Teen Health News
Study Says Casual Pot Use Harmful to Teens
- Eating Disorders in Teenagers on the Rise
May 1, 2023 — The number of teenagers being treated for eating disorders is increasing, experts say. From 2018 to 2022, health care visits for eating disorders in people younger than 17 went up 107.4%, according to a report released by Trilliant Health.
- Frequency of Social Media Use Affects Teen Brains, Study Says
January 4, 2023 — Teenagers who frequently check their social media accounts develop heightened sensitivity to feedback from peers, according to new research from the University of North Carolina. Those teens who frequently checked their Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat feeds at 12 became more sensitive to receiving social rewards from their peers.
- Teen Brains Aged Faster During the Pandemic: Study
December 2, 2022 — Besides causing mental health problems in some teenagers, the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic also sped up the aging process in adolescents’ brains, a new study says.
- Fewer Kids Drinking Alcohol Before 13
May 29, 2006 — The percentage of kids who have their first alcoholic drink before turning 13 has shrunk in recent decades, new research shows.