Kids and teens in prison need more support

Children and teens in the youth justice system have a higher prevalence of mental health disorders and suicidal behaviors than their peers, researchers say.

Holly Watkins-U. Melbourne | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture prison suicide teenagers

Teen brains are no match for fast food TV ads

Fast food advertisements on TV can prime teen brains to make unhealthy food choices, even when those ads are for salads and smoothies, new research shows.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine advertising brains food teenagers

Self-determination helps young adults with autism succeed

Focusing on the strengths, rather than the deficits, of young adults with autism can help them succeed, research suggests. Self-determination is key.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine autism goals motivation teenagers young-adults

To get your teens to sleep more, set a bedtime

Though it may be difficult, researchers say that setting a clear and consistent bedtime can get teens the sleep they need.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester | Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Teens with a higher sense of family status are healthier

Teenagers' sense of their own family's socioeconomic status is associated with their health and well-being, even if those perceptions aren't factual.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine | Jan. 8, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Fighting more likely for teen boys who witness gender violence

"Our findings highlight the wide-ranging impact that witnessing sexual harassment and dating violence has on our teenage boys..."

Andrea Kunicky-Pittsburgh | Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture abuse beliefs childrens-health gender teenagers violence

Black teens experience daily racial discrimination

A survey about racial discrimination finds that "Black adolescents are forced to face antiblack microaggressions on a daily basis."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Dec. 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine depression discrimination internet race-and-ethnicity teenagers

More teens are overdosing on benzos for anxiety

There's been a big rise in the number of teens taking and overdosing on benzodiazepines, common anti-anxiety medications.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Teen brains don’t react to all movie violence the same way

How do teen brains react to movie violence? It depends on whether the violence is justified or not, according to new research.

Michael Rozansky-Penn | Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

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Teens are terrible at spotting fact vs. fiction online

A new report paints a dismal picture of digital literacy among teens. "If the results can be summarized in a single word, I would say they're troubling."

Carrie Spector-Stanford | Nov. 21, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture democracy education internet social-media teenagers united-states

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