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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

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

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

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

Low Attention Control in Early Adolescence Is a Genetic Risk Factor for Anxiety Disorders

June 20, 2016 — Low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders, researchers have found. Young teens who suffer from anxiety are also more ... read more

Postpartum Depression Least Severe Form of Depression in Mothers

June 15, 2016 — Postpartum depression -- a household term since actress Brooke Shields went public in 2005 about her struggle with it -- is indeed serious. But depression that begins before or during pregnancy is ... read more

Adolescent Alcohol, Marijuana Use Leads to Poor Academic Performance, Health Problems

June 14, 2016 — Adolescents who use both marijuana and alcohol during middle school and high school are more likely to have poor academic performance and mental health during high school, according to a new study ... read more

Recharge With Sleep: Pediatric Sleep Recommendations Promoting Optimal Health

June 13, 2016 — For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has released official consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers to avoid ... read more

Being Born Small or Stress During Pregnancy Can Lead to Greater Disease Risk in Mothers

June 13, 2016 — Low birth weight or stress during pregnancy can lead to long-term health problems in women, according to a study. The research found that stress during pregnancy leads to long-term health issues in ... read more

Trauma in Childhood Linked to Drug Use in Adolescence

June 8, 2016 — Latest research from a national sample of almost 10,000 US adolescents found psychological trauma, especially abuse and domestic violence before age 11, can increase the likelihood of experimentation ... read more

Study: Facing Suicide Attempts as a Teenager Could Predict Heart Disease Later in Life

June 7, 2016 — Teenagers, particularly boys, who try to kill themselves or are close with someone who attempted suicide could face a higher rate of risk factors for heart disease in their twenties, according to new ... read more

Obesity, Gestational Diabetes in Mothers Linked to Early Onset of Puberty in Daughters

June 6, 2016 — Daughters of overweight mothers who develop gestational diabetes are significantly more likely to experience an earlier onset of one sign of puberty, according to new ... read more

Almost All Food, Beverage Products Marketed by Music Stars Are Unhealthy

June 6, 2016 — The first study to quantify nutritional quality of food and drinks endorsed by music celebrities popular among teens has concluded that almost all such products are unhealthy. None of the music stars ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are ... read more

Low Hormone Levels Linked to Obesity in Teens

May 24, 2016 — Obese teenagers already show signs of hormonal differences from normal-weight peers that may make them prone to weight gain, according to a new ... read more

Teenage Pregnancies Hit Record Low, Reflecting Efforts of England's Strategy to Reduce Under-18 Conceptions

May 23, 2016 — Rates of teenage pregnancy in England have halved since the implementation of the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS) in 1999, and the greatest effect is seen in areas of high ... read more

Low And High-Birthweight Babies Appear at Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

May 23, 2016 — Babies born at both low and high birthweights appear to be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes by the time they become adolescents, researchers ... read more

Support from Family, Friends Important to Helping Prevent Depression in Teenagers

May 19, 2016 — The importance of friendships and family support in helping prevent depression among teenagers has been highlighted in new research. The study also found that teenagers who had grown up in a ... read more

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