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Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, GradesFebruary 05, 2016

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

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in OutbreaksFebruary 05, 2016

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

Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study FindsFebruary 03, 2016

Treating the adult might help school performance, experts say

Homeless Youth More Likely to Visit Drop-In Center Than ShelterFebruary 01, 2016

Services offered help teens find jobs and housing

Many Depressed Teens Don't Get Follow-Up CareFebruary 01, 2016

Some receive initial treatment after diagnosis, but longer-term therapy often lacking, study finds

Girls Who Eat More Fiber May Face Lower Breast Cancer Risk Later: StudyFebruary 01, 2016

Start eating vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains early in life, experts say

Face-to-Face Still Trumps Texts for Social Closeness, Studies FindJanuary 29, 2016

In-person communication better at conveying emotions, and helps preteens read nonverbal cues, researchers say

Boys Victims of Dating Violence, TooJanuary 29, 2016

Survey of 'at risk' teens finds males as likely as females to suffer abuse

Did Studies Lack Key Data on Link Between Antidepressants, Youth Suicides?January 28, 2016

New analysis finds much greater risk of aggression, self-harm

Too Much Social Media Could Mess Up Your Sleep, Study FindsJanuary 27, 2016

The more time young adults spent online, the tougher it was to be well-rested, researchers say

Excess Weight Has 'Unexpected' Effect on Puberty Onset in BoysJanuary 27, 2016

Sexual maturity slowed in obese kids, but sped up in those who were only overweight, study found

Teens Who 'Vape' May Be More Likely to Try Smoking, TooJanuary 26, 2016

Study finds e-cigarette users have almost triple the odds compared to nonusers

Some College Kids Spend a Fifth of Class Time on Digital DevicesJanuary 26, 2016

Survey finds many are texting, emailing or checking social media

'Standing Desks' in Classrooms May Kickstart Kids' ActivityJanuary 22, 2016

Staying upright might also lead to improved behavior, research suggests

Teens Who Tan Indoors May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink, Use Drugs: StudyJanuary 20, 2016

But researchers add that finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From SportsJanuary 20, 2016

Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities

Out-of-Shape Teens May Face High Blood Pressure LaterJanuary 19, 2016

Even thin kids are at risk, study says, emphasizing importance of exercise

HIV Testing Rates Still Low Among Teens, Young Adults: CDCJanuary 19, 2016

Half of infected young people don't know it, even though guidelines suggest screening all who are ages 13 to 64

Teens' IQ Drop Can't Be Blamed Solely on Pot: StudyJanuary 18, 2016

Family issues, emotional turmoil likely at play as well, experts say

Candy-Flavored E-Cigarette Ads Appeal to Young: StudyJanuary 18, 2016

Though research did not show that kids became more interested in tobacco, experts still worry

Teen Weapon Use Varies by Race and Gender: StudyJanuary 15, 2016

Black and Hispanic students and boys more likely than whites and girls to be involved, data shows

Rise in Kidney Stones in Teens a Cause for Concern: StudyJanuary 15, 2016

Researchers also report growing number of cases among women, blacks and children

Lymphoma Survivors May Not Get All Recommended Follow-Up CareJanuary 15, 2016

California study finds gaps in after-care for teen and young adult Hodgkin disease survivors

Average Age of First-Time Moms in U.S. Still Rising: CDCJanuary 14, 2016

Delaying pregnancy means smaller families and implications for overall population, expert says

Stressed Teens May Face Higher Diabetes Risk as Adults: StudyJanuary 14, 2016

They might be more likely to eat unhealthy foods, smoke, not exercise, researchers say

Alcohol Ads Should Be a No-See on TV for KidsJanuary 13, 2016

But 1 in 8 drinking ads don't adhere to industry's own standards, study reports

Half of U.S. Teens Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, CDC SaysJanuary 11, 2016

Their own homes and family cars are common sources

Brains of Compulsive Video Gamers May Be 'Wired' DifferentlyJanuary 08, 2016

But it's unclear if gaming causes the changes, researchers say

Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term HealthJanuary 08, 2016

For young and old, strong social ties as important as diet and exercise, researchers say

Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: StudyJanuary 08, 2016

Training kids to follow the rules may reduce odds of these head injuries, experts say

Influential Students Effective at Bully Prevention, Study FindsJanuary 07, 2016

Key may be enlisting kids with wide social networks, not who adults think is 'good,' researcher says

LGBT Immigrants Often Faced Persecution in Homeland: StudyJanuary 05, 2016

Discrimination came from family, peers and school staff, findings show

Millions of Teens Exposed to E-Cigarette Ads: CDCJanuary 05, 2016

Unrestricted marketing could upend decades of progress against youth smoking

New School Lunch Program Lets Kids Select More Nutritious MealsJanuary 04, 2016

Changes include more variety, and servings of fruits and vegetables, researchers say

ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: StudyDecember 30, 2015

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

Painkillers Often Gateway to Heroin for U.S. Teens: SurveyDecember 30, 2015

Heroin is cheaper, easier to obtain than narcotics like OxyContin, experts say

The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: StudyDecember 27, 2015

Those who waited until at least 25 fared better at 40, researchers say

U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down: CDCDecember 23, 2015

Positive trends mean healthier babies, doctors say

Smoke Weed in College and Your Grades May Go to PotDecember 22, 2015

Study links marijuana use to skipped classes, poorer academic performance

Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in TeensDecember 11, 2015

Study participants twice as likely to steal, vandalize, hurt others after witnessing substance use

Fewer Teens, Young Adults Driving After Drinking, Smoking Pot: ReportDecember 10, 2015

But researchers add that too many are still under the influence while behind the wheel

One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDCDecember 10, 2015

Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

CDC: Too Few Schools Teach Prevention of HIV, STDs, PregnancyDecember 09, 2015

Fewer than half of high schools, one-fifth of middle schools cover all 16 recommended topics, agency says

Is Brain Wiring to Blame for Some Teens' Bad Behavior?December 09, 2015

Aggressive or antisocial young people may have less gray matter in key regions, study says

Most Teens' Physical Activity Occurs at SchoolDecember 08, 2015

But they aren't getting enough exercise and need more avenues for active recreation, experts say

Screen All Kids for Cholesterol, Depression and HIV, Pediatricians' Group SaysDecember 07, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines reflect concerns about obesity, suicide

Could Energy Drink 'Shots' Raise Teens' Diabetes Risk?December 03, 2015

Study found those who consumed caffeine-laden drinks had higher blood sugar, insulin levels later

After Concussion Symptoms Fade, Slowed Blood Flow in Brain May PersistNovember 30, 2015

But preliminary study doesn't determine whether that is cause for concern, experts say

Teens More Cautious About Sex When Parents Set Rules, Study FindsNovember 30, 2015

Kids tend to delay sex if Mom and Dad keep an eye on what they're doing, who they're with

Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: StudyNovember 27, 2015

Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

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