Children and Teens News

Autism Associated with Multiple Births after Aggressive Fertility Efforts

Autism Tied to Multiple Births After Fertility Treatments

March 23rd, 2015
A new paper reports the incidence of diagnosed autism was twice as high for assisted reproductive technology (ART) as non-ART births in a California study. ART includes a group of complex procedures that are often utilized if a woman does not become pregnant ...
Suspension Boosts Marijunana Use In Teens

Suspension Boosts Marijunana Use In Teens

March 22nd, 2015
New research has found that suspending teens from school for using marijuana is likely to lead to more marijuana use among their classmates. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Washington and in Australia, found that counseling was a more effective ...
Study Finds Boys More Affected by Sexual Music Videos

Study Finds Boys More Affected by Sexual Music Videos

March 22nd, 2015
A new study has found unexpected gender differences among teenagers who watch music videos on television. The study, conducted at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, found that sexually active youth of both genders think their peers are also sexually active after ...
Age in Kindergarten Tied to Later Dropping Out, Crime

Age in Kindergarten Tied to Later Dropping Out, Crime

March 21st, 2015
A new study has found that students who are older when they start kindergarten are more likely to drop out of school and commit serious crimes as teenagers. Additionally, this negative outcome is significantly more likely for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, according to ...
Good Breakfast May Hike Low-Income Kids' Grades

Good Breakfast May Hike Low-Income Kids’ Grades

March 18th, 2015
From an energy and dietary perspective breakfast has often been touted as the most important meal of the day. New research suggests the benefits of a good breakfast extend to the cognitive arena as investigators find a strong connection between good nutrition and ...
On Social Media, Teens Take Risks First, Seek Help Later

On Social Media, Teens Take Risks First, Seek Help Later

March 18th, 2015
Teens tend to approach privacy on social media in a significantly different way than adults, according to a new study. While most adults think first and then ask questions, teens tend to take the risk and then seek help. Teens are typically exposed ...
Common IQ Methodology May be Flawed

Common IQ Methodology May Be Flawed

March 18th, 2015
A Canadian researcher has discovered inconsistencies in the widely used Wechsler Adult Intelligence test (WAIS-IV). Queen's University professor Dr. Allyson Harrison and her colleagues examined the differences between Canadian and American WAIS-IV scores from 861 postsecondary students from across Ontario. The research identified a ...
Depression in Transgender Youth Eases with Recognition, Treatment

Depression in Transgender Youth Eases with Recognition, Treatment

March 17th, 2015
Transgender youth often suffer from mental health problems, but a new study has found that their depression and anxiety improve greatly when their gender dysphoria is recognized and treated. Gender dysphoria is a condition in which the child's biological gender and the gender ...
Has ‘Sharenting’ Gone Too Far?

Has ‘Sharenting’ Gone Too Far?

March 17th, 2015
The ubiquity of social media has made broadcast stars of children who are not old enough to tweet. Pictures of kids playing dress up, having meltdowns, and even in the bathtub populate Facebook walls. Diaper-donning toddlers dancing to the likes of Beyonce and ...
Energy Drinks Can Jack Up Blood Pressure, Even in Young Adults

Energy Drinks Can Jack Up Blood Pressure, Even in Young Adults

March 16th, 2015
Mayo Clinic researchers say consumption of a commercially available energy drink can lead to a significant increase in resting blood pressure, raising the concern that energy drinks may increase the risk of cardiac events. Results of the study were presented at the American ...