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Sexual-minority youth have higher depressive symptoms at age 10 and an increased likelihood of self-harm in adolescence and young adulthood

Depressive Symptoms Up From Age 10 for Sexual-Minority Youth

Sexual-minority adolescents were more likely to report self-harm in past year at ages 16 and 21
Racial disparities exist among adolescents undergoing influenza vaccination

Racial Disparities Seen Among Teens Undergoing Flu Vaccination

Hispanics have higher odds of vaccination, blacks have lower odds compared with whites
Early diagnosis of dysmenorrhea is key to ensuring that adolescents and women can maintain their quality of life

New Guidance Addresses Early Dx of Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents

Endometriosis is most common cause of secondary dysmenorrhea, looks different in teens than adults
For adolescent girls

For Teen Girls, Depression May Predict Subsequent Alcohol Use

Depression severity predicts increased likelihood of alcohol use; link for reverse pathway inconsistent
Even with the rapid rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes

Youth Smoking Decline Mirrors Rise in Vaping Popularity

Large rise in youth vaping, decline in past 30-day smoking prevalence accelerated around 2014
JUUL Labs

Under Pressure, JUUL Withdraws Most Flavored E-Cigs From Market

Company is also shutting down Facebook and Instagram accounts in the United States
As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's efforts to reduce teens' use of flavored electronic cigarettes

FDA to Ban Most Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

Details of the ban expected to be announced next week
Abstaining from cannabis is associated with improvements in memory and verbal learning in adolescents and young adults

Quitting Cannabis Tied to Improved Memory

Verbal learning deficits tied to cannabis use may be temporary in teens, young adults
In 2016 to 2017

National Youth Obesity Rate at 15.8 Percent for 2016 to 2017

Racial and ethnic disparities in obesity observed; at 22.5 percent, black youth have highest rate
Parents' concerns about sexuality and gender as reasons for lack of HPV vaccine initiation in their children decreased substantially from 2010 to 2016

Fewer Parents Have Sexuality, Gender Concerns About HPV Shot

Many parents cite lack of necessity, safety concerns as reasons not to have their adolescents vaccinated