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Teens sleep 43 more minutes per night after combo of two treatments, study finds

September 27, 2019

Teenagers got 43 more minutes of sleep a night after a four-week intervention that reset their body clocks…
Teenagers less likely to respond to mothers with controlling tone of voice

September 27, 2019

Teenagers are less likely to cooperate and put effort into their mother’s requests when they are said in…
New research: Invest more money in transitional housing and teens in foster care are less likely to be homeless, jailed

September 18, 2019

State spending on transitional housing supports for youth “aging out” of foster care can make a big difference…
Teenage Sleep Hygiene

September 17, 2019

A new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children has found that…
Opioid treatment for teens? Medications can help

September 12, 2019

Teens who misuse prescription or illicit opioids might benefit from opioid treatment medications, according to a new study…
Teens who don’t date are less depressed

September 9, 2019

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build…
Bariatric surgery for teens coming into mainstream

August 28, 2019

When her endocrinologist first suggested bariatric surgery to deal with her obesity, Chloe was offended. Then she reconsidered.…
To Vape or Not to Vape?

August 5, 2019

Vaping and e-cigarettes have quickly become popular among teens today, but pulmonary expert, Wassim Walid Labaki, M.D., warns…
Students with a greater sense of family and school belonging are less likely to become bullies

August 1, 2019

Research has shown that, despite great efforts, one in three children continue to experience bullying in school. However,…
Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

July 29, 2019

It’s possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in…
Teen depression linked to use of social media and TV

July 16, 2019

Using social media and watching TV might increase symptoms of depression in teenagers, according to a new study…
Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

June 28, 2019

Teenagers who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are better protected against depression than…
Not all teens turn to social media when they’re lonely

June 5, 2019

Technology is so pervasive it may seem as if teens spend more time on social networking sites than…
What happens when your picky toddler becomes a teen?

May 14, 2019

However, the few children who were persistent picky eaters, those who were less able to change and adapt…
For teens, online bullying worsens sleep and depression

May 13, 2019

Teens who experience cyberbullying are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, which in turn raises levels of…
Gang-associated youth avoid violence by acting tough online

May 3, 2019

The menacing photos that Tevin, a young man affiliated with a Chicago street gang, posted on social media…
Pub talk will try to unravel the mystery of the teenage brain

April 30, 2019

The teenage brain remains a mystery for parents. Adapting to seemingly overnight changes in moods and behaviors in…
Finally, another effective drug for kids and teens with type 2 diabetes

April 30, 2019

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in children and teens, but treatment options for pediatric patients have…
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Teenagers from poor countries have suicidal thoughts more frequently than those from the developed world

March 16, 2019

There is no greater tragedy that the death of a young person. However, teenagers are often suffering from…
Teenagers today are more depressed than a decade ago, but use drugs less

March 1, 2019

Teenagers always felt vulnerable. They have to make decisions that are going to impact their entire lives and…
When parenting teens, keep calm and don’t carry on

February 25, 2019

The field of adolescent psychology is increasingly focused on parents, with researchers asking how mothers and fathers control…
Cannabis use in teens raises risk of depression in young adults

February 20, 2019

Cannabis is the most commonly used recreational drug by teenagers worldwide. In Canada, among youth aged 15 to…
Having a teen ‘bestie’ can predict satisfaction in adult romantic relationships

January 30, 2019

A nearly two-decade study from the University of Virginia has found that adolescents who had healthy same-gender relationships…
Teens keep active despite asthma or eczema, study finds

January 23, 2019

A fresh look by the University of Bristol at how teenagers are affected by their asthma, eczema or…
Black and Hispanic teens see risky behaviors on social media, but few actually post about them

January 10, 2019

Getting teenagers to talk with adults about sex and drugs and social media is never an easy ask.…
How teens deal with stress may affect their blood pressure, immune system

January 3, 2019

Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions…
Want to help your teens? Make their lives predictable

December 20, 2018

Establishing consistent routines at home for your teen may generate pushback, but it could also set him or her…
Teens get more sleep, show improved grades and attendance with later school start time, researchers find

December 18, 2018

When Seattle Public Schools announced that it would reorganize school start times across the district for the fall of 2016,…
Guarding Teen Hearts

October 31, 2018

People with type 1 diabetes are far more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. Their…
Teen cannabis use is not without risk to cognitive development

October 8, 2018

Although studies have shown that alcohol and cannabis misuse are related to impaired cognition in youth, previous studies…
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