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August 29, 2015

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August 29, 2015

Kids, Teens Win When Mental Health Providers Team With Family Doctors

Aug. 10, 2015 — Children and adolescents who receive integrated mental health and medical treatment are 66 percent more likely to have a good outcome than those who receive more traditional primary care, a study ... read more

Sexting and Internet Safety Climb Top 10 List of Health Concerns for Children Across the U. S.

Aug. 10, 2015 — With more kids online and using cell phones at increasingly younger ages, two issues have quickly climbed higher on the public's list of major health concerns for children across the U.S: ... read more

Targeting the Early-Teens for Extra Exercise Could Cut Diabetes Risk

Aug. 6, 2015 — Physical activity provides the greatest benefits to adolescent insulin resistance -- a risk factor for type 2 diabetes -- when the condition peaks at age 13, but provides no benefit to it at age 16. ... read more

Teen Marijuana Use Not Linked to Later Depression, Lung Cancer, Other Health Problems, Study Finds

Aug. 4, 2015 — Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a new ... read more

Benefits, Risks of Antidepressants During Pregnancy

Aug. 4, 2015 — Treating maternal psychiatric disorder with commonly used antidepressants is associated with a lower risk of certain pregnancy complications including preterm birth and delivery by Caesarean section, ... read more

Residential Location Affects Pregnant Women's Likelihood of Smoking

Aug. 3, 2015 — Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy when they live in areas where socio-economic resources are lower but also where smoking is more socially accepted, according to new ... read more

Exercise During Adolescence Linked to Lowered Risk of Death Later

July 31, 2015 — Women who participated in exercise as adolescents had a reduced risk of death from cancer and all causes in their middle and older ages. After adjusting for socioeconomic factors in adult life, the ... read more

Teens With Medical Marijuana Cards Much Likelier to Say They're Addicted, but Few Teens Have Them

July 23, 2015 — Teens using marijuana for medical reasons are 10 times more likely to say they are hooked on marijuana than youth who get marijuana illegally, a new study shows. The study is the first to report on a ... read more

Juvenile Inmates Have More Mental Health Hospitalizations, Study Finds

July 21, 2015 — Juvenile inmates are much more likely to be hospitalized for mental health problems than children and teenagers who are not incarcerated, according to a new ... read more

New Pap Smear Schedule Led to Fewer Chlamydia Tests, New Study Suggests

July 20, 2015 — It's a tale of two tests: one for early signs of cervical cancer, the other for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia. But a change in the recommended schedule for one may have dramatically ... read more

Mom's Weight During First Pregnancy May Impact Second Child

July 20, 2015 — Researchers showed a relationship between mom’s weight during her first uncomplicated pregnancy and problems with subsequent babies. At the conclusion of their study, the researchers recommended ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Marijuana use in teenagers is on the rise, while cigarette and alcohol use are stable or declining, according to health statistics researchers. In particular, black teens are using more marijuana ... read more

Teen Birth, Mental Health Lead Child Hospitalizations in Texas

July 14, 2015 — From 2004 to 2010 in Texas, mental illness was the most common reason for the hospitalization of children ages 10-14 while pregnancy/birth was the most common reason for the hospitalization of ... read more

Obesity-Related Behaviors Increase When School's out

July 14, 2015 — Regardless of family income, children on summer break consume more sugar, watch more television, and eat fewer vegetables than the rest of the year, according to researchers. Although ... read more

Is Upward Mobility Bad for Your Health?

July 13, 2015 — Youth from low-income families who succeed academically and socially may actually pay a price -- with their health -- according to a new ... read more

Teaching Reflection to Doctors to Improve Physician-Patient Interactions

July 13, 2015 — The results of a year-long project have been released in which medical residents reflected on their interactions with patients as a way of understanding the meaning of both their patient's, and ... read more

Obesity Drug Has No Effect on Baby Birthweights, Study Finds

July 10, 2015 — Treating obese pregnant women with a diabetes drug does not stop their babies from being born overweight, a study has found. Doctors had hoped that the treatment would help to reduce obesity rates ... read more

Risk of COPD May Already Occur in Adolescence

July 10, 2015 — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of most common causes of death in the world today -- active smoking accounting for approximately 85 percent of all cases. Yet ground-breaking ... read more

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Linked to Adolescents Engaging in Sex by Age 15

July 9, 2015 — Since 1994, researchers have studied mothers -- some who used cocaine while pregnant and others who did not -- to understand how the drug affected their children's cognitive and social ... read more

Mothers Who Smoke, Give Birth Preterm More Than Triple Their CVD Risk

July 8, 2015 — Mothers who smoke and have a preterm birth more than triple their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to research in more than 900,000 mothers. The researchers also discovered that CVD ... read more

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