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Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows October 17, 2014

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone October 16, 2014

New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences

Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression October 15, 2014

Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression October 14, 2014

U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced

Eating Disorders May Start in Elementary School October 13, 2014

They're often linked with other mental health issues, researchers say

Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say October 08, 2014

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

Genes May Play Big Role in Academic Success, Study Suggests October 06, 2014

But a number of other factors affect schoolwork and achievement, experts stress

Teen 'Sexting' Often Precedes Actual Sex, Study Finds October 06, 2014

Researcher says don't throw out the phone, do discuss safe behavior

Study Shows Benefits of Building Baby's Language Skills Early October 02, 2014

Helping infants learn to focus on sounds appears to speed up speech-related brain development

Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study September 25, 2014

They were able to form some past tense verbs faster than boys without the disorder

Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy September 25, 2014

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

Study: Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia September 24, 2014

Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain, researchers say

Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study September 22, 2014

Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say

Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School September 20, 2014

Effective prevention strategies must not be 'one-size-fits-all,' researcher says

Study: Exposure to Diversity Might Boost Baby's Social Skills September 18, 2014

Hearing different languages early in life could help reduce bias, researchers say

The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids September 12, 2014

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD September 11, 2014

Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys September 11, 2014

Walking, bicycling to school linked to better reading scores in study

Parents' Divorce May Hit Higher-Income Kids Harder September 10, 2014

Dramatic changes in lifestyle can lead to behavior problems, study suggests

Teens' Daily Marijuana Use Linked to Poor Outcomes September 10, 2014

Everyday pot habit reduced odds of higher education, increased suicide risk, study contends

Spotting, Treating Autism Symptoms in Infancy May Prevent Delays September 09, 2014

But, study doesn't show that parent-based therapy can change course of autism

Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects September 08, 2014

Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

Music Lessons May Help Bridge 'Achievement Gap' September 03, 2014

Two years of instruction was followed by brain changes in children, study found

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds September 02, 2014

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact, Study Says September 01, 2014

Support, communication appear to be buffers

Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds August 18, 2014

Largest increase reported among wealthier families

Ease Kids Into School Sleep Schedules August 17, 2014

Making the adjustment 'doesn't just happen overnight,' health expert says

Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls August 07, 2014

Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study July 29, 2014

Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult

Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse July 10, 2014

But they're not sure which one might lead to the other

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

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

Dads Who Do Housework May Spur Daughters to Aim High: Study June 13, 2014

Promoting gender equality at home may foster ambition in girls, researchers say

Cool Teens, Uncool Future? June 12, 2014

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

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

But experts disagree on findings' significance

Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study June 05, 2014

Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

1 of 8 U.S. Kids Mistreated Before Age 18, Study Finds June 02, 2014

Risk highest early in life, with 2 percent of children having a confirmed report by 1st birthday, researchers say

Boston Marathon Bombings Left Psychological Scars on Kids June 02, 2014

11 percent of parents surveyed months later described PTSD symptoms in children, study found

Cyberbullying Knows No Socio-economic Bounds May 23, 2014

Study finds poor kids are getting harassed online, too

Your Kids May Not Be Ignoring You on Purpose May 02, 2014

Children focused on other tasks 'blinded' to what's going on around them, study says

Violent Older Siblings Set Bad Example April 30, 2014

Younger siblings may copy criminal behavior, especially when two are close in age, study finds

By 9 Months, Baby's Visual Learning Kicks In: Study April 30, 2014

At this age, infants can view pictures, then recognize the objects in real life

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

Researchers monitored area of the brain tied to rewards, pleasure

Working With Horses May Ease Stress in Kids April 29, 2014

After 12-week riding program, students had lower levels of stress hormone in small study

Calling Young Girls 'Fat' May Increase Their Teen-Obesity Risk April 29, 2014

Stigma alone could spur overeating, study authors say

U.S. Kids Experiencing Less Violence: Surveys April 28, 2014

School shootings, bullying make the headlines, but they're the exception, expert says

Kids' Happiness Doesn't Depend on 2 Natural Parents, Says Study April 25, 2014

Relationship quality key, not whether you live with stepparent, single parent or 2 natural parents

FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices' April 25, 2014

The controversial tools are used on emotionally disabled kids at a Mass. facility

FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices' April 24, 2014

Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report April 24, 2014

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful