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Is a Drowsy Teen Headed for a Life of Crime? February 23, 2017

Study suggests a link, but one child psychiatrist says more factors than sleep may be at play

More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk February 23, 2017

Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic February 23, 2017

Severe gum disease can signal undiagnosed case of blood sugar disease

Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze February 23, 2017

In study, brainy students more likely to drink or try marijuana, but they did stay away from tobacco

Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study February 22, 2017

But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls February 22, 2017

Sports that involve cutting or pivoting are the riskiest, doctors say

Health Tip: Get Your Mouth Healthy Before Cancer Treatment February 22, 2017

Here's what you can do

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides February 20, 2017

Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe February 18, 2017

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warns

Health Tip: Coping With TMJ February 17, 2017

Take it easy on your jaw

Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids February 15, 2017

Parents skip meals so children can eat, but youngest siblings get priority if there's not enough food

Screen Time and Teen Time February 14, 2017

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

Health Tip: Culprits Behind Stained Teeth February 14, 2017

When your pearly whites turn yellow

Be Your Child's Valentine February 14, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes February 10, 2017

Study of obese Hispanic children suggests smog might boost chances of developing the blood sugar disorder

Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids February 10, 2017

Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion February 10, 2017

Average is 1-2 weeks, but study found some kids needed more than 3 weeks to get better

E-Cigs May Be 'Bridge' to Teens' Tobacco Use February 08, 2017

'Vapers' seem much more likely to give real smokes a try, study finds

Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens February 08, 2017

Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends

U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations February 06, 2017

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

1 in 4 Teen E-Cigarette Users Has Tried 'Dripping' February 06, 2017

This method creates denser clouds of vapor, with unknown effects on health, researchers say

Health Tip: Why Are Baby Teeth Important? February 01, 2017

And shouldn't be neglected

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk January 31, 2017

Almost half of those with the disorder attempt suicide and up to 20 percent succeed

Low Back Pain Common Among Kids January 30, 2017

Sports injuries are just one frequent cause, study finds

Health Tip: Take Care of Your Teeth January 24, 2017

Here's what you should do

When College Kids Surf the Web in Class, Grades Fall January 23, 2017

Study finds the habit hurts academics, and supports the notion of leaving laptops at home

Does 'Juvy' Confinement Jeopardize Long-Term Health? January 23, 2017

It may be time for U.S. to explore alternatives for wayward youths, studies suggest

E-Cigarettes Not a Smoking Deterrent for Kids January 23, 2017

Study finds 'vaping' might lead teens who would've never smoked to try nicotine

Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All January 20, 2017

Those who spend hours on smartphones, computers, TV can still flourish, develop social skills, study finds

Health Tip: Feeling Under the Weather? January 20, 2017

Take care of your teeth anyway

First Stop for Scuba Divers: The Dentist's Office? January 16, 2017

Underwater pressure can heighten dental problems, study finds

Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School January 16, 2017

Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up

Despite Pledges, No Improvement in Chain Restaurant Kids' Menus: Study January 11, 2017

A 2011 initiative to lower calories, sugar and salt hasn't yielded results, researchers say

Health Tip: Floss Properly January 11, 2017

Here's how

Lower-Income Girls in U.S. Feel Unprepared for Puberty January 10, 2017

Doctors, families should talk more about what to expect, researchers say

Can Teeth Repair Themselves Without Fillings? January 09, 2017

Animal experiments suggest damaged choppers can be stimulated to fix cavities

Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens January 06, 2017

Studies show most maintained significant weight loss over 5 years, but complications emerged for some

Health Tip: Chewing Sugarless Gum January 06, 2017

Dentists say it's better for your teeth

Does Legalizing Pot Spur Kids to Try It? December 27, 2016

In 2 states studied, teens downplayed harms after recreational pot legalized; use increased in 1 state

Health Tip: Preventing Tooth Discoloration December 22, 2016

Suggestions to help stop it

Teen Violence Can Be Contagious, Study Contends December 20, 2016

Preventive programs could help stop copycat behavior, researchers say

Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts December 20, 2016

Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

'Don't Cut Yet, Doc, I Can Hear You' December 20, 2016

Study finds fewer patients awake during general anesthesia than previously thought

Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities December 19, 2016

Only 1 in 5 males was working or in school full-time 12 years later, study reveals

Nicotine in E-Cigs Can Trigger Lifelong Addiction in Kids: Docs December 19, 2016

American Academy of Pediatricians' report says the earlier kids 'vape,' the more likely they're hooked

Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services December 16, 2016

Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

Could a Germ Link Gum Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis? December 15, 2016

Study may offer new insight into the cause of the joint disorder

FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3 December 14, 2016

A long time under or repeated episodes of sedation may pose risk to developing brains, agency says

Smartphones, Tablets and Weight Gain in Teens December 14, 2016

Study found obesity risk up 43 percent if kids used screen devices more than 5 hours a day

Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low December 13, 2016

Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

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