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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.

Why Are a Record Number of Teens Vaping?

E-cigarette ads on TV and in stores up the risk of teen vaping.

Screen-Time and Unhealthy Lifestyle Habits

Spending this amount of time on your smartphone may increase your risk of obesity and chronic disease.

How Much Responsibility Do You Give Your Teen?

1 out of 4 parents point to themselves as a barrier to teen independence.

Young Adulthood "Critical Period" for Heart Health

Young adults with high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol at increased risk of heart disease later in life, study finds.

Sexting and Teen Sexual Behavior

Adolescents and teens who sext more likely to engage in sexual behavior.

Childhood Trauma and Adult Mental Health

Team sports may be an important resilience builder for kids exposed to trauma.

Back Pain Isn't Just An Adult Problem

How many kids are experiencing back pain and why?

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12 Feb
Got 'Couch Potato' Teens? It's Not Helping Their Mental Health

Got 'Couch Potato' Teens? It's Not Helping Their Mental Health

Getting your surly teens off the couch might trigger a long-term turnaround in their moods, new research suggests.

"Our findings show that young people who are inactive for large proportions of the day throughout adolescence face a greater risk of depression by age 1...

11 Feb
Middle School Challenges Add Up to Teacher Stress

Middle School Challenges Add Up to Teacher Stress

From hormonal changes to new schedules and altered expectations, children face a variety of challenges when they enter middle school. But students and their parents aren't the only ones stressing out.

Researchers from the University of Missouri found that 94% of ...

11 Feb
Few Teen Boys at Risk for HIV Get Tested

Few Teen Boys at Risk for HIV Get Tested

Too few teenage boys at risk for HIV infection are tested for the AIDS-causing virus in the United States, researchers say.

And this contributes to the growing epidemic of undiagnosed HIV in the nation.

Close to 15% of HIV infections in the United Stat...

10 Feb
More Evidence Links Social Media Use to Poorer Mental Health in Teens

More Evidence Links Social Media Use to Poorer Mental Health in Teens

Smartphones, and being on Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok and the like may be taking a big toll on teens' mental health, a new survey of collected data on the subject shows.

Canadian researchers pored over dozens of studies and said the negative effects of social media on...

10 Feb
Puberty Starts a Year Earlier for Girls Now Than in the 1970s

Puberty Starts a Year Earlier for Girls Now Than in the 1970s

Girls are entering puberty about a year earlier than they did back in the 1970s, according to global data on breast development.

The age of breast development -- which represents the first clinical sign of female puberty -- has declined an average three months per de...

10 Feb
Fewer LGBT Teens Plagued by Suicidal Thoughts, But Rates Still High

Fewer LGBT Teens Plagued by Suicidal Thoughts, But Rates Still High

Suicidal behavior is declining among U.S. teenagers who identify as LGBT, but the problem remains pervasive.

That's the conclusion of two new studies that tracked trends among U.S. teenagers over the past couple of decades. Over the years, more kids have been identif...

07 Feb
'Tired, Stressed and Bored': Study Finds Most Teens Hate High School

'Tired, Stressed and Bored': Study Finds Most Teens Hate High School

It's supposed to be the best time in your life, but a new study finds that U.S. high school students have mostly negative feelings throughout their schoolday.

Surveying nearly 22,000 students nationwide, researchers found about 75% expressed boredom, anger, sadne...

06 Feb
For Teens, Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Bring Emotional Gains

For Teens, Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Bring Emotional Gains

Following weight-loss surgery, teens may see some aspects of their health improve, but overall mental health isn't likely to budge, a new study suggests.

In the five years after gastric bypass surgery, teens experienced small gains in self-esteem and some improvemen...

06 Feb
Do Young Adults Really 'Age Out' of Heavy Drinking?

Do Young Adults Really 'Age Out' of Heavy Drinking?

During the late teens and early 20s, young people may booze it up a lot, but they eventually dial it back, right?

A new study study confirms that drinking rates do tend to decrease after college age. But on an individual level, it all depends on various factors suc...

05 Feb
Health Risks Persist for Young Cancer Survivors

Health Risks Persist for Young Cancer Survivors

Teen and young adult cancer survivors are nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized as those who haven't had cancer, a new study finds.

"Few studies have investigated health risk in adolescents and young adults after cancer treatment," said study author Chelsea Ander...

04 Feb
Online Bullies Make Teen Depression, PTSD Even Worse: Survey

Online Bullies Make Teen Depression, PTSD Even Worse: Survey

Cyberbullying can worsen symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people, new research shows.

That's the conclusion of a recent survey of 50 teens who were inpatients at a suburban psychiatric hospital near New York City. Researchers reporte...

31 Jan
'Dabbing' Marijuana a Gateway to Heavy Use of Pot

'Dabbing' Marijuana a Gateway to Heavy Use of Pot

"Dabbing" cannabis concentrate is the type of marijuana experimentation most likely to lead teens into frequent and heavy use of the drug, researchers say.

"We really wanted to understand whether the type of cannabis that youth experiment with influences the likeliho...

27 Jan
Poverty Could Drive Up Youth Suicide Risk

Poverty Could Drive Up Youth Suicide Risk

New research shows that children and teens in U.S. areas with greater levels of poverty face a higher risk of suicide.

"Our findings suggest that community poverty is a serious risk factor for youth suicide, which should help target prevention efforts," said lead stu...

22 Jan
What Parents Can Do to Prevent Teens From Driving Drunk

What Parents Can Do to Prevent Teens From Driving Drunk

Older teens who know that their parents disapprove of drinking are less likely to drive impaired as young adults, a new study finds.

"As kids get older, we tend to step away from them. We think: 'They've got this.' But if kids think we approve or disapprove of them d...

22 Jan
Opioid Addiction Med Under-Used in Younger People, Study Finds

Opioid Addiction Med Under-Used in Younger People, Study Finds

Treatment with the opioid addiction drug buprenorphine is on the rise among most age groups in the United States, but falling among 15- to 24-year-olds, a new study finds.

"While it's encouraging to see an overall increase in prescription rates for buprenorphine, the...

22 Jan
This Year's Flu Season Taking Deadly Aim at Kids

This Year's Flu Season Taking Deadly Aim at Kids

How bad or how long this year's flu season will be remains to be seen. But one thing is already clear: It's proving to be an especially lethal season for infected children.

Fueled by a strain of influenza that children may be especially vulnerable to, less than two m...

21 Jan
Vape Devices Like Juul 'Reversing' Efforts to Keep Youth From Tobacco: Study

Vape Devices Like Juul 'Reversing' Efforts to Keep Youth From Tobacco: Study

The epidemic of addictive vaping among youth continues, with e-cigarette devices by Juul continuing to surge in popularity among teens and young adults, new research shows.

The number of Americans aged 15 to 34 who said they had at least tried one of the small, conve...

20 Jan
Family Therapy Best for Youth at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Family Therapy Best for Youth at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Therapy for the entire family might help kids and teens vulnerable to bipolar disorder stay healthy longer, new research suggests.

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Colorado and Stanford University studied 127 young people ...

20 Jan
What Parents Overlook When Their Teen Is a Heavy Gamer

What Parents Overlook When Their Teen Is a Heavy Gamer

Most American parents believe their teens spend too much time playing video games, but many underestimate the actual amount, a new survey shows.

The poll of nearly 1,000 parents with at least one child aged 13 to 18 found that 86% said their teen spends too much ...

17 Jan
College Students Picking Pot Over Drinking in States Where It's Legal

College Students Picking Pot Over Drinking in States Where It's Legal

Are college students choosing marijuana instead of booze when both are legal?

New research suggests they are: In states where pot is legal, college kids use it more, but binge-drink less.

In states with legal marijuana, college students were 18% more li...

15 Jan
Parents Can Help Their Sleep-Deprived Teens

Parents Can Help Their Sleep-Deprived Teens

Mom and dad may be key in curbing the epidemic of drowsy teens, a new study suggests.

American teens aren't getting enough sleep, which can lead to anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. Sleepy teens also are more likely to get into car crashes and have a greate...

14 Jan
Severe Deprivation in Childhood Has Lasting Impact on Brain Size

Severe Deprivation in Childhood Has Lasting Impact on Brain Size

Severe deprivation in childhood can lead to a smaller-than-normal brain, lower IQ and attention deficits in early adulthood, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed MRI brain scans of 67 young adults, ages 23 to 28, who were institutionalized as children in Romani...

13 Jan
Sports Coaches Recruited to Help Stop Dating Violence

Sports Coaches Recruited to Help Stop Dating Violence

So-called "locker-room talk" among boys can actually be used to promote respect toward girls, a new study reports.

Teenage boys are less likely to be abusive or sexually violent in a relationship after they've taken part in Coaching Boys Into Men, a prevention progra...

13 Jan
Which Teens View Vaping as a Health Threat? Survey Offers Clues

Which Teens View Vaping as a Health Threat? Survey Offers Clues

Some groups of American teens are more likely than others to view e-cigarettes as a health threat, a new study suggests.

That list includes girls, whites, LGBTQ teens, teens living in the suburbs, and those from more affluent and better-educated families.

...

10 Jan
Family's Social Standing May Be Key to Happiness for Teens

Family's Social Standing May Be Key to Happiness for Teens

How teens see their family's social status may play a part in their mental health and success at school, a new study suggests.

Social status appears to be more important than what their parents do for a living, how much money they have or how educated they are, the ...

07 Jan
Few Teens Who Survive Opioid OD Get Recommended Care

Few Teens Who Survive Opioid OD Get Recommended Care

Even after surviving an opioid overdose, few U.S. teenagers receive the recommended treatment for their addiction, a new study shows.

Researchers found that of nearly 3,800 teenagers and young adults who'd suffered an opioid overdose, less than one-third went into ad...

06 Jan
Many Girls, Young Women Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

Many Girls, Young Women Getting Unnecessary Pelvic Exams

Many American teen girls and young women under the age of 21 are undergoing pelvic exams and Pap tests they just don't need, a new study finds.

"Parents of adolescents and young women should be aware that cervical cancer screening is not recommended routinely in th...

06 Jan
Opioid Use By Teens a Red Flag for Other Dangers

Opioid Use By Teens a Red Flag for Other Dangers

Teenagers who've experimented with opioid painkillers are likely to be taking other health risks, a new study finds.

In a national survey of U.S. high school students, 14% said they had ever "misused" a prescription opioid such as Vicodin, OxyContin or Percocet. ...

02 Jan
Trump Administration to Limit Access to Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

Trump Administration to Limit Access to Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

After months of delay, the Trump Administration announced Thursday that it will withdraw -- at least temporarily -- mint-, fruit- and dessert-flavored e-cigarette cartridges from the U.S. market.

"Starting in early February, FDA intends to prioritize enforcement aga...

30 Dec
Young Cancer Patients Fare Better on Private Insurance

Young Cancer Patients Fare Better on Private Insurance

The odds of surviving childhood cancer may be influenced by the type of health insurance a young patient has, researchers say.

In a new study, children and young adults covered by Medicaid or other government agencies were less likely to be alive five and 10 years af...

30 Dec
Americans Need to Tackle Youth Obesity: U.S. Task Force

Americans Need to Tackle Youth Obesity: U.S. Task Force

Childhood obesity is such a crisis in America that officials have been updating recommendations for how early intervention should begin.

Obesity now affects as many as 20% of the nation's children.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reviewed the l...

24 Dec
More U.S. Teens Are Overdosing on Valium, Xanax

More U.S. Teens Are Overdosing on Valium, Xanax

The number of kids overdosing on commonly prescribed anxiety medications such as Xanax, Valium or Ativan has risen dramatically during the past decade, a new study shows.

Child and teenage ODs caused by these benzodiazepine drugs increased by 54% between 2000 and...

23 Dec
Most Young Vapers Aren't Using E-Cigs to Quit Smoking: Survey

Most Young Vapers Aren't Using E-Cigs to Quit Smoking: Survey

Electronic cigarettes are marketed as an aid to quitting smoking, but most young people who vape say that's not why they indulge.

Instead, six out of 10 said they vape to relax and they'd miss the stress relief of vaping if they quit, a new survey sponsored by the A...

23 Dec
More Kids, Teens Landing in ERs After Opioid Overdoses

More Kids, Teens Landing in ERs After Opioid Overdoses

An alarming number of young people are showing up in America's emergency rooms after overdosing on opioid painkillers, a new study finds.

In a study of more than 200,000 cases of kids misusing and abusing opioid painkillers, researchers found that, although the numb...

19 Dec
Vaping in Kids Under 15 'Skyrocketed' Over 5 Years, Study Finds

Vaping in Kids Under 15 'Skyrocketed' Over 5 Years, Study Finds

The percentage of U.S. teens who started vaping by age 14 tripled in recent years, researchers report.

The findings come amid a soaring uptake in the use of e-cigarettes by young Americans, and an outbreak of a vaping-linked lung illness that has sickened more than 2...

18 Dec
More U.S. Teens Are Vaping Pot

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping Pot

As electronic-cigarette use has soared among America's teens, so too has the number vaping marijuana, two new reports indicate.

A team from the University of Nebraska found youth use of pot in e-cigarettes rose from 11% in 2017 to 15% one year later. And Uni...

18 Dec
Concussions Strike College Students Far More Often Than Thought

Concussions Strike College Students Far More Often Than Thought

On college campuses in the United States, students suffer concussions twice as often as believed, and most of those injuries occur off the playing field, new research from the University of Colorado at Boulder suggests.

"This study shows how common head injuries are ...

17 Dec
People With Depression Are Turning to Pot for Relief: Study

People With Depression Are Turning to Pot for Relief: Study

People suffering from depression are often desperate for anything to break them out of their debilitating mood disorder.

But in their misery, many might be turning to a risky solution that's likely to make their condition even worse -- marijuana.

People wit...

16 Dec
Young Adults With ADHD More Vulnerable to Nicotine

Young Adults With ADHD More Vulnerable to Nicotine

Young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for nicotine addiction, new research shows.

For the study, a Duke University team used a nasal spray to determine how nicotine affected 136 nonsmoking volunteers, aged 18 to 25.

16 Dec
Teen Opioid Users Face Same OD Risks as Adults

Teen Opioid Users Face Same OD Risks as Adults

U.S. teens and young adults are as likely as older people to overdose on prescription opioid painkillers and have the same risk factors, researchers say.

They analyzed data on 2.8 million privately insured patients from 12 to 21 years of age who received opioid presc...

16 Dec
Youth Vapers Often Use Nicotine or Pot, Not Just Flavoring

Youth Vapers Often Use Nicotine or Pot, Not Just Flavoring

Three-quarters of U.S. teens who use e-cigarettes are vaping addictive or mind-altering substances -- more than once suspected, according to a new study.

The findings add to growing concerns about teen vaping.

"We found that youth were more likely to report...

12 Dec
Differences Found in Brains of Kids Born to Depressed Parents

Differences Found in Brains of Kids Born to Depressed Parents

The brains of kids who have a high risk of depression because they have parents with depression are structurally different from other kids' brains, a new study finds.

Depression often first appears during adolescence. Having a parent with depression is one of the big...

05 Dec
More Than 1 in 4 High School Students Now Vape: CDC

More Than 1 in 4 High School Students Now Vape: CDC

An epidemic of vaping by American teenagers shows no signs of stopping, with 2019 data finding more than a quarter (27.5%) of high school students using e-cigarettes.

The rate was somewhat lower, but still troubling, among middle school kids -- about 1 in every 1...

05 Dec
More Teen Time on Social Media, More Eating Disorders?

More Teen Time on Social Media, More Eating Disorders?

The more often young teens turn to social media, the more prone they are to eating disorders, new research suggests.

While the study does not prove social media use causes eating disorders, it raises a red flag, said study author Simon Wilksch. He's a senior research...

04 Dec
Many Young Adults Misusing Medical Marijuana, Study Suggests

Many Young Adults Misusing Medical Marijuana, Study Suggests

In a sign that suggests medical marijuana is being used for more than medicinal purposes, a new study finds young adults who are heavy pot users are more likely to seek medical marijuana cards.

In fact, they were more likely to do so than those with physical or menta...

02 Dec
Prediabetes Now Common Among Teens, Young Adults

Prediabetes Now Common Among Teens, Young Adults

New government research delivers some concerning news for U.S. teens -- almost 1 in 5 has prediabetes.

Young adults fared even worse -- 1 in 4 of those aged 19 to 34 have prediabetes, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found.

A pers...

02 Dec
1 in 18 U.S. Teens Carries a Gun to School: Study

1 in 18 U.S. Teens Carries a Gun to School: Study

Fifteen million kids attend high school in the United States, and around 1 in 18 goes armed with a gun, a new study finds.

That's nearly 1 million teens taking a potentially deadly weapon to school. But researchers say universal background checks can put a dent in t...

02 Dec
Could a Concussion Raise a Teen Athlete's Suicide Risk?

Could a Concussion Raise a Teen Athlete's Suicide Risk?

High school athletes who suffer repeated concussions may be at heightened risk for suicide, Texas researchers report.

Data on more than 13,000 high school students revealed that those who had had a concussion in the past year (15%) were more likely to have feeli...

25 Nov
Obesity May Change the Teen Brain, MRI Study Shows

Obesity May Change the Teen Brain, MRI Study Shows

Obese teenagers can have certain brain differences from their thinner peers -- changes that might signal damage from inflammation, a new, preliminary study suggests.

Using advanced MRI techniques, researchers found that obese teenagers tended to have signs of decreas...

22 Nov
4 in 5 Adolescents Worldwide Don't Exercise Enough

4 in 5 Adolescents Worldwide Don't Exercise Enough

Four of five older children and teens around the world don't get the recommended amount of physical activity, a new study says.

Researchers analyzed data gathered between 2001 and 2016 from 1.6 million students, aged 11 to 17, in 146 countries. They found that 81%...

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