Adolescents and Teen Health News

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4/20/2016
Talk Therapy May Help Depressed Teens Who Shun Antidepressants

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help boost mood without drugs, experts say

4/18/2016
Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today

They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

4/15/2016
Depression More Common in Kids Who Join Gangs, Study Finds

And mental health problems, such as suicidal thoughts, seemed to worsen after they joined

4/14/2016
No Drop in Teen Use of Tobacco Products, CDC Says, and E-Cigs May Be Why

Electronic smoking devices have now eclipsed traditional cigarettes as most widely used product among kids

4/13/2016
Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

4/12/2016
Teenage Girls Now Try Alcohol Before Boys Do: Study

When it comes to drinking, the gender gap is disappearing, experts say

4/11/2016
Gender and Underage Drinking

Are boys or girls more at risk for underage drinking?

4/8/2016
Driving Curfews May Curb Teen Crime: Study

Long-term reductions in arrests were seen when new drivers were limited to daytime hours

4/8/2016
Smoking Rates Stall Among Young Blacks

Progress in anti-smoking campaigns slows as tobacco companies ramp up marketing in black neighborhoods, study says

4/7/2016
Sleepy Teens Are Risk-Taking Teens

Sleep deprivation leads to unsafe behaviors, CDC researchers say

4/1/2016
Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking

Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

3/29/2016
How to Tell If Your Teen Has a Mental Health Problem

1 in 5 kids develop a serious problem but many go years without treatment, psychiatrist says

3/27/2016
Pets Help Homeless Youth, Study Finds

They're less likely to engage in harmful behaviors, but many shelters won't accept animals

3/26/2016
Injuries More Common in Teens Who Focus on Single Sport

Study shows the more teens specialize, the greater the risk of knee and hip problems

3/25/2016
Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

3/21/2016
Young Transgender Women May Face Mental Health Woes

But study looked at a specific, high-risk group, so findings may not apply to all, researchers say

3/18/2016
Could Growing Up Poor Raise Obesity Risks Later?

Kids raised in low-income neighborhoods were more likely to put on weight as adults, study found

3/17/2016
School Breakfast Programs Vital, Even if Some Kids Also Eat at Home

Skipping the morning meal was tied to higher weight in study of middle schoolers

3/15/2016
Could Too Much Cellphone Time Signal Anxiety, Depression?

Some college students use their mobile device as a 'security blanket,' study says

3/14/2016
Condom Use Falls When Teen Girls Opt for IUDs vs. The Pill

Experts say young women need to remember that STDs are still a danger

3/8/2016
Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From Others

Study finds 54 percent of kids surveyed use medications for non-medicinal purposes

3/7/2016
Fitness in Youth May Be Key to Diabetes Risk Decades Later

Study tracked 1.5 million people from age 18 to 62 and found fitter teens had lower lifetime risk

3/7/2016
Simple Changes in Bad Neighborhoods Might Lower Teen Murder Rates

Adding streetlights, maintaining vacant lots could make a difference, researchers suggest

3/7/2016
Chemical-Free Cosmetics May Be Safer for Teen Girls, Study Suggests

Lower levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals seen in adolescents after trying products without potentially harmful ingredients

3/1/2016
Pricier Football Helmets Don't Offer Extra Protection: Report

Lab test ratings also a poor guide to whether helmet can shield high school players, researchers say

2/29/2016
Young Athletes Pressured by Parents May Resort to 'Doping'

'Tiger parenting' can have dire consequences, researcher contends

2/28/2016
Daredevil at 20, Scam Victim at 70? What Being a Risk-Taker May Mean to You

Researchers say study may hold clues to better protecting seniors from fraud

2/26/2016
Cyberbullying, Violence Linked to PTSD in Teens

Researcher says post-traumatic stress is underreported and undertreated in this age group

2/26/2016
Pot Habit Early in Life May Alter Brain, Study Suggests

Regular marijuana users who started smoking before 16 had marked differences on MRI scans

2/26/2016
Transgender Youth and Mental Health

Do children living as openly transgender have more mental health problems?

2/24/2016
Brain Cancers Both Common and Deadly Among Teens, Young Adults: Report

But types of tumors start to vary as people age, researchers add

2/22/2016
High-Impact Exercise Strengthens Men's Bones, Researchers Say

Long-term jogging or tennis may help males avoid osteoporosis

2/22/2016
Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study

Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

2/19/2016
College-Age Binge Drinkers May Face Higher Blood Pressure

Study found continued boozing was linked to elevated readings at age 24

2/19/2016
Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study

Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

2/16/2016
More Evidence That Poor Sleep Could Lower Teens' Grades

High school students who hit the sack before 11 p.m. had higher grades on average, research shows

2/16/2016
Young People More Likely to Text While Driving If Friends Do: Study

Safety campaigns should target social influences involved in distracted driving, researcher says

2/16/2016
More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid

Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says

2/16/2016
Study: You Can Predict Which Male Teens Will Live With Their Future Kids

Beliefs about risky sex, pregnancy, birth control foretell what kind of fathers they will be, researchers contend

2/16/2016
Factors That Affect Standardized Test Scores

Does the time of day a standardized test is scheduled affect a student's performance?

2/15/2016
Standardized Test Scores Decline With Each Passing Hour of School

But, short breaks provide a mind boost, study suggests

2/15/2016
Teen Dating Violence Is Target of New CDC Program

Twenty percent of girls, 10 percent of boys say they have been victimized by a dating partner, agency says

2/15/2016
Sleep Loss May Be Tied to Raised Diabetes Risk in Teen Boys

Research, which focused on 'slow-wave sleep,' did not find same effect among girls

2/12/2016
Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids

If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

2/11/2016
Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment

Severe cases were tied to high risk for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder

2/9/2016
Homemade 'Dewshine' Can Be Deadly

2 teens have already died from toxic mix of soda and racing fuel, expert says

2/9/2016
Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens

But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed

2/8/2016
Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says

Experts add that more research needed to determine whether kids under 12 should also be tested

2/5/2016
Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, Grades

Disruptive effects of 'blue light' on sleep are intensified in the dark, researchers say

2/5/2016
Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks

Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds