Adolescents and Teen Health News

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7/7/2016
Depression Strikes Nearly 3 Million U.S. Teens a Year

Effects can be devastating during adolescence, researchers say

7/7/2016
U.S. Teens Less Sweet on Soft Drinks

Survey finds consumption dropped one-third in just 2 years, and more are drinking water

7/6/2016
Don't Blame the Media for Teen Sex, Study Says

Parents and peers have far more influence on sexual behavior

7/1/2016
Family Key to Helping Teens Avoid Obesity

Good relationship with parents, especially between fathers and sons, fosters healthy habits, study finds

6/29/2016
Stay Alert for Child Drowning Dangers This Summer

More than half of victims are under 5, but older kids and teens still at risk

6/28/2016
Sudden Heart Death More Common in Male Minority Athletes

Inherited condition often the cause, study says

6/27/2016
Looks-Conscious Teens Trying Risky Supplements

Unregulated products can harm health, U.S. pediatricians' group warns

6/27/2016
Teens and Performance-Enhancing Substances

Adolescents are using performance-enhancing supplements to improve their appearance, study finds.

6/23/2016
Guidelines Stop Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Athletes

Protocols help get students used to the heat during preseason practice

6/16/2016
Teen Obesity May Mean Liver Disease Later

Study found risk increased as weight went up

6/16/2016
Doctors' Group Backs Later School Start Times

New policy aims to tackle sleep deprivation among teens

6/14/2016
Brains of Teens With Type 2 Diabetes May Have Gray Matter Differences

Scans showed variation compared to teens without the blood sugar disease, researchers report

6/13/2016
E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study

2 out of 5 who vaped went on to traditional cigarettes, small U.S. review finds

6/10/2016
Vitamin Deficiencies Common in Young Migraine Sufferers

But study couldn't determine if supplements made a difference

6/9/2016
Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

6/9/2016
Study Questions Use of Antidepressants for Children, Teens

They were seen as mostly ineffective and sometimes risky in these age groups

6/6/2016
Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study

Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others endorse sugary, less healthy fare, researchers say

6/2/2016
The Teen Brain Likes Social Media 'Likes'

Effect is similar to eating chocolate or winning money, researchers say

6/2/2016
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Continues to Fall, Hits New Record Low

CDC statistics for 2015 show another 8 percent drop

6/1/2016
ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids

Study found slightly higher chance of irregular heartbeat shortly after starting methylphenidate

6/1/2016
Talking, Texting Teen Drivers Take Deadly Toll

Distractions played role in 60 percent of crashes involving teenagers, new AAA report shows

6/1/2016
Most Americans Support Rise in Legal Smoking Age

Survey finds wide support in all regions to raise cutoff to age 19 or older

5/31/2016
Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen

Researchers say parents can help improve odds by practicing with toddlers at home

5/26/2016
1.2 Million U.S. College Students Boozing on Average Day

And over 700,000 use marijuana, government report says

5/20/2016
Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries

Study suggests need for 'return-to-learn' guidelines

5/20/2016
Growth Spurts Can Throw Off Teen Boys' Strut

Coordination may be affected by quick addition of height, researchers say

5/20/2016
Frat Brothers Keep Chugging Despite Anti-Booze Efforts

What works for other college students doesn't work for those in Greek organizations, study finds

5/20/2016
Delayed Treatment for Concussion May Prolong Recovery

College athletes not evaluated immediately were sidelined 5 days longer, study found

5/19/2016
Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk

Higher amounts of unhealthy fats tied to greater breast density, researchers suggest

5/16/2016
Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids

Pills in the home offer teens easy access, expert notes

5/13/2016
Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old

Seniors like to connect with family and friends, too, study finds

5/12/2016
Teens Who Eat Lots of Fruit May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk: Study

But second report found women who drink more alcohol over time might increase chances of disease

5/9/2016
Child Obesity Rates Drop in Canada

Researchers say kids are still heavy, and public health officials can't become complacent

5/5/2016
Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys

Small study showed surgery also improved protective effects of HDL on the heart

5/5/2016
Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study

Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

5/2/2016
High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: Study

Meanwhile, youth league players most likely to return to field less than 24 hours after head injury

5/2/2016
Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor?

Study finds the more kids see a brand on shows, the more likely they'll drink it

4/29/2016
Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?

Study suggests the alcohol-soaked products are early sign of trouble

4/29/2016
E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some Schools

In certain places, teens more likely to vape, regardless of regular cigarette use, study says

4/28/2016
Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.

They're delaying sex, using more effective birth control, CDC researcher says

4/27/2016
Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every Day

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

4/26/2016
Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

4/26/2016
Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: Study

Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed, researcher says

4/25/2016
Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds

Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

4/25/2016
E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study

Researchers, experts call for ban on such promotions, much like what happened with tobacco cigarette ads

4/22/2016
New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls

Leading ob/gyn group says growing interest in procedures prompted recommendations

4/22/2016
Leading U.S. Pediatricians Oppose Transgender Bathroom Bill

American Academy of Pediatrics urges North Carolina to repeal controversial legislation

4/22/2016
Heavy Pot Use in Teen Years Linked to Shortened Life

But Swedish study couldn't prove marijuana caused premature deaths

4/21/2016
Rich-Poor Life Expectancy Gap Shrinking for U.S. Youth

Policies to boost health among poorer Americans may be paying off, researchers say

4/21/2016
Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely

Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds