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1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds July 31, 2014

Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years July 31, 2014

Left untreated, knee discomfort can become chronic, researchers caution

Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says July 29, 2014

Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says July 29, 2014

Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery July 15, 2014

Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds July 14, 2014

More research is needed to understand why, authors say

Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion July 10, 2014

Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found

Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC July 09, 2014

Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study July 08, 2014

Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study July 08, 2014

Though ads are in compliance with law, researchers say findings suggest current regulations aren't enough

Headbanging to Heavy Metal Music Linked To Man's Brain Bleed July 04, 2014

Practice is occasionally implicated in whiplash, blood vessel tears, researchers noted

ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds July 03, 2014

But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

Many Teens May Get Several Pro-Marijuana Tweets a Day July 02, 2014

Twitter might be influencing young people's opinions of the drug, study suggests

'Sexting' Linked to Sex in Middle School June 30, 2014

40 percent who'd sent explicit messages or photos said they'd been sexually active, study finds

Teens Who Prefer Menthols Are Heavier Smokers: Study June 27, 2014

It's a fallacy that they're safer than other tobacco products, researcher says

Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers June 23, 2014

A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

Indoor Tanning Leads to Early Skin Cancer, Study Says June 23, 2014

Researchers say radiation from artificial sources is much stronger than midday sun

Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds June 20, 2014

This type of multitasking challenges even the smartest college students

No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study June 20, 2014

'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

Genes Tied to Curvature of Spine in Kids June 19, 2014

Finding might lead to ways to prevent scoliosis in susceptible children, researchers say

Teen 'Sexting' Has a Double Standard, Study Shows June 19, 2014

Girls are judged if they do, judged if they don't in small survey

As Antidepressant Warnings Toughened, Teen Suicide Attempts Rose: Study June 19, 2014

Overreaction to FDA warning may have led to undertreatment of depression, experts say

E-Cigarette Sources Soaring, Study Finds June 17, 2014

About 10 new brands, 240 new flavors come out every month; some quickly disappear though

Caffeine Affects Teen Boys, Girls Differently, Study Says June 16, 2014

Slightly greater changes in heart rate, blood pressure seen in males

Delinquent Teens More Likely to Die Violently as Adults: Study June 16, 2014

They faced a death rate nearly twice as high as soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, researchers report

Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds June 13, 2014

Only about one-third of teen booze binges involves beer

Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC June 12, 2014

But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

Cool Teens, Uncool Future? June 12, 2014

Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On June 12, 2014

For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds June 10, 2014

Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says June 09, 2014

But experts disagree on findings' significance

Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person June 09, 2014

Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

New Approaches to Acne Treatment June 09, 2014

Topical applications plus antibiotics often succeed, experts say

Poor Sleep May Lead to Worse Grades for College Students June 06, 2014

Restless nights affect academic performance as much as binge drinking and smoking pot, study suggests

Pot Isn't Harmless, Top U.S. Health Official Says June 04, 2014

Addiction, brain changes in young users are proven concerns, according to head of National Institute on Drug Abuse

Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study June 03, 2014

Being scared by cigarette warnings, playing team sports also increased chances of kicking the habit

Prom Isn't a Good Reason to Hit the Tanning Salon May 30, 2014

Indoor tanning increases the risk of skin cancer, experts say

Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends May 29, 2014

Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

Brain Changes May Accompany Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids May 23, 2014

Complication called ketoacidosis can affect memory, thinking for six months, reports study

Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study May 16, 2014

And non-school clubs may help reduce risk of drinking, researchers find

As Summer Arrives, CDC Offers Pool Chemical Safety Tips May 15, 2014

Injuries can occur when people ignore instructions or get careless with these hazardous products

Timing Influences Risk of Complications From Circumcision: Study May 12, 2014

Infant boys fare well, researchers say, but older ones have up to 20-fold increase in complications

Kids' Concussion Symptoms Can Linger Long After Injury: Study May 12, 2014

Emotional symptoms may last for weeks, researchers report

Add Heart Test to High School Athletes' Screening, Cardiologists Say May 08, 2014

Electrocardiogram might help identify teens at risk of sudden death

Many Bullied Teens Carry Weapons to School, Study Finds May 05, 2014

Better efforts needed to help victims before they retaliate with guns, knives, researchers say

Substance Use at School Could Be Cry for Help May 05, 2014

Teens caught with pot, alcohol often have other problems, study finds

Kids' Diabetes Rates Up Dramatically in 8 Years, Study Finds May 05, 2014

Increase in type 1 diabetes especially baffling to experts

Trampolines Linked to More Than 1 Million ER Visits Over a Decade May 02, 2014

Study finds cost of those injuries topped $1 billion

News Coverage of Teen Suicides May Have Ripple Effect May 02, 2014

Study finds possible link between prominent stories and copy-cat deaths

Altruism May Help Shield Teens From Depression: Study April 29, 2014

Researchers monitored area of the brain tied to rewards, pleasure

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