Latest Adolescent medicine Stories

2006-06-06 10:40:36

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenage girls commonly have sex not because they want to, but because they feel pressured into it - and the result may be a higher risk of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, a new study suggests.

2006-06-05 15:30:19

Young children stand a better chance of avoiding death in a serious car crash if they're secured in a car seat rather than buckled in a seat belt, according to a study released Monday.

2006-04-03 22:39:21

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Certain teenagers who watch more television are more likely to become sexually active than those who spend less time in front of the tube, a new study shows. Dr.

2006-03-03 09:22:23

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Though parents may worry about what their kids are doing after school, a new study suggests that teenagers do not often use their unsupervised afternoons to have sex.

2006-02-13 15:19:01

By Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The triad syndrome of disordered eating, menstrual irregularity, and low bone mass observed among some college students and young adults, may also affect teenagers, new study findings suggest.

2006-02-10 13:39:29

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A home-based program that combines a doctor's advice with computer assessment, mailings and phone calls may help teens become more active and improve their diet, a study hints.

2006-01-05 11:17:51

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who live in dangerous neighborhoods are more likely to be overweight than those who live in safer environments, a new study suggests.

2005-12-09 13:25:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenagers who think their mothers put a high value on thinness may be more likely to worry about their weight and frequently diet, new research suggests. The study, of more than 9,200 U.S.

2005-12-08 10:15:00

Children and young teens may be more likely to exercise if they're motivated by fun and fitness rather than weight concerns, a new study suggests.

2005-09-19 10:40:00

Children 2 to 6 years of age pretending to shop for a party with their dolls are significantly more apt to choose cigarettes if their parents smoke and wine or beer if their parents drink, results of a study show.

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