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18 Oct 14 - Kids And Teens Health News

Kids and teenagers with mental health issues deserve early intervention
Some kids are clean-cut, others scruffy, the variety of the student outfit an eternal hallmark of Australian schooling. But, as we approach 2015, most teens now accessorise with a mobile device, using social media to converse with their peers and the ...

Your kid's brain on pot: The real effects of marijuana on teens
It was mere shrubbery compared to today's street-grade marijuana, which typically has THC concentrations of at least 10 per cent, but may contain upwards of 30 per cent, according to Health Canada. As Canadian youth take advantage of easy access to the ...

Parents and Teens Aren't Embarrassed by the Sex Talk Anymore
... for Latino Adolescent and Family Health surveyed a nationally representative sample of 1,663 pairs of parents and their children, ages 9-21, to get a sense of how American families of all backgrounds are communicating about sex and healthy ...

US Kids and Teens Eat Too Much Salt, CDC Finds
Higher sodium intake has consequences beyond poor health for US children and teenagers. A study published in August 2014 in The American Journal of Managed Care found that a child with hypertension cost the healthcare system an extra $1000 a year ...

Black men have a masculinity problem and it's hurting their kids' sexual health
For parents, talking to children about sex is a universal struggle. But the failure to fulfill this responsibility is having particularly devastating consequences for black Americans, who experience teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases at ...

Sloppy Splinting Can Make A Child's Broken Arm Much Worse
But research from pediatric bone specialists at the University of Maryland has turned up a surprising hitch: In more than 90 percent of the children and teens studied, the fractures weren't splinted properly by the doctors or other health workers who ...

How to Talk to Kids and Teens About Mental Illness
It's important to correctly educate children and teenagers about mental illness, health professionals say. It helps dispel misconceptions and stigma, and it provides them with the understanding and resources they need if they - or someone they know ...

Teen battling leukemia signs one-game contract with Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles' support for young children and teens who are, like Delaney, fighting cancer is nothing new for the NFL franchise.

Mentoring kids in poverty helps lower their health risks: study
It's been theorized that children and teens living in high poverty areas will also have more risk factors for chronic conditions like heart disease and stroke, Brody and his colleagues write in Pediatrics.

Mentoring kids in poverty helps lower their health risks, study says
It's been theorized that children and teens living in high poverty areas will also have more risk factors for chronic conditions like heart disease and stroke, Brody and his colleagues write in Pediatrics.

Here's How to Stop Teens From Drinking Soda
When kids learn how far they'd have to walk to burn off the calories in a soda, they tend to buy smaller sizes or stop buying it altogether, suggests a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers analyzed more than 3,000 ...

Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens' Health
Many parents have pushed for a later start to the school day for teenagers, with limited success. But parents just got a boost from the nation's pediatricians, who say that making middle and high schoolers start classes before 8:30 a.m.

Texas and Florida Expand Medicaid For Kids
That little-known provision of the health law is a key reason hundreds of thousands of kids gained coverage in the state-federal health insurance program for the poor, according to a Kaiser Health News survey of a dozen states. While many of those kids ...

From Stressed to Depressed: Teen Girls Suffer More
Mental health experts have long known that stress can lead to depression, and that people who obsessively think about a stressful situation (known as ruminating) are at an even higher risk of becoming depressed.

Parents told to rethink giving teens alcohol
Parents told to rethink giving teens alcohol. Parents are being asked to re-think when they allow young people to use alcohol.

NSW kids healthier than ever, according to NSW Health report
Children and young people in NSW are the healthiest they have been in decades, a new report from NSW Health shows. Healthy eating and exercise rates are up, as is vaccination. There is even some hope childhood obesity and excess weight could be on ...

Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens
For their study, the Canadian researchers used data gathered during the 2011 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey developed by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. The survey, one of the longest ongoing school ... Ilie ...

Are pop stars becoming strippers?
It was perhaps a not-so-subtle subconscious health message from Cyrus to her mainly female fans who were mostly around her age.

Health officials investigating link between enterovirus D68, polio-like symptoms
And health authorities in Alberta said Wednesday that doctors are investigating whether four children with both respiratory and paralytic symptoms are infected with EV-D68.

Kids whose parents understand their daily experiences have better mental health
Washington: A new study has revealed that kids whose parents can better understand the daily experiences of teens have better psychological adjustment and mental health. Having parents who understand how their day went may even affect teens' cellular ...



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