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Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?April 29, 2016

Study suggests the alcohol-soaked products are early sign of trouble

E-Cigarettes 'In' at Some SchoolsApril 29, 2016

In certain places, teens more likely to vape, regardless of regular cigarette use, study says

Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.April 28, 2016

They're delaying sex, using more effective birth control, CDC researcher says

Skateboarding Mishaps Send 176 U.S. Kids to ERs Every DayApril 27, 2016

Protective gear is essential for preventing injuries, experts say

Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings LaterApril 26, 2016

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

Rates of Severe Obesity Among U.S. Kids Still Rising: StudyApril 26, 2016

Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed, researcher says

Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study FindsApril 25, 2016

Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: StudyApril 25, 2016

Researchers, experts call for ban on such promotions, much like what happened with tobacco cigarette ads

Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep SafelyApril 21, 2016

Awareness of SIDS risk didn't spur young mothers to follow recommendations, study finds

Talk Therapy May Help Depressed Teens Who Shun AntidepressantsApril 20, 2016

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help boost mood without drugs, experts say

Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse TodayApril 18, 2016

They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

Depression More Common in Kids Who Join Gangs, Study FindsApril 15, 2016

And mental health problems, such as suicidal thoughts, seemed to worsen after they joined

No Drop in Teen Use of Tobacco Products, CDC Says, and E-Cigs May Be WhyApril 14, 2016

Electronic smoking devices have now eclipsed traditional cigarettes as most widely used product among kids

Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle AgeApril 13, 2016

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

Teenage Girls Now Try Alcohol Before Boys Do: StudyApril 12, 2016

When it comes to drinking, the gender gap is disappearing, experts say

Driving Curfews May Curb Teen Crime: StudyApril 08, 2016

Long-term reductions in arrests were seen when new drivers were limited to daytime hours

Smoking Rates Stall Among Young BlacksApril 08, 2016

Progress in anti-smoking campaigns slows as tobacco companies ramp up marketing in black neighborhoods, study says

Sleepy Teens Are Risk-Taking TeensApril 07, 2016

Sleep deprivation leads to unsafe behaviors, CDC researchers say

Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen DrinkingApril 01, 2016

Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

How to Tell If Your Teen Has a Mental Health ProblemMarch 29, 2016

1 in 5 kids develop a serious problem but many go years without treatment, psychiatrist says

Pets Help Homeless Youth, Study FindsMarch 27, 2016

They're less likely to engage in harmful behaviors, but many shelters won't accept animals

Injuries More Common in Teens Who Focus on Single SportMarch 26, 2016

Study shows the more teens specialize, the greater the risk of knee and hip problems

Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance RulesMarch 25, 2016

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

Young Transgender Women May Face Mental Health WoesMarch 21, 2016

But study looked at a specific, high-risk group, so findings may not apply to all, researchers say

Could Growing Up Poor Raise Obesity Risks Later?March 18, 2016

Kids raised in low-income neighborhoods were more likely to put on weight as adults, study found

School Breakfast Programs Vital, Even if Some Kids Also Eat at HomeMarch 17, 2016

Skipping the morning meal was tied to higher weight in study of middle schoolers

Could Too Much Cellphone Time Signal Anxiety, Depression?March 15, 2016

Some college students use their mobile device as a 'security blanket,' study says

Condom Use Falls When Teen Girls Opt for IUDs vs. The PillMarch 14, 2016

Experts say young women need to remember that STDs are still a danger

Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From OthersMarch 08, 2016

Study finds 54 percent of kids surveyed use medications for non-medicinal purposes

Fitness in Youth May Be Key to Diabetes Risk Decades LaterMarch 07, 2016

Study tracked 1.5 million people from age 18 to 62 and found fitter teens had lower lifetime risk

Simple Changes in Bad Neighborhoods Might Lower Teen Murder RatesMarch 07, 2016

Adding streetlights, maintaining vacant lots could make a difference, researchers suggest

Chemical-Free Cosmetics May Be Safer for Teen Girls, Study SuggestsMarch 07, 2016

Lower levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals seen in adolescents after trying products without potentially harmful ingredients

Pricier Football Helmets Don't Offer Extra Protection: ReportMarch 01, 2016

Lab test ratings also a poor guide to whether helmet can shield high school players, researchers say

Young Athletes Pressured by Parents May Resort to 'Doping'February 29, 2016

'Tiger parenting' can have dire consequences, researcher contends

Daredevil at 20, Scam Victim at 70? What Being a Risk-Taker May Mean to YouFebruary 28, 2016

Researchers say study may hold clues to better protecting seniors from fraud

Cyberbullying, Violence Linked to PTSD in TeensFebruary 26, 2016

Researcher says post-traumatic stress is underreported and undertreated in this age group

Pot Habit Early in Life May Alter Brain, Study SuggestsFebruary 26, 2016

Regular marijuana users who started smoking before 16 had marked differences on MRI scans

Brain Cancers Both Common and Deadly Among Teens, Young Adults: ReportFebruary 24, 2016

But types of tumors start to vary as people age, researchers add

High-Impact Exercise Strengthens Men's Bones, Researchers SayFebruary 22, 2016

Long-term jogging or tennis may help males avoid osteoporosis

Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: StudyFebruary 22, 2016

Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

College-Age Binge Drinkers May Face Higher Blood PressureFebruary 19, 2016

Study found continued boozing was linked to elevated readings at age 24

Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: StudyFebruary 19, 2016

Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

More Evidence That Poor Sleep Could Lower Teens' GradesFebruary 16, 2016

High school students who hit the sack before 11 p.m. had higher grades on average, research shows

Young People More Likely to Text While Driving If Friends Do: StudyFebruary 16, 2016

Safety campaigns should target social influences involved in distracted driving, researcher says

More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study AidFebruary 16, 2016

Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says

Study: You Can Predict Which Male Teens Will Live With Their Future KidsFebruary 16, 2016

Beliefs about risky sex, pregnancy, birth control foretell what kind of fathers they will be, researchers contend

Standardized Test Scores Decline With Each Passing Hour of SchoolFebruary 15, 2016

But, short breaks provide a mind boost, study suggests

Teen Dating Violence Is Target of New CDC ProgramFebruary 15, 2016

Twenty percent of girls, 10 percent of boys say they have been victimized by a dating partner, agency says

Sleep Loss May Be Tied to Raised Diabetes Risk in Teen BoysFebruary 15, 2016

Research, which focused on 'slow-wave sleep,' did not find same effect among girls

Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in KidsFebruary 12, 2016

If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

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