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August 30, 2016

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August 30, 2016

Aug. 15, 2016 — Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children's health concerns than other groups, a new national poll ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Are lower levels of physical activity among African-American teens related to hair care? A new study has centralized itself around this very ... read more

Why Parents Are the New 'Heroes' in Policing Young Drivers

Aug. 3, 2016 — Parents are vital in encouraging their children to obey the road rules and young drivers are keen to show their parents they can be trusted, which means they may hold greater power in enforcing ... read more

Changes in Teenage Brain Structure Provide Clues to Onset of Mental Health Problems

July 25, 2016 — Scientists have mapped the structural changes that occur in teenagers' brains as they develop, showing how these changes may help explain why the first signs of mental health problems often ... read more

July 21, 2016 — More than one in three -- an estimated 328,000 -- students in grades seven to 12 report moderate-to-serious psychological distress, according to new survey results in Ontario, Canada. Girls are twice ... read more

Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy: Beneficial for Both Mother and Child

July 19, 2016 — In 80 percent of cases, pregnant women who used nicotine patches or the drug Zyban successively quit smoking, a new study has shown. Even after stopping the use of these products, 60 percent of Zyban ... read more

Estimated Prevalence of Diabetes Among Adolescents Higher Than Previously Reported

July 19, 2016 — The prevalence of diabetes among U.S. adolescents has been estimated by a new study that showed the percentage of those who were unaware of their diabetes, and the prevalence of prediabetes using ... read more

Bariatric Surgery for Teens Associated With Improved Mobility, Less Walking Pain

July 18, 2016 — Does bariatric surgery for severely obese teens help them gain better mobility and reduce musculoskeletal pain? New research suggests that it ... read more

'Cool, Fun Factor' Motivates E-Cigarette Use in Teens

July 18, 2016 — The novelty factor of e-cigarettes is the key motivation for their use by adolescents, according to a new Canadian study. Previous studies have found increasing rates of e-cigarette use by ... read more

Public Health Benefits of E-Cigarette Use Tend to Outweigh the Harms

July 14, 2016 — A modeling study by top tobacco control experts finds that e-cigarettes are likely to provide public health benefits based on "conservative estimates" of the likely uptake of vaping and ... read more

Negative Stereotypes Affect Female Soccer Performance

July 14, 2016 — Subjecting female soccer players to a negative stereotype about their abilities reduced their dribbling speed significantly, according to a new study. The results demonstrate the impact negative ... read more

July 11, 2016 — A new study debunks the popular belief that electronic cigarettes are merely a substitute for cigarettes among teens. Instead, the study suggests that some teens who never would have smoked ... read more

Nicotine Exposure During Pregnancy Nearly Twice as High as Reported

July 7, 2016 — More women may be smoking and exposed to nicotine during pregnancy than previously thought, according to research. The study reveals a significant gap between the number of local, pregnant mothers ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new ... read more

Media Not the Scapegoat When It Comes to Teen Sex

June 30, 2016 — Parents and society shouldn't shift the blame for young people's sexual behavior on what teens supposedly see and read in the media about intimate encounters. So says a researcher who led a ... read more

Drunkorexia 101: Increasing Alcohol’s Effects Through Diet and Exercise Behaviors

June 27, 2016 — While many people view college drinking as the norm, less understood is that how students drink can place them at a higher risk for multiple problems. Drinking on an empty stomach usually means that ... read more

Understanding Risk Factors Involved in Initiation of Adolescent Alcohol Use

June 26, 2016 — Underage drinking is a major public health and social problem in the U.S. The ability to identify at-risk children before they initiate heavy alcohol use has immense clinical and public health ... read more

Tele-Psychiatry Reaches Rural Kids in Need

June 22, 2016 — Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 5 children in the United States have behavioral health issues. However, of these children, only 20 percent receive mental health services. Now, a study shows ... read more

Impulsive Children Raised in Caring Families Drink Less During Adolescence

June 22, 2016 — Years of research have shown that impulsivity in childhood is among the individual vulnerabilities leading to substance abuse, delinquency, as well as aggressive and antisocial behavior in ... read more

June 21, 2016 — The adolescent years can be full of changes. A new study now suggests that when these years include prolonged periods of food insecurity coupled with harsh parenting practices, females are prone to ... read more

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