Study finds high prevalence of depression and anxiety in children and adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

Children and adolescents (aged 0–19 years) account for almost 1.9 billion of the global population, most of whom live in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). This phase of life brings significant…

Mindfulness-type meditation intervention benefits adolescents with traumatic experiences

In 2021 alone, it is estimated that one billion children around the world experienced some kind of violence or neglect, ranging from sexual to physical or emotional abuse. Such experiences…

Study highlights the need for early and timely diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents

If children and young people have already developed metabolic imbalances (diabetic ketoacidosis) at the time of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D), this can result in complications such as extended…

Study reveals the protective effect of polyphenols on adolescents’ cardiovascular health

The consumption of polyphenols in adolescents is associated with a better cardiovascular health, according to a collaborative research study which includes the participation of the University of Barcelona, the Hospital…

Differential effects of SARS-CoV-2 variants on children and adolescents

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has massively affected the global healthcare sector and the economy. Despite adults being mainly affected…

Study tests the impact of digital vaping prevention ads on US adolescents

A randomized, controlled study with over 1,500 US teen participants from across the nation tested the effectiveness of digital vaping prevention ads. Researchers from UNC Hussman School of Journalism and…

What you should know about thyroid cancer in adolescents, young adults

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Cancer is often thought of as a disease that affects older people, and with the median age of a cancer diagnosis at 66 years, it does.…

Majority of adolescents are self-conscious about their appearance, new poll suggests

The majority of adolescents and teens are self-conscious about their appearance, a new national poll suggests. Nearly two-thirds of parents say their child is insecure about some aspect of their…

Air pollution may trigger arrhythmias in healthy adolescents

Breathing particulate matter (i.e., tiny particles suspended in the air) air pollution may trigger irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) in healthy teenagers, according to new research published today in the Journal…

Study finds spike in the “Years of Life Lost” among adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic saw a 113% increase in the “Years of Life Lost” among adolescents and young people in the United States due to unintentional drug…