July 23, 2014: Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls
Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

July 23, 2014: Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens
Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn

July 21, 2014: Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too
Study found lower-income kids at challenging high schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

July 21, 2014: HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC
Messages about safe sex may be falling on deaf ears, researcher notes

July 19, 2014: Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms
More than half surveyed said the water pipes weren't dangerous

July 17, 2014: College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist: Study
Often, campus security won't report booze-related infractions to police or to health services, researchers say

July 17, 2014: Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women
Those who post provocative images considered less attractive, competent by their peers, study finds

July 17, 2014: 'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise
Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests

July 16, 2014: Most Kids Eat Fruit, Veggies Daily: CDC
Survey finds 3 out of 4 are getting these healthy foods each day

July 15, 2014: Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery
Close monitoring enough for most of these patients, study says

July 14, 2014: Testicular Cancer Up Sharply Among Young Hispanics, Study Finds
More research is needed to understand why, authors say

July 10, 2014: Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion
Those with light or noise sensitivities post-injury seem to be more affected, study found

July 09, 2014: Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC
Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

July 08, 2014: 1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study
Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

July 08, 2014: Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study
Though ads are in compliance with law, researchers say findings suggest current regulations aren't enough

July 07, 2014: Many Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands, Study Shows
Research documents numerous missed opportunities with each patient

July 04, 2014: Headbanging to Heavy Metal Music Linked To Man's Brain Bleed
Practice is occasionally implicated in whiplash, blood vessel tears, researchers noted

July 03, 2014: ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds
But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

July 02, 2014: Many Teens May Get Several Pro-Marijuana Tweets a Day
Twitter might be influencing young people's opinions of the drug, study suggests

June 30, 2014: 'Sexting' Linked to Sex in Middle School
40 percent who'd sent explicit messages or photos said they'd been sexually active, study finds

June 27, 2014: Teens Who Prefer Menthols Are Heavier Smokers: Study
It's a fallacy that they're safer than other tobacco products, researcher says

June 24, 2014: Anesthesia Type May Affect Recovery From Hip Fracture Repair
Death rate, hospital stay reduced slightly with 'regional' approach

June 23, 2014: Web-Based Program May Help Beginner Drivers
A new spin on behind-the-wheel education improves teen safety, study says

June 23, 2014: Indoor Tanning Leads to Early Skin Cancer, Study Says
Researchers say radiation from artificial sources is much stronger than midday sun

June 20, 2014: Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds
This type of multitasking challenges even the smartest college students

June 20, 2014: No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study
'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

June 19, 2014: Genes Tied to Curvature of Spine in Kids
Finding might lead to ways to prevent scoliosis in susceptible children, researchers say

June 19, 2014: Teen 'Sexting' Has a Double Standard, Study Shows
Girls are judged if they do, judged if they don't in small survey

June 19, 2014: As Antidepressant Warnings Toughened, Teen Suicide Attempts Rose: Study
Overreaction to FDA warning may have led to undertreatment of depression, experts say

June 17, 2014: E-Cigarette Sources Soaring, Study Finds
About 10 new brands, 240 new flavors come out every month; some quickly disappear though

June 16, 2014: Caffeine Affects Teen Boys, Girls Differently, Study Says
Slightly greater changes in heart rate, blood pressure seen in males

June 16, 2014: Delinquent Teens More Likely to Die Violently as Adults: Study
They faced a death rate nearly twice as high as soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, researchers report

June 13, 2014: Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds
Only about one-third of teen booze binges involves beer

June 12, 2014: Less Smoking, Sex and Fighting Among U.S. High School Kids: CDC
But rates for other unhealthy behaviors, such as texting while driving, are up, agency says

June 12, 2014: Cool Teens, Uncool Future?
Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

June 12, 2014: When School's Out, Weight Can Pile On
For certain kids, summer vacation adds unwanted pounds, review finds

June 10, 2014: Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

June 09, 2014: Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says
But experts disagree on findings' significance

June 09, 2014: Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person
Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

June 09, 2014: New Approaches to Acne Treatment
Topical applications plus antibiotics often succeed, experts say

June 06, 2014: Poor Sleep May Lead to Worse Grades for College Students
Restless nights affect academic performance as much as binge drinking and smoking pot, study suggests

June 04, 2014: Pot Isn't Harmless, Top U.S. Health Official Says
Addiction, brain changes in young users are proven concerns, according to head of National Institute on Drug Abuse

June 03, 2014: Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study
Being scared by cigarette warnings, playing team sports also increased chances of kicking the habit

May 30, 2014: Prom Isn't a Good Reason to Hit the Tanning Salon
Indoor tanning increases the risk of skin cancer, experts say

May 29, 2014: Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends
Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

May 28, 2014: Low-Power Laser May Trigger Tooth Repair
Findings could lead to noninvasive dental treatments, report authors of animal study

May 23, 2014: Brain Changes May Accompany Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis in Kids
Complication called ketoacidosis can affect memory, thinking for six months, reports study

May 22, 2014: Health Tip: Why Teeth Are Sensitive
Symptom may indicate tooth decay

May 21, 2014: Placenta Might Have Its Own Helpful Bacteria
This 'community' may serve crucial role in preparing newborns for life outside the womb, researchers say

May 16, 2014: Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study
And non-school clubs may help reduce risk of drinking, researchers find