked to worse prognosis for young patients, researchers say

1/3/2012
Fun Ways to Include Kids in Fitness Resolutions

Expert tips for making fitness a family matter in 2012

1/3/2012
Poor Sleep May Complicate Young Diabetics' Blood Sugar Control

Some kids with type 1 diabetes may also have sleep apnea, study suggests

1/3/2012
Lots of Exercise May Boost Kids' Grades

Research review found that the most physically active students did the best in the classroom

12/27/2011
More Schooling Might Raise IQ

Intelligence quotient isn't fixed at birth, and can increase with education, study suggests

12/26/2011
Mother-Toddler Bond May Influence Teen Obesity

Prevention strategies should go beyond eating, exercise, study suggests

12/22/2011
Teens Become Less Active as They Enter Adulthood

Young men starting college have the most significant drop in physical activity, study shows

12/22/2011
Chronic School Absenteeism Linked to Mental Health Problems

Children who consistently miss school are more likely to be depressed or anxious, study shows

12/22/2011
Does Your Teen Constantly Challenge You?

The good news is teens' assertiveness may help them resist peer pressure, study finds

12/20/2011
Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes

Testing of all athletes, not just Division I players, and safe training methods required, researchers say

12/20/2011
Youth Exposure to Unwanted Internet Sexual Encounters Drops

But study found slight increase in online harassment

12/16/2011
Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players

Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

12/16/2011
Recession Hurt Parent-Child Ties, Survey Finds

Seattle families reported less connectedness, social generosity, researchers say

12/15/2011
Calorie Info Helps Teens Choose Water Over Sugary Drinks

Sweetened drinks had less appeal when 'exercise-equivalents' were given in study

12/15/2011
Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report

Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

12/14/2011
Alcohol Use Down, Pot Use Up Among U.S. Teens

Drinking at historic lows, but fewer kids seem to think marijuana is dangerous, survey finds

12/13/2011
Chronic Fatigue Tied to Extended School Absences

Undiagnosed cases of the syndrome may affect 1% of students aged 11 to 16, study suggests

12/7/2011
Many Kids Seen in ER Have High Blood Pressure

Could mean children are scared and upset, but may signal more serious issues, researchers say

12/7/2011
U.S. Health Secretary Says 'No' to Morning-After Pill for Younger Teens

FDA was ready to make Plan B available to girls under 16 without a prescription

12/6/2011
If Parents Drink and Drive, Their Kids May Too: Study

Teens' risk for motoring under the influence rose with parents' bad example, researchers found

12/6/2011
Most Doctors Don't Tell Parents Kids Are Overweight

Or health care providers are speaking up, but message isn't sticking, study finds

12/5/2011
U.S. School Kids Often Miss Out on Recess, Study Finds

Researchers urge mandated physical education, recess to give kids time for physical activity

12/5/2011
Autistic Teens With Epilepsy Often Light-Sensitive

Incidence is roughly 30 percent among teens with both conditions, study finds

12/5/2011
More Children Using Preventive Asthma Drugs: Study

Minorities and uninsured had lower use of these medications, researchers say

12/5/2011
Teen 'Sexting' Might Be Less Common Than Feared

But emotional, legal fallout can still occur, studies find

12/2/2011
Sickle Cell Disease Tied to 'Silent Strokes' in Children

Anemia and high blood pressure together or alone increased the risk in study of young patients

11/30/2011
Many Suicidal Teens Make First Try Before High School

Nearly 40 percent in study reported attempts in elementary or middle school

11/28/2011
Brain Pathways Seem Disrupted in Kids With ADHD

Areas involving 'visual attention' and working memory less active, MRI scans show

11/23/2011
Little Social Life for Autistic Teens, Researchers Say

About half never get called by friends or get invited out, study finds

11/23/2011
U.S. Teens Don't Eat Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC

Vegetable consumption lowest among Hispanic and black high schoolers, report shows

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