The number of teens who harm themselves is increasing, according to a study of statistics on emergency room visits. The rate of self-injury went from 1.1% of all trauma visits in 2009 to 1.6% of all trauma visits in 2012.
The FDA has approved the use of the opioid painkiller OxyContin for children and adolescents aged 11 to 16 with chronic and around-the-clock pain that has not been helped by other methods of pain relief.
The death rates for children from bicycling accidents have fallen dramatically from 1975 to 2012, according to the CDC. But during those years, the bicycling death rates for middles-aged men have risen sharply.
Women who experience a stillbirth or who have a late-term abortion because of severe fetal anomalies go through a heartbreaking event. Such events post challenges for all members of a healthcare team because they must provide empathic and supportive care.
A new study has found that music training helps improve the hearing and language skills of teens. Music instruction appears to help teens do better in school, according to researchers from Northwestern University.
A study has found that a social media site can help teens with asthma. A study of teens with asthma found significant improvement in engagement and in symptom control when they received reminders and encouragement via Facebook.
In 2009, screening guidelines for Pap tests were changed for women and girls under aged 21; But there may be an unintended consequence: Some young women may be missing out on screening for chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted disease.