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Teen Talks with Parents (Especially Mom) Bolster Safe Sex

Teen Talks with Parents (Especially Mom) Bolster Safe Sex

New research finds that talking about sex with parents, especially mothers, improves safe sex behavior among adolescents. The findings are particularly true for girls. Public health researchers explain that risky sexual behavior among adolescents is a serious health problem because of the risk of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. Communication between parents and adolescents […]

MD & Nurse Training on Teen Risk Behavior Pays Off

MD & Nurse Training on Teen Risk Behavior Pays Off

A new program that trains Australian doctors and nurses to better recognize risk-taking behavior in teens and young adults appears to be effective at identifying and reducing risky behaviors. University of Melbourne researchers led the study that included 901 young people, doctors and nurses at 42 general practices in 15 urban and eight regional divisions […]

Teen Sexual Double Standard Impacts Circle of Friends

Teen Sexual Double Standard Impacts Circle of Friends

New research discovers early adolescent girls lose friends for having sex and gain friends for “making out,” while their male peers lose friends for “making out” and gain friends for having sex. The study findings were presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). “In our sample of early adolescents, girls’ […]

UTHealth research: Teen birth, mental health lead child hospitalizations in Texas

From 2004 to 2010 in Texas, mental illness was the most common reason for the hospitalization of children ages 10-14 while pregnancy/birth was the most common reason for the hospitalization of… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Working Memory Influences Teen Risk-Taking

Working Memory Influences Teen Risk-Taking

New research suggests individual differences in working memory can predict sexual risk-taking among adolescents. Teenagers vary substantially in their ability to control impulses and regulate their behaviors. Investigators now believe teens who have difficulty with impulse control may be more prone to risky sexual behavior. Risky sexual behavior can lead to serious consequences such as […]

1 in 5 high school girls ‘experience teen dating violence’

Data from the CDC’s 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals around 1 in 5 females and 1 in 10 males have experienced some form of teen dating violence in the past 12 months. Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Tackle health inequalities to reduce Northern Ireland’s teen suicide and avoidable infant death rate, say leading doctors and campaigners

Children’s doctors and child rights campaigners are calling on policy makers to address health inequalities and introduce a series of public health measures in a bid to reduce avoidable child… Mental Health News From Medical News Today

Teen in shooting case faced years of mental health challenges – Bloomington Pantagraph

Teen in shooting case faced years of mental health challenges – Bloomington Pantagraph

Bloomington Pantagraph Teen in shooting case faced years of mental health challengesBloomington PantagraphPontius had seemed to be doing well at High Road School in Normal, a private school operated by Specialized Education Services Inc. Eleven students with physical, cognitive, emotional and/or behavioral issues receive services at High Road, funded by …and more » behavioral health education – […]

Parenting Style Impacts Teen Autonomy, Relationships

New research suggests a controlling parenting style can hinder autonomy and relationship development among teens. Investigators at the University of Virginia believe their findings are important because the teenage years are a time to establish a healthy degree of autonomy and closeness in relationships (rather than easily giving in to peer pressure). The longitudinal study […]

Stress May Underlie Teen Girls’ Risk of Depression

While adolescence often brings a mixed bag of emotional events, new research suggests girls have more interpersonal challenges, increasing their risk for depression. Temple University researchers believe frequent exposure to stressful events causes girls to ruminate, or overly contemplate their emotional affairs, which can increase their risk of depression. The findings are published in the […]

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