Adolescents and Teen Health News

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8/29/2011
Troubled Teens Spotted in Routine School Screenings: Study

Untreated mental health issues can lead to school failure, substance abuse, even suicide, researchers say

8/27/2011
Back-to-School Shouldn't Mean a Too-Heavy Backpack

An expert advises parents to check how much is loaded inside, to avoid injury

8/26/2011
Starvation in Youth Linked to Heart Risk in Adulthood

Adults who experienced famine as teens most susceptible, study finds

8/25/2011
HPV Vaccination Rates Low Among Teen Girls, CDC Reports

Without 3-shot series, women remain at risk for infection linked to cervical cancer, experts warn

8/25/2011
Parents Can Ease Back-to-School Stress

Kids need time to transition from summer schedules to more rigorous academic routine, experts say

8/24/2011
College Students Missing Out on Fruits, Veggies: Survey

Males only managed 5 servings a week and women ate even fewer, Oregon University researchers say

8/24/2011
Teen Drinking, Smoking Higher Among Facebook Users: Survey

Fans of 'suggestive' TV shows also more likely to report using marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes

8/23/2011
Boys Mature Sexually Earlier Than Ever Before: Study

For males, 'being 18 today is like being 22 in 1800,' researcher says

8/23/2011
Grades May Suffer When Teens Get Bullied

High-achieving black and Hispanic high school students seem to be most at risk, study finds

8/19/2011
Number of U.S. Kids With Public Health Insurance Rising

Fewer children uninsured, likely due to efforts to boost enrollment and retention in programs

8/19/2011
Kids' Hacking Is Seldom Whooping Cough, Study Finds

For most children, respiratory symptoms don't indicate presence of the illness, researchers say

8/18/2011
Thin Children Have More Energy-Burning 'Brown Fat'

Teens with the lowest body mass index have more of this 'good' fat, study shows

8/17/2011
Children With Kidney Disease Face Many Health Woes

Stunted growth, heart problems common among these kids, study finds

8/17/2011
Sprained Ankles Straining ER Resources, Study Finds

Researchers argue for other approaches to treatment, such as emergency doctor visits

8/15/2011
Many More Kids Hospitalized for Mental Illness: Study

Adult psychiatric admissions also increased, except among the elderly

8/14/2011
Kids Urged to Take Steps to Avoid Spreading Illness at School

Frequent hand washing an important way to keep contagious infections at bay, experts say

8/13/2011
Planning Ahead Can Reduce Back-to-School Stress

Kids who take more than two weeks to adjust may have an underlying issue, expert says

8/13/2011
Heat Safety Precautions May Save Student Athletes

As practice resumes, players need to defend themselves from the elements

8/12/2011
Cardiologists Often Miss Heart Defects in Young Athletes: Study

Screening to prevent sudden cardiac death is difficult and may lead to bad calls, researchers say

8/9/2011
Kids Taught to Wash Hands in School Avoid Sick Days: Study

Training in hand hygiene and disinfection may be a simple, cheap way to reduce infectious illness

8/8/2011
Kids Can Safely Play Sports in Hot Weather: Experts

Updated American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement stresses risk reduction

8/6/2011
Adjusting Routines Before School Starts May Ease Transition to Class

Don't try to change your schedule overnight, expert suggests

8/5/2011
Children's HIV Drugs May Cause High Cholesterol

Strategies are needed to protect infected kids from long-term cardiovascular harm, researchers say

8/4/2011
Today's Teens Less Likely to Be Heavy Smokers, Study Finds

About 20% of high schoolers say they smoke, but most don't smoke every day, survey shows

8/3/2011
Many Kids Now Engage in Media 'Multi-Tasking'

Filling every empty moment, they switch between phones, TV, computers, UK study finds

8/2/2011
Kids Still See Unhealthy-Food Ads on TV, Study Finds

And exposure to fast-food advertising has spiked in recent years, researchers say

8/2/2011
Doctor Offers Tips on How to Travel With Kids

Proper planning can help parents keep kids happy and safe while on vacation, expert says

8/1/2011
Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood

Kids living with adversity, such as abuse, more likely to have chronic diseases later, study finds

8/1/2011
Study Tracks Masturbation Trends Among U.S. Teens

Data from nationwide survey finds boys starting earlier, doing more often than girls

8/1/2011
With Junk Food Stores Nearby, Teens May Eat More of It

Neighborhood businesses can contribute to unhealthy eating patterns, study finds

7/30/2011
Daughters Seem to Influence Mothers' Fashion Sense

When it comes to shopping and style, teens take the lead and moms follow, study finds

7/29/2011
Even Living Together Is Too Much Commitment for Today's Couples

Instead, they're shacking up a few nights a week while keeping option of going to their own home

7/29/2011
Sexual Assault Doesn't Cause Binge Drinking in Girls: Study

But such alcohol abuse may put them at risk for sexual victimization and post-traumatic stress

7/28/2011
Coaches Can Play Big Role in How Kids Feel About Sports

Best ones foster team spirit, encourage kids to strive for personal best, study finds

7/25/2011
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Teens Often Homeless: Study

And many live without family support or supervision, survey finds

7/23/2011
Summer Heat Holds Potential Danger for Young Athletes

Keeping kids hydrated is most important safety measure, doctor advises

7/22/2011
Publicly Insured Kids May Get Less Comprehensive Care

But most have a regular doctor, survey finds

7/22/2011
Teens Face Own Battles When Parent Goes to War

Boys at risk of substance abuse, girls more likely to become depressed, researchers say

7/21/2011
Epidemic of Obesity in U.S. Kids Began in Late '90s

Reasons are unclear, but more media time, longer 'transition' to adulthood might be key, researcher says

7/18/2011
Self-Esteem Levels Vary by Age, Race, Study Finds

And contrary to popular belief, self-esteem in males and females is about the same during teens

7/18/2011
Kids Fare Better in Crashes When Grandparents Driving: Study

Children could be even safer if older drivers knew more about using safety seats

7/15/2011
Binge Drinking May Impair Teen Brain Development

Too much booze can affect performance in school, sports, and girls are more vulnerable, study says

7/15/2011
Cyberbullying a Big Worry for Parents: Survey

More than half concerned about their teens being victimized by online taunts or rumor-mongering

7/14/2011
Training in Positive Thinking May Help Anxious Teens

Kids who don't see a snub in every ambiguous interaction can better control their moods, study suggests

7/13/2011
Rural Workers Often Lack Access to Sick Leave

Paid sick days for all would help employees meet work, family responsibilities, experts say

7/12/2011
Dental Care for Kids on Medicaid Varies by Fees Each State Sets

Study finds higher reimbursements mean more children get dental care

7/11/2011
Higher Folic Acid Levels in Teens Tied to Academic Success

Folate levels should be monitored to ensure kids are getting enough, researchers say

7/8/2011
Golf-Cart Head Injuries on the Upswing, Study Finds

Researchers surprised to find alcohol involved in many cases

7/7/2011
Religious Identity Remains Constant in Teen Years: Study

Participation may decline, but belief system stays steady through high school, research suggests

7/7/2011
U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

Report finds South with highest rates, but no state showed a decline over the last year