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PFAS, Phthalate Biomarkers Linked to Bone Mineral Density in Teens

Each doubling of serum perfluorooctanoate, overall PFAS/phthalate mixture linked to lower areal BMD in male adolescents

Increase in Suicide Attempts Seen for Black Adolescents

Outcomes Worse for Children With Type 1 Diabetes Who Are Black

Disparities in T1D outcomes seen for Black children compared with Hispanic, White children from neighborhoods with similar opportunity levels

Teenager and doctor at desk in clinic.

State Laws on Teen Privacy Do Not Reflect Pediatric Standards of Care

Providing confidential care to adolescent patients set as priority by medical societies, but guidelines limited by compliance with state laws

Incidence, Mortality of Subsequent Primary Cancers Up for AYA Survivors

Five-year survivors of adolescent and young adult cancers at higher risk for developing, dying from a new primary cancer

FDA Poised to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

Decrease in Youth Smoking Menthol Cigarettes After Cigarette Ban

Decrease in percentage of youth smokers who reported smoking menthol cigarettes from February to August 2020 in England

Teenager and doctor at desk in clinic.

Teen Use of School Mental Health Services Up in 2019

Odds of receiving any school mental health services were greater in 2019 than each year from 2009 to 2018

ED Visits for Pediatric Mental Health Issues Up During COVID-19

U.S. Teen Suicides Up During Pandemic

Authors say interventions to alleviate downstream consequences of the pandemic are needed

Tired bored teenage school girl sleeping at desk in classroom

Brain Anomalies ID’d on qMRI in Adolescents Born Extremely Preterm

Atypically developing versus neurotypically developing girls had lower normalized proton density, while boys had longer T1 in white matter

Far More American Teens Carrying Guns These Days

Adolescent Handgun Carriage Increasing in the United States

Significant increases seen especially among rural, White, and higher-income adolescents

Male Teens With Sickle Cell Disease Unaware of Related Fertility Issues

Authors say educational materials and fertility testing options are needed