News tagged with journal of adolescent health

Abused children found to smoke more as teens and adults

Researchers have long suspected some kind of link between childhood abuse and smoking. But in an interesting twist, a new study from the University of Washington finds a connection not between whether or not an abused child ...

Aug 06, 2013
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Injuries from teen fighting deal a blow to IQ

A new Florida State University study has found that adolescent boys who are hurt in just two physical fights suffer a loss in IQ that is roughly equivalent to missing an entire year of school. Girls experience a similar loss ...

Aug 02, 2013
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Friendships reduce risky behaviors in homeless youth

Homeless young women may be at greater risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than homeless young men because of the structure of their social groups and friendships, according to new research from ...

Jul 30, 2013
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Note to teens: Just breathe

In May, the Los Angeles school board voted to ban suspensions of students for "willful defiance" and directed school officials to use alternative disciplinary practices. The decision was controversial, and the question remains: ...

Jul 09, 2013
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Many kids missing out on healthy lifestyle

(HealthDay)—Only half of American youths get the recommended amount of exercise and less than one-third eat the suggested amount of fruits and vegetables each day, according to a federal government study.

Jun 25, 2013
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Doctors don't provide sexual health info to teens

Most sexually active teens don't get information about sexual health from their health care providers, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Furthermore, nearly one in five sexually active ...

Jun 12, 2013
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Cyberbullying puts teens at risk

Teenage victims of cyberbullying, defined as the use of the internet or cell phones to send hurtful and harassing messages, are more likely to develop symptoms of depression, substance abuse and internet ...

Jun 05, 2013
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