We know that there is so much for you to read and only so much time. To help you get through that stack of reading, we've picked 5 studies to highlight.
Teenagers and young adults are still being prescribed opioids according to a new study. Visiting an emergency department (ED) was far more likely to end in a prescription than visiting an outpatient clinic (15% vs 3%). An ED visit for dental issues resulted in a prescription roughly 60% of the time.
A research letter looked at the treatment of sexually transmitted infections among teenagers in 2 Washington, DC emergency departments and found that only 57.7% of prescriptions were filled. The only factor linked to an increased likelihood of the prescription being filled was hospital admission.
Playing team sports in adolescence could help teenagers who have at least one adverse childhood experience, according to a new report. Teenagers who participated in sports had 24% lower odds of a depression diagnosis and 30% lower odds of an anxiety diagnosis.
Teenagers with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are at greater risk of crash than their peers, even when they have a graduated license. They had a 62% higher rate of having crashes that resulted in serious injuries and were 32% more likely to have their license suspended at least once.
A new study examined the impact of weight-based bullying on outcomes in children. Children who were the subject of high levels of bullying were found to experience a 33% greater gain in BMI and a 91% greater gain in fat mass per year than those who reported no weight gain.