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Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School January 16, 2017

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

Despite Pledges, No Improvement in Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus: Study January 11, 2017

A 2011 initiative to lower calories, sugar and salt hasn't yielded results, researchers say

Lower-Income Girls in U.S. Feel Unprepared for Puberty January 10, 2017

Doctors, families should talk more about what to expect, researchers say

Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens January 06, 2017

Studies show most maintained significant weight loss over 5 years, but complications emerged for some

Does Legalizing Pot Spur Kids to Try It? December 27, 2016

In 2 states studied, teens downplayed harms after recreational pot legalized; use increased in 1 state

Teen Violence Can Be Contagious, Study Contends December 20, 2016

Preventive programs could help stop copycat behavior, researchers say

Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts December 20, 2016

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities December 19, 2016

Only 1 in 5 males was working or in school full-time 12 years later, study reveals

Nicotine in E-Cigs Can Trigger Lifelong Addiction in Kids: Docs December 19, 2016

American Academy of Pediatricians' report says the earlier kids 'vape,' the more likely they're hooked

Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services December 16, 2016

Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

Smartphones, Tablets and Weight Gain in Teens December 14, 2016

Study found obesity risk up 43 percent if kids used screen devices more than 5 hours a day

Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low December 13, 2016

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds December 12, 2016

Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

Cigarettes Aren't Cool, California Teens Say December 06, 2016

But kids still don't see nicotine as addictive and may opt for e-cigarettes instead

2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits From Therapy December 02, 2016

Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder, study finds

ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids November 29, 2016

Rollovers and heavier vehicles are some likely reasons why, study shows

8 of 10 Texas Salons Heed Ban on Indoor Tanning for Minors November 25, 2016

But survey finds most tell older customers they can tan every day, counter to FDA-suggested limits

1 in 7 Young Teens Is a Stalking Victim: Survey November 23, 2016

They're at higher risk of substance abuse and depression, researchers say

Tobacco Flavors Draw in Young Folks November 22, 2016

Products that taste like cherry or candy seen as less harmful, review finds

2 Doses of HPV Vaccine Effective for Younger Teens November 22, 2016

Global study supports revised regimen for those under 15

Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks November 21, 2016

Kids who tried this game alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves, study finds

Neighborhoods May Be Key to Teens' Mental Well-Being November 18, 2016

When neighbors look out for others' kids, children have better emotional health, study finds

Depression on the Rise Among U.S. Teens, Especially Girls November 14, 2016

Report authors point to cyberbullying, social media use as possible causes, but say that hasn't been proven

Blood Test May Someday Diagnose Concussion November 11, 2016

Small study suggests markers in the blood might spot when brain injury has occurred

E-Cigs Tied to More Frequent, Heavier Teen Tobacco Use November 08, 2016

But vaping group contends the electronic devices lower smoking rates

Routine School Vaccine Requirements Raise HPV Shot Rates, Too November 08, 2016

There may be a 'spillover' effect when kids get other mandated immunizations, study finds

Few States Have Plans for Kids Returning to Class After Concussion November 07, 2016

Students need an appropriate return to mental work, doctors say

Flavored E-Cigarettes May Entice Teens to Smoke: Study November 07, 2016

Nearly 2 of 3 young people using e-cigs load them with flavors such as bubble gum or gummy bear

Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt November 03, 2016

9 out of 10 exceed daily recommendations, CDC researchers find

Got a Moody Teen? Lack of Sleep May Not Be the Culprit November 03, 2016

Rather, adolescents' nocturnal tendencies a mismatch for early school start times, sleep specialist says

Study Questions Use of Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens October 27, 2016

Researchers found sugar pill worked as well as commonly prescribed drugs

Weight-Loss Surgery Pays Off for Severely Obese Teens October 26, 2016

Boosts kids' health and self-esteem, and appears to be cost-effective over time, study finds

Medical Marijuana Not a Lure for Kids: Study October 25, 2016

Found no change in pot use among children, but that wasn't the case for people older than 25

Many Teens Light Up to Lose Weight, Study Suggests October 24, 2016

Researchers offer new ways to discourage smoking among adolescents

Brain Changes Seen in Kids After One Season of Football October 24, 2016

Not yet clear if those changes are lasting or meaningful

More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches October 21, 2016

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study October 21, 2016

Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day October 21, 2016

But, medical recommendation is to stay out of game after head injury

Even 6th Graders Commit Cyber Dating Abuse: Study October 20, 2016

Those with a history of bullying or who thought violence against girls was normal were most likely perpetrators

Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make October 20, 2016

Parents don't emphasize safety enough, experts say

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC October 19, 2016

More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study October 17, 2016

Addressing problem behaviors with food or TV may combat excess weight, researchers suggest

Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine? October 17, 2016

Less testing could reduce risk of false positives and save money, researchers say

1 in 4 College Students Is Hungry: Survey October 16, 2016

And nearly half say they are food insecure

How to Help Keep Your Kids Safe This Fall October 07, 2016

Remind children to take precautions at dusk to make sure they are visible to cars

Better Job Prospects When Young May Pay Off in Better Health October 05, 2016

County-by-county study finds improved physical, mental well-being with career advancement

How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates October 05, 2016

The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels October 04, 2016

Lawsuit says agency's decision is more than 4 years overdue

Making Friends 101: What Works for College Freshmen October 02, 2016

Emotional skills will help build lasting friendships, whereas narcissism turns people off, study finds

Scare Up Some Halloween Safety October 01, 2016

Teach kids not to look at phone while walking, and to make eye contact with drivers when crossing street

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