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From 2008 to 2015 there was an increase in encounters for suicide ideation and suicide attempts among U.S. children

Suicide Ideation, Attempts Increasing Among U.S. Children

Increase in annual percentage of all visits for suicide ideation, attempts from 2008 to 2015
Teen sexting is associated with sexual abuse

Teen Sexting Linked to Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Abuse

Correlations seen for sexting with intimate partner violence perpetration for boys, victimization for girls
Teenagers' weekly consumption of sports drinks increased from 2010 to 2015

Daily Sports Drink Consumption Down in U.S. Teenagers

However, majority of teens report drinking sports drink weekly
Menstrual dysfunction is common in girls with recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes

Irregular Menstruation Common in Girls With Type 2 Diabetes

High testosterone levels seen, indicating underlying polycystic ovary syndrome could be a cause
Electronic cigarette use is associated with increased subsequent marijuana use among adolescents

E-Cigarette Use Tied to Subsequent Marijuana Use in Teens

Stronger correlation seen for younger adolescents, aged 12 to 14 years, than for older teens
Ethnicity/race

Factors ID’d to Predict Fatty Liver in Obese Teens

African-American obese teens more susceptible to fatty liver effects on glucose metabolism
For adolescents and young adults

Small Link for Cannabis Use, Reduced Cognitive Functioning

Small overall effect size for frequent and heavy cannabis use among adolescents, young adults
The number of drinks consumed in high school students' binge drinking episodes predicts other health risk behaviors

Number of Drinks Predicts Teens’ Other Risky Behaviors

Other risky behaviors include drug/tobacco use, risky sexual and driving behaviors, fights, suicide
Change in body mass index to overweight during puberty significantly increases men's risk of heart failure later in life

Change in BMI During Puberty Tied to Later Heart Failure Risk

However, childhood BMI not independently associated with risk of heart failure
From 2011 to 2015

2011 to 2015 Saw Increase in Suicide Rate for Youth in Utah

Nationwide, increase of 23.5 percent in unadjusted suicide rate during same period from 2011 to 2015