Teen contracts ‘hot tub lung’ from indoor swimming pool

Severe breathing difficulties sent a 17-year-old in Queensland, Australia, to the emergency room with “hot tub lung” — inflammation caused by inhaling microbes in steam, usually contracted from hot tubs.  But the teen picked up the lung infection not from a hot tub, but from his family’s humid indoor swimming pool, after they started using […]

1 in 12 parents say their teen has attended a demonstration about racism or police reform

IMAGE: Parents’ top concern involving teens participating in demonstrations is their teen’s safety. view more  Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A growing number of demonstrators taking to the streets to protest police brutality and racial injustice may include teenagers, a new national poll suggests. […]

Teen wins $25k for finding molecule that may disarm coronavirus

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, a 14-year-old from Texas has won a national science competition for identifying a molecule that can bind to the virus and potentially disable it. Anika Chebrolu, who hails from Frisco, used computer modeling to search for a compound that binds tightly to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein — a structure […]

Teen brain differences linked to increased waist circumference — ScienceDaily

Differences in the microstructure of the nucleus accumbens (NAcc), a region in the brain that plays an important role in processing food and other reward stimuli, predict increases in indicators of obesity in children, according to a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and nine other institutes, all part of the […]