Tag Archive: Teens

Apr 25 2017

Do Teens With Autism Get Their Driver’s License?

One in three adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) acquires an intermediate driver’s license, and the majority does so in their 17th year. An intermediate license permits drivers to travel with restrictions, such as driving curfews and limits on the number of passengers.

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Jan 19 2016

Teens’ Rising Risk of Kidney Stones: Four Things to Know

In a marked increase, kidney stones, a painful condition that historically mainly affected middle-aged white men, are growing more common in the U.S. Perhaps surprisingly, that rise is particularly steep among adolescent, female, and African-American populations.

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Aug 18 2015

Researchers Testing Video to Increase Teens’ Acceptance of HPV Vaccine

About 79 million Americans are currently infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), and 14 million people become newly infected each year.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-testing-video-to-increase-teens-acceptance-of-hpv-vaccine/

Dec 08 2014

Obese Teens With OSAS Show Impaired Neurobehavioral Functioning

Obesity and OSAS often exist simultaneously, and both conditions have been associated with neurobehavioral changes such as problems with regulating emotions, school performance, attention, and alertness.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/obese-teens-osas-show-impaired-neurobehavioral-functioning/

Sep 12 2014

Researchers Explore Girls’ Response to Breast Cancer Risk

This is the first generation where women are routinely tested for genetic mutations that may increase their risk for breast cancer. They are also increasingly aware of the implications of their cancer history and genetic testing results on their daughters.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-explore-girls-response-breast-cancer-risk/

Nov 13 2013

“Situation Awareness” and Safe Driving

Dr. Winston, who is the scientific director and founder of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention, notes that in order to drive safely, drivers must show “situation awareness” and be “ready for the unexpected.”

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/situation-awareness-safe-driving/

Aug 20 2013

‘Perfect Storm’ May Be at Play in ADHD, Teen Driving

There is convincing evidence that individuals – including teens – with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at heightened risk for unsafe driving behaviors.

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