Tag Archive: Teens

Feb 9 2018

CAR-T Cell Therapy Benefits, Leukodystrophy Research, Social Innovation Awards, Teen Screen Time

We’re finishing off the week with a winning touchdown of news that gives us as much pride for our researchers as we have for our Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday’s Super Bowl. In this roundup of recent headlines, we cover new results from the game-changing immunotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) pioneered by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania scientists, announce a generous family donation that will benefit research at our Leukodystrophy Center of Excellence, and share new awards and advances from our talented investigators and clinicians.

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Sep 19 2017

Are Teens Still Building Bone After Attaining Their Adult Height?

The Finding:

Bone mineral accrual doesn’t keep pace with height growth prior to adolescence, according to a national study. After a teenager reaches adult height, bone mineral accrual tends to play catch-up: Roughly 10 percent of bone mass continues to accumulate after height growth is complete. The study findings also suggest that bone growth is site-specific, with bone mineral density developing at different rates in different parts of the skeleton.

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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

kidney stonesIn 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

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

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Dec 8 2014

Obese Teens With OSAS Show Impaired Neurobehavioral Functioning

OSASObesity 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.

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Sep 12 2014

Researchers Explore Girls’ Response to Breast Cancer Risk

breast cancerThis 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.

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