Tag: adolescent health

1. In 2019, a mean height difference of 20 cm or greater was estimated between adolescents in countries with the tallest populations such as the Netherlands, Estonia, Montenegro and those with the shortest populations such as Timor-Leste, Bangladesh and Nepal. 2. The healthiest changes, considering both height and BMI...
1. Adolescents with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury (EVALI) were more likely to report informal sources for obtaining nicotine- and THC-containing products than young adults and adults. 2. EVALI adolescents were more likely than young adults and adults to report a history of ADHD, asthma, and gastrointestinal issues. Evidence...
Epidemiology, Clinical Course, and Outcomes of Critically Ill Adults With COVID-19 In New York City: A Prospective Cohort Study 1. COVID-19-positive adults were commonly found to have at least one comorbid condition, including hypertension and diabetes. 2. In-hospital mortality was independently associated with older age, chronic cardiac and pulmonary diseases, and...
1. In a cluster randomized trial, exposure to Eliminating the Stigma of Differences (ESD), a school-based mental illness curriculum intervention, was associated with increased positive knowledge and attitudes about mental illness and reduced social distance from peers with mental illness among middle school students over 2-year follow-up compared to...
1. Latino and Latina adolescents experiencing the detention and/or deportation of family members were found to have an increased risk of alcohol use, clinical externalizing behaviors, and suicidal ideation. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Since the expansion of 2017 policy changes in the US, the mental health effects on Latino and Latina...
1. Adolescent females using oral contraceptives may be at an increased risk of concurrent depressive symptoms. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Previous studies have indicated that oral contraceptive use may be associated with an increased risk of future depressive symptoms. However, the risk of concurrent depressive symptoms has not been well...
1. In this study, though many adolescent men who have sex with men (AMSM) reported regularly visiting a physician, a much smaller percentage of them reported being tested for HIV or even having conversations with their physician about same-sex behaviors. 2. Simply having a conversation with their physician about HIV...
1. In a cross-sectional study using national survey data of high schoolers from 2009 to 2017, there was a significant decline in suicide attempts among students with sexual minority identities, though the rate of suicide attempts remained elevated relative to heterosexual students. 2. The proportion of adolescents who identified as...
1. A cross-sectional analysis of self-reported suicidal thoughts, behavior, attempt, and injury among high school students showed a significant annual decrease in suicide attempts between 1991 and 2017 among adolescents identifying as white, Hispanic, Asian American, and American Indian. 2. Black adolescents had a statistically significant linear increase in suicide...
1. In this national survey, both pediatricians and family physicians (FPs) were more likely to make a strong recommendation for the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine in older adolescents as compared to younger adolescents (ages 11 to 12 years). Pediatricians were more likely than FPs to use a presumptive...