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Being Bullied May Alter the Teen Brain

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are often bullied may be left with shrinkage in key parts of their brain, increasing their risk for mental illness, European researchers report. They said such shrinkage eventually appears…

Binge Drinkers' Social Media Posts Can Haunt Them

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The hangover is bad enough. But for binge-drinking young people, embarrassing social media posts can be another headache. College students often show signs of social media "addiction" and can suffer…

More Sleep in Seattle: Later Start to School Brings Kids Better Grades

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Would delaying the start of school help sleep-deprived teens get more of the shut-eye they need? Yes, suggests a Seattle experiment that assessed how adolescent sleep habits changed after the opening…

How Long Will Your Teen Live? Personality Might Tell

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Does your teenager's personality actually predict how long he or she will live? Yes, claims new research that finds high school students who tend to be calm, empathetic and intellectually curious…

Teenage Obesity May Raise Pancreatic Cancer Risk Years Later

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity in the teen years may increase the risk of developing deadly pancreatic cancer in adulthood, researchers report. The odds for this rare cancer can quadruple due to obesity, the Israeli…

Sharp Rise Seen in Kids' ER Visits for Mental Health Woes

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Mental health issues are sending more and more kids and teens to hospital emergency rooms, and that increase has been most dramatic among minorities, a new report shows. Between 2012 and 2016, overall…

New Evidence Pot May Harm the Teen Brain

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who stop smoking pot can think and learn better afterward, even if they are only light users, a new study reports. Compared to teenagers and young adults who continued using marijuana, those…

The Real Reasons Parents Refuse HPV Vaccination

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Safety concerns are a main reason American parents hesitate to have their children vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study. The finding challenges…

Disabling Hip Ailment Is Another Health Risk for Obese Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood obesity has been linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and early heart disease, but new research now ties it to a sometimes crippling hip condition. It's called slipped capital femoral…

Countries That Ban Spanking See Less Teen Violence: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nations that officially frown upon hitting kids as a form of punishment appear to have teens who are less prone to violence, new research suggests. In countries that have a complete ban on corporal…

Sleepy Teens More Prone to Drug Use, Suicide Attempts

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High school students who get too little sleep are more likely than others to use drugs, drink alcohol or attempt suicide, U.S. researchers warn. And while teenagers need eight to 10 hours of sleep…

Sleepy Teens More Prone to Drug Use, Suicide Attempts

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High school students who get too little sleep are more likely than others to use drugs, drink alcohol or attempt suicide, U.S. researchers warn. And while teenagers need eight to 10 hours of sleep…