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Teasing Teens About Weight May Do Lasting Harm May 25, 2017

They're more likely to be obese and struggle with emotional eating as adults, research finds

City Life Tough on Teens' Mental Health May 23, 2017

Kids raised in urban areas 40 percent more likely to report psychotic experiences, study finds

No Fruit Juice Before Age 1, Pediatricians Say May 22, 2017

Plus, they support limits for older kids and doing away with sippy cups for toddlers

Overweight Boys Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk as Adults May 19, 2017

But study also found that losing weight as young adults lowered those odds

Heavy Kids Face Triple the Odds for Depression in Adulthood May 19, 2017

Risk was 4 times greater if they were also overweight as adults, study finds

Athletes With ADHD Favor Team Competition May 12, 2017

They're more likely to play contact sports like football, lacrosse and hockey, study finds

Program Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Jobs May 11, 2017

Navigating adult services is challenging, autism experts say

What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later May 10, 2017

High blood pressure, smoking in teens tied to worse mental functioning at mid-life, study finds

Is Early Puberty in Girls a Risk Factor for Dating Abuse? May 08, 2017

Study suggests a link, but those who mature more slowly are also at risk for physical or verbal violence

Bullied in 5th Grade, Prone to Drug Abuse by High School May 08, 2017

Victims may develop depression, fueling risky behaviors, study suggests

Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization May 05, 2017

Number of urgent care cases where teen showed pot use rose 4-fold after legalization, study finds

Guns Send About 16 U.S. Kids to the Hospital Every Day May 04, 2017

Many of those injuries are accidental, study finds

Reasons Why Parents Should Be Wary of '13 Reasons Why' May 04, 2017

Netflix series is too explicit in depicting teen suicide while leaving out key elements, mental health experts warn

Teen Suicide Thoughts, Self-Harm Cases Double in a Decade May 04, 2017

New U.S. study coincides with concern around issue after Netflix releases '13 Reasons Why'

Dental Anxiety Has Consequences Beyond Tooth Decay May 03, 2017

Avoiding the dentist can lead to a poorer quality of life, researchers say

Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health? May 03, 2017

More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety, study finds

Depression's Gender Gap Shows Up in Pre-Teen Years May 02, 2017

Still unclear why more women than men affected by the disorder, researcher says

Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era School Lunch Rules May 02, 2017

Schools will now have more leeway when it comes to salt, whole grains and milk, USDA says

Are Bullies Getting Run Out of U.S. Schools? May 01, 2017

Abuse rates dropped about 2 percent a year over a decade, survey finds

Cooking at Home Means Eating Better, Spending Less April 30, 2017

8 out of 10 Americans' diets fall short, and dining out a big reason why, research suggests

Seizure Control Eases Life for Young Adults With Epilepsy April 28, 2017

Those with uncomplicated cases do as well as their siblings without the disorder, study finds

Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC April 27, 2017

Too few teens use the most effective birth control after having a first baby

After Wisdom Tooth Removal, Watch Out for 'Dry Socket' April 26, 2017

Allowing the wound to heal helps prevent this painful complication, expert says

Cancer Risk Rises After Childhood Organ Transplant: Study April 26, 2017

Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed

Obesity Quadruples Kids' Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study April 25, 2017

About 415 million people worldwide have the disease, which is costly to treat but can be prevented

Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat April 24, 2017

Study found children who ate first consumed more vegetables, while those who played first wasted less food

Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School April 21, 2017

Survey suggests it's one reason why many children have poor control of their condition

Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study April 21, 2017

Many feel unprepared to handle responsibilities such as paying bills on their own

Early School Start Times Tough on Teens April 18, 2017

New guidelines advise starting classes at 8:30 a.m. or later

Regular Phys Ed Builds More Than Fitness April 17, 2017

Young teens also gain knowledge about healthy living, researchers say

Water Outperforms Sports Drinks for Young Athletes April 14, 2017

Kids rarely need the extra sugar and salt, doctor says

Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Tourette 'Tics' April 11, 2017

But neurology experts agree that more research is needed

1 in 3 Teens With Autism Licensed to Drive, Study Finds April 11, 2017

Pediatricians suggest discussing adolescent's capabilities with doctor first

When Families Lack Insurance, Kids' Dental Woes Rise April 10, 2017

Toothaches twice as common for U.S. kids without coverage, poll finds

Race May Play Role in Obese Teens' Blood Pressure April 10, 2017

Extra pounds appear more problematic for whites and Hispanics, study finds

10 Minutes of Sweat a Day Helps Kids' Hearts April 08, 2017

Replacing light exercise with vigorous activity could greatly benefit some kids and teens, study finds

Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know April 07, 2017

Planning ahead can help you avoid complications during and after surgery

'Surprise' Designer Drugs Detected in NYC Hair Samples April 06, 2017

Stimulant-taking party-goers don't always know what they're using, study finds

The Highs and Lows of Teens' Instagram Use April 05, 2017

For some it leads to closer bonds with friends, for others a greater risk of depression, study found

Far Fewer Kids Are Dying Worldwide, but Gains Are Uneven April 03, 2017

While study found great progress, problems persist in South Asia and parts of Africa

Health Tip: Overcoming Dental Anxiety April 03, 2017

Suggestions for how to relax

Teens Who Are Lazy Bones Have Weaker Skeletons: Study March 31, 2017

During crucial bone-building years of youth, physical activity is all-important

Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study March 31, 2017

Premature changes can have lasting effects, such as depression, higher risk of some cancers, study says

Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age March 31, 2017

About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

Health Tip: Care for Your Braces March 30, 2017

Avoid these foods

Parents' Pot Use a Tricky Topic When It Comes to Their Kids March 30, 2017

Pediatrician explains that marijuana affects a child's developing brain differently than an adult brain

Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women March 29, 2017

Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause March 29, 2017

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds March 24, 2017

Puberty and transition to adulthood may be especially challenging times, researcher says

Health Tip: Kick Your Sugary Drink Habit March 24, 2017

And spare your smile

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