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Marijuana May Not Be A Good Sleep Aid

Chronic teen users may become adults who battle insomnia, study finds.

Teenagers And Their Attitude Towards Weight

Teens in some communities may be normalizing overweight and obesity, new study finds.

Teens And Sexual Identity

More high schoolers are identifying as sexual minorities.

Adolescents and excessive alcohol consumption

Teens Who Become Heavy Drinkers May Outgrow The Dangerous Habit.

Young People Who Use Pot 10 or More Days a Month May Negatively Impact Their Health

Frequent use or abuse of marijuana linked to increased risk of stroke and heart rhythm disturbances.

Suicide Rates In Children and Teens On The Rise

The substances they're using in self-poisoning attempts are commonly over-the-counter medications.

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30 Sep
HPV Vaccine Proves Its Mettle Against Cervical Cancer

HPV Vaccine Proves Its Mettle Against Cervical Cancer

Girls who are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) may drastically cut their chances of developing cervical cancer by age 30, a huge, new study finds.

Researchers found that of more than 1.6 million young Swedish women, those who'd gotten the HPV vaccine wer...

25 Sep
Kids Much Less Prone to Coronavirus Infection Than Adults: Study

Kids Much Less Prone to Coronavirus Infection Than Adults: Study

Combined data from 32 studies from around the world suggest that children under the age of 10 are much less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2 compared with adults, given the same daily contacts.

Children's risk appears to rise with age: Among adolescent and ...

24 Sep
FDA Warns of Danger From 'Benadryl Challenge,'  Asks TikTok to Remove Videos

FDA Warns of Danger From 'Benadryl Challenge,' Asks TikTok to Remove Videos

Parents and other caregivers need to be more aware of the potentially lethal "Benadryl Challenge" circulating on social media, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.

The new internet dare, broadcast widely on teen-friendly TikTok, urges kids to overd...

24 Sep
After COVID-19 Exposure, When Can Young Athletes Resume Play?

After COVID-19 Exposure, When Can Young Athletes Resume Play?

Young athletes who've had moderate COVID-19 symptoms should be symptom-free for 14 days and get their doctor's OK before returning to practices or games, according to a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.

An electrocardiogram (EKG) is also recommended for those who'...

22 Sep
Teens Aren't Turning to E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking

Teens Aren't Turning to E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking

Most teens who vape aren't looking to quit smoking, a new study of Twitter suggests.

This finding belies Juul's claim that its e-cigarette is improving smokers' lives, the researchers said.

For the study, researchers analyzed more than 4,000 tweets and fo...

14 Sep
Fewer Kids May Be Carrying Coronavirus Without Symptoms Than Believed: Study

Fewer Kids May Be Carrying Coronavirus Without Symptoms Than Believed: Study

Are infected-but-healthy children major "silent spreaders" of the new coronavirus? New research out of northern Italy, once a COVID-19 hotspot, suggests they might not be.

Rigorous COVID-19 testing of children and adults admitted to a hospital in Milan for reasons o...

14 Sep
HPV Vaccination Rises Among U.S. Kids, But Many Still Unprotected

HPV Vaccination Rises Among U.S. Kids, But Many Still Unprotected

More U.S. kids are getting a recommended vaccine that protects against several cancers -- but there is still much room for improvement, a new study finds.

At issue is the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV). Certain strains of HPV are sexually transmitted, and...

11 Sep
TikTok 'Benadryl Challenge' Has Killed at Least One Teen

TikTok 'Benadryl Challenge' Has Killed at Least One Teen

A new internet dare, broadcast widely on teen-friendly TikTok, urges kids to overdose on the over-the-counter antihistamine Benadryl.

But the "Benadryl Challenge" has already killed one teen and sent others to the ER, experts warn.

According to News4...

11 Sep
Suicide Rate Keeps Rising Among Young Americans

Suicide Rate Keeps Rising Among Young Americans

A nearly 60% jump in suicides by young Americans since 2007 has experts alarmed and somewhat puzzled.

Suicides among children and young people aged 10 to 24 rose 57% from 2007 to 2018, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

09 Sep
Youth Vaping Down, But Still Popular: CDC

Youth Vaping Down, But Still Popular: CDC

The number of U.S. youths who use e-cigarettes fell from 5.4 million in 2019 to 3.6 million this year -- but vaping remains a dangerous epidemic among children and teens, a new government report shows.

"Although the decline in e-cigarette use among our nation's youth...

08 Sep
First Trial of Gene-Targeted Asthma Rx in Kids Shows Promise

First Trial of Gene-Targeted Asthma Rx in Kids Shows Promise

Asthma treatments tailored to the genes of kids and teens could help improve control of their symptoms, new research suggests.

The study included 241 adolescents, aged 12 to 18, who were randomly selected to receive either traditional asthma treatment or "personalize...

08 Sep
Almost 14 Million U.S. Adults Vape, With Use Rising Fastest in Young

Almost 14 Million U.S. Adults Vape, With Use Rising Fastest in Young

The number of Americans using electronic cigarettes is soaring, especially among youth, a new study finds.

Nearly 14 million U.S. adults vaped in 2018, up from just over 11 million adults in 2016. The increase was seen in all socioeconomic groups, the researchers fo...

08 Sep
Rates of Child Hospitalization Similar Between COVID-19, Flu: Study

Rates of Child Hospitalization Similar Between COVID-19, Flu: Study

While adults face raised odds for hospitalization with COVID-19, a new study shows that the risk for kids infected with SARS-CoV-2 is about equal to that seen with influenza.

The researchers found that kids with COVID-19 or the seasonal flu have similar rates of hosp...

03 Sep
Teens, Seniors Are Often Driving the Least Safe Cars

Teens, Seniors Are Often Driving the Least Safe Cars

Seniors and teens are more likely to drive vehicles that lack important safety features, a new study finds.

That adds to risks on the road. Newly licensed drivers have the highest crash risk of any age group, while older drivers have the highest fatal crash rate, acc...

03 Sep
Harmful Flame Retardants Detected in College-Classroom Dust

Harmful Flame Retardants Detected in College-Classroom Dust

Indoor spaces often contains harmful chemicals, say researchers who found high levels of toxic flame retardants in the dust of some U.S. college classrooms.

The chemicals have been linked to thyroid disease, infertility, decreased IQ, cancer and other health problems...

02 Sep
Cyberbullying Could Rise During Lockdown, But Parents Can Stop It

Cyberbullying Could Rise During Lockdown, But Parents Can Stop It

Cyberbullying is less common among teens who feel loved and supported by their parents, new research shows.

The findings could be especially relevant during the coronavirus pandemic, say a team from New York University.

"With remote learning replacing class...

01 Sep
Kids, Teens Usually Have Mild COVID-19 Infections, Rarely Fatal Ones: Study

Kids, Teens Usually Have Mild COVID-19 Infections, Rarely Fatal Ones: Study

Severe COVID-19 is rare in kids and teens, and death is exceptionally rare, occurring only in those with serious underlying conditions, according to a new study.

The study, published Aug. 27 in the BMJ, also showed that Black children have a disproportionately...

31 Aug
Time Spent in Nature Boosts Kids' Well-Being

Time Spent in Nature Boosts Kids' Well-Being

Whether camping, hiking or gardening, connecting with nature has many benefits for children's well-being, a new study suggests.

"There is strong evidence that children are happier, healthier, function better, know more about the environment, and are more likely to t...

31 Aug
Sweet-Tooth Tendencies Change as Kids Get Older: Study

Sweet-Tooth Tendencies Change as Kids Get Older: Study

Young people seldom say a food or drink is "too sweet." A new study suggests that may be because they're less sensitive to sugar than adults and prefer more of it.

Researchers found that compared to adults, kids and teens needed 40% more sugar in a solution to de...

31 Aug
Online Therapy, Coaches Help Ease Eating Disorders

Online Therapy, Coaches Help Ease Eating Disorders

Most college students with an eating disorder never seek treatment, but more than 8 in 10 were willing to try a new treatment that combines digitally guided therapy with coaching assistance, a new study reports.

Even better, the new technique was more effective at re...

27 Aug
ADHD May Help Predict Adults' Car Crash Risk

ADHD May Help Predict Adults' Car Crash Risk

Young adults who've had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) since childhood are at increased risk for road crashes, researchers say.

But there is no increased risk for those whose ADHD symptoms have decreased, according to the study published online recen...

26 Aug
Obesity in Youth Could Be Big Risk Factor for MS

Obesity in Youth Could Be Big Risk Factor for MS

High rates of child and teen obesity could play a growing role in people's risk for multiple sclerosis (MS), British researchers say.

Prior research has suggested that 53% of MS risk is directly attributable to environmental factors. For example, up to 1 in 5 cas...

26 Aug
Anxious Teens May Face Higher Odds for Future Heart Attack: Study

Anxious Teens May Face Higher Odds for Future Heart Attack: Study

Middle-aged men who were anxious or depressed teens are at increased risk for heart attack, according to a large, long-term study.

It included more than 238,000 men born between 1952 and 1956 who underwent extensive exams when they were 18 or 19 years old and were fo...

20 Aug
Anorexia Often Stunts Girls' Growth, Study Finds

Anorexia Often Stunts Girls' Growth, Study Finds

Girls with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa may have stunted growth, new research suggests.

People with anorexia nervosa believe they weigh too much, even if they're underweight. They may lose a dangerous amount of weight by dieting, exercising excessively, or b...

20 Aug
High Viral Loads Make Kids 'Silent Spreaders' of COVID-19

High Viral Loads Make Kids 'Silent Spreaders' of COVID-19

The largest study of its kind finds that children can carry exceedingly high amounts of the new coronavirus, even in the absence of symptoms.

Researchers say that could make them ideal "silent spreaders" of COVID-19, throwing the safety of reopening schools into que...

18 Aug
Teen Pot Use Makes a Comeback After Legalization

Teen Pot Use Makes a Comeback After Legalization

Steady reductions in teen marijuana use in Washington state may have been disrupted by legalization of the drug, a new study suggests.

Teens interviewed after voters approved recreational pot in 2012 were several times more likely to report past-year marijuana use. T...

17 Aug
Nearly Half of U.S. Teens Who Vape Want to Quit

Nearly Half of U.S. Teens Who Vape Want to Quit

Addictive e-cigarettes have made inroads among American teens, and government campaigns to prevent vaping among the young are everywhere.

But a new survey suggests another focus: Helping teens already hooked on vaping to quit.

The survey of nearly 500 12- t...

13 Aug
College Athletes, Performers Feeling Sidelined in Pandemic

College Athletes, Performers Feeling Sidelined in Pandemic

For many young people, extracurricular activities and sports are a central part of their daily lives and identities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students now feel uprooted.

With sports programs on hold, theater productions canceled and choirs muted, campus lif...

13 Aug
Too Many Kids Getting Seriously Hurt Riding ATVs: Study

Too Many Kids Getting Seriously Hurt Riding ATVs: Study

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a big draw for adventure-loving kids, but a new study warns that the thrill ride can often land children in the ER.

U.S. data shows that nearly 280,000 children were treated over a 25-year period for head and neck injuries caused by AT...

12 Aug
Frequent COVID Tests Key to College Reopening: Experts

Frequent COVID Tests Key to College Reopening: Experts

Regular testing to catch "silent" COVID-19 spread among students will be key to safely reopening colleges this fall, campus infection control experts say.

Extensive modeling suggests that testing college students for COVID every two to three days using a low-cost, le...

11 Aug
COVID-19 Risk Up to 7 Times Higher for Young Vapers

COVID-19 Risk Up to 7 Times Higher for Young Vapers

Young people who use electronic cigarettes face an increased risk of COVID-19 infection, according to a new study.

Teens and young adults who vaped were five times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19. And young folks who vape and also smoke regular cigarettes ...

11 Aug
Put the Brakes on Driving After a Concussion

Put the Brakes on Driving After a Concussion

After a concussion, it may not be safe to drive for a while, a new, small study suggests.

"People who have concussions often have slower reaction times as a result, and do more poorly on tests of thinking skills after their injury than their peers without concussion...

11 Aug
Mental Health Woes Spiraled Among College Students Early in Pandemic

Mental Health Woes Spiraled Among College Students Early in Pandemic

Depression, anxiety and inactive lifestyles are all too common among college students, and a new study finds they may have escalated during the initial outbreak of COVID-19.

Using a mix of smartphone data and online surveys from more than 200 students, researchers at...

06 Aug
Will Your Kid Play School Sports This Fall? Here's Some Guidance on Doing It Safely

Will Your Kid Play School Sports This Fall? Here's Some Guidance on Doing It Safely

If you're thinking about letting your child resume sports while the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage, a leading pediatricians' group says there are a few things you should consider.

To help families make informed decisions, the American Academy of Pediatrics (A...

04 Aug
Schools Can Reopen Safely If Precautions in Place, Australian Study Shows

Schools Can Reopen Safely If Precautions in Place, Australian Study Shows

Safeguards such as contact tracing and swift isolation of cases of COVID-19 could be the key to reopening U.S. schools safely this September, a study from Australia shows.

In the study, which involved thousands of schools or preschools, a total of 27 kids or teachers...

31 Jul
College Students Will Need COVID Tests Every 2-3 Days for Campus Safety: Study

College Students Will Need COVID Tests Every 2-3 Days for Campus Safety: Study

College students would need to be tested for COVID-19 infection every two to three days for campuses to safely reopen this fall, a new analysis concludes.

Otherwise, colleges are very likely to fall prey to outbreaks that will place vulnerable people on campus and in...

30 Jul
In NYC at Least, Routine Child Vaccinations Rebound After Lockdown

In NYC at Least, Routine Child Vaccinations Rebound After Lockdown

After the COVID-19 pandemic had millions of New Yorkers in lockdown, the rate of routine child vaccinations plummeted -- as it did in cities across the United States.

That had pediatricians worried that a second wave of illness outbreaks -- measles, whooping cough, m...

24 Jul
CDC Issues Call to Reopen America's Schools This Fall

CDC Issues Call to Reopen America's Schools This Fall

Facing opposition from President Donald Trump and others, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a document supporting a reopening of the nation's schools this fall.

"As families and policymakers make decisions about their children returning t...

23 Jul
Stalking, Harassment of Partners Common Among Teens

Stalking, Harassment of Partners Common Among Teens

Nearly half of U.S. teens have been stalked or harassed by a partner or done the deed themselves, a new study finds.

"These victimization and perpetration numbers are unacceptably high," said study author Emily Rothman, a professor of community health sciences at Bos...

23 Jul
With Tighter Handgun Laws, U.S. Would See Fewer Suicides by Young People

With Tighter Handgun Laws, U.S. Would See Fewer Suicides by Young People

Hundreds of suicides could be prevented in the United States each year if the minimum age for buying a handgun was raised to 21 in the 33 states that have a minimum age of 18, according to a new study.

Suicide rates, especially among teens, have been rising in the Un...

21 Jul
Flavored-Cigarette Ban Led to Smoking Decline Among Young Americans

Flavored-Cigarette Ban Led to Smoking Decline Among Young Americans

Banning flavored cigarettes led to a large decline in smoking among U.S. teens and young adults, a new study suggests.

The U.S. ban on flavored cigarettes (other than menthol) took effect in September 2009. To find out how it affected teens and young adults, research...

21 Jul
Dangerous 'Drunkorexia' Hits College Campuses

Dangerous 'Drunkorexia' Hits College Campuses

College students are known to drink too much and eat a poor diet.

So it may not be surprising that new research has revealed that these two unhealthy behaviors often collide on campus.

When students diet, exercise or purge to purposely offset calories they...

21 Jul
Many LGBTQ Youth Suffer From Mental Health Woes

Many LGBTQ Youth Suffer From Mental Health Woes

As many as 40% of LGBTQ youth and more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth contemplated taking their life in the past year, according to a new report.

Also, one in three LGBTQ youth said they had been threatened or harmed because of their sexual identit...

14 Jul
Sleep Problems in Early Childhood Linked to Teens' Mental Health Issues

Sleep Problems in Early Childhood Linked to Teens' Mental Health Issues

Teens who had sleep problems as babies or tots may be at risk for mental health disorders, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 13,000 people who were part of a British study in the 1990s. Their parents reported their sleep behavior six time...

09 Jul
Marijuana, E-Cigarettes Enticing More Young Adults

Marijuana, E-Cigarettes Enticing More Young Adults

E-cigarettes and pot may go hand in hand when it comes to young Americans, a new report suggests.

There's been a sharp rise in the use of both among young adults in California, and many of them are underage, the new analysis finds.

Researchers from the Univ...

08 Jul
Streetlights Could Be Harming Your Teen's Sleep, Mental Health: Study

Streetlights Could Be Harming Your Teen's Sleep, Mental Health: Study

New research is suggesting links between street lights, neon signs and other forms of nighttime outside lighting and sleeplessness and mood disorders among teens.

The study of more than 10,000 American kids aged 13 to 18 couldn't prove cause and effect. However, it f...

07 Jul
Healthier School Meal Programs Helped Poorer Kids Beat Obesity: Study

Healthier School Meal Programs Helped Poorer Kids Beat Obesity: Study

Just how healthy has the introduction of healthier new meals at America's schools been for kids? A new study ties the policy move to about a half-million fewer obese U.S. children.

The study covered kids aged 10 to 17. It found that after the introduction in 2012-20...

29 Jun
Ad Displays in Stores Boost Teen Vaping Rates: Canadian Study

Ad Displays in Stores Boost Teen Vaping Rates: Canadian Study

Canadian provinces that allow retail displays promoting e-cigarettes had nearly three times the teen vaping rate, a new study found.

Until May 2018, e-cigarettes weren't widely available in Canada and it was illegal to advertise those containing nicotine. When the l...

25 Jun
'COVID Toe' Lesions Probably Not Caused by COVID-19, Studies Find

'COVID Toe' Lesions Probably Not Caused by COVID-19, Studies Find

Two new studies strongly suggest that the so-called "COVID toe" lesions that have popped up among some Americans during the pandemic may not be caused by infection with the new coronavirus after all.

Despite intensive testing over a wide time period, none of the 51 ...

24 Jun
Cyberbullies and Their Victims Can Both Develop PTSD

Cyberbullies and Their Victims Can Both Develop PTSD

Both cyberbullies and their victims can suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new British study finds.

Cyberbullying is bullying online rather than in person. It's so pervasive that pediatricians should routinel...

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