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May 7, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teens With Breast Lumps May Be Able to Avoid Invasive Biopsy

Mar. 30, 2015 — If a lump is found in the breast of an adolescent girl, she often will undergo an excisional biopsy. However, breast cancer is rare in adolescents, and the vast majority of teenage breast lumps turn ... read more

Marketing of Energy Drinks Placed on TV Channels That Appeal to Teens

Mar. 30, 2015 — Though the Academy of Pediatrics advises against the consumption of energy drinks by teens, research finds that manufacturers market the bulk of their products on TV channels that likely appeal to ... read more

Smaller Plates, Smaller Portions? Not Always

Mar. 27, 2015 — It may have become conventional wisdom that you can trick yourself into eating less if you use a smaller plate. But a new study finds that trick doesn't work for everyone, particularly ... read more

Suicide Risk: Variety of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Interventions With Therapists Effective

Mar. 25, 2015 — A variety of dialectical behavior therapy interventions helped to reduce suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury acts in a randomized clinical trial of women with borderline personality disorder ... read more

Varied Immunity by Age 5 in Children Vaccinated With Serogroup B Meningococcus as Babies

Mar. 23, 2015 — Young children who received the 4CMenB vaccine as infants to protect against serogroup B meningococcal disease had waning immunity by age 5, even after receiving a booster, according to new research. ... read more

Identifying How Drinking Contexts and Youth Characteristics Change Over Time

Mar. 17, 2015 — Certain contexts are associated with specific negative drinking-related outcomes. A new study examines associations between drinking contexts and youth characteristics over time. Findings indicate ... read more

Some Things Hugs Can't Fix: Parental Warmth Does Not Remove Anxiety That Follows Punishment

Mar. 16, 2015 — A loving mom can't overcome the anxiety and aggression caused by corporal punishment, and her otherwise warm demeanor may make it worse, according to recent ... read more

Gender, Race Influences When Teens Start Drinking, Smoking and Doing Drugs

Mar. 11, 2015 — Cigarette use among white teenagers is substantially higher than among black and Hispanic teenagers, especially at 18 years old, according to researchers. Alcohol and marijuana use are also higher in ... read more

Female Fetuses Exposed to Tobacco Smoke May Have Increased Diabetes Risk in Middle Age

Mar. 8, 2015 — A fetus exposed to tobacco smoke may be at increased risk for diabetes in adulthood, a new study of adult daughters ... read more

Irregular Sleeping Pattern May Affect How Teens Eat

Mar. 5, 2015 — A sleep study of teenagers found that greater variability in day-to-day sleep habits was associated with higher calories consumed throughout the day. Teens with higher sleep variability also tended ... read more

Nuts May Help Lower Teenagers' Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Mar. 5, 2015 — Modest consumption of nuts every day is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile among adolescents, a new analysis of a large national database ... read more

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