Adolescents and Teen Health News

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Flu Vaccine Effective?

Flu vaccine decreases risk of death in children and adolescents, study finds.

Teens Who Are Lazy Bones Have Weaker Skeletons: Study

During crucial bone-building years of youth, physical activity is all-important

Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study

Premature changes can have lasting effects, such as depression, higher risk of some cancers, study says

Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age

About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

Parents' Pot Use a Tricky Topic When It Comes to Their Kids

Pediatrician explains that marijuana affects a child's developing brain differently than an adult brain

Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds

Puberty and transition to adulthood may be especially challenging times, researcher says

Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds

Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years

Foods Labeled 'Healthy' May Hide Unhealthy Secrets

Low-fat foods may be filled with sugar, study finds

'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids

Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away

1 in 4 Teens Exposed to Secondhand E-Cig Vapors: Report

Those exposed to tobacco smoke were also much more likely to be around e-cigarettes

Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes

Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids

But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

Serious Crash Often a Wake-Up Call for Teen Drivers

They slow down and drive less aggressively after an accident, monitoring finds

Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens

Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar

Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions?

Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, study finds

Kids Start Moving Less After Age 7, Study Finds

Activity levels drop off equally among boys and girls, and continue dropping steadily through adolescence

'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

Alcohol, Pot and GPA

Using alcohol and marijuana in college leads to a lower grade point average, study finds.

Pot + Booze = Skidding College Grades

Study findings suggest parents and universities need to warn of dangers, limit exposure

Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

Nasal 'Nerve Block' May Help Ease Kids' Migraines

But one headache expert says procedure not without risks, pain relief not significantly better than meds

More Teens Turning Their Backs on Tanning Beds: CDC

Half as many high school students reported indoor tanning in 2015 versus 2009, survey finds

Bad Diet in Youth Might Raise Risk of Early Breast Cancer

Study found an association, but didn't prove unhealthy foods caused disease

Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes

Why remains unclear, researchers say

Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications

This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds

As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers

Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

Is a Drowsy Teen Headed for a Life of Crime?

Study suggests a link, but one child psychiatrist says more factors than sleep may be at play

Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze

In study, brainy students more likely to drink or try marijuana, but they did stay away from tobacco

Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study

But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls

Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides

Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids

Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

Screen Time and Teen Time

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

Be Your Child's Valentine

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids

Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion

Average is 1-2 weeks, but study found some kids needed more than 3 weeks to get better

E-Cigs May Be 'Bridge' to Teens' Tobacco Use

'Vapers' seem much more likely to give real smokes a try, study finds

Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens

Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends

U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

1 in 4 Teen E-Cigarette Users Has Tried 'Dripping'

This method creates denser clouds of vapor, with unknown effects on health, researchers say

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk

Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

Low Back Pain Common Among Kids

Sports injuries are just one frequent cause, study finds

When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall

Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home

Does 'Juvy' Confinement Jeopardize Long-Term Health?

It may be time for U.S. to explore alternatives for wayward youths, studies suggest

E-cigarettes and Youth Trends

E-cigarette use rising rapidly among adolescents, according to new research.

E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids

Study finds 'vaping' might lead teens who would've never smoked to try nicotine