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Study examines adolescents' responses to racism in school
When adolescents read a hypothetical scenario about verbal racism in school, age, ethnicity, cross-group friendships, and ethnic socialization predicted their bystander responses. (2017-06-08)
Poor oral hygiene among 19-year-olds
Swedish 19-year-olds need to improve their oral hygiene habits. Seven out of eight adolescents have unacceptable oral hygiene, which increases the risk of future dental problems. (2010-01-18)
'Feeling fat' is worse than being it
The quality of life of adolescents who think they are too fat is worse than for adolescents who really are obese. (2008-06-20)
Parental smoking, behaviors, and attitudes may be associated with adolescent smoking
A parent who quits smoking may lower the risk of his or her adolescent starting to smoke, according to a study by NIDA-supported researchers from Arizona State University and Indiana University. (2003-02-20)
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)
Should adolescents be allowed to make health care decisions?
Drs. Christopher Doig and Ellen Burgess review the arguments for and against whether teens should be allowed to refuse potentially lifesaving medical therapy. (2000-05-29)
Lack of sleep increases risk of failure in school
A new Swedish study shows that adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academically compared to those who enjoy a good night's sleep. (2014-09-23)
Study reveals that italian adolescents are heavy consumers of caffeine
More than three-quarters (76 percent) of Italian adolescents who completed anonymous questionnaires consumed caffeine on a daily basis and nearly half (46 percent) exceeded the upper limits recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (2018-03-07)
Media exposure and sympathetic nervous system reactivity predict PTSD symptoms in adolescents
In a Depression and Anxiety study that surveyed youth following the terrorist attack at the 2013 Boston marathon, adolescents with lower levels of sympathetic reactivity before the attack developed post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms only following high exposure to media coverage of the attack. (2014-08-04)
Most suicidal adolescents receive follow-up care after ER visits
New research, presented Friday, Oct. 1, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, looks at what happens to the 30 percent of suicidal adolescents who are discharged from the emergency department and whether they go on to access additional mental health services. (2010-10-01)
Vaccinated children not at higher risk of infections or allergic diseases
May vaccinations put too much strain on or weaken children's immune systems and are therefore harmful? (2011-03-04)
Depression turns generation gap into a chasm
An Adelaide University study has revealed that a large number of adolescents in Australia perceive themselves to be depressed, but their parents seem unaware of their problems and may not seek help for them. (2001-02-27)
Psychological support helps adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome
Psychological support, in the form of cognitive behaviour therapy, is an effective treatment for adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome. (2004-12-06)
Health care process a roadblock for adolescents with autism and their caregivers
Nancy Cheak-Zamora, assistant professor of health sciences at MU, says that as more children with autism enter adulthood, improved communication between providers, adolescents and caregivers is needed to help those with autism make adult health care decisions. (2017-05-31)
Pitt Researchers Link Trauma With Adolescent Alcohol Abuse
The majority of adolescents with alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse may have been exposed to traumatic events such as physical violence or sexual abuse, say researchers at the Pittsburgh Adolescent Alcohol Research Center of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. (1997-11-25)
Discrimination may affect adolescents' sleep quality
In a Child Development study of daily diary descriptions of discrimination by minority adolescents, experiencing discrimination during the day was associated with compromised sleep quality that night, as well as feelings of greater daytime dysfunction and sleepiness the following day. (2019-04-03)
Whooping cough - making a comeback?
Eleni Galanis and colleagues discuss trends and implications for both patients and physicians concerning the emergence of new groups at higher risk for pertussis in Canada. (2006-02-13)
U of MN study shows teen dieters are more likely to be overweight and suffer from eating disorders
Adolescents who diet and use unhealthy weight-control behaviors are more likely to be overweight and put themselves at risk for eating disorders in the future, according to new research done at the University of Minnesota. (2006-04-11)
Parents talking to their teens about being overweight
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 28 percent of adolescents are overweight. (2012-11-08)
Am I fat? Many of today's adolescents don't think so
Admitting that you have a weight problem may be the first step in taking action, but a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that an increasing number of overweight adolescents do not consider themselves as such. (2015-07-14)
Psychological and social adjustment in teens with same-sex parents
This is the first study to collect multiple measures of adjustment from adolescent offspring of same-sex parents drawn from a large, diverse national sample. (2004-11-15)
Sexual health communication between Asian-American adolescents and health-care providers
Health care providers play an important role in providing accurate information to adolescents about sexual health issues, including prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. (2016-02-29)
Behavioral symptoms may indicate increased smoking risk among adolescents
Adolescents who show a high level of aggression and hyperactivity may be at greater risk for smoking cigarettes than those who do not present these behavioral symptoms, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Intramural Research Program, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National Institute of Mental Health. (2004-03-19)
Findings suggest small increase in obesity among US teens in recent years
Among US children and adolescents 2 to 19 years of age, the prevalence of obesity in 2011- 2014 was 17 percent, and over approximately the last 25 years, the prevalence has decreased in children age 2 to 5 years, leveled off in children 6 to 11 years, and increased among adolescents 12 to 19 years of age, according to a study appearing in the June 7 issue of JAMA. (2016-06-07)
Sex and BC East Asian teenagers
A new study by University of British Columbia researchers shows that although 90 percent of East Asian adolescents in British Columbia are not sexually active, those who are may engage in high-risk sexual behaviors. (2013-07-17)
Psychosocial problems are common in children with dental fear
Children and adolescents with severe dental fear often come from families with a turbulent background. (2010-02-07)
U of M finds teens who eat breakfast daily eat healthier diets than those who skip breakfast
University of Minnesota School of Public Health Project Eating Among Teens researchers have found further evidence to support the importance of encouraging youth to eat breakfast regularly. (2008-03-03)
Why should adolescents with psychological symptoms be asked about hallucinations?
Visual distortions and hallucinations related to an elevated risk of psychosis are linked to self-destructive thought processes among adolescents with psychological symptoms, according to a recent Finnish study. (2015-01-22)
Use of guns by teens for threats more likely than for self-defense
California adolescents are much more likely to be threatened with a gun than to use a gun in self-defense, according to an article in the April issue of The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-04-05)
Out-of-school activities and adolescents behavior
Out-of-school time for adolescents can be enriching or detrimental. This study provides data from a longitudinal study of 819 adolescents from low-income families in the wake of welfare reform. (2004-05-14)
More than 3 percent of US teens have exchanged sex for money or drugs
More than 3 percent of U.S. teens have exchanged sex for money or drugs, reveals a large representative survey published ahead of print in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. (2006-08-09)
New approach needed in way Tourette's syndrome is portrayed, research shows
Media stereotypes of people with Tourette's syndrome are leading to the stigmatizing of adolescents with the condition by their peers. (2016-11-25)
Pediatrician calls for more weight loss programs to treat severely obese teens
A child obesity expert calls for an increase in the number of high quality weight loss programs for obese adolescents so bariatric surgery can become the last available treatment option. (2004-07-06)
Smartphones and tablets and adolescents: Small size, big problems?
Research has shown that when children watch too much television, their risk of obesity increases. (2016-12-14)
Can children make their own healthcare decisions?
When equipped with enough information, some adolescents can make health care decisions as well as adults. (2004-08-13)
Mediterranean diet may improve academic performance by affecting sleep
A new Acta Paediatrica study indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may improve adolescents' academic performance, and the effect may relate to sleep quality. (2018-07-18)
Teenagers should exercise like kids to achieve best health outcomes
As little as two minutes of high-intensity exercise four times a day improves health outcomes in adolescents, but the same amount of moderate-intensity exercise does not reap the same rewards, according to a new study from the University of Exeter. (2015-06-10)
Increased education could help adolescents limit caffeine consumption
Caffeine is the most available and widely used psychoactive substance in the world and is the only drug legally accessible and socially acceptable for consumption by children and adolescents. (2016-03-08)
Understanding the adolescent brain
New research from University of Alberta neuroscientists shows that the brains of adolescents struggling with mental-health issues may be wired differently from those of their healthy peers. (2019-12-20)
Increased computer use by adolescents cause for concern
Researchers at Queen's University have found a strong association between computer and Internet use in adolescents and engagement in multiple-risk behaviors, including illicit drug use, drunkenness and unprotected sex. (2011-04-25)
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