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A novel prognostic tool can be used to accurately identify adolescents at risk for initiating cigarette smoking

Model Identifies Adolescents at Risk for Smoking Initiation

Tool has 12 variables, such as age, worry- or stress-related items, alcohol- or tobacco-related items
Implementation of a school-based human papillomavirus vaccination program in Canada did not lead to an increase in sexual risk-taking behaviors among adolescent girls

HPV Vaccination Not Tied to Risky Sexual Behavior in Teen Girls

Finding among adolescent girls before, after school-based vaccination program
Adolescents with severe obesity achieve substantial and sustainable weight loss with sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass procedures but not with gastric banding

Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass May Be Better for Teens

Greater declines in body mass index seen at one and three years than with gastric banding
Greater weight gain in early childhood often carries over to overweight and obesity in adolescence

Childhood Obesity Persists Into Adolescence

Among obese teens, most rapid weight gain happened in childhood between ages 2 and 6
Despite dietary recommendations

Soft Drinks Account for One-Fifth of Youth Beverage Consumption

Together, water and milk make up about 65 percent of total U.S. youth beverage consumption
Adolescents and young adults (aged 15 to 39 years) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have increased risk of on-therapy relapse and relapse after completing therapy compared with children with ALL

Risk of Relapse Up for Teens, Young Adults With Leukemia

Increased risk of on-therapy relapse, relapse after completing therapy versus children with ALL
For high school students

Insufficient Sleep Tied to Unsafe Behaviors in High School Students

Sleeping less than eight hours on average school night linked to increased odds of unsafe behaviors
Among 10th-grade students using cannabis

Tenth-Graders Use Combustible, Edible, Vaporized Cannabis

Combustible use most prevalent; 61.7 percent of cannabis users report using multiple methods
In a policy statement published online Sept. 24 in Pediatrics

AAP Provides Recommendations for Teen Drivers, Parents

Parents should be reminded that their driving and behavior will shape the behavior of their teen drivers
Pod mods, which are small

High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by ‘Pod Mods’

Small devices deliver addictive nicotine dose without noxious taste; pose danger to adolescents