Doctors urged to reconsider controversial acne drug

Mon, 2020-03-16 12:14
Acne treatment including the highly effective acne medication isotretinoin should be made more readily available despite reports of its association with depression and teen suicide, a study recommends.
Categories: Teen Health

Older children's brains respond differently to rewarding vs. negative experiences late in day

Wed, 2020-03-11 10:18
Older children respond more strongly to rewarding experiences and less strongly to negative experiences later in the day, which may lead to poor decision-making at night, according to new research.
Categories: Teen Health

How sleep helps teens deal with social stress

Tue, 2020-02-25 12:35
Study found that adequate sleep allowed students to cope with discrimination and challenges associated with ethnic or racial bias. It also helps them problem-solve more effectively and seek peer support when faced with hardships.
Categories: Teen Health

When parents should worry about teen girls' selfies

Wed, 2020-02-19 10:42
Adolescent girls who invest a lot of time in editing and selecting the perfect selfie may feel more body shame and appearance anxiety, researchers found.
Categories: Teen Health

Brain networks come 'online' during adolescence to prepare teenagers for adult life

Wed, 2020-01-29 08:47
New brain networks come 'online' during adolescence, allowing teenagers to develop more complex adult social skills, but potentially putting them at increased risk of mental illness, according to new research.
Categories: Teen Health

Poor mental health 'both cause and effect' of school exclusion

Wed, 2020-01-22 17:46
Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health, new research concludes.
Categories: Teen Health

Combined prenatal smoking and drinking greatly increases SIDS risk

Mon, 2020-01-20 09:34
Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) compared to those unexposed or only exposed in the first trimester of pregnancy, according to a new study.
Categories: Teen Health

Parents aren't powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers

Thu, 2020-01-09 11:02
Teenagers in the US simply don't get enough shut eye. The consequences of this sleep deprivation epidemic are extensive and include increasing rates of anxiety and depression among adolescents, as well as suicidal thoughts and actions. Researchers found that a simple and timeworn solution yields solid results: a clear bedtime that parents consistently enforce.
Categories: Teen Health
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