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Suicide Trends in School-Aged Children Reveal Racial Disparity

May 18, 2015 — While overall suicide rates in children younger than 12 years have remained steady, a new study shows increasing rates in black children and decreasing rates in white ... read more

Images of Extremely Thin Women on Social Media Sites

May 8, 2015 — Some of the most popular social media sites are filled with images of extremely thin women that might be harmful to those who view them -- whether they are seeking them or not, according to research. ... read more

Teens in Child Welfare System Practice Similar Health-Risk Behaviors as General Teen Population, Study Finds

May 4, 2015 — Previous research has suggested that teens who have been victims of maltreatment may be more likely to practice a number of health-risk behaviors. However, a new study found that teens involved with ... read more

Are Scare Tactics Off the Table for Public Health Campaigns Targeting HIV?

May 4, 2015 — Over the last 10 years, public health campaigns in New York City around smoking, obesity, and HIV underwent a dramatic shift to use fear and disgust to spur behavior change, sometimes with the ... read more

Study Examines Incidence of Concussion in Youth, High School, College Football

May 4, 2015 — A slight majority of concussions happened during youth football games but most concussions at the high school and college levels occurred during practice, according to a new ... read more

Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention More Effective for Adolescent Boys Than Girls, New Research Shows

Apr. 27, 2015 — Nearly half of high school students in the U.S. have had sexual intercourse and one third did not use a condom during their last sexual encounter, this study examined whether an intensive ... read more

Teens Who Mix Energy Drinks With Alcohol More Likely to Have Alcohol Use Disorder

May 1, 2015 — Teens aged 15-17 years old who had ever mixed alcohol with energy drinks were four times more likely to meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder, a new study concludes. The team looked at a sample ... read more

Musculoskeletal Outcomes from Study on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Safety

Apr. 27, 2015 — Outcomes regarding musculoskeletal disease among severely obese adolescents participating in a recent study have been presented by researchers. Investigators note that while pediatric obesity is more ... read more

Outsmarting Smartphones: Technology Reduces Distracted Driving Among Teens

Apr. 27, 2015 — Technology can bolster efforts by parents, lawmakers and insurance companies to reduce distracted driving among novice teen drivers, according to a new ... read more

Bullying Leads to Depression and Suicidal Thoughts in Teens

Apr. 27, 2015 — High school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carry weapons to school, according to findings from ... read more

Apr. 25, 2015 — State laws banning texting while driving led to significant reductions in the number of teens using their cell phones while behind the wheel, but nearly one-third still admitted to engaging in this ... read more

Youths Who Survive Self-Poisoning Continue to Be at Risk of Suicide for Years

Apr. 25, 2015 — Teenagers who are hospitalized after intentionally poisoning themselves are at a significantly increased risk of dying by suicide in the following decade, according to a new ... read more

Many Teens Try E-Cigs, but Few Become Regular Users

Apr. 15, 2015 — E-cigarettes are popular with teens, including those who have never smoked, but few of those who try them become regular users, while most of those who do so are also smokers, finds research. ... read more

Breastfeeding May Prevent Postpartum Smoking Relapse

Apr. 16, 2015 — While a large number of women quit or reduce smoking upon pregnancy recognition, many resume smoking postpartum. Previous research has estimated that approximately 70 percent of women who quit ... read more

Mentally Stepping Back from Problems Helps Youth Deal With Negative Emotions

Apr. 15, 2015 — Youth who are able to mentally take a step back from their point of view become less upset than peers who reflect on a negative situation from a self-immersed perspective, a study of adolescents has ... read more

Identifying Teens at Risk for Hashish Use

Apr. 13, 2015 — One in ten high school seniors has used hashish, a highly potent form of marijuana. Teens self-described as "hooked" on pot were twice as likely to use ... read more

Brain Activity Boosts Processes That Promote Neural Connections

Apr. 6, 2015 — Brain activity affects the way the developing brain connects neurons and a new study suggests a new model for understanding that process. "Our study has implications for understanding ... read more

Mental Disorders and Physical Diseases Co-Occur in Teenagers

Apr. 8, 2015 — Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease. These co-occurrences come in specific associations: More often than average, depression occurs together with ... read more

Under-Reported Suicides: Hiding or Compounding the Tragedy

Apr. 7, 2015 — Suicide figures may not be as accurate as they are reported, with key Western countries having a higher suicide rate than that reported in official figures, a new study concludes. "The tragedy ... read more

Stress and Obesity: Your Family Can Make Your Fat

Apr. 6, 2015 — A new study suggests a relationship between long-term exposure to three specific types of family stressors and children becoming obese by the time they turn ... read more

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