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April 25, 2015

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April 25, 2015

Teens With Breast Lumps May Be Able to Avoid Invasive Biopsy

Mar. 30, 2015 — If a lump is found in the breast of an adolescent girl, she often will undergo an excisional biopsy. However, breast cancer is rare in adolescents, and the vast majority of teenage breast lumps turn ... read more

Marketing of Energy Drinks Placed on TV Channels That Appeal to Teens

Mar. 30, 2015 — Though the Academy of Pediatrics advises against the consumption of energy drinks by teens, research finds that manufacturers market the bulk of their products on TV channels that likely appeal to ... read more

Smaller Plates, Smaller Portions? Not Always

Mar. 27, 2015 — It may have become conventional wisdom that you can trick yourself into eating less if you use a smaller plate. But a new study finds that trick doesn't work for everyone, particularly ... read more

Suicide Risk: Variety of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Interventions With Therapists Effective

Mar. 25, 2015 — A variety of dialectical behavior therapy interventions helped to reduce suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury acts in a randomized clinical trial of women with borderline personality disorder ... read more

Varied Immunity by Age 5 in Children Vaccinated With Serogroup B Meningococcus as Babies

Mar. 23, 2015 — Young children who received the 4CMenB vaccine as infants to protect against serogroup B meningococcal disease had waning immunity by age 5, even after receiving a booster, according to new research. ... read more

Identifying How Drinking Contexts and Youth Characteristics Change Over Time

Mar. 17, 2015 — Certain contexts are associated with specific negative drinking-related outcomes. A new study examines associations between drinking contexts and youth characteristics over time. Findings indicate ... read more

Some Things Hugs Can't Fix: Parental Warmth Does Not Remove Anxiety That Follows Punishment

Mar. 16, 2015 — A loving mom can't overcome the anxiety and aggression caused by corporal punishment, and her otherwise warm demeanor may make it worse, according to recent ... read more

Gender, Race Influences When Teens Start Drinking, Smoking and Doing Drugs

Mar. 11, 2015 — Cigarette use among white teenagers is substantially higher than among black and Hispanic teenagers, especially at 18 years old, according to researchers. Alcohol and marijuana use are also higher in ... read more

Female Fetuses Exposed to Tobacco Smoke May Have Increased Diabetes Risk in Middle Age

Mar. 8, 2015 — A fetus exposed to tobacco smoke may be at increased risk for diabetes in adulthood, a new study of adult daughters ... read more

Irregular Sleeping Pattern May Affect How Teens Eat

Mar. 5, 2015 — A sleep study of teenagers found that greater variability in day-to-day sleep habits was associated with higher calories consumed throughout the day. Teens with higher sleep variability also tended ... read more

Nuts May Help Lower Teenagers' Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Mar. 5, 2015 — Modest consumption of nuts every day is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile among adolescents, a new analysis of a large national database ... read more

Smoking When Pregnant Increases Cancer Risk for Daughters

Mar. 5, 2015 — Women who smoke when pregnant are putting their daughters at a greater risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer later in life, a new study has determined. Findings also demonstrated that mothers ... read more

Expanding Sports Concussion Laws May Help Ensure Safety of All Teenage Athletes

Mar. 3, 2015 — Recent concussion laws that set out to prevent head injuries in American teenage athletes should be extended to include the activities of summer camps, travel teams and all-star teams. This will ... read more

ADHD Plus Childhood Trauma Heightens Risk for Self-Harm, Suicide

Mar. 3, 2015 — Young women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in childhood and adolescence are at greater risk for self-injury, eating disorders and suicide than those with ADHD who ... read more

Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21 Is Best Way to Prevent Lifelong Addiction

Mar. 3, 2015 — Raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 would save lives by preventing adolescents from ever taking up smoking, a new report suggests. The minimum age to buy tobacco products in most of the ... read more

Successful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Youth Leads to Decreased Thinking About Suicide

Mar. 2, 2015 — Patients who did not respond to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety in childhood had more chronic and enduring patterns of suicidal ideation at 7 to 19 years after treatment, report ... read more

Survey of Teen Dating Violence Among US High School Students

Mar. 2, 2015 — A survey of US high school students suggests that 1 in 5 female students and 1 in 10 male students who date have experienced some form of teen dating violence (TDV) during the past 12 months. ... read more

Study on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Safety Concludes

Mar. 2, 2015 — Cardiovascular risks of severe pediatric obesity, assessed among a recent study, have been recently published. The authors found that severely obese adolescents carry not only excess weight, but also ... read more

High Stress for New Mothers Increases Secondhand Smoke Risk for Infants

Feb. 27, 2015 — Mothers with a high level of prenatal social stressors -- including possibly less control over their own housing situation or economic distress -- had 2.5 times higher odds to have only a partial or ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — Teen girls who live in rural areas are more likely than their male counterparts to have undiagnosed asthma, and they often are at a higher risk of depression, according to researchers. ... read more

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