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Seizure Control Eases Life for Young Adults With Epilepsy April 28, 2017

Those with uncomplicated cases do as well as their siblings without the disorder, study finds

Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC April 27, 2017

Too few teens use the most effective birth control after having a first baby

Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study April 26, 2017

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study April 25, 2017

About 415 million people worldwide have the disease, which is costly to treat but can be prevented

Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat April 24, 2017

Study found children who ate first consumed more vegetables, while those who played first wasted less food

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School April 21, 2017

Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition

Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study April 21, 2017

Many feel unprepared to handle responsibilities such as paying bills on their own

Early School Start Times Tough on Teens April 18, 2017

New guidelines advise starting classes at 8:30 a.m. or later

Regular Phys Ed Builds More Than Fitness April 17, 2017

Young teens also gain knowledge about healthy living, researchers say

Water Outperforms Sports Drinks for Young Athletes April 14, 2017

Kids rarely need the extra sugar and salt, doctor says

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Tourette 'Tics' April 11, 2017

But neurology experts agree that more research is needed

1 in 3 Teens With Autism Licensed to Drive, Study Finds April 11, 2017

Pediatricians suggest discussing adolescent's capabilities with doctor first

Race May Play Role in Obese Teens' Blood Pressure April 10, 2017

Extra pounds appear more problematic for whites and Hispanics, study finds

10 Minutes of Sweat a Day Helps Kids' Hearts April 08, 2017

Replacing light exercise with vigorous activity could greatly benefit some kids and teens, study finds

'Surprise' Designer Drugs Detected in NYC Hair Samples April 06, 2017

Stimulant-taking party-goers don't always know what they're using, study finds

The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use April 05, 2017

For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

Far Fewer Kids Are Dying Worldwide, but Gains Are Uneven April 03, 2017

While study found great progress, problems persist in South Asia and parts of Africa

Teens Who Are Lazy Bones Have Weaker Skeletons: Study March 31, 2017

During crucial bone-building years of youth, physical activity is all-important

Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study March 31, 2017

Premature changes can have lasting effects, such as depression, higher risk of some cancers, study says

Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age March 31, 2017

About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

Parents' Pot Use a Tricky Topic When It Comes to Their Kids March 30, 2017

Pediatrician explains that marijuana affects a child's developing brain differently than an adult brain

Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause March 29, 2017

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds March 24, 2017

Puberty and transition to adulthood may be especially challenging times, researcher says

Many Kids With Diabetes Missing Out on Eye Exams, Study Finds March 23, 2017

Those with type 2 disease should see eye doc right away, while type 1 patients can wait 5 years

Foods Labeled 'Healthy' May Hide Unhealthy Secrets March 22, 2017

Low-fat foods may be filled with sugar, study finds

'Eraser Challenge' Latest Harmful Social Media Trend for Kids March 22, 2017

Burns, abrasions the result as youngsters 'erase' their skin away

Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes March 20, 2017

Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

1 in 4 Teens Exposed to Secondhand E-Cig Vapors: Report March 20, 2017

Those exposed to tobacco smoke were also much more likely to be around e-cigarettes

Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids March 20, 2017

But suicides involving these drugs are up more than 50 percent, study finds

Serious Crash Often a Wake-Up Call for Teen Drivers March 17, 2017

They slow down and drive less aggressively after an accident, monitoring finds

Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens March 16, 2017

Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar

Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions? March 15, 2017

Girls' soccer had rates that exceeded boys' football in 2015, study finds

Kids Start Moving Less After Age 7, Study Finds March 14, 2017

Activity levels drop off equally among boys and girls, and continue dropping steadily through adolescence

'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens March 13, 2017

Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

Pot + Booze = Skidding College Grades March 08, 2017

Study findings suggest parents and universities need to warn of dangers, limit exposure

Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest March 08, 2017

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

Nasal 'Nerve Block' May Help Ease Kids' Migraines March 06, 2017

But one headache expert says procedure not without risks, pain relief not significantly better than meds

More Teens Turning Their Backs on Tanning Beds: CDC March 03, 2017

Half as many high school students reported indoor tanning in 2015 versus 2009, survey finds

Bad Diet in Youth Might Raise Risk of Early Breast Cancer March 02, 2017

Study found an association, but didn't prove unhealthy foods caused disease

Concussions More Likely in Female Athletes February 28, 2017

Why remains unclear, researchers say

Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications February 28, 2017

This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds

As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers February 27, 2017

Marijuana isn't benign, child health experts contend

Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault February 27, 2017

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

Is a Drowsy Teen Headed for a Life of Crime? February 23, 2017

Study suggests a link, but one child psychiatrist says more factors than sleep may be at play

Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze February 23, 2017

In study, brainy students more likely to drink or try marijuana, but they did stay away from tobacco

Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study February 22, 2017

But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls February 22, 2017

Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides February 20, 2017

Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe February 18, 2017

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids February 15, 2017

Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

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