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Breast reduction surgery improves physical and psychosocial well-being in young women undergoing surgery for concerns related to excessively large breasts

Breast Reduction Surgery Improves Well-Being for Young Patients

Complications generally minor; most patients improved in physical and psychosocial well-being
From 1995 to 2014

Rates of Head, Neck Melanoma Up in North American Youth

Risk for head, neck melanoma higher for male sex, older age, non-Hispanic white ethnicity
From 1991 to 2017

Increase in Suicide Attempts Seen for Black Adolescents

Across all sex and racial/ethnic groups, linear decrease seen in self-reported suicidal ideation, suicide plans
Rates of concussion during football practice and recurrent concussion rates across all high school sports decreased from the 2013-2014 to 2017-2018 school years

Decrease Seen in Football Practice-Related Concussions

In sex-comparable sports, concussion rates higher for girls; girls also had more recurrent concussions

Nearly 5 Million Youth Are Obese in the United States

Obesity rate has held steady in recent years
Sixteen-year-old girls report more depressive symptoms when using oral contraceptives compared with nonusers

Teens Using Oral Contraceptives Report More Depressive Symptoms

No association seen between oral contraceptives, depressive symptoms when ages 16 to 25 years were combined
Over-the-counter medications are commonly used in suicide attempts by self-poisoning among young people

OTC Meds Often Used in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts in Youth

ADHD meds commonly used by those aged 10 to 15 years, while sedative/hypnotics used more by older youth
From 2014 to 2018

2014 to 2018 Saw Drop in Flavored Tobacco Products in Youth

Current use of flavored e-cigarettes among high school students increased during same period
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) finds that the current evidence is insufficient to recommend primary care-based interventions to prevent illicit drug use in children

USPSTF Finds Evidence Lacking to Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Youth

Evidence insufficient to recommend primary care interventions to prevent, cut drug use in youth
Use of evidence-based treatment for nicotine use disorder is extremely limited among adolescents and young adults with Medicaid coverage

Teens Not Receiving Evidence-Based Treatment Options to Quit Smoking

95 percent of teens with nicotine use disorder and Medicaid coverage get no counseling or pharmaceutical treatment