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Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls October 19, 2017

Behavior was strongly linked to greater suicide risk, UK study found

1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted October 19, 2017

Depression and worries about appearance common in those who can't skip the tanning bed, study finds

Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades October 16, 2017

But adolescent health experts say there's no evidence to support that belief

Study Debunks Notion That Epidurals Prolong Labor October 10, 2017

Women had similar outcomes whether they got the anesthetic or a 'dummy' placebo

Start Skin Cancer Prevention Early, Health Experts Say October 10, 2017

New proposal urges doctors to begin talking to parents when fair-skinned children are 6 months old

Another Downside to College Boozing: Poorer Job Prospects October 09, 2017

In study, binge drinking 6 times a month lowered chances of full-time employment later

Protecting Preemies From Stress Might Improve Later Mental Health October 05, 2017

Babies born at 2.2 pounds or less normally face higher risk of adult psychological issues

Too Little of This Vitamin Could Harm Young Hearts October 04, 2017

Leafy green veggies are a good source of the vital nutrient

Reassuring Kids After Another Senseless Tragedy October 02, 2017

Psychiatrists urge parents to stress to young concertgoers that events like Las Vegas shooting remain rare

Girls' Sports-Related Concussions May Last Twice As Long October 02, 2017

Underlying conditions could prolong recovery, researcher says

Teens Mixed Up With the Law May Fall Through Medicaid Cracks October 02, 2017

Fewer important primary care appointments, more ER visits, study finds

Health Tip: Breast-feeding May Help Teeth September 28, 2017

For both mother and child

20 Percent of U.S. Teens May Have Had a Concussion September 26, 2017

Contact sports is a leading reason why, study contends

Don't Let Your Kids Get Sidelined With Sports-Related Infections September 26, 2017

Good hygiene can tackle most locker room germs, pediatricians say

CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States September 26, 2017

'It only takes a little to lose a lot' is slogan for the multi-pronged media effort

More Teen Dads? September 22, 2017

Report finds number of teen moms stays stable while it goes up for males

Booze Often Glorified On YouTube Videos September 21, 2017

Kids typically see images that boost the drinking culture, study finds

Health Tip: Is Your Baby Teething? September 20, 2017

Recognizing signs and symptoms

Youth Football Ups Odds of Brain Problems in Adulthood September 19, 2017

Researchers say greater risk of behavior issues, depression in those who played tackle before age 12

Obesity Rates Have Stopped Rising for Young Americans September 19, 2017

But progress is fragile and rates still too high, report authors say

Focus on Just One Sport Can Mean Stress for Girls September 19, 2017

Study of soccer players shows diversity of activity might help

Girl Soccer Players Take More Chances After Concussions September 19, 2017

They're more likely than boys to return to play, research shows

Are Today's Teens Putting the Brakes on Adulthood? September 19, 2017

They're often postponing traditional 'milestones' to growing up, study suggests

Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns September 19, 2017

'Bullets' bought online may be contributing to ocular injuries

Parents Say Schools Don't Help Kids With Mental Health, Chronic Disease September 18, 2017

Big Rise in Hospitalized Kids With Opioid Side Effects September 18, 2017

Tattoo Today, Regret Tomorrow: Tips to Parents From Pediatricians September 18, 2017

Even Teens Can Suffer Organ Damage From High Blood Pressure September 18, 2017

Study spots warning signs in kids with readings in the normal range

Surgery Can Be Trigger for Teen Opioid Abuse September 15, 2017

Certain operations pose a greater risk of painkiller dependence, study finds

State Laws Have Big Impact on Kids' Gun Injuries September 15, 2017

Locale matters too, with firearm violence affeting urban, rural teens differently, studies find

More U.S. Kids Landing in ER With Opioid Addiction September 15, 2017

Researcher calls findings an emerging public health issue

Could Swine Flu Be Linked to Type 1 Diabetes? September 14, 2017

Study suggests Norwegians hit by H1N1 flu pandemic more likely to develop the autoimmune disease

Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts September 13, 2017

People with less education, greater mental woes more likely to try, researchers say

ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen September 12, 2017

Trips for boozing, dental problems and mental health issues can be prevented, experts say

8 Ways College Women Can Protect Their Health September 11, 2017

Awareness and follow-up are keys to avoiding gynecologic problems, expert advises

Regular Weigh-Ins May Help Prevent College Weight Gain September 11, 2017

Those who checked daily even lost a little bit

State Laws Curb Kids' Injuries Tied to Off-Road Vehicles September 11, 2017

In Massachusetts, ER visits down as much as 50 percent, study found

Poor Health Habits Add Up to Poor Grades for Teens September 08, 2017

Failing students more likely to use drugs, sleep around, CDC study finds

Can't Afford the Dentist? You're Not Alone September 07, 2017

Many also mistakenly believe Medicare will cover their dental care

Recession Took Toll on Health of Rural Young Blacks September 06, 2017

Greater economic fallout linked to raised heart disease risks in 25- and 26-year-olds, study finds

Hate to Work Out? Your DNA May Be to Blame September 06, 2017

Findings might lead to better ways to motivate folks who don't like exercise

Drug Helped Protect Gay Teen Males From HIV September 05, 2017

Small study found Truvada worked when taken daily, but some strayed from regimen

Does General Anesthesia Affect Babies' Brains? September 01, 2017

Small study finds reduction in white matter among children operated on as infants

Chronic Illness Can Plunge Young Adults Into Despair August 31, 2017

Study found those diagnosed with diabetes, asthma were 3 times more likely to try to kill themselves

Health Tip: Prepare for Your Child's Dental Procedure August 31, 2017

Here are suggested questions

Many Parents Not Happy With Later School Start Times August 29, 2017

More shut-eye means healthier, more alert students, but survey finds half of parents pushing back

More U.S. Teens Getting Vaccinated Against HPV August 24, 2017

But rates still lagging against the cancer-causing virus that's caused by sexual contact, CDC says

Cyberbullying Weighs Heavily on Young People August 23, 2017

Suicide attempts more common in both bullied and bulliers

More Evidence Contact Sports Can Affect the Brain August 22, 2017

Some changes in structure, chemistry seen in college athletes who take hits during play

Close Friendships in High School Make for Happier Adults August 22, 2017

Meanwhile, popular kids may end up with more anxiety later, study suggests

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