Colorado teens haven’t cut back on vaping, but experts see encouraging signs

Colorado teens are vaping at about the same rate they have been since 2015, but there are some signs that could change. The Healthy Kids Colorado survey, given every two years, asks middle and high school students about their behaviors and feelings related to drugs, sex, nutrition and other topics. The survey first included questions about vaping in 2015. In […]

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More teens drop vaping habit

NEW YORK — Vaping by U.S. teenagers fell dramatically this year, especially among middle schoolers, according to a federal report released Wednesday. Experts think last year’s outbreak of vaping related illnesses and deaths may have scared off some kids, but they believe other factors contributed to the drop, including higher age limits and flavor bans. In a national survey, just […]

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Most of the nation’s teens aren’t getting enough exercise

With the explosion of smartphones, teens have learned to swiftly scroll and type away using only their thumbs. But the rest of their bodies are woefully inactive—and the effects are far-reaching. Only about 1 in 4 high school students get the recommended hour a day of physical activity, according to statistics from the American Heart Association. Screen time is partially […]

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5 Hacks You Need to Get Tweens & Teens to Sleep

Parenting babies and little kids — and all their recurring sleep regressions — is sure chaotic, isn’t it? Then again, those kiddos did pretty much always call it a night by 8 p.m., leaving you to enjoy your home in blissful quiet. Once those toddlers turn into tweens and teens, though…not so much. Now, those once-early snoozers have started roaming […]

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Three quarters of teens who vape report using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances

More teens who vape are using addictive or mind-altering substances than previously believed, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The data paint a different picture than previous research because of the significantly higher proportion (75 percent) of teens who vape using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances and not just flavoring. These findings add to […]

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Study finds most Australian teens not doing enough physical activity

Nearly 90 percent of Australian children aged 11 to 17 are not meeting current recommendations on daily physical activity, according to an international study by researchers at the World Health Organization. The study, published today in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, and co-authored by The University of Western Australia’s Professor Fiona Bull, says that recommendations of one hour per […]

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