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July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015

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

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

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

Adolescent Exposure to E-Cigarette Tv Ads Increases Likelihood of Future Use

July 7, 2015 — Adolescents who are exposed to e-cigarette TV advertising are more likely to try e-cigarettes in the future, according to a groundbreaking experiment. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance that ... read more

Adolescents Who View Medical Marijuana Ads More Likely to Use the Drug, Study Finds

July 6, 2015 — A new study raises questions about whether there is a need to revise prevention programming for youth as the availability, visibility and legal status of marijuana changes. The report found that ... read more

Genetic Testing in Kids Is Fraught With Complications

July 2, 2015 — Despite an increasing ease in acquiring genetic information, experts pointsout that doing so has consequences, particularly when it comes to children. It is this population, they say, that is the ... read more

Obese Teens in Study Less Likely to Use Contraception

July 1, 2015 — Sexually active obese adolescents were significantly less likely to use contraception than normal weight peers, putting them at higher risk of unintended pregnancy, an American study of nearly 1,000 ... read more

License Plate Decals Don't Seem to Curb Learner Driver Crash Rates

June 29, 2015 — The use of license plate decals for drivers with learner permits doesn't seem to have reduced their crash rate in New Jersey, the first US state to introduce the regulation, finds ... read more

June 24, 2015 — When it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys, a new study shows. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur ... read more

Adolescents Uncertain About Risks of Marijuana, E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

June 23, 2015 — Teenagers are very familiar with the risks of smoking cigarettes, but are much less sure whether marijuana or e-cigarettes are harmful, according to a new study. The researchers compared teens' ... read more

Stronger Working Memory, Reduced Sexual Risk-Taking in Adolescents

June 17, 2015 — A study of adolescents has found that individual differences in working memory, a function of the brain that helps us make decisions, can predict early sexual risk-taking. The findings suggest ... read more

Night Driving Restriction Reduces Young Driver Crashes

June 16, 2015 — Restricting teenagers from driving unsupervised at night, and introducing strict penalties and other licensing requirements, could reduce crashes significantly, according to research. The study shows ... read more

Weekend Screen Time Linked to Poorer Bone Health in Teen Boys

June 10, 2015 — Weekend screen time is linked to poorer teen bone health -- but only in boys, reveals new research. The apparent lack of impact of leisure screen time on teen girls' bone health may be explained ... read more

Current BMI Tests Underestimate Obesity in Teens With Disabilities

June 9, 2015 — New approaches, based on body mass index (BMI) or other simple measures, are needed to improve assessment of obesity in adolescents with physical disabilities, report experts. Obesity is a major ... read more

Relief of Dystonia Symptoms Is Sustained in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation

June 9, 2015 — Children and adolescents who received deep brain stimulation for generalized dystonia maintained significant symptom relief for up to eight years, according to a study. The results reinforce the ... read more

New Knowledge About Parental Break-Up, Conflicts

June 3, 2015 — Do maternal couple relationships change throughout the child-rearing years and can the likelihood of parental break-up be predicted? A new doctoral study has investigated these ... read more

Nearly One-Third of Early Adulthood Depression Could Be Linked to Bullying in Teenage Years

June 2, 2015 — Bullying in teenage years is strongly associated with depression later on in life, suggests new research. Depression is a major public health problem with high economic and societal costs. There is a ... read more

Helping Youth Cope With Anxiety, Depression, and Suicidal Thoughts

June 2, 2015 — A program is helping strengthen the mental health of public school students. The EMPATHY program, created and implemented in 2013, shows after just three months of use in schools, the program ... read more

Teens Start Misusing ADHD Drugs and Other Stimulants Earlier Than You Might Think

June 2, 2015 — Despite stereotypes about college students resorting to black-market Ritalin to help them cram for exams, young people are actually most likely to start misusing prescription stimulant drugs in their ... read more

Teens Turn to Internet to Cope With Health Challenges

June 2, 2015 — While most teens tap online sources to learn more about puberty, drugs, sex, depression and other issues, a surprising 88 percent said they do not feel comfortable sharing their health concerns with ... read more

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