Community initiative increases teenage use of effective contraception

Thu, 2020-07-09 15:28
Study finds that teenagers utilize Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) at a rate five times higher than the United States as a whole.
Categories: Teen Health

Asthma and allergies more common in teens who stay up late

Mon, 2020-07-06 08:08
Teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer with asthma and allergies compared to those who sleep and wake earlier, according to a new study.
Categories: Teen Health

Marijuana use while pregnant boosts risk of children's sleep problems

Thu, 2020-07-02 13:37
As many as 7% of moms-to-be use marijuana while pregnant, and that number is rising fast as more use it to quell morning sickness. But new research suggests such use could have a lasting impact on the fetal brain, influencing children's sleep for as much as a decade.
Categories: Teen Health

Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents

Wed, 2020-07-01 10:54
Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found.
Categories: Teen Health

Poor sleep significantly linked with teenage depression

Wed, 2020-06-17 17:45
Teenagers who experience very poor sleep may be more likely to experience poor mental health in later life, as depressed teens in study slept 30 minutes less per night than other groups.
Categories: Teen Health

Potential treatment for Rett Syndrome

Wed, 2020-06-10 11:50
An experimental cancer drug can extend the life of mice with Rett Syndrome, a devastating genetic disorder that afflicts about one of every 10,000 to 15,000 girls within 6 to 18 months after birth.
Categories: Teen Health

Adolescent exposure to anesthetics may cause alcohol use disorder, new research shows

Fri, 2020-05-29 14:12
Early exposure to anesthetics may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to new research.
Categories: Teen Health

Chronic illness in childhood linked to higher rates of mental illness

Mon, 2020-05-04 09:41
Children with long-term health conditions may be more likely to experience mental illness in early adolescence than healthy children, according to new research.
Categories: Teen Health

Smoking during pregnancy results in an increased risk of asthma even in adulthood

Thu, 2020-04-30 07:13
A recently completed study indicates that smoking by pregnant mothers caused roughly an 1.5-fold asthma risk in their offspring at the ages between 31 and 46.
Categories: Teen Health

Early exposure to cannabis boosts young brains' sensitivity to cocaine, rodent study finds

Mon, 2020-04-20 14:57
Cannabis use makes young brains more sensitive to the first exposure to cocaine, according to a new study on rodents. By monitoring the brains of both adolescent and adult rats after giving them synthetic psychoactive cannabinoids followed by cocaine, the research team identified key molecular and epigenetic changes that occurred in the brains of adolescents -- but not adults.
Categories: Teen Health

Childhood exposure to parental smoking linked to poorer cognitive function in midlife

Wed, 2020-04-15 11:34
A new study shows that exposure to parental smoking in childhood and adolescence is associated with poorer learning ability and memory in midlife.
Categories: Teen Health
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