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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Tired Teens 4.5 Times More Likely to Commit Crimes as Adults

Feb. 23, 2017 — Teenagers who experience sleep problems and exhibit anti-social behavior are more likely to commit violent crimes as adults, new research ... read more

Teens in Poorest Families Go Hungry More Than Younger Kids

Feb. 13, 2017 — In very poor families, teenagers are going hungry twice as often as their younger siblings, a study ... read more

New Study Finds Children, Adolescents at Risk from Medicine Intended for Pets

Feb. 6, 2017 — A new study looked at calls to the COPC for pediatric exposures to medications intended for pets from January 1999 through December 2013. Researchers recommend safe storage of all medicines and to ... read more

For Immigrant Mothers Delivering 'the Talk,' Facts Trump Culture

Jan. 27, 2017 — Where a shift in cultural behaviors and beliefs typically takes three generations, new research has found that among African immigrant mothers, cultural views regarding sex are rarely passed down to ... read more

Delaying Marijuana Smoking to Age 17 Cuts Risks to Teens' Brains, New Study Suggests

Jan. 25, 2017 — Adolescents who smoke marijuana as early as 14 do worse by 20 points on some cognitive tests and drop out of school at a higher rate than non-smokers. But if they hold off until age 17, they're ... read more

Age Limits on E-Cigarettes Cause Uptick in Cigarette Smoking Among Pregnant Teens

Jan. 25, 2017 — While laws placing age limits on the purchasing of e-cigarettes are intended to reduce the use of tobacco products, a recent study shows an unintended consequence: a rise in traditional cigarette ... read more

In Utero Conditions Can Affect a Teen's Brain Development

Jan. 24, 2017 — What happens to a fetus in the womb can affect the brain later in life, new research confirms. The research team followed pairs of genetically identical twins from birth into their teenage years. ... read more

E-Cigarettes Are Expanding Tobacco Product Use Among Youth

Jan. 23, 2017 — E-cigarettes are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products, according to a new American ... read more

Teenagers Who Access Mental Health Services See Significant Improvements, Study Shows

Jan. 19, 2017 — Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with ... read more

Lap Band Surgery Benefits Very Obese Adolescents

Jan. 19, 2017 — Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new ... read more

In Teens, Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming

Jan. 12, 2017 — Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in ... read more

Indoor Tanning Study Reveals Surprising New at-Risk Group for Skin Cancer

Jan. 6, 2017 — In a new study of indoor tanning and skin cancer risk, the use of indoor tanning among non-heterosexual black male teens was found to be nearly equal to that of heterosexual white ... read more

Girls Feel Unprepared for Puberty, New Study Finds

Jan. 4, 2017 — Girls from low-income families in the US are unprepared for puberty and have largely negative experiences of this transition. A new study on the puberty experiences of African-American, Caucasian, ... read more

Smoking While Pregnant May Compromise Children’s Kidney Function

Dec. 22, 2016 — Compared with those born from nonsmoking mothers, young children whose mothers smoked while pregnant were 1.24-times more likely to show signs of kidney damage, research ... read more

Prior Kidney Damage May Pose Risks for Pregnant Women and Their Babies

Dec. 22, 2016 — Women with a history of recovered acute kidney injury had an increased rate of preeclampsia and delivered infants earlier than women with a history of normal kidney function, new research ... read more

Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes Rising, According to Surgeon General Report

Dec. 15, 2016 — The United States Surgeon General recently issued a report that adolescents’ use of electronic cigarettes has more than tripled since 2011. As recently as 2010, e-cigarettes were rare, but in 2015, ... read more

Cigar Warnings: Do Teens Believe Them?

Dec. 14, 2016 — Significant differences exist in the believability of specific cigar warnings, suggesting that more work is needed to establish the best warnings to dissuade youth from smoking ... read more

What Else Comes With a College Degree? An Extra 10 Pounds, Says New Study

Dec. 12, 2016 — College students gained an average of 10 pounds over the course of their college years, a study has found, and number of students who were overweight or obese increased 78 percent. The extra weight ... read more

Sexual Harassment Common Among Middle School Children, Study Finds

Dec. 9, 2016 — Sexual harassment is a prevalent form of victimization that most antibullying programs ignore and teachers and school officials often fail to recognize, says a bullying and youth violence expert. The ... read more

In Colorado, Self-Harm Is Leading Cause of Death in New Mothers

Dec. 8, 2016 — Self-harm was the leading cause of pregnancy-associated deaths in Colorado from 2004 to 2014, ahead of car crashes, medical conditions and homicide, according to ... read more

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