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Teen Health

Regular bedtimes and sufficient sleep for children may lead to healthier teens

Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and getting sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence, according to researchers at Penn State.

All teens need to be screened for depression, American pediatricians urge

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued an update to its guidelines this week calling for universal screening for depression in adolescents “in an era of great clinical need and shortage of mental health specialists.”

FDA Takes New Steps and Bans E-cigarettes and Cigars to Minors

health freedom alliance, 6 May 2016
The U.S. government on Thursday took wide-ranging steps to crack down for the first time on e-cigarettes and cigars, growing in popularity among teens, and banned sales to anyone under age 18 in hopes of sparing a new generation from nicotine addiction.

Anti-anxiety, sleep medications increase likelihood of drug abuse - Relieve anxiety and get sleep naturally

By Benson: (NaturalNews) Adolescents given prescriptions for sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medications by their family doctors are up to 12 times more likely to go on to abuse those and/or other drugs into adulthood, according to shocking new research published by the American Psychological Association (APA).

What if Legalizing Marijuana Turns Our Kids Into A Bunch of Bong-Mongering Hippies?

A potentially habitable alien planet — one that scientists say is the best candidate yet to harbor water, and possibly even life, on its surface — has been found around a nearby star.

Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes More Common Than Thought

If after perusing the news, you think to yourself, “Why are more young people dropping dead after a sporting event?” then you are on to something. Most recently it was basketball player Wes Leonard of Michigan and Texas quarterback Reggie Garrett. Both high schoolers collapsed and died right after scoring the winning play.