Adolescents and Teen Health News

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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

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