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Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study May 22, 2015

Starting athletics early, focusing on just one sport contribute to risks

Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers May 18, 2015

Researchers also spot genetic mutation linked to impulsiveness

HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males May 13, 2015

But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While May 11, 2015

Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years, Study Contends May 07, 2015

Findings highlight importance of measles vaccine for preventing damaging infection, doctors say

For Gay Children, Bullying Begins Early, Happens Often: Study May 06, 2015

LGBT students experience higher levels of peer harassment as early as fifth grade

Self-Driving Cars Will Still Need Limits for Teens, Survey Finds May 05, 2015

Most favor restrictions on speed and passengers

Preteen Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time, CDC Finds May 04, 2015

Results help explain recent surge in cases

ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens May 01, 2015

Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome

Kids' Eye Injuries From Air, BB and Paintball Guns on the Rise May 01, 2015

Study found a 511 percent jump between 2010 and 2012

Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect April 28, 2015

Anxiety, depression and self-harm more likely in those picked on by peers than in those mistreated by adults, study says

Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study April 28, 2015

Fewest health-related problems occurred in adolescents with two parents living in same home

Smartphone App Blocks Teens From Texting, Phoning While Driving April 27, 2015

New study suggests experimental device might reduce distracted-driving accidents

Study Challenges Salt Guidelines for Kids April 27, 2015

But one expert questions the controversial findings

HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study April 27, 2015

Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk April 27, 2015

Study finds odds as much as 30 times higher, even years later

More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds April 27, 2015

Use of the devices highest among older teens and males

Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens April 27, 2015

More than 40 percent of stores called by minors suggested buying testosterone booster

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes April 24, 2015

Risk of death and certain cancers increased, study finds

Most Adults Don't Support Medical Marijuana for Kids, Poll Finds April 22, 2015

Most also disapprove of its use in front of children

Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation April 21, 2015

Report highlights need for more services for this age group

1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds April 17, 2015

Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year April 16, 2015

Federal health officials say the nicotine-based products pose major health threat to kids

Chemicals in Some Flavored E-Cigs Exceed Recommended Limits: Study April 16, 2015

Researchers say findings show need for regulations, such as mandatory listing of ingredients

About 1 in 10 Kids Tries E-Cigarettes April 16, 2015

But fewer than 2 percent of teens become regular users, study finds

New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors April 16, 2015

Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say

1 in 10 U.S. Teens Has Tried Hashish April 15, 2015

Drug is more powerful cousin of marijuana, researchers say

College Kids Text on Dates, in Shower, at Funerals: Survey April 15, 2015

Most know it's bad behavior but can't help themselves, research shows

Boozing in Movies May Boost Teen Drinking April 13, 2015

Alcohol use 20 percent higher in adolescents who watched liquor-laden films, study finds

Family Stress Linked to Teen Obesity in Study April 08, 2015

Efforts to keep childhood weight in check need to take home environment into account, researcher says

Teen Use of Long-Term Contraception Rising, But Remains Low April 07, 2015

U.S. government report says implants and IUDs are effective and safe options

Teens Seen in ERs for Assault at Risk for Later Gun Violence: Study April 06, 2015

Researchers suggest emergency room might be best place to stop cycle of violence

New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins April 06, 2015

Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

Faster, Taller Youth League Pitchers May Face Greater Risk of Injury April 03, 2015

Playing on multiple teams can also harm young arms, study suggests

Texting Bans Tied to Drop in Car Crash Injuries April 03, 2015

Hospitalizations from auto accidents down 7 percent in states with restrictions

Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women April 02, 2015

Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

'Exploding Head Syndrome' Surprisingly Common Among Young People April 01, 2015

Complaint -- awakening due to loud, nonexistent noises -- was previously associated with old age

More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist April 01, 2015

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message' March 31, 2015

Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children

Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds March 25, 2015

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds

Parents' Attitude May Be Key to Pre-Game Jitters in Kids March 20, 2015

Anxieties over performance transmit easily from parent to child, study suggests

Traffic Deaths Increase in Spring Break Hot Spots March 20, 2015

No similar rise seen in areas of same states that aren't considered spring break destinations

Teens' Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Memory Problems March 12, 2015

Daily marijuana use also linked to brain abnormalities, study finds

Black Children May Fare Worse With Crohn's Disease March 10, 2015

They're more likely to be readmitted to hospital than white kids with the digestive illness, study found

Aggressive Boys Stronger Than Other Teens, Study Says March 09, 2015

Link is likely based in evolution, researchers theorize

Young, Rural Americans at Greater Risk of Suicide: Study March 09, 2015

Isolation, dearth of mental health services and wider access to guns cited by researchers

Nuts Linked to Better Heart Health for Teens March 06, 2015

Three small handfuls a week lowered risk factors in study, but few kids eat enough

Erratic Sleep May Make Teens Hungrier March 05, 2015

Researcher says findings provide insight into obesity in young people

Teen Suicides by Hanging on the Rise Across U.S. March 05, 2015

CDC urges doctors, others to look for warning signs

Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise March 05, 2015

Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

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