Vaping could cloud your thoughts, new studies suggest

Mon, 2020-12-28 08:54
Both adults and kids who vape were more likely to report difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions than their non-vaping, non-smoking peers on two annual national surveys. Survey results also suggest that kids were more likely to experience mental fog if they started vaping before the age of 14.
Categories: Teen Health

Youth depression tied to higher risk of 66 diseases and premature death

Wed, 2020-12-09 09:52
Depressed children and teenagers have an increased risk of suffering from premature death and a wide range of illnesses later in life. That is according to a large observational study. The findings highlight the need to look for other potential diseases following childhood or adolescent depression. Other psychiatric conditions, such as anxiety and substance misuse, can explain part of the association.
Categories: Teen Health

Poor sleep can lead to depression in adolescents

Mon, 2020-12-07 13:04
Chronic sleep disruption during adolescence can lead to depression in both males and females and alters stress reactivity in females, according to a new study. Their findings are particularly relevant in the context of a pandemic when adolescents' mental health is already under strain.
Categories: Teen Health

Stress in pregnancy may influence baby brain development

Tue, 2020-11-24 09:11
Infants' brains may be shaped by levels of stress their mother experiences during pregnancy, a brain scanning study has revealed.
Categories: Teen Health

Mothers' lifestyle predicts when offspring will have first heart attack or stroke

Wed, 2020-11-04 17:47
Offspring of mothers with heart healthy lifestyles live nearly a decade longer without cardiovascular disease than those whose mothers have unhealthy lifestyles.
Categories: Teen Health

Positive student-teacher relationships benefit students' long-term health, study finds

Thu, 2020-10-29 08:50
Teens who have good, supportive relationships with their teachers enjoy better health as adults, according to new research. Perhaps surprisingly, although friendships are important to adolescents, the study did not find the same link between good peer relationships and students' health in adulthood.
Categories: Teen Health

Severe morning sickness linked to depression new study finds

Wed, 2020-10-14 18:10
Severe morning sickness increases the risk of depression both during and after pregnancy, new research has found.
Categories: Teen Health

Cannabis ads and store location influence youth marijuana use

Thu, 2020-10-08 12:21
States may want to consider the proximity of cannabis retailers and cannabis advertising to neighborhoods to prevent underage use of the drug, according to new research.
Categories: Teen Health

As pandemic affects children's health, programs that work are still underused

Mon, 2020-10-05 15:08
Evidence-based programs known to reverse the negative effects of poverty are being widely neglected, according to a new report.
Categories: Teen Health
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