Latest Adolescent medicine Stories
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adolescent girls who always use condoms correctly are indeed protected from common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), according to a new study. However, the findings also show that only 16 percent of the young women used condoms properly.
Children who watch the most television during childhood and adolescence may be less likely to finish school or go on to earn a university degree, according to a study in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenage girls who think theirparents disapprove of their having sex may have a lower risk ofsexually transmitted diseases as young adults, a new studysuggests.
In a major new report in Pediatrics, doctors who care for young adults are warned that computer games and caffeine may not be the only sources of teen sleep deprivation. Sleep apnea, depression and other medical disorders could be to blame, according to the report by Richard Millman, M.D., and other researchers at Brown University. The report has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Minority adolescent women have the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases which places them at higher risk of pelvic inflammatory disease and HIV/STD, a recent study shows.
Teens aren't getting the preventive health counseling they need. A new study found that less than half of medical check-ups for adolescents included advice from the doctor on promoting healthy behaviors and reducing risky ones, despite evidence that this type of counseling works.