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Hiding Tobacco Displays in Stores Might Lower Kids' Smoking Rates November 23, 2015

Teens less likely to buy cigarettes when promotions aren't visible, study shows

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids November 23, 2015

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

E-Cigarette Ads Boost Use Among Young Adults, Study Finds November 20, 2015

Researchers explore potential impact of unrestricted marketing

Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds November 20, 2015

Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

Drug Overdose Rates Soaring Among U.S. Youth November 19, 2015

Report finds prescription painkillers, heroin largely to blame, with some states hit especially hard

1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study November 18, 2015

Risk is higher for those similarly victimized before college, researcher says

Adult Obesity Still Growing in U.S., Youth Rates Hold Steady: CDC November 12, 2015

Expert says stabilization isn't good enough because still high rates of preventable chronic disease

Many Americans 30 and Older Find Happiness Elusive November 10, 2015

But younger people more satisfied with their lives than ever, surveys find

Insulin Pumps Give Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Better Blood Sugar Control November 10, 2015

Study included almost 55,000 children and teens

Frequent Self-Weighing by Young Women Linked to Depression November 09, 2015

Study also finds more trips to the scale lead to greater body dissatisfaction, lower self-esteem

Just One Energy Drink Sends Young Adults' Stress Hormone Levels Soaring November 09, 2015

Researchers also found the beverage pushed blood pressure levels higher

Weight-Loss Surgery May Bring Long-Term Benefits to Very Obese Teens November 06, 2015

3 years later, most had rid themselves of diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, study found

Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for Kids November 05, 2015

Study suggests that widening the geographic pool could increase available organs

Gonorrhea Becoming More Resistant to One Antibiotic: CDC November 03, 2015

Other effective treatments remain available, but experts say finding is cause for concern

Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study November 03, 2015

Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese

Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study November 02, 2015

Discussions may help kids delay sexual activity, and use condoms or other birth control

Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Adult Addiction October 28, 2015

Study found those less experienced with illegal drugs were more likely to abuse narcotics later

Kids Drawn to 'Gateway' Flavored Tobacco Products, FDA Finds October 26, 2015

Sweet-tasting additives have widespread appeal, expose teens to nicotine

Raise Smoking Age to 21, U.S. Pediatricians Urge October 26, 2015

And regulate e-cigarettes the same way as other tobacco products, doctors add

Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds October 26, 2015

This leaves them vulnerable to sexually transmitted virus, cancer

Limiting Tackling Limits Concussions: Study October 26, 2015

Brain injury rate twice as high in seasons where tackling wasn't limited during practices

The Long and (Financial) Short of Fixing Leg Length Differences October 23, 2015

More common treatment for children may mean lower earnings throughout adulthood, researchers report

Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services October 23, 2015

Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

Health Food Stores Urge Supplements to Underage Teens: Study October 23, 2015

Two-thirds of clerks recommend muscle-building aid not OK'd for use before age 18

Many Teens Knowingly Ride With Drunk Drivers, Survey Finds October 22, 2015

Peer pressure isn't the only reason why, experts say

Teens Swayed by Alcohol Ads October 20, 2015

Underage drinkers' preferences shaped by TV and magazine advertising, study finds

Fewer Teens Smoking Cigarettes, But Twice as Many Using Pot: CDC October 15, 2015

Meanwhile, more American adults are trying to break the tobacco habit, second government study shows

U.S. Report Urges End to 'Conversion' Therapy for LGBT Youth October 15, 2015

Mental health experts say the practice is ineffective, potentially harmful

Relax, Parents, Your Teen's Moodiness Should Subside, Study Finds October 15, 2015

Early adolescence is stormiest period, Dutch researchers say

Standby Drug for Adult Bipolar Disorder May Be Safe, Effective in Children October 12, 2015

Study finds lithium can benefit pediatric patients, at least for the short term

Bedtime Texting May Be Hazardous to Teens' Health October 07, 2015

Researcher suggests placing limits on technology use

Grades May Sink for Girls Who Are Compulsive Texters October 06, 2015

But similar link with poor school performance wasn't seen for boys

Young Cancer Survivors Often Develop New Malignancies October 06, 2015

Teens, young adults who received radiation treatment appear at higher risk, study says

Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Seems Good for Teen Hearts: Study October 05, 2015

High-power workouts improved blood vessel function, researchers say

State Anti-Bullying Laws May Lead to Fewer Bullied Kids October 05, 2015

But laws alone won't prevent the behavior among children and teens, experts say

'Tweeners' Who Think Pot Is Cool More Likely to Drink and Drive Later: Study October 05, 2015

Parents need to talk about alcohol and drugs with their kids early and often, experts say

For Teens, Late Bedtime May Lead to Weight Gain October 02, 2015

But study doesn't prove night owls are doomed to extra pounds

Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes September 30, 2015

Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

More Children, Teens Enticed to Smoke With Flavored Tobacco: CDC September 30, 2015

7 out of every 10 kids who said they used tobacco have used flavored varieties, survey shows

Younger Native Americans Face High Suicide Rate: Report September 30, 2015

Experts say poverty may be the root of the problem, interventions are lacking

Lower Drinking Age May Bring More High School Dropouts September 28, 2015

New research says fewer kids finished high school when alcohol was legal at 18

Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care September 28, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics says kids may be traumatized and require more consistent treatment

Expert Tips for Preventing Kids' Sports Injuries September 25, 2015

Children need breaks from playing to avoid overuse injuries, orthopedic surgeon says

Parents Differ on Definition of Cyberbullying, Survey Shows September 24, 2015

And there's no consensus on appropriate punishments, penalties for perpetrators

Childhood Cancer Devastates Family Finances, Too September 23, 2015

One-quarter lost more than 40 percent of household income after diagnosis, study reveals

Tighter Gun-Control Laws May Lower Chances That Teens Carry Firearms September 21, 2015

But state regulations need to limit adult ownership to have an impact, study says

Apples Are American Kids' Favorite Fruit September 21, 2015

But children should broaden their palate, researcher says

Teens Copy Parents' Smoking: Study September 18, 2015

If mom smokes, daughters are almost four times as likely to get hooked on cigarettes

Parents Should Be Involved in Teen's Bulimia Treatment: Study September 18, 2015

Recovery is faster when family is part of therapy, researchers find

New Blood Test May Help Predict Heart Disease Risks in Obese Black Teens September 17, 2015

Girls seemed most prone to increased levels of inflammation