Tag: teens

New Guidelines for BMD Surveillance in Young Cancer Survivors Released

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New bone mineral density (BMD) surveillance guidelines for childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have been released by the...

Parents Split on COVID Vaccination for Kids Under 12

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — As a new school year approaches, U.S. parents are nearly evenly split on whether...

Half of U.S. Teens Plan to Get COVID Shot — Can Numbers Go Higher?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Vaccine advocate Ethan Lindenberger, now 20, had to wait until age 18 to...

Flight to Bahamas canceled after Winthrop teens reportedly refuse to wear masks

An American Airlines flight to the Bahamas was canceled Monday night because some among a group of high school students, reportedly from Winthrop, refused to...

Top Reason for Teen Spine Injuries: Not Wearing Seat Belts

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Two-thirds of spinal fractures suffered by American children and teens occur in car crashes...

FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Kids 12-15

May 10, 2021 — The FDA on Monday granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to be given to children 12-to-15 years...

Better Access to Birth Control Boosts Graduation Rates

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Access to free or low-cost birth control may be an important factor in...

1 in 4 U.S. Teens Has Had a Concussion

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one in four American teens has suffered at least one concussion, according...

Polls Find Most U.S. Young People Take COVID Seriously

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Most young people do want to protect others from COVID-19,...

Pot Use as a Teen, Less Success as an Adult?

MONDAY, March 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Teenage pot use can hamper a kid’s future chances of landing a good job with a large salary,...

More Legal Pot, More Teens Are Lighting Up

TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — As pot gains in acceptance among adults, teenagers appear to be more tempted to try it, a new...

Teenagers Get in the Queue for COVID Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. While 34 million adults in the United States have received a...

Is Your Teen Ready to Drive?

Does your teen constantly lose his stuff? Have trouble remembering to turn in her homework? Get easily distracted? If so, pause before handing over the...

Suicide Rate Keeps Rising Among Young Americans

“Having a five- to 10-minute chat or phone conversation in the moment when something is stressful can be just as valuable as spending an hour...

Surveillance Data Demonstrate Benefit of Meningococcal Vaccination in US

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Following introduction of the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccination program in the United States, the rate of decline in cases of meningococcal...

The Danger of Internet Challenges

Over the past few years, internet challenges that coax tweens and teens to do things like glue their lips together, eat...

John Krasinski’s virtual high school prom was truly a night to remember

A week before my 27th birthday I decided to spend my Friday night attending a virtual high school prom. It might sound pathetic, but I’ve...