Latest Adolescent medicine Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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