Tagged: Adolescent Health

NEWS: Childhood Drug Prevention Reaps Benefits Across Generations

A new study published on JAMA Pediatrics on June 30, 2020, finds that childhood drug prevention intervention reaps benefits across generations.
In this study, the researchers at the University of Washington assessed children whose parents had participated in a program called Raising Healthy Children (RHC) from first through sixth grades in the 1980s…

REPORT: New Findings From the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Survey: Social Media, Social Determinants, and Mental Health

This supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health highlights research from the latest Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) 2017–2018 survey, which includes data from 45 countries across Europe and North America. The articles in the supplement, cover the social determinants of health, social media, mentalhealth, and other aspects of adolescent well-being…

REPORT: Improving Adolescent Health Through Translating Evidence Into Policy

Data from the HBSC study provide vital evidence to guide and monitor the effectiveness of health policies and programs overtime. As young people transition from childhood to adulthood, it is essential to foster their full potential and make their lives visible through policies and actions that are developmentally appropriate, evidence informed, rights based, and sustainable…

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NEWS: WHO Europe: More Adolescents Report Mental Health Concerns

A new report published by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has found more adolescents report mental health concerns. The report shows that, adolescent mental well-being declined in many countries between 2014 and 2018, mental well-being declines as children grow older, girls are particularly at risk of having poor mental well-being outcomes compared to boys…

REPORT: Alcohol Related Condom-Less Sex Among Youth Living in the Slums of Kampala, Uganda

alcohol related condom-less sex was associated with binge alcohol use and sex work. These findings emphasize unmet needs of this population. Strategies seeking to prevent teenage alcohol use, particularly delaying initial alcohol use, may be beneficial for reducing alcohol related condom-less sex in this population…

REPORT: Parental Alcohol Use and the Alcohol Misuse of their Children in Finland

The findings indicated that parents’ alcohol use was stable from the prenatal period to adolescence. Mothers’ and fathers’ (based on mothers’ perceptions) alcohol use during the prenatal period and adolescence were directly related to adolescents’ heavy alcohol use…

NEWS: Sweden: Youth Welcome Parental Talks About Alcohol

Youth in Sweden welcome parental talks about alcohol according to a new IQ survey. The survey conducted by Norstat and commissioned by IQ questioned 528 Swedish young people aged between 14 to 17 years. The results found, 93% think it is good if parents talk to them about alcohol, 97% think it is good if parents are available for an emergency, and 89% think parents should not be consuming that much alcohol…

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REPORT: Similar Countries, Similar Factors? Studying the Decline of Adolescent Binge Alcohol Use

The decline in adolescent heavy episodic alcohol use in Finland, Norway and Sweden between 1999 and 2015 appears to be associated with a decline in adolescent daily smoking and perceived access to alcohol and an increase in parental control…

REPORT: Alcoholic Beverage Preferences among Teenagers in Finland before and after the 2018 Alcohol Law Change

The law change bringing strong alcopops, beer and cider into grocery stores increased their consumption – especially among the under-aged. Comprehensive measures including taxation, restrictions on advertising and sales affecting the population total consumption are also likely to remain the keys to reducing alcohol consumption among adolescents. In addition, effective age-limit control and sanctions against neglecting age-restriction enforcement are needed…

NEWS: Australia: Health Experts Support Laws Regulating On-Demand Liquor Delivery

Health experts from Australia at the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council in Tasmania (ATDC) express strong support for laws regulating on-demand liquor delivery. The ATDC is supporting tougher measures after a study by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) found current regulations were failing to protect minors…