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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

Study Gives Doctors Guidance on 'Reproductive Coercion'

Oct. 11, 2016 — New research finds that men purposely are breaking their own condoms and pressuring female partners in their teens and 20s to go without birth control in order to get them pregnant. The study ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Teaching kids about drugs, alcohol and sex appears to be less controversial than ever before but parents want to see health education classes cover more ... read more

Response to Anxiety Linked to Movement Control Areas in Brain

Sep. 18, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that the response to anxiety in teenagers may include not only the parts of the brain which deal with emotions (the limbic system), as has been long understood, but also ... read more

Discrimination Toward Overweight Adolescents Predictive of Emotional Problems

Sep. 13, 2016 — Discrimination and bullying experienced by sixth graders who are overweight leads to emotional problems by the end of eighth grade, according to new research. The results suggest that to reduce the ... read more

Many Adolescent Girls With Leukemia Are Not Being Screened for Pregnancy Before Beginning Chemotherapy

Sep. 12, 2016 — A new study indicates that adolescent females with acute leukemia have low rates of pregnancy screening prior to receiving chemotherapy that can cause birth defects. Although many chemotherapy drugs ... read more

Social Connectedness Can Increase Suicide Risk

Sep. 9, 2016 — Community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts, according to a new ... read more

How Effective Is a Smartphone App in Teaching Sexual Health to Teen Girls?

Sep. 8, 2016 — New research has been published that suggests that a smartphone application vs. traditional methods can potentially connect teenage girls to more information about sexual ... read more

Teenage Weight Gain Down to Dramatic Drop in Calories They Burn

Sep. 8, 2016 — An acceleration in obesity among young teenagers could be explained by a 12-year-long study which found that the number of calories they burn while at rest drops suddenly in ... read more

Teens Are Less Likely to Select Sugary Beverages That Contain Health Warning Labels

Sep. 8, 2016 — Teens are more than 15 percent less likely to say they would purchase soft drinks and other sugary drinks that include health warning labels, according to a new study. The study is among the first to ... read more

Early Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Oral Contraceptive Cost Sharing

Sep. 7, 2016 — Researchers have examined how the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring most commercial insurance plans to cover Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, without cost sharing ... read more

Transgender Youth Are as Likely to Become Pregnant as Other Adolescents

Sep. 7, 2016 — Sexually active transgender youth have pregnancy rates similar to their non-transgender peers -- dispelling the notion that trans youth are less at risk for pregnancy, according to new ... read more

High Rates of Suicide and Self-Harm Among Transgender Youth

Aug. 31, 2016 — In a new study, 30 percent of transgender youth report a history of at least one suicide attempt, and nearly 42 percent report a history of self-injury, such as cutting. The study also discovered a ... read more

US Teens More Likely to Vape for Flavorings Than Nicotine in E-Cigarettes

Aug. 25, 2016 — US teens are more likely to vape for the flavorings found in e-cigarettes rather than nicotine, suggests research. It is widely assumed that teen vapers are vaping nicotine, so in a bid to find out ... read more

Baby Simulator Program May Make Teenage Girls More, Not Less, Likely to Become Pregnant

Aug. 25, 2016 — A teenage pregnancy prevention program involving a baby simulator does not appear to have any long-term effect on reducing the risk of teenage pregnancy, according to the first randomized controlled ... read more

One Approach Can Prevent Teen Obesity, Eating Disorders, New Guidelines Say

Aug. 22, 2016 — A single approach can prevent both obesity and eating disorders in teenagers, according to new ... read more

Study of Chinese Teens Examines Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs, Suicidal Behaviors

Aug. 15, 2016 — The nonmedical use of prescription drugs and the misuse of sedatives and opioids were associated with subsequent suicidal thoughts or attempts in a study of Chinese adolescents, according to a new ... read more

Is Acetaminophen Use When Pregnant Associated With Kids' Behavioral Problems?

Aug. 15, 2016 — Using the common pain-relieving medication acetaminophen during pregnancy was associated with increased risk for multiple behavioral problems in children, according to an ... read more

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

Correcting Metabolic Deficiencies May Improve Depression Symptoms

Aug. 12, 2016 — Identifying and treating metabolic deficiencies in patients with treatment-resistant depression can improve symptoms and even lead to remission, report ... 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

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