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'Goth' Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm August 27, 2015

But study findings didn't prove cause-and-effect, only showed an association

Summer Is High Time for College Kids Trying Illegal Substances August 27, 2015

But illicit painkiller use tends to begin in winter, study finds

Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain August 26, 2015

One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males

Only 1 in 5 Gay Teen Boys Get HIV Test August 26, 2015

Rates much higher in those over 18, researchers say

American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins August 25, 2015

Rates for school children differ significantly, CDC study finds

Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't, Study Shows August 24, 2015

Findings among young teens reflect traditional biases about men and women

Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth August 23, 2015

Dental hygiene, good diet and regular checkups make for pearly whites, expert says

College Football Players Score More Injuries at Exam Time August 21, 2015

Added stress contributes to risks, researcher says

Add Germ Fighters to College Packing List August 21, 2015

Expert suggests including gel sanitizers, wipes

Health Tip: Diet Affects Your Dental Health August 20, 2015

Eat healthier for your teeth

Good Moods Infectious Among Teens August 19, 2015

Researchers say happy adolescents appear to help others avoid or recover from depression

E-Cigs May Spur Teens to Try Smoking: Study August 18, 2015

Ninth-graders who tried them were three to four times more likely to then sample other tobacco products

Video Games Linked to Aggression, Psychologists' Group Says August 18, 2015

But link to actual violence is unclear, and other factors may be at play, APA task force says

Protective Eyewear in Girls' Field Hockey Means Fewer Injuries August 17, 2015

Eye-related injuries dropped, and rate of concussions didn't rise after requirement, study says

Kids' Risky Behaviors a Concern in Some Military Families August 17, 2015

Subset of children struggle to cope with effects of parents serving in war, study shows

Neglecting Teen Health May Lead to Bigger Problems as Adults August 17, 2015

More depression, poorer health reported at age 30, study says

Doctor Offers Back-to-School Health Tips August 16, 2015

Making sure children get adequate sleep tops the list

Headaches Are Common in Kids, Teens August 14, 2015

Treatment often as simple as a glass of water, a good meal or some sleep, expert says

Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim August 14, 2015

Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD August 14, 2015

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

Vitamin D Supplements Little Help for Obese Teens, Study Finds August 14, 2015

Taking them did not help heart or lower diabetes risk, and may be linked to higher cholesterol levels

Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say August 11, 2015

New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey August 11, 2015

Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

Health Tip: Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Teeth and Mouth August 10, 2015

Here's how it can affect pearly whites

Parents of Kids With Diabetes Need to Plan for School Days August 08, 2015

Only 30 states have laws ensuring children access to proper care

What Parents Can Do to Promote Good Dental Health August 07, 2015

Eat right and teach kids how to care for their teeth properly, expert suggests

Most U.S. Schools Start Too Early for Kids to Get Enough Sleep: Study August 06, 2015

Less than 18 percent of high schools, middle schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later

Active As Teen, Free of Diabetes In Later Life? August 06, 2015

Findings showed insulin resistance peaks in early adolescence, so exercise crucial during this period

Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens' Mental Health August 05, 2015

But, study finds not all of the adolescents who had the procedure felt better

Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study August 04, 2015

But findings are at odds with previous research

Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens July 31, 2015

Study found those on social media sites more than 2 hours a day were more likely to have problems

Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives? July 31, 2015

Exercise from 13 to 19 cut odds for early death from cancer and all causes, researchers say

Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC July 30, 2015

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

Many Young Cancer Patients Unaware of Fertility Preservation Options July 27, 2015

Almost 1 in 3 weren't told cancer treatment might affect ability to have a baby later

Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study July 27, 2015

Experts want greater regulation of these nicotine-containing products

Transgender Youth Don't Have Hormone Abnormalities July 24, 2015

Levels generally match those of gender assigned at birth, study finds

High School Band Classes May Boost Teen Brains July 24, 2015

Study suggests music instruction can help students do better in school

Medical Marijuana May Pose Risk to Teens, Study Suggests July 24, 2015

Having access to legal source of pot was linked to greater addiction risk than buying drug illegally

'Bath Salts' Not Widespread in U.S. High Schools, Survey Finds July 23, 2015

But nearly one in five teens who tried the stimulants are regular users

U.S. Health Officials Examine Pot-Linked Death in Colorado July 23, 2015

Experts aren't clear on cause, but undiagnosed mental illness might have played a part

Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds July 22, 2015

But, research also notes more teens are trying marijuana

U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC July 22, 2015

Report finds less than half of those aged 15 to 19 have had intercourse

Minds of Older Women Fuzzier After General Anesthesia Than Men's July 21, 2015

Post-surgical decline less evident in elderly males, study says

Mental Illness Afflicts Many Juveniles in Jail July 21, 2015

Problems more common among girls than boys, study finds

Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis? July 20, 2015

Odds are low, but study points to another downside of overuse

Many Obese Teens Don't Think They're Fat, Study Shows July 17, 2015

Weight problem has to be recognized before it can be addressed, researchers say

Most College Students Stressed About Money, Study Finds July 16, 2015

Despite financial strain, they still think education is a good investment

Health Tip: Floss Teeth With Minimal Pain July 15, 2015

Do it carefully, but not too hard or too soft

Why Concussion Recovery Takes Longer for Some Kids July 14, 2015

Researchers believe damage to wiring provides explanation

More Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study July 14, 2015

Year-round focus on one sport likely behind the increase, doctors say

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