Category Archives: Pediatric Health: Teenagers

One Hour of Sleep Makes a Difference In What You’ll Eat

When it comes to teens and sleep, it’s not how much sleep, but how consistently they sleep the same amount that’s important for their health Plenty of studies have documented that teens don’t get enough sleep. They’re supposed to be … Continue reading

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Educating College Students on Drinking Risks Can Help Lessen Drinking Behaviors, but Only Temporarily, Study Finds

Newswise — WASHINGTON - Briefly counseling college students on the dangers of binge drinking is effective in lowering heavy drinking levels among many students, but only temporarily. Three out of four will be right back where they started a year … Continue reading

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Aggressive boys tend to develop into physically stronger teens

Boys who show aggressive tendencies develop greater physical strength as teenagers than boys who are not aggressive, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “This work was motivated by a long-standing … Continue reading

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Shy babies need secure parent bond to help prevent potential teen anxiety

Shy babies need to have a strong bond with their parents to avoid developing anxiety disorders in their teens, according to a new study co-authored at the University of Waterloo. It’s been known for some time that young children who … Continue reading

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Teen narcolepsy tied to marijuana use

Newswise — A study published recently by researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, found 10 percent of adolescents sent to a Sleep Center for evaluation of excessive daytime sleepiness with testing results consistent with narcolepsy had urine drug screens positive for … Continue reading

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Smartphone App Tracks Students’ Class Attendance Automatically

Newswise — Do you want to know how often your college student attends class? Missouri University of Science and Technology has an app for that. A team of Missouri S&T researchers has developed an app that tracks classroom attendance using … Continue reading

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Alcohol Warnings From Parents Matter

Newswise — BUFFALO, N.Y. — Parenting practices and restrictions when it comes to alcohol use can make a difference with adolescent drinking, and there is considerable value to consistent and sustained parental attitudes about drinking, according to new research by … Continue reading

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Insomnia in children, teens may be genetic

DARIEN, IL - A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in childhood and adolescence is partially explained by genetic factors. Results show that clinically significant insomnia was moderately heritable at all stages of the longitudinal study. Genetic factors contributed … Continue reading

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Mother’s depression when kids are young linked to risky teen behaviors

(Reuters Health) - Having a depressed mother during elementary or middle school raises the likelihood a child will engage in risky behaviors like drinking and smoking during the teen years, according to a new Canadian study. Based on nearly 3,000 … Continue reading

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Loneliness declining among American teenagers

There has been a growing concern that modern society is increasingly lonely. In 2006, a New York Times article “The Lonely American Just Got a Bit Lonelier” highlighted research that shows a decline in social engagement-people are less likely to … Continue reading

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Poor sleep in teens tied to inflammation

(Reuters Health) – Teens who don’t get enough sleep may be at risk for chronic problems later in life from increased inflammation throughout the body, according to a new study. Those who didn’t get enough sleep during the week and … Continue reading

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Teens who mature early at greater risk of depression, study says

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Youth who enter puberty ahead of their peers are at heightened risk of depression, although the disease develops differently in girls than in boys, a new study suggests. Early maturation triggers an array of psychological, social-behavioral and … Continue reading

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Chagas disease may be tied to bedbugs

Philadelphia, PA (Scicasts) — The bed bug may be just as dangerous as its sinister cousin, the triatomine, or “kissing” bug. A new study from Penn Medicine researchers in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics demonstrated that bed bugs, … Continue reading

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