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Persistently high fat mass during adolescence is associated with greater arterial stiffness

Obesity During Teen Years Tied to Stiffening of Arteries

This adverse effect is further aggravated by an unfavorable metabolic profile
The IB-Stim has received marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first medical device used to help alleviate functional abdominal pain in 11- to 18-year-old patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Marketing OK’d for Device to Help Reduce IBS Symptoms in Adolescents

IB-Stim helps to reduce abdominal pain in 11- to 18-year-olds with irritable bowel syndrome
Less than 60 percent of prescriptions for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections among teens seeking care in the emergency department are filled

Noncompliance Common in Teens Prescribed STI Treatment in ED

Prescriptions often go unfilled; hospital admission is the only factor associated with prescription filling
For youth with or at risk for overweight

Weight-Based Teasing Linked to Gain in BMI, Fat Mass for Youth

Teasing in youth with or at risk for overweight associated with greater gain in BMI and fat mass
Among individuals exposed to adverse childhood experiences

Teen Team Sports Participation Benefits Adult Mental Health

Team sports participation beneficial for individuals exposed to adverse childhood experiences
Increased body mass index in adolescence is associated with an increased risk for cardiomyopathy in adulthood among men

Higher BMI in Male Teens Tied to Cardiomyopathy in Adulthood

Risk increased even at BMI considered normal; more than eightfold greater risk seen for BMI ≥35 kg/m²
For adolescents and young adults

Rate of Opioid Prescribing High for Teens, Young Adults in ED

From 2005 to 2015, rate of opioid prescribing was 14.9 percent in ED; rates highest for dental pain
Children of parents who use prescription opioids are at nearly double the risk for suicide attempts

Risk for Suicide Attempts in Children Doubles With Parental Opioid Use

Opioids may be contributing factor to time trend in adolescent suicidality, authors say
There was a significant reduction in the gap between male and female rates of suicide among youth aged 10 to 19 years in the United States from 1975 through 2016

Gender Gap in U.S. Youth Suicide Narrowed From 1975 to 2016

Suicide prevention efforts should take both sex and developmental level into consideration
Between 1999 and 2016

Favorable Trends Seen in Lipids, Apolipoprotein B in U.S. Youth

Adjusted mean total cholesterol level decreased from 1999-2000 to 2015-2016 in youth aged 6 to 19 years