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Mental health outcomes do not appear to improve for obese adolescents undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Mental Health Outcomes No Better for Teens Undergoing RYGB

Self-esteem improved after five years in surgical group, but no improvement seen in overall mood
Children and adolescents who self-harm have an increased risk for suicide

Risk for Suicide Increased in Children, Teens Who Self-Harm

Suicide rate in United Kingdom among youth who self-harm more than 30-fold higher than expected rate
For youth

Perceived Risks of E-Cigarettes Vary With Demographics

Among youth, adjusted odds of perceiving harm from nicotine higher in girls, lower in urban residents
Children and adolescents who self-harm have an increased risk for suicide

Risk for Suicide Increased in Children, Teens Who Self-Harm

Suicide rate in United Kingdom among youth who self-harm more than 30-fold higher than expected rate
Less than one-third of youths surviving an opioid overdose receive timely addiction treatment

Few Youths Receive Addiction Treatment After Opioid Overdose

Only 1.9 percent of Medicaid-enrolled youth received pharmacotherapy after nonfatal opioid overdose
Earlier initiation of clinical care is associated with faster recovery after concussion

Early Treatment Tied to Faster Concussion Recovery

Care within seven days of injury in teen, young adult athletes linked to faster recovery
Adolescents who report misusing prescription opioids are more likely to have engaged in a range of other risky behaviors

Teens Who Misuse Opioids Likely to Engage in Other Risky Behaviors

Likelihood increased for engaging in 22 risky behaviors for those who misuse prescription opioids
Twelfth-grade binge drinking predicts early adulthood risky driving practices and high-risk drinking in early adulthood

Twelfth-Grade Binge Drinking Linked to Risky Driving Practices

Parental practices have lasting effects in protecting against driving while impaired, riding with impaired driver
More than half of bimanual pelvic examinations and more than 70 percent of Papanicolaou tests performed among adolescent girls and women younger than 21 years in the United States are unnecessary

Many Pelvic Exams, Pap Tests Unnecessary in Teens and Young Adults

More than half of bimanual exams, >70 percent of Pap tests in women aged 15 to 20 years unnecessary
Older teens may have similar risk factors for prescription opioid overdose as adults

Prescribing Practices Can Mitigate Opioid Overdose Risk for Teens

Lowest amount of opioids, short-acting opioids, avoiding concurrent use of opioids and benzodiazepines cut risk