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Limiting Football Practice Intensity Helps Protect Young Brains, New Study Finds

More “air” play and less tackling helps lower concussion risk and limits cumulative brain damage, researchers say.

Teenage Girl’s Diet Impacts Risk of Period Pain, Study Finds ID

Teenage girls who eat foods high in omega-6 fatty acids, like meat and oil, often have worse menstrual pain, researchers say.

Speeding and Texting Dangerous Duo for Teen Drivers

Teen drivers are engaging in a variety of risky behaviors behind the wheel, including speeding while using a handheld cell phone, a new study finds.

New Study Finds High Levels of Dangerous Chemicals in School Uniforms

Researchers tested dozens of children’s textiles and found the highest levels of PFAS in school uniforms.

NyQuil and Chicken? It’s a Dangerous Social Media Trend, the FDA Warns

Videos promoting misuse of over-the-counter medications are targeting vulnerable teens, according to the FDA.

One Type of App May Be Especially Bad for Teen Sleep, New Study Finds

Not all devices and apps have the same impact on teenage sleep, researchers say.

COVID-19 Pandemic Worsens Teen Mental Health Crisis, New Study Finds

The Covid-19 pandemic is causing a spike in pediatric mental health emergencies and longer waits for psychiatric placements, researchers say.

HealthDay Now: Teens Provide a Mental Health Roadmap for Parents, Schools

HealthDay’s Mabel Jong spoke with two high school seniors to learn about the pandemic’s effect on their mental health and how they would advise parents, caregivers, and schools who are trying to support struggling teens.

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05 Dec
As Alcohol Abuse Declines Among Teens, Marijuana Abuse Soars

As Alcohol Abuse Declines Among Teens, Marijuana Abuse Soars

American kids are drinking to excess less and abusing marijuana more, a new study finds.

Marijuana abuse among 6- to 18-year-olds has increased 245% since 2000, while child alcohol abuse has steadily declined over those years, say researchers who analyzed poisonings...

05 Dec
For Kids, Mental Trauma From Gun Injury Far Exceeds That of Car Crashes

For Kids, Mental Trauma From Gun Injury Far Exceeds That of Car Crashes

Firearm injuries traumatize children, saddling them with mental health issues that include stress disorders and drug or alcohol use, according to a new study.

In all, 35% of kids injured by firearms receive a new mental health diagnosis in the following year, the

01 Dec
'Virtual' Driver Program Could Make Driving Safer for Teens With ADHD

'Virtual' Driver Program Could Make Driving Safer for Teens With ADHD

A simulator may make driving safer for teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder by training them to take shorter glances away from the roadway.

Focused Concentration and Attention Learning (FOCAL) is a computer-based program that teaches teens to keep their ey...

29 Nov
Valium, Xanax Prescriptions Could Raise Overdose Risk in Youth

Valium, Xanax Prescriptions Could Raise Overdose Risk in Youth

Teenagers and young adults who use benzodiazepines to treat insomnia may be at heightened risk of overdose, a new study finds.

Benzodiazepines include anxiety medications like Ativan, Klonopin, Valium and Xanax, as well as prescription sleep aids such as estazolam (...

28 Nov
Lots of Teen Boys Use Steroids, Often With Side Effects

Lots of Teen Boys Use Steroids, Often With Side Effects

Steroid users, especially teen boys and young men, seem indifferent to the serious side effects and dependency associated with use of the drugs, a new study finds.

“We're seeing more young adults and adolescent boys engaging in risk behaviors, such as the use of steroi...

23 Nov
Mental Health Care Shortage Could Play Role in U.S. Youth Suicides

Mental Health Care Shortage Could Play Role in U.S. Youth Suicides

The kids aren't alright.

Up to 1 in 5 children in the United States has a mental health condition, but only about half of those who need mental health care are now receiving it. What's more, suicide is the second leading cause of death among U.S. kids and teens, and...

21 Nov
Words Can Wound When Parents Talk to Kids About Obesity

Words Can Wound When Parents Talk to Kids About Obesity

With U.S. health officials calling childhood obesity a public health crisis, conversations about weight are important. But what you say to your kids can be challenging, and even counterproductive, a new study found.

"Body weight is a sensitive issue and the way we talk a...

16 Nov
Over a Billion Young People Could Lose Hearing Due to Earbuds, Loud Concerts

Over a Billion Young People Could Lose Hearing Due to Earbuds, Loud Concerts

More than a billion young people are at risk for hearing loss because of listening to loud music at concerts and using earbuds and other personal listening devices, a new study suggests.

“There is an urgent need for governments, industry, and civil society to prioritiz...

15 Nov
LGBTQ Youth Have Double the Risk for Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts

LGBTQ Youth Have Double the Risk for Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts

A new study that looks at suicide risk among U.S. teens who are lesbian, gay and bisexual finds they have disproportionately high rates of suicidal thoughts, planning and attempts compared to their heterosexual peers.

“The major message of this paper is that among a gr...

14 Nov
Illinois Study Shows Big Jump in Suicide-Linked ER Visits by Teens

Illinois Study Shows Big Jump in Suicide-Linked ER Visits by Teens

Illinois has seen a recent surge in the number of kids arriving in the emergency room for suicidal thoughts -- both during and shortly before the pandemic, according to a new study.

Among kids ages 5 to 19, ER visits for suicidal thoughts rose by 59% across the state bet...

14 Nov
More Teens Are Getting Weight Loss Surgery, If Families Can Afford It

More Teens Are Getting Weight Loss Surgery, If Families Can Afford It

A growing number of U.S. teenagers are undergoing weight-loss surgery, but the figures suggest many still lack access to the procedures -- especially underinsured Black and Hispanic kids.

That's the conclusion of a new study charting trends in bariatric (weight-loss) sur...

14 Nov
Binge Eating Disorder Looks Different in Brains of Boys and Girls

Binge Eating Disorder Looks Different in Brains of Boys and Girls

The brains of girls and boys who have binge eating disorder show key differences, according to a new study.

That's an important finding, researchers say, because both gender...

10 Nov
Over 3 Million U.S. School Kids Now Vaping or Smoking

Over 3 Million U.S. School Kids Now Vaping or Smoking

Despite continued efforts by health advocates and U.S. public health officials, a huge number of middle and high school students are still using addictive tobacco products, most often vaping products.

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09 Nov
More U.S. Teens Are Getting Heavily Addicted to Vaping

More U.S. Teens Are Getting Heavily Addicted to Vaping

More American youth than ever are so addicted to e-cigarettes that they vape within 5 minutes of waking up in the morning, a new analysis shows.

While that percentage was around just 1% in 2017, it increased every year after that. It reached 10.3% by 2021, researchers re...

04 Nov
Pregnancy Is Most Dangerous for the Very Young

Pregnancy Is Most Dangerous for the Very Young

When preteen children or very young teenagers become pregnant, they face higher rates of complications and a greater risk of winding up in the intensive care unit than older teens do, a new study finds.

The question about what happens when a young girl goes through pregn...

27 Oct
Brain Waves Could Help Guide Concussion Diagnosis, Treatment

Brain Waves Could Help Guide Concussion Diagnosis, Treatment

A particular brain wave may help diagnose concussions in high school football players and predict when it's safe for them to return to play, new research suggests.

Delta waves are markers of brain injury and perhaps healing. They tend to decrease with age, but

26 Oct
New TikTok Trend of Mouth Taping During Sleep Carries Dangers

New TikTok Trend of Mouth Taping During Sleep Carries Dangers

A new trend promoted on the social media platform TikTok has people taping their lips shut at bedtime -- a practice that could be dangerous, an expert warns.

The purpose of mouth taping is to keep from breathing through your mouth at night.

"If you have obstructive...

24 Oct
Video Games May Bring Cognitive Benefits to Kids: Study

Video Games May Bring Cognitive Benefits to Kids: Study

School-age kids who spend hours a day playing video games may outperform their peers on certain tests of mental agility, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that compared with children who never played video games, those who regularly spent hours gaming had higher sc...

21 Oct
Almost All Adolescents Who Begin Gender-Affirming Hormones Continue Into Adulthood: Study

Almost All Adolescents Who Begin Gender-Affirming Hormones Continue Into Adulthood: Study

When young adolescents strongly identify with a gender that does not match their gender at birth, one option is to offer a reversible treatment that can delay the onset of puberty.

If the desire to transition endures, that delay can be followed with a second step: hormon...

17 Oct
Too Few Young People Get Mental Health Follow-Up After ER Visit

Too Few Young People Get Mental Health Follow-Up After ER Visit

When teens and young adults go to the emergency room or are hospitalized for critical mental health issues a staggering number are not receiving quick follow-up care, new U.S. research finds.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts looked at more than 100,00...

14 Oct
Sports Like Soccer, Basketball Are Better Than Running for Young People's Bones

Sports Like Soccer, Basketball Are Better Than Running for Young People's Bones

Playing sports can benefit children in many ways, but all sports are not equal when it comes to their bones.

New research suggests children w...

12 Oct
Screen Kids 8 and Older for Anxiety, Expert Panel Recommends

Screen Kids 8 and Older for Anxiety, Expert Panel Recommends

Children aged 8 and up should be screened for anxiety, the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) ...

07 Oct
America's Teen Athletes Are Bouncing Back After Pandemic Lows

America's Teen Athletes Are Bouncing Back After Pandemic Lows

Before the pandemic, Theodore Kleinman, then a rising high school freshman, was excited to earn his spot on the varsity track team. Aside from staying in shape, he was also looking forward to making new friends and being part of a group.

Unfortunately, COVID shutdowns de...

07 Oct
Speeding, Texting a Dangerous Duo for Many Teen Drivers: Study

Speeding, Texting a Dangerous Duo for Many Teen Drivers: Study

Danger on the road: Speeding and texting while driving are two common but risky behaviors among teens, a new study finds.

Among teen drivers...

07 Oct
Could Synthetic Turf Raise Kids' Odds for Injuries, Concussions?

Could Synthetic Turf Raise Kids' Odds for Injuries, Concussions?

At some schools, grassy sports fields have been replaced by easier-to-maintain synthetic turf.

But it turns out that may be more likely to cause player injuries...

06 Oct
1 in 7 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes

1 in 7 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes

Teen vaping continues at concerning levels, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. <...

06 Oct
Under 21? Many N.J. Stores Will Still Sell You Cigarettes

Under 21? Many N.J. Stores Will Still Sell You Cigarettes

Though it is illegal nationwide to sell tobacco products to anyone under age 21, many New Jersey stores still do, an undercover study revealed.

More than 40% of store visits by 18- to 20-year-olds in New Jersey resulted in purchase of cigarettes, cigars and other tobacc...

06 Oct
Another Sports Bonus for Kids: Healthier Eyes

Another Sports Bonus for Kids: Healthier Eyes

Sometimes allergies can lead to pink, irritated eyes. But allergic conjunctivitis, or "pink eye" may have a simple fix: physical fitness.

That's the concl...

03 Oct
Study Counters Myth That Contraceptive Pill Enlarges Breasts in Teen Girls

Study Counters Myth That Contraceptive Pill Enlarges Breasts in Teen Girls

Birth control pills that contain both estrogen and progestin do not contribute to growth of enlarged breasts in teens and young women, a new study finds, and may actually be associated with developing less severe breast enlargement.

Moreover, the combination pills don't ...

28 Sep
Rise in Cases of Kids Infected With Virus Linked to Paralyzing Illness

Rise in Cases of Kids Infected With Virus Linked to Paralyzing Illness

Cases of a virus that strikes children and teens and can trigger paralysis in rare cases have been increasing in the United States and could continue to do so this fall, health officials warned Tuesday.

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23 Sep
Type 1 Diabetes Is Tougher on Girls Than Boys: Study

Type 1 Diabetes Is Tougher on Girls Than Boys: Study

Girls with type 1 diabetes may fare worse than boys when it comes to blood sugar control and other critical aspects of their health, a new research review finds.

21 Sep
High Levels of PFAS 'Forever' Chemicals in Kids' School Uniforms

High Levels of PFAS 'Forever' Chemicals in Kids' School Uniforms

Your children's school clothes may look neat, but are they safe to wear?

Maybe not.

Researchers found high levels of dangerous chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (

21 Sep
U.S. Teens' Drinking, Smoking Declines While Vaping & Pot Use Keep Rising

U.S. Teens' Drinking, Smoking Declines While Vaping & Pot Use Keep Rising

Fewer U.S. teenagers are drinking and smoking these days, but marijuana and

19 Sep
Depression Affects Almost 1 in 10 Americans

Depression Affects Almost 1 in 10 Americans

Nearly 10% of Americans suffer from depression, with the mood disorder increasing fastest among teens and young adults, a new study finds.

Between 2015 and 2020, incidence of depression reached 9% among Americans 12 and older. Among teens and young adults, the depression...

19 Sep
Chicken Cooked in NyQuil? Help Kids Steer Clear of Social Media 'Medicine Challenges'

Chicken Cooked in NyQuil? Help Kids Steer Clear of Social Media 'Medicine Challenges'

Misusing over-the-counter medications can have dangerous consequences, but recent social media trends encouraging this could be downright deadly for gullible teens, the U.S. Food and Drug Admini...

14 Sep
Breathing Dirty Air Can Cause Teens' Hearts to Skip a Beat

Breathing Dirty Air Can Cause Teens' Hearts to Skip a Beat

Air pollution may cause irregular heart rhythms in otherwise healthy teens within two hours of exposure, a new study shows.

Irregular heart rhythms, or

14 Sep
Concussion Aftermath Could Drag Down Teens' Grades

Concussion Aftermath Could Drag Down Teens' Grades

Efforts to prevent concussions from happening at school or school-related sports activities may help keep teens from lagging behind on their academics.

In a new study, resear...

13 Sep
One App Is Especially Bad for Teens' Sleep

One App Is Especially Bad for Teens' Sleep

Many teens look at screens at bedtime, but some apps are more likely to keep them awake than others, leading to sleep problems.

That's the upshot of a new study in which researchers found YouTube fa...

13 Sep
TikTok 'Slugging' Trend Has People Coating Their Faces With Grease

TikTok 'Slugging' Trend Has People Coating Their Faces With Grease

To slug or not to slug? That's the question for millions of TikTok users, who turn to the social media giant for tips and information on what amounts to a DIY skin care phenomenon....

09 Sep
Getting Kids Walking, Biking to School Can Lead to Long-Term Fitness

Getting Kids Walking, Biking to School Can Lead to Long-Term Fitness

Kids who walk, skateboard or ride their bikes to school when they are young are more likely to keep it up as they get older, reaping the health benefits, recent research suggests.

“The walk to school is a wonderful moment in the day that provides children a glimpse of ...

07 Sep
Juul to Pay $438.5 Million for Its Role in Teen Vaping Crisis

Juul to Pay $438.5 Million for Its Role in Teen Vaping Crisis

Juul Labs said Tuesday it will pay $438.5 million, without acknowledging wrongdoing, to settle dozens of lawsuits filed over company practices that may have fueled widespread vaping among American teens.

"This settlement with 34 states and territories is a significant pa...

05 Sep
Teens More Likely to Vape If Parent Smokes

Teens More Likely to Vape If Parent Smokes

Parents who smoke should know that their kids are more likely to vape and try smoking.

Those teens were 55% more likely to try

02 Sep
'Digital Self-Harm': When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

'Digital Self-Harm': When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

Up to 9% of American teens say they've engaged in what's known as "digital self-harm" -- anonymously posting negative comments about themselves on social media.

As is the case with acts of physical self-harm such as cutting, this "virtual" self-harm is associated with a ...

02 Sep
Many Teens Easily Fooled by Fake Online Health Messages

Many Teens Easily Fooled by Fake Online Health Messages

Many teenagers have a hard time discerning between accurate health messages and “fake news," a new study finds.

Presented with a choice between fa...

31 Aug
Tight Blood Sugar Control Boosts Brain Power of Teens With Type 1 Diabetes: Study

Tight Blood Sugar Control Boosts Brain Power of Teens With Type 1 Diabetes: Study

When teenagers with type 1 diabetes get better control of their blood sugar, their brains may benefit, a new clinical trial shows.

Researchers found that when teenagers started treatment with a newer technology — often dubbed

31 Aug
'Healthier' Option? Fit Teens Are More Likely to Vape

'Healthier' Option? Fit Teens Are More Likely to Vape

It might seem incongruous, but new research suggests that teens who engage in more physical activity may

30 Aug
The Most Common Form of Bullying Isn't Physical or Verbal

The Most Common Form of Bullying Isn't Physical or Verbal

The most widespread form of bullying isn't physical acts like pushing or kicking, nor is it verbal threats or derogatory remarks. Far and away bullies' top tactic is social exclusion.

Also known as "relational aggression," this involves shutting out peers from group acti...

28 Aug
School Sports Are Starting Again: Know the Signs of Concussion

School Sports Are Starting Again: Know the Signs of Concussion

As high school sports get underway this fall, sports medicine specialists remind athletes, parents and coaches that c...

25 Aug
Helmets Protect Young Lacrosse Players, Study Finds

Helmets Protect Young Lacrosse Players, Study Finds

A rule requiring high school girls who play lacrosse to wear protective headgear is paying big dividends in Florida.

Their risk of

24 Aug
Too Little Sleep Could Have Teens Piling on Pounds

Too Little Sleep Could Have Teens Piling on Pounds

New research suggests that not getting enough sleep may doom adolescents and teens to obesity and poorer health as they enter adulthood.

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