Adolescents and Teen Health News

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9/16/2016
For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips

Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

9/16/2016
Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC

Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

9/13/2016
Many Teens Give Sex Ed a Failing Grade

International study finds courses often out of touch, too clinical

9/12/2016
For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected

Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

9/12/2016
Rate of Youth Soccer Injuries More Than Doubled in 25 Years

Concussion rate jumped almost 1,600 percent in same time period, study found

9/10/2016
Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain

Take injuries seriously, and if no improvement in a few days, see a doctor, specialist says

9/8/2016
Sugary Drink Warnings Hit Home With Teens

Fewer choose sweetened beverages when labels mention obesity, diabetes, study finds

9/7/2016
TV Booze Ads a Lubricant for Teen Drinking: Study

Those who saw the most commercials downed 200-plus drinks a month, researchers say

9/5/2016
Coping With College Stress

Parents can help make the transition easier for new students

8/29/2016
Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon

Pediatricians' group suggests kids play multiple sports

8/26/2016
First Days of Preseason Practice Pose Big Heat Risks for College Football Players

Coaches, athletic trainers need to be aware of heat illness symptoms, study suggests

8/25/2016
Many Teens 'Vaping' for Flavor, Not Nicotine

Study found that only about a fifth of 12th graders who used an e-cigarette used a nicotine substance

8/24/2016
Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds

Weight gain is a side effect of antipsychotic drugs used to treat irritability and agitation

8/22/2016
No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids

New guidelines aim to help improve children's overall diet, health

8/22/2016
Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight

Philadelphia study found 15 percent who underwent physical exams also had high blood pressure

8/22/2016
TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through

Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

8/22/2016
To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight

New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines cover preventing obesity and eating disorders

8/22/2016
Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers

Competition for status, hurt feelings over breakups provoke wave of aggression via texts, Facebook

8/19/2016
Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List

Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

8/17/2016
Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

8/16/2016
U.S. College Kids Drink More, Smoke Less Than Others Their Age

Full-time students aged 18 to 22 also have higher rates of binge-drinking, survey finds

8/14/2016
Surviving Freshman Year 101

Avoid fast food and excess partying, and make the library your home away from home

8/12/2016
ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs

Study says they're also more apt to have other psychiatric issues

8/12/2016
Gay, Lesbian Teens More Likely to Suffer Rapes, Attacks: CDC

Support from family, community critical to their well-being, U.S. health officials stress

8/12/2016
Sending Kids Off to College Doesn't Have to Be Tearful

Discuss money, expectations beforehand, then let go, experts say

8/11/2016
Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study

Early exposure ups likelihood of substance abuse when they reach their 20s, researcher says

8/10/2016
5 Tips to Help Teens Get Needed School-Year Zzzzzs

Avoid late nights, bright lights, noise and worry to get your rest and have a successful year, expert advises

8/8/2016
Online Video Games May Boost High School Students' Academic Skills

But teens who use social media daily posted lower test scores, Australian study finds

8/8/2016
Why Teens Choose E-Cigarettes

Kids who continue vaping cite 2 key reasons, study finds

8/8/2016
Kids and E-cigarettes

Why are more kids trying e-cigarettes?

8/7/2016
The Safest Way to Get to School Is a Big Yellow Bus

National Safety Council recommends this method over riding with parents or friends

8/5/2016
Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol

Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

8/5/2016
Brief Return of Concussion Symptoms Normal Part of Recovery: Study

It's not a setback, pediatric specialist says

8/2/2016
Study Dashes Millennials' Reputation as Hookup Generation

Only people born in the 1920s reported having less sex between the ages of 20 and 24

8/2/2016
Ban on Indoor Tanning by Minors Not Working: Study

Tanning salon use showed little change after 2013 ban, and rose among N.J. high school boys

7/30/2016
Summer Days Shouldn't Be Lazy for Kids

Physical education expert says children should stay active during school vacation

7/28/2016
Tighten Teens' Nighttime Driving Restrictions: CDC

Midnight cutoff is too late to help, researchers say

7/27/2016
Safer Heads Prevail With New High School Football Rule

When full-contact practices were limited, blows to the head dropped, study found

7/27/2016
Study of Teen Brains Offers Clues to Timing of Mental Illness

Regions that undergo greatest change also where schizophrenia, depression genes are most strongly expressed

7/25/2016
Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study

Sports may actually provide protective effect against opioid abuse

7/20/2016
Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations

1 in 3 students didn't get immunity against outbreak strain after 2 doses of Bexsero, study finds

7/18/2016
Obese Teens Take Weight-Loss Surgery in Stride

Procedure led to better walking, eased pain and improved heart rate, study shows

7/18/2016
Concussion Study Shows Player-to-Player Hits Most Damaging

Running longer before the contact happens also spells more trouble

7/18/2016
'Cool' Factor Often Spurs Teens to Try E-Cigarettes

They're not using these products to try to stop smoking, researchers say

7/18/2016
3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes

Pediatricians' group urges members to watch out for the 'female triad'

7/18/2016
Limit Kids' Exposure to Media Violence, Pediatricians Say

Parents need to tighten the reins, while media needs to stop glorifying aggression, statement says

7/15/2016
Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?

Chances were actually lower the earlier stimulants were started, and the longer they were taken

7/11/2016
Are E-Cigs Slowing Teen Anti-Smoking Push?

Researchers blame the devices for a leveling off of smoking's decline

7/11/2016
Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids

Report can't determine whether trend signals more injuries or more diagnoses

7/8/2016
Are High School Athletes at Risk From Artificial Turf?

Many schools use lower amounts of fake soil as a cost-saving measure, researcher reports