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Medical Marijuana Ads May Prompt Pot Use Among Teens July 07, 2015

Study suggests prevention efforts should highlight negative effects drug can have on the brain

Heroin Use on the Rise Among Women, Wealthier People, CDC Finds July 07, 2015

Prescription painkiller addiction often precedes use of street drug

Best Friends May Help Poor Kids Succeed July 06, 2015

Study found having just one confidant helped teens find ways to cope with problems

Many New Teen Drivers 'Crash' in Simulated Driving Task July 03, 2015

Study suggests despite getting licenses, adolescents lacked key skills to stay safe

Mass Killings, School Shootings in U.S. May Be 'Contagious' July 02, 2015

These events appear to inspire similar tragedies afterward, study suggests

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

Ancient Teeth Show Signs of Indoor Air Pollution June 19, 2015

Researchers discover traces of charcoal, likely from cave fires, in tartar

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

Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits, Study Suggests June 15, 2015

But kids also had fewer 'misaligned' teeth if they reduced pacifier use, researchers say

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

Health Tip: Caring for Sensitive Teeth June 11, 2015

Changing your toothpaste may help

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

More Evidence That General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains June 08, 2015

Anesthesia and surgery still safest for necessary procedures, experts say

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

Sharing a Bathroom With Many Others? Your Toothbrush Likely Has 'Fecal Matter' June 04, 2015

Study in a college dorm finds 60 percent of toothbrushes were contaminated

Resuming Blood Pressure Meds After Surgery Linked to Better Outcomes June 04, 2015

Study suggests delay in restarting drugs leads to more complications

Health Tip: Take Care of Your Teeth June 04, 2015

And see a dentist regularly

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

Smokers May Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers for Surgery May 29, 2015

Study finds effect seems to extend to people exposed to secondhand smoke, too

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

Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study May 22, 2015

Periodontal problems linked to inflammation throughout the body, researcher says

Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers May 18, 2015

Researchers also spot genetic mutation linked to impulsiveness

Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery May 14, 2015

Study found not putting young patients to sleep tied to fewer breathing problems afterwards

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