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

Teen melanoma cases in US drop sharply

Cases of melanoma among US teens and young adults have dropped sharply, a sign that public health efforts to encourage sun protection may be taking hold.

Brian Donohue-UW | Nov. 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer melanoma skin skin-cancer teenagers united-states young-adults

Half of Atlanta’s homeless youth experience trafficking

A new report on human trafficking in metro Atlanta indicates factors that place homeless youth at risk.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture crimes foster-care homelessness lgbtq teenagers trafficking trauma young-adults

2 in 5 young adults have untreated substance use disorder

The percentage of young adults with a substance use disorder who were able to stop using substances was extremely low, the study finds.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine addiction alcohol college-students drugs young-adults

Prescription drug misuse can predict this trajectory

New research connects prescription drug misuse among older teens and young adults to substance use disorders later.

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Sept. 16, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Marijuana use on campus hits 35-year high

Use of marijuana among college students climbed sharply from 2017 and 2018, researchers say, as did their vaping of marijuana and of nicotine.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Sept. 5, 2019 | futurity
~9 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alcohol college-students marijuana surveys young-adults

Some young adults are missing their immunity to mumps

"Overall, the MMR vaccine has been great," but new research uncovers a lack of immunity to mumps among people who probably think they're protected.

Quinn Eastmann-Emory | Sept. 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine vaccines viruses young-adults

Can ‘painting’ 3D scans improve body image?

3D scans and digital painting avatars might be a way to foster body positivity, research finds.

Cailin Riley-Missouri | June 24, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine imaging-technology physical-appearance self-image young-adults

Soft skills training preps young adults with autism for work

Ninety percent of those with disabilities lose their jobs due to lack of soft skills, but a training program addresses this among young people with autism.

Kim Ward-Michigan State | April 2, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Peer pressure gets college students to avoid drinking

Even if they don't want to admit it, college students take cues from their peers about drinking and smoking.

Jessi Adler-Michigan State | March 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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