Social Media Use and Disordered Eating in Young Adolescents
New research suggests that social media, particularly platforms with a strong focus on image posting and viewing, is associated with disordered eating in young adolescents.
Study finds association between teenage anxiety and later harmful drinking
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found evidence of an association between generalised anxiety disorder at age 18 and harmful drinking three years later, thanks to the long-term health study Children of the 90s.
How Common Is Cannabis Use Among Young Adult Cancer Patients?
Cannabis can help alleviate some of the symptoms of cancer and its treatment, and a new study examines the prevalence of its use among young adult cancer patients now that medical cannabis is becoming increasingly available. The demographic and clinical factors likely to correlate with…
Study Examines Cannabis’ Effects on Brain Neurochemistry
A new Addiction Biology study provides the first evidence of a blunted response to stress-induced dopamine signaling in the brain’s prefrontal cortex in individuals at high risk for psychosis who regularly used cannabis.
Self-injuring young girls overestimate negative feedback in social media simulation
Adolescent girls who self-injure feel that they receive more negative feedback than they actually receive, and are more sensitive to ”thumbs down” responses, compared to other adolescent girls. These are the findings presented by Irene Perini, researcher at Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience (CSAN)…
Heart damage from preterm birth may be corrected with exercise in young adulthood
Heart abnormalities caused by premature birth may be corrected with exercise in young adulthood, according to research presented at EuroCMR 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
How Parents Can Help Teens Navigate Social Media
Parents of teenagers can feel like they’re constantly fighting for their kids’ attention. The competition? Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube, says Dr. Bhavana Arora, medical director of the CHLA Health Network, a physician-led group of more than 160 community pediatricians serving more 260,000 Los Angeles-area children.
Research shows teens too low on sleep, activity, and too high on screen time
Only 1 in 20 U.S. adolescents is meeting national recommendations for sleeping, physical activity, and screen time, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Children with poor diet drink alcohol more often in adolescence
Children with unhealthy eating habits are at a higher risk of becoming regular alcohol drinkers at too early an age, even in their early teens, a study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition shows. The association with young teens’ drinking habits is stronger than…
Study Reveals Sleep Problems in Young Adult Students
A study published in the Journal of Sleep Research indicates that sleep problems are both prevalent and increasing among students.
Many young people don’t know when female and male fertility declines, study finds
Most students underestimate the impact of female and male age on fertility, new research published in Human Fertility finds. Less than half could correctly identify the age when a woman’s fertility declines and even fewer knew when male fertility declines.