Healthy diet and exercise during pregnancy could lead to healthier children

Fri, 2020-09-11 09:08
New research shows improving the lifestyle of women with obesity during pregnancy could mean long-term cardiovascular benefits for their children.
Categories: Teen Health

Seven in 10 Americans willing to get COVID-19 vaccine, survey finds

Thu, 2020-09-10 13:03
Almost seven in 10 Americans would be interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available, according to a new study. But researchers say there are concerning gaps in interest, particularly among Black Americans, who suffer disproportionately from the virus.
Categories: Teen Health

Study finds younger and older drivers more likely to drive older, less safe vehicles

Thu, 2020-08-27 08:18
A new study found that teen drivers and drivers 65 years and older - two age groups at a higher risk of being involved in an automobile accident - are more likely to be driving vehicles that are less safe, putting them at even higher risk of injury. The findings underscore the need for these groups to prioritize driving the safest vehicle they can afford.
Categories: Teen Health

Study evaluates immersive virtual reality as a sleep aid for teens

Wed, 2020-08-26 09:03
While teens are encouraged to turn off electronics before bedtime, a new study suggests that visiting a virtual environment may benefit their sleep health. Researchers evaluated the efficacy of a novel intervention based on virtual reality and slow breathing to promote bedtime relaxation and sleep in high school students.
Categories: Teen Health

Depressed or anxious teens risk heart attacks in middle age

Wed, 2020-08-26 06:30
Depression or anxiety in adolescence is linked with a 20% greater likelihood of having a heart attack mid-life, according to new research.
Categories: Teen Health

Teens' social media use does not raise risk for depression, study finds

Wed, 2020-08-12 07:48
New findings refute popular wisdom and may provide relief to parents and educators concerned with adolescents' heavy use of social media -- particularly during the COVID-19 crisis.
Categories: Teen Health

Vaping linked with heart problems

Wed, 2020-07-29 19:05
In adolescents the use of e-cigarettes doubles the risk of starting to smoke traditional cigarettes, states a position paper.
Categories: Teen Health

Increased attention to sad faces predicts depression risk in teenagers

Tue, 2020-07-28 11:08
Teenagers who tend to pay more attention to sad faces are more likely to develop depression, but specifically within the context of stress, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Categories: Teen Health

Nearly 60% of American children lack healthy cardiorespiratory fitness

Mon, 2020-07-20 07:32
Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) measurement provides insight into cardiovascular and overall health, including cognitive and academic functions, among children and teens. Healthy CRF is linked to better heart and blood vessel health, academic achievement, mental health and many other positive outcomes in youth. Most pediatric health care offices do not have the facilities to conduct CRF testing routinely in children.
Categories: Teen Health

Flavored cigarette ban significantly reduced youth smoking, new study finds

Wed, 2020-07-15 10:31
Researchers analyzed National Survey on Drug Use and Health data to test the effect of the 2009 U.S. flavored cigarette ban. The study found the ban reduced underage smoking by 43% and smoking among young adults by 27%. Researchers call for more comprehensive bans of flavored tobacco products to reduce youth use of these dangerous products.
Categories: Teen Health

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
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