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Syndrome linked to COVID-19 seems more common among children of African ancestry
An inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents, believed to be linked to covid-19, seems to be more common among children of African ancestry, finds a small study from a hospital in Paris, published by The BMJ today. (2020-06-03)
A new immunotherapeutic agent for children and adolescents with advanced lymphoma
The excellent results of the phase III international paediatric study, Inter-B-NHL ritux 2010, have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2020-06-03)
Pod-based e-cigarettes may foster greater nicotine dependence than other devices
Pod-based e-cigarettes' efficient delivery of nicotine may foster greater dependence than other types of e-cigarettes. (2020-06-01)
Study pinpoints top sources of empty calories for children and teens
A new study of children and teens found that more than 25% of the calories they consume were considered empty -- those from added sugars and solid fats. (2020-06-01)
Impact of children's loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come
A rapid review into the mental health impacts of loneliness on children and young people concludes that there could be a spike in demand for mental health services in the years to come. (2020-05-31)
Adolescent exposure to anesthetics may cause alcohol use disorder, new research shows
Early exposure to anesthetics may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2020-05-28)
ADHD: genomic analysis in samples of Neanderthals and modern humans
The frequency of genetic variants associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has decreased progressively in the evolutionary human lineage from the Palaeolithic to nowadays, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports. (2020-05-27)
Survey shows parents' lack understanding of teens' with cancer preferred time to talk about end-of-life issues
Children's National Hospital study finds that family-centered pediatric advance care planning interventions are needed to close the gaps in families' knowledge of adolescents' end-of-life treatment preferences (2020-05-21)
Parent-led discussion about mutual strengths benefits parent-teen communication
A primary care-based intervention to promote parent-teen communication led to less distress and increased positive emotions among adolescents, as well as improved communication for many teens, according to a new study by researchers at the Center for Parent and Teen Communication at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). (2020-05-19)
Is video game addiction real?
A recent six-year study, the longest study ever done on video game addiction, found that about 90% of gamers do not play in a way that is harmful or causes negative long-term consequences. (2020-05-13)
Social media influencers could encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines
Public health bodies should consider incentivizing social media influencers to encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines, say researchers. (2020-05-12)
What influences adolescents to continuously use e-cigarettes?
In a Public Health Nursing study of adolescents who have used e-cigarettes in the past month, certain factors were associated with frequent use. (2020-05-06)
High reliance on urgent care centers may disrupt primary care in children
A study of over 4 million children and adolescents in the US enrolled in Medicaid found that those who rely on urgent care centers for more than a third of their outpatient health care needs had fewer visits to primary care providers. (2020-05-06)
'Loss of pleasure' in teen sleep study
Sleep patterns around the world have been disrupted as screen time increases and sleep routines change with COVID-19 self-isolation requirements. (2020-05-04)
Sexual risk behavior is reduced with involvement of parents and healthcare providers
Randomized Control Trial under an NIH grant demonstrates the efficacy of a clinic-based triadic healthcare intervention called 'Families Talking Together' to protect adolescents from sexual health risks such as unwanted pregnancy and HIV/AIDS. (2020-04-28)
Childhood obesity and high blood pressure warn of future heart disease
A large study in adolescents and children, some as young as 3 years of age, shows a link between obesity, high blood pressure, and later damage to blood vessels. (2020-04-28)
Interventions boost abstinence, condom use for black teens
Sexual health interventions are effective at increasing both abstinence and condom use in black adolescents, according to research evaluating dozens of studies on interventions and outcomes in black youth. (2020-04-20)
Childhood exposure to parental smoking linked to poorer cognitive function in midlife
A Finnish study coordinated by the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Turku, Finland, shows that exposure to parental smoking in childhood and adolescence is associated with poorer learning ability and memory in midlife. (2020-04-15)
Genetics linked to childhood emotional, social and psychiatric problems
Emotional, social and psychiatric problems in children and adolescents have been linked to higher levels of genetic vulnerability for adult depression. (2020-04-15)
Fertility preservation use among transgender adolescents
Transgender adolescents often seek hormonal intervention to achieve a body consistent with their gender identity and those interventions affect reproductive function. (2020-04-13)
Is autoimmunity on the rise?
A study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology provides evidence that the prevalence of autoimmunity -- when the immune system goes awry and attacks the body itself -- has increased in the United States in recent years. (2020-04-08)
Rapid infectious disease shifts in Chinese children and adolescents prior to COVID-19
Deaths of children and adolescents in China due to infectious diseases were becoming rare prior to the covid-19 pandemic, according to a new study. (2020-04-03)
Emotional abuse, neglect affect adolescent depression differently by gender, ethnicity
Research shows that physical and sexual abuse are risk factors for depression in adolescents. (2020-03-31)
Liraglutide can help adolescents with obesity manage their weight
Liraglutide 3.0 mg, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity to help adults with obesity manage their weight, appears to help adolescents too, according to an industry-sponsored randomized controlled trial. (2020-03-31)
Childhood overweight and obesity rates fall slightly overall but rise among disadvantaged families
A study of more than one million children in Catalonia examines the time trends and socio-demographic factors associated with this health problem. (2020-03-26)
Survey data confirm increases in anxiety, depression, suicidal thinking among US adolescents seeking mental health care
Nationwide survey data on more than 230,000 US adolescents over the period 2005 to 2018 suggest that anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and other 'internalizing' problems account for an increasing share of the adolescent mental health burden, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Columbia University. (2020-03-25)
Study finds more mental heath visits decreases risk of suicide among youths
A multistate study of Medicaid enrollees led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that suicide risk was highest among youth with epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, substance use and bipolar disorder. (2020-03-23)
Researchers develop method for measuring quality of life for people on autism spectrum
A new study led by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) shows that a set of simple questionnaires can help clinicians and families better evaluate the quality of life of people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). (2020-03-23)
Bad sleep habits can depress teens
Nagging negative thoughts - and striving for perfection - keep teenagers awake at night, raising their chance of becoming depressed and anxious, a new study shows. (2020-03-18)
Teens who feel empowered are less likely to bully, harass, commit sexual violence
Teens who feel personally empowered are less likely to bully, harass or commit acts of sexual violence, according to a study by Rutgers University, the University of Nebraska, and the University of New Hampshire. (2020-03-18)
Childhood obesity linked to higher risk of anxiety, depression and premature death
Two new studies from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden underscore health risks associated with childhood obesity. (2020-03-18)
Observed 'gateway' effect of e-cigarettes among teens 'likely to be small'
The observed 'gateway' effect of e-cigarette use among teens is 'likely to be small,' with only a tiny proportion of experimental vapers going on to smoke regular cigarettes, suggests research published online in the journal Tobacco Control. (2020-03-17)
Family member deportation puts Latino adolescents at risk of suicidal thoughts
Latino/a adolescents with a family member who was detained or deported beginning as early as 2017 were at high risk of suicidal thoughts, early alcohol use, and risky behaviors that can lead to school failure and chronic health problems. (2020-03-16)
Older children's brains respond differently to rewarding vs. negative experiences late in day
Older children respond more strongly to rewarding experiences and less strongly to negative experiences later in the day, which may lead to poor decision-making at night, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2020-03-11)
Cancer survival rates improve for young adults
A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds improvements in five-year survival rates for all cancers in young adults. (2020-03-03)
Five-year survival improves for certain cancers in adolescent and young adults
The five-year survival rate for adolescents and young adults with cancer has significantly improved from 1975 to 2005 in the United States overall, but this was not the case for all cancers, according to a report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2020-03-03)
Childhood physical abuse linked to heavy cigarette use among teens who smoke
A new study in kids at risk for maltreatment shows that physical abuse, especially when they're toddlers or teens, dramatically increases the odds that their adolescent experimentation with cigarettes will lead to a heavy smoking habit. (2020-02-24)
How sleep helps teens deal with social stress
Study found that adequate sleep allowed students to cope with discrimination and challenges associated with ethnic or racial bias. (2020-02-24)
Study suggests later school start times reduce car crashes, improve teen safety
A study published online as an accepted paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that later school start times were associated with a significant drop in vehicle accidents involving teen drivers. (2020-02-18)
Community LGBTQ supportiveness may reduce substance use among sexual minority adolescents
A new research study provides novel insights into community-level predictors of lifetime substance use among a sample of 2678 sexual minority adolescents. (2020-02-18)
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