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Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD? July 01, 2015

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control July 01, 2015

Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

'Novice Driver' Car Decals Don't Cut Crash Rates: Study June 30, 2015

Researchers suspect other restrictions for those with learner permits help to reduce accidents

Overuse Injuries More Common in High School Females June 28, 2015

Track, field hockey and lacrosse linked to repetitive use problems in girls, study says

School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot, Manage Concussions June 26, 2015

Better education recommended, especially at youth and middle school levels

Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends June 25, 2015

At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

Teen Use of E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Way Up: Survey June 23, 2015

Bright spot in U.S. government report is that fewer kids are smoking cigarettes

Teens Unfamiliar With Harms of Pot, E-Cigs, Study Finds June 23, 2015

Focus group of 24 kids finds they do understand dangers of cigarettes

1 in 5 Teens May Be Bullied on Social Media June 22, 2015

Review found wide variations in prevalence, but victims were often females who were depressed

Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests June 22, 2015

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

High School Football Players May Be at Doubled Risk of Migraine June 18, 2015

Head injuries likely play a role in these headaches, second study suggests

U.S. Birth Rate Records First Rise in 7 Years June 17, 2015

CDC report also finds teen birth rate at lowest level ever

Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Not Raise Pot Use by Teens: Study June 16, 2015

Research shows no uptick in use among adolescents after states gave the nod to medical pot

Most Americans Back Ban on Powdered Alcohol, Poll Finds June 15, 2015

Adults worried that teens will be more likely to abuse alcohol in this form

U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries June 15, 2015

Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

Pot 'Dabbing' Poses Risk of Serious Burns, Study Warns June 15, 2015

Fires and even explosions have been linked to this practice, experts say

Doctors Worry About Return of Vaccine-Preventable Ills in Kids June 12, 2015

When immunization rates go down, 'herd' immunity also declines, experts note

U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day June 11, 2015

Under-hydration can pose real health risks for children, study authors say

Synthetic Pot a Growing Danger, CDC Report Finds June 11, 2015

Calls to poison control centers jumped more than 300 percent from January to April

Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade June 11, 2015

U.S. report finds fewer than one in four teens recently had alcohol

Anti-Rape Program Halved Number of Campus Assaults: Study June 10, 2015

It teaches women self-defense strategies, other coping mechanisms

1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study June 10, 2015

Two large international trials suggest single immunization may be as good as two or three

Brains of Teens With Bipolar Disorder Develop Differently: Study June 09, 2015

MRI scans suggest changes in areas that regulate emotions, researchers note

Tougher Night Driving Rules for Teens May Lower Crash Rates June 08, 2015

Massachusetts study found 40 percent drop in serious accidents among teens once new laws passed

College Kids Don't Understand the HPV Threat June 05, 2015

Survey found more than half didn't get vaccinated, and many were unaware of their risk for infection

Cyberbullying Less Stressful Than In-Person Bullying, Study Claims June 05, 2015

Face-to-face aggression coupled with online harassment seems most distressing to kids

Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says June 03, 2015

Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

Bullied Teens at Risk for Later Depression, Study Finds June 03, 2015

Getting picked on at age 13 tied to raised odds of poor mental health at 18, U.K. researchers report

Melanoma Rates Way Up Among Young People in U.S. June 02, 2015

Women account for two-thirds of cases, likely due to unsafe tanning, researchers say

Most Teens Seek Health Info Online: Survey June 02, 2015

Yet parents remain adolescents' No. 1 source of information

Millennials Turning Their Backs on Religion May 29, 2015

Study finds they are least spiritual generation in six decades

Teen Drivers a Danger to Others on the Road, Report Warns May 28, 2015

More than two-thirds of those injured, killed in crashes with teen drivers are other people

Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say May 26, 2015

Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble

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

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

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

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