Teenage weight gain linked to increased stroke risk as an adult

Wed, 2017-06-28 16:33
Kids who become overweight during their teenage years may be more likely to develop a stroke decades later than kids who did not become overweight during those years, according to a study.
Categories: Teen Health

Perceptions about body image linked to increased alcohol, tobacco use for teens

Wed, 2017-06-21 13:15
Negative body image is associated with increased tobacco and alcohol use, with implications for both young men and women, new research concludes.
Categories: Teen Health

Sleep-wake rhythms vary widely with age as well as amongst individuals of a given age

Wed, 2017-06-21 12:04
The sleep rhythms that reflect circadian systems peak later in teenagers than in adults, and vary as much as 10 hours in individuals across at any ages, according to a new study.
Categories: Teen Health

Poor adolescent diet may influence brain and behavior in adulthood

Mon, 2017-06-19 11:40
Adolescent male mice fed a diet lacking omega-3 fatty acids show increased anxiety-like behavior and worse performance on a memory task in adulthood, according to new research.
Categories: Teen Health

Medications underutilized when treating young people with opioid use disorder

Mon, 2017-06-19 10:58
Only one in four young adults and teens with opioid use disorder (OUD) are receiving potentially life-saving medications for addiction treatment, according to a new American research.
Categories: Teen Health

19-year-olds as sedentary as 60-year-olds, study suggests

Thu, 2017-06-15 12:27
Physical activity among children and teens is lower than previously thought, and, in another surprise finding, young adults after the age of 20 show the only increases in activity over the lifespan.
Categories: Teen Health

HPV vaccine could drastically reduce cervical and other cancers globally

Mon, 2017-06-12 07:46
The latest HPV vaccine could prevent most HPV infections — and millions of cancers — worldwide, according to new researchers.
Categories: Teen Health

Short duration of breastfeeding and maternal obesity linked to fatty liver in adolescents

Mon, 2017-06-12 07:41
Infants who were breastfed for less than six months before starting infant formula milk and infants who had mothers who were obese at the start of pregnancy, were much more likely to develop nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as adolescents, according to a novel study.
Categories: Teen Health

Study of sisters helps explain dad's influence on risky sexual behavior

Thu, 2017-06-08 10:37
Researchers have shown links between father involvement and daughters' sexual behavior, with the standard explanation attributing that influence to shared genes that impact both a father's behavior and relationships and his child's problem behavior, including engaging in risky sex and affiliating with delinquent peers. But a study suggests that even though genes likely play a part, they may not be the whole story.
Categories: Teen Health

Pregnancy diet high in refined grains could increase kids' obesity by age 7

Wed, 2017-06-07 20:24
Children born to women with gestational diabetes whose diet included high proportions of refined grains may have a higher risk of obesity by age 7, compared to children born to women with gestational diabetes who ate low proportions of refined grains, according to results of a new study.
Categories: Teen Health

Social support more important to mothers

Wed, 2017-06-07 07:41
For mothers who feel that they are not in control of certain aspects of life and who are struggling with their relationship to their teenage children, social support may make a great difference. But the same does not seem to apply to fathers in the same situation, a new study shows.
Categories: Teen Health

In utero tobacco exposure can lead to executive function issues in adolescents

Thu, 2017-06-01 10:40
Prenatal tobacco exposure is known to have negative short-term impacts including preterm birth, low birth weight and subsequent behavioral issues. However, a new study found that the negative impacts can last well into the child's future. The results showed that exposure to as few as 10 cigarettes was associated with negative impacts on the executive function of adolescents who were exposed prenatally.
Categories: Teen Health

Almost a quarter of adolescents in Austria are currently suffering from a mental health problem

Thu, 2017-06-01 07:50
23.93% of all adolescents in Austria are currently suffering from a mental health problem, over a third of all adolescents have had a mental health problem at some stage in their lives. That is the central finding of the first Austria-wide epidemiological study into the prevalence of mental health problems in Austria.
Categories: Teen Health

New teen drivers three times as likely to be involved in a deadly crash

Thu, 2017-06-01 06:22
A new study analyzes crash rates per mile driven for all drivers and found that for every mile on the road, drivers ages 16-17 are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash.
Categories: Teen Health

Health care process a roadblock for adolescents with autism and their caregivers

Wed, 2017-05-31 17:31
As more children with autism enter adulthood, improved communication between providers, adolescents and caregivers is needed to help those with autism make adult health care decisions, suggests a new report.
Categories: Teen Health

Young adult substance abuse down 42 percent among PROSPER program participants

Wed, 2017-05-31 14:29
Children who participated in the PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) program over seven years ago showed lower rates of substance abuse after high school graduation, according to a new study.
Categories: Teen Health

Older mothers have higher rates of severe complications in childbirth

Tue, 2017-05-30 12:47
The risk of potentially life-threatening morbidity around childbirth, such as renal failure, obstetric shock, and amniotic fluid embolism, increases in older mothers, according to a new study.
Categories: Teen Health

Studying children at increased risk of suicide

Thu, 2017-05-25 17:48
Teenagers injured through drinking, drug abuse or self-harming have a five-fold increased risk of dying from suicide in the next decade.
Categories: Teen Health

City life could present psychosis risk for adolescents

Tue, 2017-05-23 06:33
Living in a city could significantly increase young people's vulnerability to psychotic experiences, according to a new study.
Categories: Teen Health

A third of high school students ride with drivers who have been drinking

Wed, 2017-05-17 08:11
One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking, while nearly one in five was in a car where the driver had consumed marijuana, according to a new study.
Categories: Teen Health

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