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Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult September 23, 2016

Study suggests food choices made at 15 may establish long-term eating habits

Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost September 23, 2016

Those who gardened ate more fruits, veggies by the time they were in college, study shows

Smoking Losing Its Cool With Kids, CDC Says September 22, 2016

Fewer teens are smoking or showing interest in cigarettes and cigars, but e-cigs a concern

Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years September 21, 2016

Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study finds

Obese Kids Have Different Germs in Their Gut September 20, 2016

Targeting specific types of bacteria might one day help treat childhood obesity, research suggests

Close Bond Between Kids, Parents Has Long-Term Health Benefits September 20, 2016

Childhood mistreatment offsets the advantages of growing up in a well-off home, research shows

2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education September 19, 2016

Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

For College Freshmen, Four-Legged Friends Chase Away Homesickness September 19, 2016

Dog therapy helps boost students' life satisfaction, researchers say

Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study September 19, 2016

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study September 16, 2016

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied September 16, 2016

School health programs should urge healthy behaviors, acceptance of different body shapes, study shows

For Kids Playing Pokemon Go, Catch These Safety Tips September 16, 2016

Pediatrics group praises physical activity but warns game could be a dangerous distraction

Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC September 16, 2016

Brain cancer supplants leukemia as the leading killer

Health Tip: Preparing for Baby's First Teeth September 15, 2016

Here's what parents can do

Many Teens Give Sex Ed a Failing Grade September 13, 2016

International study finds courses often out of touch, too clinical

For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected September 12, 2016

Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

Rate of Youth Soccer Injuries More Than Doubled in 25 Years September 12, 2016

Concussion rate jumped almost 1,600 percent in same time period, study found

Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain September 10, 2016

Take injuries seriously, and if no improvement in a few days, see a doctor, specialist says

Savor Your Coffee -- and a Bright Smile September 09, 2016

Expert tips for preventing discoloration

Health Tip: Why Floss? September 09, 2016

Here's why it's recommended

Sugary Drink Warnings Hit Home With Teens September 08, 2016

Fewer choose sweetened beverages when labels mention obesity, diabetes, study finds

TV Booze Ads a Lubricant for Teen Drinking: Study September 07, 2016

Those who saw the most commercials downed 200-plus drinks a month, researchers say

Coping With College Stress September 05, 2016

Parents can help make the transition easier for new students

Health Tip: Schedule a Back-to-School Dental Exam September 02, 2016

Get kids' teeth checked before summer ends

Antibiotic 'Report Card' Drills Guidelines Into Dentists August 30, 2016

Seeing their prescription rates leads some to change their ways, study finds

iPads Calm Surgery-Bound Kids as Well as Sedatives August 30, 2016

Study found equal benefits in easing anxiety

Risks Spike If Young Athletes Specialize Too Soon August 29, 2016

Pediatricians' group suggests kids play multiple sports

First Days of Preseason Practice Pose Big Heat Risks for College Football Players August 26, 2016

Coaches, trainers need to be aware of heat illness symptoms, study suggests

Many Teens 'Vaping' for Flavor, Not Nicotine August 25, 2016

Study found that only about a fifth of 12th graders who used an e-cigarette used a nicotine substance

Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds August 24, 2016

Weight gain is a side effect of antipsychotic drugs used to treat irritability and agitation

No More Than 6 Teaspoons of Added Sugars a Day for Kids August 22, 2016

New guidelines aim to help improve children's overall diet, health

Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight August 22, 2016

Philadelphia study found 15 percent who underwent physical exams also had high blood pressure

TV Ratings for Parents Let Violence, Drinking Slip Through August 22, 2016

Industry guidelines often misleading, study finds

To Keep Teens Slim, Focus on Health not Weight August 22, 2016

New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines cover preventing obesity and eating disorders

Teen Cyberbullies More Apt to Be Friends Than Strangers August 22, 2016

Competition for status, hurt feelings over breakups provoke wave of aggression via texts, Facebook

Put Vaccines on Kids' Back-to-School List August 19, 2016

Immunizations protect against potentially devastating childhood illnesses: FDA

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD August 17, 2016

Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

Health Tip: Sealing Teeth to Help Prevent Cavities August 17, 2016

Here are potential benefits

U.S. College Kids Drink More, Smoke Less Than Others Their Age August 16, 2016

Full-time students aged 18 to 22 also have higher rates of binge-drinking, survey finds

Surviving Freshman Year 101 August 14, 2016

Avoid fast food and excess partying, and make the library your home away from home

ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs August 12, 2016

Study says they're also more apt to have other psychiatric issues

Gay, Lesbian Teens More Likely to Suffer Rapes, Attacks: CDC August 12, 2016

Support from family, community critical to their well-being, U.S. health officials stress

Sending Kids Off to College Doesn't Have to Be Tearful August 12, 2016

Discuss money, expectations beforehand, then let go, experts say

Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study August 11, 2016

Early exposure ups likelihood of substance abuse when they reach their 20s, researcher says

5 Tips to Help Teens Get Needed School-Year Zzzzzs August 10, 2016

Avoid late nights, bright lights, noise and worry to get your rest and have a successful year, expert advises

Online Video Games May Boost High School Students' Academic Skills August 08, 2016

But teens who use social media daily posted lower test scores, Australian study finds

Why Teens Choose E-Cigarettes August 08, 2016

Kids who continue vaping cite 2 key reasons, study finds

Health Tip: Don't Forget About Your Teeth During Vacation August 08, 2016

What your travel plans should include

The Safest Way to Get to School Is a Big Yellow Bus August 07, 2016

National Safety Council recommends this method over riding with parents or friends

Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol August 05, 2016

Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

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