Adolescent girls engaging in more physical activity each day have better attentional control

Adolescent girls who engage in more moderate and vigorous physical activity each day have better attentional control, a new study finds. The study focused on girls and boys aged 15-18.…

Adolescent alcohol misuse may indirectly influence long-term physical health and life satisfaction

Teenagers who misuse alcohol may struggle more with drinking problems in their 20s and 30s, be in poorer health and feel less satisfied with their lives, according to a study…

Cancer, chemotherapy prior to pregnancy do not increase stillbirth risk in adolescent and young adult women

Adolescent and young adult women who were diagnosed with cancer and received chemotherapy treatment prior to pregnancy did not have a higher risk of stillbirth, according to research led by…

Parents play an important role in adolescent vulnerability to emotional eating

Emotional eating, or eating as a coping mechanism for negative, positive, or stress-driven emotions, is associated with unhealthy dietary patterns and weight gain. A research article featured in the Journal…

Maternal personality disorder symptoms associated with insecure attachment in adolescent offspring

It should come as no great surprise that mothers have profound influence on their children. But what about mothers who have their own personality disorder symptoms, such as problems getting…

COVID-19 has exacerbated adolescent mental health crises and suicidality

The past decade has seen a worrisome increase in mental health crises among adolescents. A new study led by Patricia Ibeziako, MD, associate chief of clinical services in the Department…

Study examines adolescent perspectives on mental health benefits and risks related to TikTok use

A new study examines adolescent perspectives on mental health benefits and risks associated with TikTok use. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2022…

More than a quarter of parents say their adolescent has seen a mental health specialist

Amid growing concerns for children’s mental health during the pandemic era, more than a quarter of parents say their adolescent-aged child has seen a mental health specialist – with nearly…

Vaping has significant cardiovascular effect on adolescent males but not females, mouse study finds

A new study by researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine gives insight into what happens to the cardiovascular system of adolescents when they vape. In the mouse…

BNT162b2 COVID vaccine 94% effective against adolescent hospitalization

Scientists have worked at an unprecedented speed to develop vaccines to fight against the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This pandemic has been caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome…