College students slept more after stay-at-home orders

One silver line of social distancing? Staying at home because of COVID-19 might have led to college students getting more sleep, researchers report.

U. Washington • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 sleep young-adults health-and-medicine college-students

How the pandemic affects teen reproductive health

The sexual and reproductive health of teens and young adults has shifted during the pandemic. Loss of independence and privacy are two concerns.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~4 min

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How to help your teens handle social distancing

Teens may have a particularly hard time with social distancing, but there are ways you can help them cope with the disruption, stress, and worry.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: teenagers covid-19 parents young-adults emotions social-lives health-and-medicine college-students

Young people with diabetes are 3x more likely to attempt suicide

Teens and young adults with diabetes are three times more likely to attempt suicide and close to 1.5 times more likely to suffer from a mood disorder.

Fabienne Landry-McGill • futurity
Feb. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: teenagers diabetes depression suicide young-adults health-and-medicine

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 • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~3 min

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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 • futurity
Nov. 14, 2019 ~4 min

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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 • futurity
Oct. 23, 2019 ~6 min

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

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 • futurity
Oct. 18, 2019 ~4 min

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

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 • futurity
Sept. 16, 2019 ~3 min

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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 • futurity
Sept. 5, 2019 ~9 min

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