Later Bedtimes Linked to Lower GPAs for Teens
Between finding time to do homework, extracurricular activities and hanging out with friends, it can be hard for teens to get enough sleep. But if they don't, it might negatively affect their performance in school and lead to emotional problems.
Teen Athletes Might Be Using Opioids More Than Others
Sports are a great way for teens to maintain physical and mental health. But teen athletes can get injured. Sometimes, those injuries are so painful that teens are prescribed opioid painkillers, which might introduce the opportunity for drug misuse.
Some Kids' Stress Might Mean Weight Gain
Children respond to stressful life events in different ways, just as adults do. However, one common result may be a higher risk of becoming overweight.
Seeking Answers to the Gut-Brain Connection in Autism
Children with autism may experience other conditions beyond the spectrum of symptoms linked to their developmental disorder. But could those other conditions relate to their autism?
When Kids Sleep Less, They May Eat More
Children need sufficient sleep each night to function. But getting enough sleep might also affect other aspects of health, such as their weight.
Break from the Classroom for a Concussion
Child athletes who get a concussion during play often have trouble focusing in the classroom. Bright lights and noise could add to the troubles for these kids.
A Therapy for Anxiety with Autism
It's not uncommon for children with autism spectrum disorders to have other mental health conditions as well. Children with autism can often experience anxiety symptoms.
Opiates and Sedatives Weren't What the Doctor Ordered
Illegal drug use can be one concern to watch out for among teens and young adults. But so can misuse of legal, prescription medications.
Seeking Answers for Autism
In looking for a cause of autism, researchers often investigate every possibility imaginable. This includes conditions that occur when a woman is pregnant.
Another Risk for Babies of Smoking Moms
Women have been told it's important not to smoke while they're pregnant. Some women may not realize how much smoking in pregnancy might affect their children later on.