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  • Can Fetal Alcohol Damage Be Undone?
    (19-Jul-2017)
    Two common medications show promise in lab rats, researchers report

  • Teens Keep Building Bone After They Stop Growing: Study
    (17-Jul-2017)
    10 percent of bone mass accumulates after teens reach their adult height, making healthy habits a must

  • Teen Birth Rate Drops Again to All-Time Low: CDC
    (30-Jun-2017)
    Preterm deliveries and births to older moms are up, report finds

  • Fewer U.S. Kids Binge Drinking
    (23-Jun-2017)
    But 1 in 7 still had excess alcohol at least once in past month, study finds

  • Most U.S. Teens Aren't 'Doing It'
    (22-Jun-2017)
    By 18, more than half of adolescents were still virgins, new CDC survey reveals

  • Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness
    (12-Jun-2017)
    More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

  • Many Teens Ride With Impaired Drivers
    (30-May-2017)
    Passengers not deterred by friends' alcohol or marijuana use, Canadian study finds

  • U.S. Teen Births Hit Historic Low: CDC
    (30-May-2017)
    Data from 2014 also shows that more older women are having children, study finds

  • Fewer U.S. Teens Are Boozing It Up
    (22-May-2017)
    Study finds frequent binge drinking among adolescents has dropped in past 25 years

  • Fewer U.S. High School Students Drink, CDC Finds
    (11-May-2017)
    But many who do imbibe do so excessively

  • Bullied in 5th Grade, Prone to Drug Abuse by High School
    (08-May-2017)
    Victims may develop depression, fueling risky behaviors, study suggests

  • Is Early Puberty in Girls a Risk Factor for Dating Abuse?
    (08-May-2017)
    Study suggests a link, but those who mature more slowly are also at risk for physical or verbal violence

  • 'I'm Not a Bad Drunk, But He Is'
    (05-May-2017)
    Study finds each drinker believes they're better-behaved than those around them

  • More Starring Roles for Booze in Kids' Movies, Study Finds
    (04-May-2017)
    Drinking figured in 85 percent of the top children's films over 2 decades

  • Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in United States: CDC
    (27-Apr-2017)
    Too few teens use the most effective birth control after having a first baby

  • Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA
    (25-Apr-2017)
    British researchers zero in on genetic links between early puberty and increased cancer risk

  • Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Improving the lives of children around the world would reap huge returns, study says

  • Pot Smoking Common Among Pregnant Teens: Survey
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Doctors voice concerns about harms to developing fetus

  • Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Premature changes can have lasting effects, such as depression, higher risk of some cancers, study says

  • Sexual Abuse May Cause Early Puberty in Girls: Study
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Premature changes can have lasting effects, such as depression, higher risk of some cancers, study says

  • 'Synthetic Pot' Tied to Risky Sex, Violence and Drug Abuse in Teens
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Product has unpredictable, potentially dangerous effects, doctors warn

  • Pot + Booze = Skidding College Grades
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Study findings suggest parents and universities need to warn of dangers, limit exposure

  • Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

  • Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze
    (23-Feb-2017)
    In study, brainy students more likely to drink or try marijuana, but they did stay away from tobacco

  • The Best Place to Find Your Valentine
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Mississippi, Utah and Wisconsin top list of best states for lovers, survey finds

  • Tougher Alcohol Laws Mean Fewer Young People Killed on the Road
    (13-Feb-2017)
    9 percent drop in deaths where policies to discourage drinking and driving among all motorists were most stringent

  • Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends

  • Lower-Income Girls in U.S. Feel Unprepared for Puberty
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Doctors, families should talk more about what to expect, researchers say

  • Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts
    (20-Dec-2016)
    Early diagnosis won't change course of the STD, which is incurable, advisory panel says

  • Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

  • Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Studies found greater prevalence than believed, more neurological problems cropping up months after birth

  • Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Use of tobacco and alcohol down significantly, too, federal report finds

  • Most Teen Smokers Also Turn to Alcohol, Drugs, Study Finds
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Use of multiple substances seems to be more common than thought

  • Alcohol Can Be a Risky Guest at Holiday Parties
    (11-Dec-2016)
    Don't pressure people to drink and make sure those who are imbibing have a designated driver

  • Premature Calcium Deposits May Trigger Premature Births
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Mother's water can break too soon, researchers report

  • Heavy Drinking While Young May Mean Hefty Health Tab Later
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Study suggests alcohol might harm brain, body even if one stops abusing by age 30

  • Alcohol, Drugs a Poor Halloween Mix
    (29-Oct-2016)
    When you're under the influence, carving pumpkins and other holiday fun can lead to injury, doctor warns

  • U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Less sex, more contraception is the 'magic' formula, experts say

  • U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC
    (28-Sep-2016)
    Less sex, more contraception is the 'magic' formula, experts say

  • Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study
    (16-Sep-2016)
    And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

  • Many Teens Give Sex Ed a Failing Grade
    (13-Sep-2016)
    International study finds courses often out of touch, too clinical

  • For Teens With Leukemia, Pregnancy Tests Often Neglected
    (12-Sep-2016)
    Risk of chemo-related birth defects needs to be considered, researchers say

  • TV Booze Ads a Lubricant for Teen Drinking: Study
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Those who saw the most commercials downed 200-plus drinks a month, researchers say

  • 3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

  • 'Pretend Mommy' Program Doesn't Deter Teen Pregnancy
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Schools should think twice about sending girls home with simulator baby, study suggests

  • Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

  • Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Early exposure ups likelihood of substance abuse when they reach their 20s, researcher says

  • Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

  • Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure

  • Study Dashes Millennials' Reputation as Hookup Generation
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Only people born in the 1920s reported having less sex between the ages of 20 and 24

  • Study Dashes Millennials' Reputation as Hookup Generation
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Only people born in the 1920s reported having less sex between the ages of 20 and 24

  • Task Force: Routine Genital Herpes Screening Not Recommended
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Unless someone has symptoms, testing offers little benefit because the sexually transmitted disease has no cure

  • Don't Blame the Media for Teen Sex, Study Says
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Parents and peers have far more influence on sexual behavior

  • Don't Blame the Media for Teen Sex, Study Says
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Parents and peers have far more influence on sexual behavior

  • Middle Schoolers Exposed to Alcohol Ads Every Day: Study
    (17-May-2016)
    Researchers say billboards, signs and TV ads may encourage under-age drinking

  • Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study
    (05-May-2016)
    Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

  • Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study
    (05-May-2016)
    Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

  • Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study
    (05-May-2016)
    Small review finds high schoolers as young as 14 have had boyfriends who control their reproductive choices

  • Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor?
    (02-May-2016)
    Study finds the more kids see a brand on shows, the more likely they'll drink it

  • Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?
    (29-Apr-2016)
    Study suggests the alcohol-soaked products are early sign of trouble

  • Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.
    (28-Apr-2016)
    They're delaying sex, using more effective birth control, CDC researcher says

  • Female Pelvis Widens, Then Shrinks Over a Lifetime, Study Finds
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Timing of shifts, at puberty and menopause, suggest that estrogen is steering changes, researcher says

  • Teenage Girls Now Try Alcohol Before Boys Do: Study
    (12-Apr-2016)
    When it comes to drinking, the gender gap is disappearing, experts say

  • Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking
    (01-Apr-2016)
    Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

  • Study: You Can Predict Which Male Teens Will Live With Their Future Kids
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Beliefs about risky sex, pregnancy, birth control foretell what kind of fathers they will be, researchers contend

  • Study: You Can Predict Which Male Teens Will Live With Their Future Kids
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Beliefs about risky sex, pregnancy, birth control foretell what kind of fathers they will be, researchers contend

  • Study: You Can Predict Which Male Teens Will Live With Their Future Kids
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Beliefs about risky sex, pregnancy, birth control foretell what kind of fathers they will be, researchers contend

  • Teen Dating Violence Is Target of New CDC Program
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Twenty percent of girls, 10 percent of boys say they have been victimized by a dating partner, agency says

  • Excess Weight Has 'Unexpected' Effect on Puberty Onset in Boys
    (27-Jan-2016)
    Sexual maturity slowed in obese kids, but sped up in those who were only overweight, study found

  • Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

  • Teens Who Tan Indoors May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink, Use Drugs: Study
    (20-Jan-2016)
    But researchers add that finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect link

  • Alcohol Ads Should Be a No-See on TV for Kids
    (13-Jan-2016)
    But 1 in 8 drinking ads don't adhere to industry's own standards, study reports

  • The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: Study
    (27-Dec-2015)
    Those who waited until at least 25 fared better at 40, researchers say

  • U.S. Births Up, Teen and Preterm Deliveries Down: CDC
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Positive trends mean healthier babies, doctors say

  • Study Touts Benefits of Group Prenatal Care
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Spending time with other pregnant women, sharing experiences may help young mothers-to-be

  • Bodily Changes Don't Always Signal 'Precocious' Puberty in Kids
    (14-Dec-2015)
    It's not unusual to see early pubic hair development, pediatricians say

  • Others' Drug, Alcohol Use May Trigger Bad Behavior in Teens
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Study participants twice as likely to steal, vandalize, hurt others after witnessing substance use

  • Teens More Cautious About Sex When Parents Set Rules, Study Finds
    (30-Nov-2015)
    Kids tend to delay sex if Mom and Dad keep an eye on what they're doing, who they're with

  • 1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Risk is higher for those similarly victimized before college, researcher says

  • Smoking Common in Foreign Films, Study Finds
    (03-Nov-2015)
    International research team calls for governments to stop subsidizing films that show tobacco use

  • Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Discussions may help kids delay sexual activity, and use condoms or other birth control

  • Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Discussions may help kids delay sexual activity, and use condoms or other birth control

  • Many Teens Knowingly Ride With Drunk Drivers, Survey Finds
    (22-Oct-2015)
    Peer pressure isn't the only reason why, experts say

  • Teens Swayed by Alcohol Ads
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Underage drinkers' preferences shaped by TV and magazine advertising, study finds

  • Summer Babies May Be Healthier Adults
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Researchers link warm-weather birthdays to taller adult height, later puberty

  • 'Tweeners' Who Think Pot Is Cool More Likely to Drink and Drive Later: Study
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Parents need to talk about alcohol and drugs with their kids early and often, experts say

  • Lower Drinking Age May Bring More High School Dropouts
    (28-Sep-2015)
    New research says fewer kids finished high school when alcohol was legal at 18

  • Heavy Drinking Linked to Greater Risk for Alcohol-Related Cancers
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Researchers say it's a risk factor for death and disability that can be controlled

  • Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Four out of 10 high schoolers with medical conditions used one or both in past year, study found

  • Some Sobering Stats on Kids and Drinking
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Report finds many starting at younger ages, so more likely to binge drink

  • Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex But Boys Don't, Study Shows
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Findings among young teens reflect traditional biases about men and women

  • Kids Exposed to Lots of Alcohol Ads While Watching Sports on TV
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Australian study finds many drinking ads aired during kids' peak daytime viewing times

  • Sexting, Internet Safety for Kids Big Concerns in Survey
    (11-Aug-2015)
    Adults more worried about both problems in latest poll

  • Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2015)
    But, research also notes more teens are trying marijuana

  • U.S. Teens Waiting Longer to Have Sex: CDC
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Report finds less than half of those aged 15 to 19 have had intercourse

  • Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

  • Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Heavy adolescent girls at greater risk for unintended pregnancy, study shows

  • Most Americans Back Ban on Powdered Alcohol, Poll Finds
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Adults worried that teens will be more likely to abuse alcohol in this form

  • Underage Drinking Down in Past Decade
    (11-Jun-2015)
    U.S. report finds fewer than one in four teens recently had alcohol

  • Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Transplant led to functioning ovary and then normal pregnancy, researchers say

  • Tougher Alcohol Laws for Adults May Also Lower Teen Drinking
    (01-Jun-2015)
    Study found states that limited access for all had lower teen drinking rates

  • Brain Differences Seen in Teenage Heavy Drinkers
    (18-May-2015)
    Researchers also spot genetic mutation linked to impulsiveness

  • U.S. Birth Rate Hovers at All-Time Low, CDC Reports
    (05-May-2015)
    Drop in teen birth rate, poor economy explain downward trend

  • HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Risk of precancerous changes dropped 44 percent several years after immunization

  • Boozing in Movies May Boost Teen Drinking
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Alcohol use 20 percent higher in adolescents who watched liquor-laden films, study finds

  • Letting Kids Sip Alcohol May 'Send Wrong Message'
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Study suggests it might make booze more appealing to children

  • E-Cigs Tied to Drinking, Other Risky Teen Behaviors
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Strong relationship to alcohol use, study finds

  • Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds
    (26-Mar-2015)
    But neglect, sexual abuse was more likely in kids of parents who were abused as children

  • Child Sex Trafficking Victims Easily Missed by Doctors, Social Workers: Study
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Victims 'hide in plain sight,' experts say, and survey finds more training is needed

  • E-Cigarette Use in College Tied to Other Risky Behaviors
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Study sees link to smoking tobacco, marijuana and drinking alcohol

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating
    (02-Mar-2015)
    National survey finds one in 10 teen boys also experiences dating violence

  • ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine
    (27-Feb-2015)
    One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

  • Flavored Booze Beverages Tied to Higher Injury Risk in Teens
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Super-sized 'alcopops' a major concern, study says

  • YouTube Videos of Drunkenness Don't Show Alcohol's Harms
    (20-Feb-2015)
    Study authors say their finding offers an opportunity to educate youth on dangers of drinking

  • Coming Out at School Better for LGBT Youth, Study Finds
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Disclosure of sexual orientation leads to better self-esteem, less depression, researchers say

  • HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows
    (09-Feb-2015)
    After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

  • Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests
    (28-Jan-2015)
    Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

  • Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls

  • Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Researchers note that CDC recommends vaccination at age 11 or 12

  • Poor Sleep Tied to More Drinking, Drug Use by Teens
    (16-Jan-2015)
    That increases chances of accidents, injuries and unplanned pregnancies, study says

  • Alcohol, Pot Fuel Half of Young Driver Deaths, Report Finds
    (15-Jan-2015)
    Study of nine states found victims were under the influence when they crashed

  • ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking
    (24-Dec-2014)
    Researchers found each additional symptom increased the risk of tobacco and alcohol use at a young age

  • Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens
    (25-Nov-2014)
    Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers

  • Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Larger peer group is less important when it comes to drinking or not, study says

  • Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

  • Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

  • 'Social Host' Laws May Help Curb Underage Drinking, Study Says
    (28-Oct-2014)
    Controversial statutes hold parents responsible for teen alcohol consumption

  • More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports
    (27-Oct-2014)
    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children

  • Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone
    (16-Oct-2014)
    New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences

  • Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone
    (16-Oct-2014)
    New study suggests one in five 'sexts,' despite potential consequences

  • Teen 'Sexting' Often Precedes Actual Sex, Study Finds
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Researcher says don't throw out the phone, do discuss safe behavior

  • Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Study findings also showed abortion rate was three-quarters lower than the national norm in this age group

  • Free, Long-Acting Contraceptives May Greatly Reduce Teen Pregnancy Rate
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Study findings also showed abortion rate was three-quarters lower than the national norm in this age group

  • Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Study found adolescents were more likely to smoke, drink, have poor grades after bad concussion

  • Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control
    (29-Sep-2014)
    These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say

  • Younger Age at First Drink, Higher Odds for Problem Drinking: Study
    (23-Sep-2014)
    How soon teen gets drunk after trying first drink also raises risk, researchers report

  • Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

  • HPV Vaccine Program in Australia Linked to Lower Infection Rates
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Genital warts cases fell by 61 percent after schools started providing free shots, researchers say

  • Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds
    (22-Aug-2014)
    Technique commonly used for problem drinkers only lowered consumption slightly, didn't change behaviors

  • Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC
    (20-Aug-2014)
    4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations

  • Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC
    (20-Aug-2014)
    4 million fewer births attributed to less sex, more contraception, but U.S. rate still higher than comparable nations

  • Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds
    (24-Jul-2014)
    Small study revealed most younger males more interested in closeness, trust with a girl

  • Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls
    (23-Jul-2014)
    Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

  • Many Sexually Active U.S. Teens Not Tested for HIV: CDC
    (18-Jul-2014)
    Only 22 percent of those at risk get screened, and researchers think complacency may be why

  • College Alcohol Violations Often Draw a Slap on the Wrist: Study
    (17-Jul-2014)
    Often, campus security won't report booze-related infractions to police or to health services, researchers say

  • Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Though ads are in compliance with law, researchers say findings suggest current regulations aren't enough

  • Teen Drinkers Risking Their Lives: Study
    (03-Jul-2014)
    And when they take drugs, chances of serious health outcomes rise even higher, researchers report

  • 'Sexting' Linked to Sex in Middle School
    (30-Jun-2014)
    40 percent who'd sent explicit messages or photos said they'd been sexually active, study finds

  • Teen 'Sexting' Has a Double Standard, Study Shows
    (19-Jun-2014)
    Girls are judged if they do, judged if they don't in small survey

  • Underage Binge Drinkers Grab the Hard Stuff, Survey Finds
    (13-Jun-2014)
    Only about one-third of teen booze binges involves beer

  • Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates

  • Having Babies May Be 'Contagious' Among Long-Time Friends
    (29-May-2014)
    Women tend to get pregnant soon after friends they've known since high school give birth, study finds

  • Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study
    (16-May-2014)
    And non-school clubs may help reduce risk of drinking, researchers find

  • Substance Use at School Could Be Cry for Help
    (05-May-2014)
    Teens caught with pot, alcohol often have other problems, study finds

  • In Crashes That Kill Children, It's Their Driver Who's Often Drunk
    (05-May-2014)
    Finding highlights need for additional penalties for those convicted of drunk driving with a child passenger, MADD says

  • Pot-Booze Combo More Dangerous for Teen Drivers Than Alcohol Alone
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Kids who did both were more likely to get traffic ticket or be in a wreck, study found

  • Booze Brands in Pop Lyrics May Spur Teen Drinking, Study Says
    (10-Apr-2014)
    Adolescents hear 8 alcohol products mentioned a day on average, researchers report

  • Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Girls aged 15 to 17 account for about one-quarter of teen births, report shows

  • Teens Often Copycat Others Who Drink and Drive: Study
    (17-Mar-2014)
    If kids have ridden with a drunk driver, they're more likely to drive while impaired, researchers find

  • Young Binge Drinkers May Not Need Special Counseling From Family Docs
    (10-Mar-2014)
    Swiss study suggests results just as good for physicians without certain training

  • Spring Break Drunkeness a Dangerous Tradition
    (10-Mar-2014)
    Expert says thousands of college students injured each year after drinking too much, and some die

  • Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey
    (26-Feb-2014)
    CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

  • Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey
    (26-Feb-2014)
    CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

  • Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study
    (10-Feb-2014)
    But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

  • Teens' Energy Drink Habit May Be Linked to Booze, Tobacco, Drug Use
    (07-Feb-2014)
    But study doesn't prove that one leads to the other

  • HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Young Girls: Study
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Finding should reassure parents about the cervical cancer vaccine, doctors say

  • College Drinking May Aggravate PTSD Symptoms
    (31-Jan-2014)
    One leads to the other, creating a vicious cycle, study says

  • Alcohol Tied to Domestic Violence on College Campuses
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Researchers did not find a link between marijuana use and partner abuse

  • 20 Percent of Seventh Graders Have 'Sexted'
    (06-Jan-2014)
    And they were more likely to have engaged in some type of sexual behavior, study says

  • Many Teens Don't Discuss Their Sex Life at Annual Checkup
    (31-Dec-2013)
    Doctors are missing opportunities to educate teens about healthy sexual behaviors, researchers say

  • Secure Your Prescription Drugs When Hosting Holiday Parties: Experts
    (27-Dec-2013)
    Some guests might be tempted by easy access to medicines

  • Tips for Stress-Free Winter Breaks With College Kids
    (13-Dec-2013)
    Here's how parents can adapt when students come home

  • Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy
    (11-Dec-2013)
    Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence

  • Kids Who See Movie Violence Also See Smoking, Drinking, Sex: Study
    (09-Dec-2013)
    But it's not clear what this means for young viewers

  • Early Puberty in Girls Might Be Linked to Bad Behavior
    (09-Dec-2013)
    Study found they were more likely to say they had gotten into fights, skipped school

  • Early Puberty in Girls Might Be Linked to Bad Behavior
    (09-Dec-2013)
    Study found they were more likely to say they had gotten into fights, skipped school

  • U.S. Pregnancy Rates Continue to Fall
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Increase seen only among women over 30; fewer teen births reported

  • Ecstasy Use on Rise Again Among U.S. Teens: Report
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Alcohol contributing to ER visits from hallucinogen, federal officials say

  • Health Disparities Persist in America: Report
    (21-Nov-2013)
    CDC finds race, sex, education, location and wealth among key factors in these inequalities

  • Earlier Onset of Periods May Not Mean Earlier Sex
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Girls who start menstruating before age 12 no more sexual than later bloomers, study finds

  • For Children of Teen Parents, Most Injuries Due to Falls: Study
    (07-Nov-2013)
    ER records suggest efforts should be made to teach better supervision skills to young parents, researcher says

  • Childhood Obesity Again Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Study compared onset age of breast development in 1997 and now

  • Early Periods May Signal Greater Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Obesity alone doesn't explain the findings, researchers say

  • Three-Quarters of U.S. Teens Say They Don't Drink
    (23-Oct-2013)
    Survey found teens are getting message about dangers of alcohol

  • Fake ID Use Tied to High-Risk Drinking by Underage Students
    (17-Oct-2013)
    Study suggests practice may lead to slippery slope of alcohol problems

  • Children of Teen Mothers Don't Have Mental Disadvantage, Study Suggests
    (17-Oct-2013)
    But language delay was noted in kids born to youngest moms

  • Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey
    (09-Oct-2013)
    Tobacco, marijuana and alcohol use addressed

  • Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey
    (09-Oct-2013)
    Tobacco, marijuana and alcohol use addressed

  • 1 in 10 Young Adults Admits to Sexual Violence
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Violent pornography may be partially to blame, researcher says

  • Friends, Family Often the Suppliers in Underage Drinking, Smoking: Survey
    (24-Sep-2013)
    Other sources include grocery stores, gas stations and bars

  • 1 in 5 High School Seniors Binge Drinks: Study
    (16-Sep-2013)
    'Extreme' binge drinking levels remain steady, while bingeing has declined, researchers say

  • Strong Verbal Skills in Childhood May Raise Drinking Risk, Study Suggests
    (12-Sep-2013)
    These expressive kids scored higher in 'sensation-seeking,' researchers found

  • More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report
    (06-Sep-2013)
    Meanwhile, births among teens and women in early 20s fall to historic lows

  • Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey
    (20-Aug-2013)
    Concern is that behavior is increasingly considered 'normal,' expert says

  • Talking to Your Daughter About Puberty
    (16-Aug-2013)
    Expert shares tips for parents of tweens

  • Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings, Study Suggests
    (11-Aug-2013)
    Having children with multiple partners is increasingly common, researchers noted

  • Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts
    (06-Aug-2013)
    New guidelines released to help doctors treat younger patients age-appropriately

  • U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births Historically Low: CDC
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Preterm births, low birth weight babies declined in 2011, report says

  • Many 8-Year-Olds in U.S. Have Tasted Alcohol: Study
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Early exposure may be linked with drinking problems later, experts warn

  • Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion, Study Says
    (25-Jun-2013)
    Risk is 3 to 5 times higher for substance users, researchers find

  • Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Discovery could help children with 'central precocious puberty,' give insights to development

  • More Booze in Movies for Kids, Study Finds
    (28-May-2013)
    But scenes with tobacco have dropped, researchers say

  • U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets: Report
    (23-May-2013)
    Since 1991, rate has dropped by nearly half, health officials find

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC
    (16-May-2013)
    ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

  • Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey
    (13-May-2013)
    Those teens also more prone to drunk driving, results show

  • When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent
    (10-May-2013)
    Parents urged to watch for signs of behavior that affects 1 in 10 children

  • Pregnancy Adds Challenge for Teens Treated for Drug Abuse, Report Says
    (09-May-2013)
    Substance-abuse programs may improve young women's education, income prospects

  • Porn Use Has Small Effect on Sexual Behavior, Study Finds
    (25-Apr-2013)
    Many other factors contribute to young people having risky sex, experts say

  • Teen Births May Increase Risk of Obesity Later in Life
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Having a child before age 20 linked to 32 percent greater odds of obesity, study finds

  • Drunk Driving Not the Only Way Alcohol Leads to Teen Deaths: Study
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Two-thirds of underage drinking-related fatalities have nothing to do with a car, MADD reports

  • Parents' Military Deployment Takes Toll on Kids, Study Finds
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Binge drinking and drug use more likely

  • Teen Boys With Enlarged Breasts Show Emotional Effects
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Study found condition may lower general health as well

  • Consensual Sex Typically Doesn't Begin Before Teen Years, Study Finds
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Surveys find sexual intercourse, pregnancy more common at 14 and older

  • Consensual Sex Typically Doesn't Begin Before Teen Years, Study Finds
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Surveys find sexual intercourse, pregnancy more common at 14 and older

  • Pre-College Parental Chat May Reduce Freshman Drinking
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Study found discussion influenced how students handle alcohol choices, peer pressure

  • Teen Moms More Likely to Have Been Neglected, Abused
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Study found childbirth rate 5 times higher than national average

  • Teen Moms More Likely to Have Been Neglected, Abused
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Study found childbirth rate 5 times higher than national average

  • Teen Moms More Likely to Have Been Neglected, Abused
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Study found childbirth rate 5 times higher than national average

  • How Healthy Is Your County?
    (20-Mar-2013)
    People living in the least healthy areas of U.S. twice as likely to die early, report says

  • U.S. Teen Birth Rates Highest in Rural Areas, Research Shows
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Major cities had biggest decline in teen childbearing over the last 2 decades

  • Teen Pregnancy-Prevention Program Works, Study Says
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Youth development is an essential component

  • Parents: Revealing Your Past Smoking, Pot Use May Not Help Your Kids
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Candid confessions might backfire, new study shows

  • Millions of Americans Have an STD: Report
    (14-Feb-2013)
    And half of new infections each year are among young people, CDC says

  • Teen Births Hit Record Low, CDC Reports
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Preterm and low-birth-weight babies also down, researchers add

  • Lower Drinking Age May Raise Chances of Bingeing Later
    (08-Feb-2013)
    Study found those who lived in states where it was legal to drink at age 18 drank heavily more often as adults

  • Obesity May Be Linked to MS Risk in Children
    (30-Jan-2013)
    However, study is preliminary and MS still rare in kids, experts say

  • Do TV Liquor Ads Drive Kids to Drink?
    (28-Jan-2013)
    Discussing advertising's persuasiveness may help blunt its effects, experts say

  • Marijuana Use Rising Among High School Seniors: Report
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Teen usage of some other drugs declining, U.S. officials say

  • Heavy Drinking, Pot Use Tied to Teen Brain Changes
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Study found differences in brain's 'information highway,' researcher says

  • Dating Violence in Teen Years Can Have Lasting Impact
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Study found victims more likely to repeat history in adult relationships, practice unhealthy behaviors

  • Young Binge Eaters Prone to Illicit Drug Use: Study
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Overeating occurred first in large review of 17,000 boys and girls

  • Dating Violence in Teen Years Can Have Lasting Impact
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Study found victims more likely to repeat history in adult relationships, practice unhealthy behaviors

  • Give Teens Access to Emergency Contraception, Pediatricians Say
    (26-Nov-2012)
    American Academy of Pediatrics encourages physicians to discuss methods such as Plan B

  • Another Study Links 'Sexting' to Sexual Activity in Teens
    (09-Nov-2012)
    But Dutch researchers find those at risk are in the minority

  • Poor Reading Skills Linked to Teen Pregnancy Risk
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Preteen girls with below-average literacy twice as likely to give birth in teen years, study finds

  • Smartphones Linked to Sexual Activity in Teens: Study
    (30-Oct-2012)
    But whether one leads to the other isn't clear

  • Hospitals Should Test More Teen Girls for Pregnancy, Study Suggests
    (23-Oct-2012)
    Tests are recommended for girls who have abdominal pain or are receiving X-rays, CT scans

  • Boys Hit Puberty Sooner Now, Study Finds
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Findings mirror research on girls, but study doesn't pinpoint why

  • Dad's Advice Could Be Key to Teens' Sexual Activity
    (18-Oct-2012)
    More communication may translate to less sex, review suggests

  • HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study
    (15-Oct-2012)
    No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

  • HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Girls: Study
    (15-Oct-2012)
    No increase seen in STDs, pregnancy or birth control counseling

  • Strict Moms Influence Kids' Friends: Study
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Authoritative parenting can help teen friends cut drinking, smoking and drug use, researchers say

  • Drinking, Driving Drops by Half Among Teens: CDC
    (02-Oct-2012)
    But almost 1 million a month still do, agency says

  • Why Some Mothers (Wrongly) Let Kids Try Alcohol
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Early introduction may lead to problem drinking in teen years, researchers say

  • 'Sexting' May Go Hand-in-Hand With Unprotected Sex Among Teens
    (17-Sep-2012)
    Study found association with other forms of sexual risk-taking among high school students

  • Do Video Games Promote Reckless Driving in Certain Teens?
    (15-Sep-2012)
    Study found young sensation-seekers had more accidents, tickets and unsafe habits behind the wheel

  • Couch-Potato Kids Are Top U.S. Child Health Problem: Poll
    (24-Aug-2012)
    Obesity, tobacco use also ranked high among community concerns

  • Couch-Potato Kids Are Top U.S. Child Health Problem: Poll
    (24-Aug-2012)
    Obesity, tobacco use also ranked high among community concerns

  • Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey
    (22-Aug-2012)
    Roughly half knew classmates who sold drugs, and knew nearby spots to drink or get high during the day

  • College Students Don't Respect Peers Who 'Hook Up' Too Much: Survey
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Male athletes, fraternity members likelier to judge women more harshly

  • Brain Scans May Spot Teens at Risk for Problem Drinking
    (08-Aug-2012)
    Findings also point to harms of excessive alcohol use

  • Booze, Energy Drinks, Casual Sex Combo Common in College: Study
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Researcher suspects caffeinated cocktails play a role in campus 'hook-up culture'

  • Survey Finds Big Drop in Sexual Activity Among Black Teens
    (24-Jul-2012)
    But overall, U.S. teens of all racial, ethnic groups as sexually active as a decade ago

  • Kids' Sexual Behavior Influenced by Movie Scenes: Study
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Watching films with sexual content at 12 to 14 linked to risky 'sensation-seeking' personality

  • Disabled Kids 4 Times More Likely to Suffer Violence: Study
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Children with mental, intellectual disabilities at greatest risk for sexual abuse, analysis shows

  • Teens' Lifestyle Choices Affect Their Blood Pressure
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Australian study found more hypertension risk in boys who drink, girls who use birth control pills

  • Summer Is Peak Time for Teens to Try Drugs, Alcohol: Report
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Experts advise parents to be alert, help kids structure their days

  • 40 Million Americans Addicted to Cigarettes, Alcohol or Drugs
    (28-Jun-2012)
    About 16 percent of Americans aged 12 and older are hooked

  • Teen Drinkers May Feel Like Social Outcasts: Study
    (19-Jun-2012)
    Those who abuse alcohol also have worse academic performance

  • State Laws Cut Teen Drinking and Driving, Large Study Shows
    (15-Jun-2012)
    Graduated licensing and use-alcohol-and-lose laws have made a big difference

  • 'Sexting' Common Among Teens: Survey
    (15-Jun-2012)
    Many are not aware of the legal, social consequences, researchers found

  • Depressed Teens Who Respond to Treatment Less Likely to Abuse Drugs
    (07-Jun-2012)
    Improvement within 12 weeks is a positive sign, study finds

  • Teens' Love of Loud Music Tied to Drinking, Drug Abuse
    (21-May-2012)
    But researchers say it's not clear how they're linked

  • Teens' Love of Loud Music Tied to Drinking, Drug Abuse
    (21-May-2012)
    But researchers say it's not clear how they're linked

  • Underage Drinkers Can Easily Order Alcohol From the Internet
    (18-May-2012)
    Study found young online buyers were successful nearly half the time

  • Friends' Parents Can Sway Teens' Odds for Drinking, Smoking
    (08-May-2012)
    'Good' parenting helps kids steer clear of risky behaviors, researchers say

  • More Teen Girls Using Contraceptives: CDC
    (03-May-2012)
    Increased use may have contributed to drop in teen births, researcher says

  • More Teen Girls Using Contraceptives: CDC
    (03-May-2012)
    Increased use may have contributed to drop in teen births, researcher says

  • TV Ads May Play Role in Underage Drinking, Obesity
    (30-Apr-2012)
    The greater the familiarity with the ads, the greater these risks, researchers say

  • U.S. Sees Tripling of Babies Born Addicted to Painkillers
    (30-Apr-2012)
    They suffer from irritability, breathing problems, perhaps long-term brain damage, study finds

  • 12-Step Meetings May Help Teens Beat Alcohol, Drug Abuse
    (16-Apr-2012)
    Programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous seem to work as well in teens as in adults, study finds

  • Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Multiple partners, teen pregnancies more likely among those who were victimized, surveys show

  • Sexual Abuse May Put Boys at Risk for Unsafe Sex
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Multiple partners, teen pregnancies more likely among those who were victimized, surveys show

  • Young Women Who Drink and Drive at Higher Risk of Fatal Accident
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Risk now matches that for young male drivers who drink, researchers say

  • 1 in 5 Pharmacies Hinders Teens' Access to 'Morning-After' Pill: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Whether they deliberately mislead callers or simply don't know the law is unclear

  • Caring Teachers May Help Keep Kids From Trying Alcohol, Drugs
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests feeling close to a teacher may make a difference for kids

  • Excessive Drinking Costs U.S. Colleges Millions Annually
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Price tag for ER visits can top $500,000 for larger universities, study finds

  • Spring Break Boozing May Put Young Brains at Risk
    (17-Mar-2012)
    Binge drinking by teens, young adults linked to long-term problems with impulse control

  • Not Enough Young Women Getting Tested for Chlamydia: CDC
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Research also found retesting rates, although critical, are also too low

  • Spring Break Safety Tips to Keep Vacation Fun
    (11-Mar-2012)
    Smart choices can prevent serious injuries, ER docs say

  • Kids Who Bully May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Bullying behavior more common in middle school, substance use greater in high school, study finds

  • Keeping Young Athletes Safe From Sexual Abuse
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Danger lies with familiar people, not strangers, experts say

  • Drinking Scenes in Movies May Spur Teens to Do the Same
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Kids who had seen more films featuring alcohol were more likely to binge on booze, study finds

  • College Women's Condom Use Falls in Freshman Year
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Binge drinking, bad grades were among the factors that affected condom use

  • Strict Underage Drinking Laws May Deter Delinquency in Teens
    (29-Feb-2012)
    Zero-tolerance laws may also reduce future drinking, study suggests

  • Support for Tougher Liquor Laws Rises When Booze, Crime Linked
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Study shows people more likely to back idea after seeing news coverage connecting the two

  • Booze in Movies May Fuel Teenage Drinking
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Watching films featuring alcohol seems to lead to drinking, then binge-drinking in kids, study finds

  • Gender Identity Issues Can Harm Kids' Mental Health: Study
    (20-Feb-2012)
    Feeling they're the wrong sex may lead to depression, abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Parents' Strict Rules Could Curb Kids' Drinking
    (17-Feb-2012)
    Researchers say this is the first study to look at how tight parental control helps teens avoid booze

  • Gene Linked to Start of Puberty
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Research found mutation shut down the process of sexual maturation

  • Pediatricians' Group Recommends HPV Vaccine for Boys
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Immunization schedules for meningitis, flu also updated

  • Off-Campus Party Hosts Drank Most in College Survey
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Guzzling some 9 alcoholic beverages each event, student hosts outdid their guests

  • More Than Half of Teens Who Gave Birth Weren't Using Contraception: CDC
    (19-Jan-2012)
    A third of them thought they couldn't get pregnant at the time, researchers report

  • More Americans Practicing Safe Sex, CDC Reports
    (19-Jan-2012)
    Finding could signal changes in behaviors linked to HIV, researchers say

  • More Than Half of Teens Who Gave Birth Weren't Using Contraception: CDC
    (19-Jan-2012)
    A third of them thought they couldn't get pregnant at the time, researchers report

  • Children's Drowning Injuries, Deaths Decline: Study
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Youngest children at risk in bathtubs, older boys at most risk from swimming

  • Many Teen Girls Mistakenly Think HPV Vaccines Cut Risk for All STDs
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Doctors should stress limits of protection to patients, researcher says

  • Youth Exposure to Unwanted Internet Sexual Encounters Drops
    (20-Dec-2011)
    But study found slight increase in online harassment

  • Helping Others Helps Teens Beat Substance Abuse
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Drug, alcohol cravings decreased for juvenile offenders, study found

  • More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Shields Against Cervical Cancer
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Coverage against precancerous lesion called 'excellent' in large, multinational study

  • More Than a Third of Teens Turning to Alcohol, Drugs: Study
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Researchers found Native Americans were the most vulnerable group

  • Teen 'Sexting' Common and Linked to Psychological Woes
    (02-Nov-2011)
    Survey of Boston-area students found more signs of depression in those involved

  • Music Aimed at Teens Often Promotes Drinking: Study
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Lyrics commonly associate alcohol brand names with luxury lifestyle, partying, research shows

  • Too Many Kids Injured in ATV Crashes, Study Finds
    (17-Oct-2011)
    As use of all-terrain vehicles rises, so do accidents, experts say

  • Undergrads' Drinking Patterns May Predict Future Abuse
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Impulsivity, aggression linked to continued alcohol problems, study says

  • More Teen Males Using Condoms When They First Have Sex: Survey
    (12-Oct-2011)
    And more females are turning to contraceptive patch, emergency contraception

  • More Teen Males Using Condoms When They First Have Sex: Survey
    (12-Oct-2011)
    And more females are turning to contraceptive patch, emergency contraception

  • Community-Wide Effort May Help Tame Troubled Teens
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Towns using 'Communities That Care' system saw decrease in vandalism, theft, study finds

  • Children of Alcoholics Drink More When Stressed
    (06-Oct-2011)
    Family drinking history predicts how much alcohol people consume if burdened, study finds

  • Teens With Lots of Friends More Likely to Start Drinking: Study
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Limiting the size of kids' social networks, more family bonding may delay alcohol use

  • Teen Drinking Most Influenced by Friends of Friends: Study
    (28-Sep-2011)
    The pals of your teenager's new love have significant impact, researchers say

  • Sleepy Teens Prone to Bad Behaviors, Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2011)
    About 70% of U.S. high school students sleep less than 8 hours on school nights, research shows

  • Teen Drinking, Smoking Higher Among Facebook Users: Survey
    (24-Aug-2011)
    Fans of 'suggestive' TV shows also more likely to report using marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes

  • Boys Mature Sexually Earlier Than Ever Before: Study
    (23-Aug-2011)
    For males, 'being 18 today is like being 22 in 1800,' researcher says

  • Boys Mature Sexually Earlier Than Ever Before: Study
    (23-Aug-2011)
    For males, 'being 18 today is like being 22 in 1800,' researcher says

  • Children With Kidney Disease Face Many Health Woes
    (17-Aug-2011)
    Stunted growth, heart problems common among these kids, study finds

  • Study Tracks Masturbation Trends Among U.S. Teens
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Data from nationwide survey finds boys starting earlier, doing more often than girls

  • Sexual Assault Doesn't Cause Binge Drinking in Girls: Study
    (29-Jul-2011)
    But such alcohol abuse may put them at risk for sexual victimization and post-traumatic stress

  • Sexual Assault Doesn't Cause Binge Drinking in Girls: Study
    (29-Jul-2011)
    But such alcohol abuse may put them at risk for sexual victimization and post-traumatic stress

  • Teens Face Own Battles When Parent Goes to War
    (22-Jul-2011)
    Boys at risk of substance abuse, girls more likely to become depressed, researchers say

  • Survey Suggests 'Sexting' Rampant in College
    (21-Jul-2011)
    More than half have gotten sexual images on their phones, researcher says

  • Binge Drinking May Impair Teen Brain Development
    (15-Jul-2011)
    Too much booze can affect performance in school, sports, and girls are more vulnerable, study says

  • Alcohol, Water Sports Can Be Deadly Mix
    (10-Jul-2011)
    Experts urge swimmers, boaters, surfers not to drink during water activities

  • Fewer U.S. Teens Having Babies, Binge Drinking: Report
    (07-Jul-2011)
    But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

  • Fewer U.S. Teens Having Babies, Binge Drinking: Report
    (07-Jul-2011)
    But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

  • Fewer U.S. Teens Having Babies, Binge Drinking: Report
    (07-Jul-2011)
    But more kids are using drugs and living in poverty

  • July 4 Weekend Dangerous for Underage Boys Who Drink: Report
    (30-Jun-2011)
    ER visits double for young males when alcohol is involved, researchers say

  • Internet Sex Offenders Reveal Some Patterns
    (30-Jun-2011)
    Majority bring up sex in first chat with young computer users, study finds

  • Energy Drink-Vodka Combo Nearly Kills Teen
    (17-Jun-2011)
    His kidneys shut down after consuming 3 liters of energy drinks with liter of vodka

  • Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Quality, not quantity, of time spent with father matters more for girls, study suggests

  • Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Quality, not quantity, of time spent with father matters more for girls, study suggests

  • College Students Who Sleep in Drink More, Study Less
    (14-Jun-2011)
    Undergrads who start classes later in the day more likely to binge drink and get lower grades, study finds

  • Binge Drinking Tied to Memory Loss in College Students: Study
    (16-May-2011)
    But researchers stress it's not clear if there's a direct connection

  • Teens Who Drink Seem Drawn to Social Networking Sites
    (13-May-2011)
    Finding reflects youths' experimenting with alcohol and the Internet, expert says

  • Alcoholic Parents May Predispose Kids to Drinking Problem
    (17-Apr-2011)
    Association seems even stronger for female children, study finds

  • Alcohol-Energy Drink Combo Riskier Than Booze Alone, Study Says
    (15-Apr-2011)
    Youthful drinkers feel less impaired, may be more likely to drive while intoxicated

  • Teen Weight Affects Later Heart Disease Risk: Study
    (06-Apr-2011)
    But diabetes risk tied more to adult weight, Israeli researchers find

  • Teen Girls Who Befriend Boys at Higher Risk for Substance Abuse
    (18-Mar-2011)
    Same isn't true for boys, who get more emotional support from girls, study found

  • Rat Study Sheds Light on How Alcohol Affects Young Brain
    (17-Mar-2011)
    Drinking at an early age may have long-lasting repercussions for decision-making, risk-taking

  • Drinking Behavior May Be Tied to Early Alcohol Use
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Young kids who drink learn to use alcohol as stress-reliever, expert says

  • Parents Can Help Prevent Problem Drinking in College Kids
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Outcome best when student's social life is monitored by opposite-gender parent, study finds

  • Eating Disorders More Prevalent Than Thought Among American Teens
    (07-Mar-2011)
    Related social impairment, suicidal thoughts make this a major public health concern, researchers say

  • Ready to Talk to Your Teen About Alcohol?
    (04-Mar-2011)
    Handbook on underage drinking might help get you started

  • More Young People Delay Sex, Try Oral Sex First, CDC Says
    (03-Mar-2011)
    U.S. report also finds same-sex encounters more common for women than men

  • Teens Posting 'Cutting' Videos on YouTube
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Researchers warn that watching them may prompt vulnerable kids to injure themselves

  • Many Kids Who Drink Get Liquor From Home: Report
    (17-Feb-2011)
    Almost 6% of 12- to 14-year-olds drink, and many get booze from a parent, experts say

  • Heavy Drinking in Teen Years May Continue Into Adulthood
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Curbing alcohol use early might lower the risk of long-term problems, researchers suggest

  • Helping Fellow Addicts Can Help Maintain Sobriety
    (03-Feb-2011)
    Researchers find 'kinship of common suffering' in Alcoholics Anonymous predicts better recovery

  • Early Puberty Onset Linked to Stronger Bones
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Less bone mass and greater risk for osteoporosis in those who matured later, study suggests

  • Gardasil Vaccine Guards Against HPV in Boys
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Study finds it gives males same level of protection as females

  • HIV Linked to Higher Pregnancy Rate in Young Women
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Study also finds more complications among those with the infection

  • HIV Linked to Higher Pregnancy Rate in Young Women
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Study also finds more complications among those with the infection

  • HIV Linked to Higher Pregnancy Rate in Young Women
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Study also finds more complications among those with the infection

  • Genetics Could Play Role in Teen Drinking
    (18-Jan-2011)
    In study, getting drunk to cope with negative feelings was tied to certain DNA

  • Health Disparities Persist in U.S., Report Shows
    (13-Jan-2011)
    Income, gender and race still influence health status, CDC data finds

  • Parents Say They Want to Teach Sex Ed to Their Kids
    (10-Jan-2011)
    But many feel peers, media have greater influence, survey finds

  • Earlier Diagnosis Might Cut Cost of Teen Pelvic Disease
    (06-Jan-2011)
    Advanced cases require $8,000 hospitalization on average, study finds

  • Study Challenges Initiative to Lower Drinking Age to 18
    (10-Dec-2010)
    Effort to encourage social rather than binge drinking would be ineffective, researchers say

  • Teen Dating Violence is Common, Study Finds
    (06-Dec-2010)
    It occurs in almost 1 in 5 couples, and perpetrators also often assault family, friends

  • Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Puberty, Body Fat in Girls
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Some of the 30 newly identified genes are known to affect weight, hormones, metabolism

  • Girls Who Suffer Child Abuse May Abuse Alcohol as Adults
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Survey found a strong association between the two, researchers say

  • Outreach, Enforcement Can Curb College Kids' Drinking: Study
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Community, college-based efforts seemed to lower off-campus consumption, researchers say

  • Past Abuse Puts Homeless Youth at Risk for Early Sex: Study
    (19-Nov-2010)
    They may view sex as a way to get people to like them, researchers suggest

  • For Teen Boys, Heavy Drinking & Impulsivity May Be Vicious Circle
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Early use of alcohol could weaken impulse control, leading to more boozing, study suggests

  • Few Young Women Getting Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Study finds less than a third start the three-dose series, many fail to complete it

  • OMG! Excessive Texting Tied to Risky Teen Behaviors
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Kids who send more than 120 a day more likely to try drugs, alcohol and sex, researchers find

  • OMG! Excessive Texting Tied to Risky Teen Behaviors
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Kids who send more than 120 a day more likely to try drugs, alcohol and sex, researchers find

  • For Many Teens, Oral Sex Leads to Riskier Activity
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Most move on to vaginal intercourse within six months, study finds

  • Concerns Grow Over Dangers of Caffeinated Alcohol Drinks
    (28-Oct-2010)
    Experts alarmed as college students drinking popular beverages wind up in hospital

  • Binge Drinking, Pot Could Put Teens' Intellect at Risk: Study
    (19-Oct-2010)
    Test scores fell as substance abuse levels went up, researchers say

  • Kids Under 6 Account for Two-Thirds of Drug-Related ER Visits
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Pain relievers, antidepressants, sleep aids high on the list in 2008, U.S. survey finds

  • 1 in 4 U.S. Teens and Young Adults Binge Drink: CDC
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Largely unrecognized problem raises risks of violence, car crashes and chronic disease

  • Drunkenness Up Among Eastern European Teens: Study
    (04-Oct-2010)
    But during same time period, declines were noted among kids in the West, researchers say

  • Absent Father Might Mean Earlier Puberty for Higher-Income Girls
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Findings add to previous research, but experts still can't explain link

  • Teens' Mental Health Not Harmed by Abortion, Study Contends
    (28-Sep-2010)
    A professor of human development counters that the study was too small to be reliable, however

  • Pediatricians Want to Restrict Ads for Tobacco, Booze, Viagra
    (27-Sep-2010)
    American Academy of Pediatrics would ban cigarette advertisements altogether

  • Use of Marijuana, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine on Rise in U.S.
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Experts blame recession, growing acceptance of pot

  • Repeat DUI Offenders Have Reasoning Deficits: Study
    (08-Sep-2010)
    Subtle decision-making problems may not show up on conventional tests, researchers say

  • Teen Substance Use Seems to Differ by Race
    (01-Sep-2010)
    California study finds Hispanics most likely to drink, smoke, use marijuana; Asians least likely

  • Teen Survey Finds Gangs, Drugs Common in U.S. Schools
    (19-Aug-2010)
    Over one-quarter of respondents say both problems infect their school environment

  • Fewer Alcohol Ads in Kids' Magazines, Study Finds
    (13-Aug-2010)
    But as liquor advertising drops, beer promotions soar

  • Underage Drinkers Rushed to ER Mostly Male
    (11-Aug-2010)
    Better follow-up care needed, says federal expert

  • Many Parents Fret Over Time Kids Spend on Phones, Computers
    (10-Aug-2010)
    Survey sponsors urge parents to use media to communicate with teens

  • In Young Girls, Obesity Linked to Early Puberty, Analysis Reveals
    (28-Jul-2010)
    Unanswered questions remain, including psychological impact, researcher says

  • Giving Kids Booze, Medicines Can Be Child Abuse
    (22-Jul-2010)
    Parents' motives range from punishment or sedation to amusement, research suggests

  • Damage From Binge-Drinking in Pregnancy Worsens With Age
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Children of women 30 or older suffered greater harm from prenatal exposure to alcohol, researchers find

  • Risky Behavior, Drug Use Among Some Gay Men Linked to Childhood Abuse
    (21-Jul-2010)
    Gay, bisexual men shamed or assaulted as kids more likely to exhibit high-risk behavior, study says

  • Teen Girls Becoming More Open to Drugs, Alcohol
    (29-Jun-2010)
    U.S. survey finds change in attitudes from only a year earlier

  • Warm But Watchful Parents Can Keep Kids From Heavy Drinking
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Parenting style has a lot to do with whether bad habits form, survey finds

  • Religious Teens Seem Less Prone to Alcohol Abuse
    (22-Jun-2010)
    But piety only trumps genetic tendencies until early adulthood, study finds

  • Teen Headaches Tied to Alcohol, Coffee
    (07-Jun-2010)
    Too little exercise also implicated in study

  • One-Third of U.S. Girls Get HPV Vaccine
    (04-Jun-2010)
    But many parents choose to skip Gardasil shots for daughters age 13 to 17, survey finds

  • Impulsive Behavior, Drinking Decline in Early Adulthood
    (02-Jun-2010)
    Biggest improvement occurs between 18 and 25, researchers say

  • 1 in 5 College Students Admitted to Drunk Driving, Study Found
    (02-Jun-2010)
    And more than 40 percent of 20-year-olds rode in a car with an intoxicated driver, researchers say

  • More Than 40% of U.S. Teens Have Had Sex
    (02-Jun-2010)
    One-quarter of them would be pleased with a pregnancy resulting from it, report shows

  • More Than 40% of U.S. Teens Have Had Sex
    (02-Jun-2010)
    One-quarter of them would be pleased with a pregnancy resulting from it, report shows

  • Injuries From Underage Drinking Rise Over Memorial Day Weekend
    (28-May-2010)
    Rate of ER visits jumps 11% compared to average day, report finds

  • Kids' Psychological Problems Have Long-Term Effects
    (17-May-2010)
    Lower pay, fewer marriages among those who had depression, substance abuse in youth, study finds

  • The Pill Turns 50
    (07-May-2010)
    Oral contraceptives altered the social and sexual landscape in ways expected and unexpected

  • Teens' Facebook Sex Talk May Not Be Just Talk
    (03-May-2010)
    Sexual references signal intent to have intercourse, study finds

  • Teens' Facebook Sex Talk May Not Be Just Talk
    (03-May-2010)
    Sexual references signal intent to have intercourse, study finds

  • Watching R-Rated Movies May Lead to Early Alcohol Use
    (26-Apr-2010)
    Adult content changes kids' personalities, one expert says

  • Teen Drinking May Boost Breast Problems Later
    (12-Apr-2010)
    As alcohol consumption increases, so does risk for non-cancerous breast disease, study finds

  • Chemicals in Beauty Products Tied to Early Puberty in Girls
    (08-Apr-2010)
    Study links presence in lotions and shampoos, for instance, to breast development

  • U.S. Teen Birth Rate Drops
    (06-Apr-2010)
    And the number of women delaying motherhood until their 40s grows, CDC report finds

  • Cost-Effective Program Helps Prevent Repeat Teen Births
    (05-Apr-2010)
    Computer-assisted intervention benefits high-risk, low-income girls, study finds

  • Body Piercing: Sign of Deviance or Normal Practice?
    (02-Apr-2010)
    Piercings suggest need to assess self-image, mental health, researchers say

  • 28% of U.S. Kids Drank Alcohol in Past Month
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Rates highest in Vermont and North Dakota, report finds

  • Teens Take Risks Just for Kicks
    (25-Mar-2010)
    They may ignore safety for the thrill of a 'lucky' escape, experts say

  • Teens Take Risks Just for Kicks
    (25-Mar-2010)
    They may ignore safety for the thrill of a 'lucky' escape, experts say

  • More Young Women Driving Drunk
    (17-Feb-2010)
    Some blame societal pressures for increase in fatal crashes found in U.S. study

  • TV Dramas Can Be More Persuasive Than News Reports
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Birth control study found fictional presentation swayed young women more than documentary

  • Later Puberty Seen for Obese Boys
    (02-Feb-2010)
    Effect of excess fat differs between the sexes, findings show

  • Abstinence-Only Classes Reduced Sexual Activity, Study Found
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Younger teens who took the course were more likely to delay having sex

  • Abstinence-Only Classes Reduced Sexual Activity, Study Found
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Younger teens who took the course were more likely to delay having sex

  • Alcohol Affects Baby's Pain Regulation
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Exposure in womb caused blunted response to needle prick, researchers say

  • Decade of Decline in U.S. Teen Pregnancies Ends
    (26-Jan-2010)
    Experts concerned about possible trend reversal

  • Decade of Decline in U.S. Teen Pregnancies Ends
    (26-Jan-2010)
    Experts concerned about possible trend reversal

  • Male Abusers Often Sabotage Birth Control With Partners
    (25-Jan-2010)
    Study found physical violence often accompanied by attempts to get young women pregnant

  • Male Abusers Often Sabotage Birth Control With Partners
    (25-Jan-2010)
    Study found physical violence often accompanied by attempts to get young women pregnant

  • 1 in 4 U.S. Teen Girls Involved in Violent Behavior
    (14-Jan-2010)
    6 percent say they intended to cause harm, survey finds

  • Nurse Visitations May Improve Girls' Future Behavior
    (05-Jan-2010)
    Those visited in infancy or even pregnancy were less likely to get arrested by 19

  • U.S. Births Reach Record High
    (21-Dec-2009)
    Teen deliveries and infant mortality remain areas of concern

  • Teens Think Smoking More Dangerous Than Drinking, Drugs
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Survey results suggest they might be more likely to try alcohol, illegal drugs

  • STDs Common Among Sexually Active Teen Girls in Cities
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Researchers urge screening within year of first intercourse

  • Puberty May Trigger Sleep Apnea in Overweight Kids
    (15-Dec-2009)
    Obesity combined with developmental changes increases risk in teens, study suggests

  • Marijuana Use No Longer Dropping Among U.S. Teens
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Federal report cites lower rates for meth and smoking, but concerns about prescription abuse

  • Sex Talk Taking Place After the Fact
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Parents, children need to discuss sexual matters sooner, researchers say

  • Parents Worry About Their Kids' Safety on the Internet
    (24-Nov-2009)
    Many are concerned with online predators, but few fear cyberbullying, survey finds

  • One in Four Teen Girls Have STDs
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Almost 20 percent get infected within one year of starting to have sex, CDC report says

  • Teen Girls at Higher Risk for STDs: Report
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Improved access to treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis is 'imperative,' expert says

  • FDA Questions Safety of Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks
    (13-Nov-2009)
    Companies asked to show proof of safety and lawfulness of selling such beverages

  • CDC Panel Says No to Routine Use of Gardasil for Boys
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Doctors are free to offer HPV shot to males but widespread vaccination not advised

  • Giving Gardasil to Boys Not Worth the Cost
    (09-Oct-2009)
    But other experts dispute finding, and say young men need protection from STDs

  • Firm Parents Keep Teen Drivers Safe
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Supportive rules reduce crashes, drunk driving and cell phone use on the road: studies

  • Binge Drinking May Encourage Infection
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Immune system weakened for at least 24 hours after boozing, study finds

  • Drinking in Adolescence May Lead to Risky Choices Later
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Study showed young rats made poor decisions long after they were sober

  • With Alcohol, Starting Young May Lead to Dependency
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Study suggests teens who drink could trigger genetic predisposition

  • Genetics Linked to Early Sexual Activity in Kids
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Impulsive traits may be passed down from parents, research shows

  • Genetics Linked to Early Sexual Activity in Kids
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Impulsive traits may be passed down from parents, research shows

  • Teen Birth Rates Higher in States Where Religion Is Widespread
    (17-Sep-2009)
    Researchers suggest strong disapproval of contraception might be a factor

  • Teen Birth Rates Higher in States Where Religion Is Widespread
    (17-Sep-2009)
    Researchers suggest strong disapproval of contraception might be a factor

  • Program Curbs Teen Substance Abuse, Delinquency
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Prevention efforts focused on the community pay off, study finds

  • Driving After Binge Drinking More Common Than Believed
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Study finds nearly one in eight drinkers drive within two hours

  • Alcohol Ads on Cable TV Reach Young Audiences
    (28-Aug-2009)
    Industry often advertises during shows watched by typical U.S. teens, analysis finds

  • Pot Might Blunt Damage of Binge Drinking
    (21-Aug-2009)
    Study found those who also smoked showed less damage to brain's white matter

  • Many Texas Docs Not Pushing HPV Vaccine for Girls
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Study finds fewer than half always recommend the shots, despite federal guidelines

  • Perception May Affect Drinking by College Students
    (20-Jul-2009)
    What they think peers are doing seems to matter, expert surmise

  • Fetal Alcohol Disorders Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Behavioral difficulties can look the same, researchers note

  • Teen Behaviors Stem From Genetics, Environment
    (16-Jul-2009)
    When it comes to drinking and acting out, genes alone aren't destiny, study finds

  • Pregnancy, STDs on the Rise Again Among U.S. Teens
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Trend threatens to reverse years of positive change, CDC researchers say

  • Pregnancy, STDs on the Rise Again Among U.S. Teens
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Trend threatens to reverse years of positive change, CDC researchers say

  • Pregnancy, STDs on the Rise Again Among U.S. Teens
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Trend threatens to reverse years of positive change, CDC researchers say

  • Overall Health of U.S. Children a Mixed Bag
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Government study finds gains and losses

  • New Evidence Supports HPV Vaccine
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Industry-funded study showed high levels of protection against human papillomavirus

  • Program Helps 1st Graders Stay Safe Long-Term
    (19-Jun-2009)
    It cut odds for substance abuse, violence by the time they reached 5th grade

  • Teens of Dads Who Drink Too Much Tend to Follow Suit
    (18-Jun-2009)
    Report found these kids were more likely to abuse alcohol, drugs

  • Close Monitoring May Help Troubled Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy
    (17-Jun-2009)
    Specialized foster care program for delinquent kids showed surprise benefit

  • Close Monitoring May Help Troubled Teen Girls Avoid Pregnancy
    (17-Jun-2009)
    Specialized foster care program for delinquent kids showed surprise benefit

  • Postpartum Anxiety May Delay Puberty in Kids
    (11-Jun-2009)
    In animal study, hormonal changes in pregnancy have long-term impact

  • Too Much Media May Be Tough on Kids' Health
    (02-Jun-2009)
    Expert warns parents to limit access to computers, TV and more

  • Too Much Media May Be Tough on Kids' Health
    (02-Jun-2009)
    Expert warns parents to limit access to computers, TV and more

  • Sensitivity to Alcohol May Predict Alcoholism
    (26-May-2009)
    Young adults who can drink others 'under the table' face highest risk, study finds

  • Provocative Online Portrayals Can Get Teen Girls in Trouble
    (26-May-2009)
    Study found they raised the chances of online advances, offline meetings

  • Provocative Online Portrayals Can Get Teen Girls in Trouble
    (26-May-2009)
    Study found they raised the chances of online advances, offline meetings

  • Binge-Drinking Collegians at High Risk for Injuries
    (22-May-2009)
    Mix in a thrill-seeking personality, and they're much more likely to be hurt than peers, study says

  • Parents Influence Sex Decisions, Hispanic Teens Say
    (19-May-2009)
    Survey findings may spark new pregnancy prevention tactics

  • Parents Influence Sex Decisions, Hispanic Teens Say
    (19-May-2009)
    Survey findings may spark new pregnancy prevention tactics

  • Fathers' Concern Rises When Teens Start Having Sex
    (15-May-2009)
    Dads become more motivated to intervene and keep kids safe, study finds

  • Viewing Adult-Themed TV Tied to Earlier Sex for Teens
    (04-May-2009)
    Study suggests they're less likely to separate reality from fiction

  • FDA Approves 'Plan B' Pill for 17-Year-Olds
    (23-Apr-2009)
    Decision is latest involving controversial birth-control drug

  • Tough Legislation on Underage Drinking Seems to Save Lives
    (07-Apr-2009)
    Laws on purchase and possession of alcohol, zero tolerance prevent more than 700 deaths a year, study says

  • U.S. Asked to Do More for Kids' Mental Health
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Report urges new role in coordinating, funding local prevention efforts

  • Unmarried Childbirths in U.S. Reach Record Levels
    (18-Mar-2009)
    Government report also shows Cesarean deliveries hitting new highs

  • Unmarried Childbirths in U.S. Reach Record Levels
    (18-Mar-2009)
    Government report also shows Cesarean deliveries hitting new highs

  • Alcohol-Branded Apparel Linked to Adolescent Drinking
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Kids who wear those hats and T-shirts are likely to drink more or become binge drinkers, researchers say

  • Work May Not Be Best for Young Kids
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Study suggests jobs such as baby-sitting, lawn mowing could spell trouble

  • 'Degrading' Lyrics Linked to Teen Sex
    (24-Feb-2009)
    But music doesn't necessary cause promiscuity, experts stress

  • 'Degrading' Lyrics Linked to Teen Sex
    (24-Feb-2009)
    But music doesn't necessary cause promiscuity, experts stress

  • Teens Divulge Risky Behavior on Social Networking Sites
    (06-Jan-2009)
    But e-mail intervention may spur some adolescents to change, study finds

  • Teens Divulge Risky Behavior on Social Networking Sites
    (06-Jan-2009)
    But e-mail intervention may spur some adolescents to change, study finds

  • Rejection of Gay Teens Linked to Later Troubles
    (29-Dec-2008)
    Suicide attempts, drug use higher among those whose families don't accept them

  • Moms-to-Be Who Drink May Damage Fetus' White Matter
    (19-Dec-2008)
    Study says brain microstructural changes may lead to cognitive problems

  • 10% of U.S. High School Seniors Use Vicodin
    (11-Dec-2008)
    And the decline in marijuana use among teens is slowing, survey finds

  • Few Young Adults Seek Treatment for Psych Disorders
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Alcohol, nicotine use, personality illnesses common, study shows

  • Pediatricians Could Help Screen for Alcohol Abuse in Home
    (04-Nov-2008)
    Special bond between doctor, parents opens way to discuss habits, offer treatment referrals

  • Sexually Charged TV Might Raise Risk of Teen Pregnancy
    (03-Nov-2008)
    But researchers stress finding doesn't establish a direct link between the two

  • Sexually Charged TV Might Raise Risk of Teen Pregnancy
    (03-Nov-2008)
    But researchers stress finding doesn't establish a direct link between the two

  • 25% of Teen Girls Vaccinated for HPV
    (09-Oct-2008)
    It's a good start for new vaccine, CDC says

  • ADHD Stimulant Meds Cut Young Girls' Drug Abuse Risk
    (06-Oct-2008)
    Study mirrors previous findings in boys, researchers say

  • Drinking Before 15 Boosts Risk of Later Alcohol Abuse
    (02-Oct-2008)
    Study suggests delaying imbibing as late as possible, until 18 or older, is best

  • Casual Smokers at Greater Risk for Alcohol-Use Disorders
    (24-Sep-2008)
    Even non-daily puffers 16 times more likely to be hazardous drinkers, study says

  • Girls From Poorer Areas More Likely to Have Sex Earlier
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Partners are usually older boys with conduct problems, study says

  • Neighborhood Alcohol Outlets Tied to Kids' Injury Risk
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Parental supervision undermined in 'disordered' areas where liquor is sold, study says

  • College Freshmen See Rx Drug Misuse More Risky Than Alcohol, Pot
    (03-Sep-2008)
    But surveys found cocaine viewed as most dangerous to health

  • Abstinence-Only Programs Fall Short of Teens' Needs
    (21-Aug-2008)
    It means different things to youngsters, so sex ed should be added to lineup, study says

  • Risky Sexual Behaviors Decreasing Among U.S. Teens
    (31-Jul-2008)
    Condom use increasing, but many blacks, Hispanics, and males not getting message, CDC says

  • Genetics, Social Factors Tied to Male Delinquency
    (17-Jul-2008)
    Family, friends, school impact expression of certain molecular variants, study says

  • Teen Birth Rates, Homicides on Increase, Report Shows
    (11-Jul-2008)
    But deaths from accidents and smoking among eighth-graders are down, researchers add

  • Workshop Helps Parents, Kids Talk About Sex
    (11-Jul-2008)
    Lunch break dialogues drew both together to discuss attitudes, health issues

  • Teen Birth Rates, Homicides on Increase, Report Shows
    (11-Jul-2008)
    But deaths from accidents and smoking among eighth-graders are down, researchers add

  • Tough Underage Drinking Laws Saving Lives
    (01-Jul-2008)
    Study finds raising drinking age, cracking down on fake IDs mean fewer fatalities on the road

  • Diabetes Drug May Prevent Early Puberty in Young Girls
    (17-Jun-2008)
    Metformin delayed first menstruation, cut body fat for those at risk of insulin resistance

  • Repeat Teen Self-Cutters Likely to Engage in Risky Sex
    (13-Jun-2008)
    Only 39% said they used condoms consistently in previous 90 days, study finds

  • Bipolar Teens at Greater Risk of Substance Abuse
    (05-Jun-2008)
    They're more likely to smoke, abuse drugs, alcohol, study finds

  • Family History of Alcoholism Puts Student Drinkers at Risk
    (04-Jun-2008)
    They're more likely to continue abuse after college as well as face behavioral problems

  • Alcohol, Drug Counseling Benefits Teens, Too
    (04-Jun-2008)
    Study finds just once-a-week participation was associated with improved results

  • Many Moms Unwilling to Have Younger Daughters Get HPV Vaccine
    (05-May-2008)
    Study shows only 49% intended to do so if child was aged 9 to 12

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Premature Birth
    (24-Apr-2008)
    Potential causes of early labor

  • TV in the Bedroom Is Not a Teen's Best Friend
    (07-Apr-2008)
    Personal sets interfere with family time, grades and nutrition, study finds

  • One in 4 Teen Girls Has a Sexually Transmitted Disease
    (11-Mar-2008)
    Greatest burden falls on African-American adolescents, CDC researchers find

  • Depression Raised Risk of Subsequent Pregnancies Among Black Teen Moms
    (05-Mar-2008)
    49% carried second baby within 2 years of the first, study finds

  • Spanking Raises Chances of Risky, Deviant Sexual Behavior
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Review found physical punishment of kids linked to unprotected, masochistic sex as adults

  • Most Internet Sex Offenders Target Teens, Not Kids
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Surveys say most vulnerable youths have history of abuse, family problems

  • Parental Drinking Boosts Teen Alcohol Risks
    (04-Feb-2008)
    Abuse hinders parenting ability, leading to risky environment, study says

  • Eye Blinks May ID Fetal Alcohol Exposure
    (04-Feb-2008)
    Study links a brain area to later learning deficits

  • U.S. Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level in Decades
    (17-Jan-2008)
    New report does find medical abortions on the increase

  • Health Tip: Preparing for Puberty
    (10-Jan-2008)
    Know what to expect

  • College Drinking Games Lead to Higher Blood Alcohol Levels
    (06-Jan-2008)
    Women at themed events also drank more heavily than male peers, field study finds

  • More Young Americans Are Contracting HIV
    (01-Dec-2007)
    On eve of World AIDS Day, U.S. experts wonder what has gone wrong

  • Drinking Teens Eschewing Beer for Hard Liquor
    (30-Jul-2007)
    Four-state CDC study tracks teens' alcohol preferences

  • Health Tip: The Dangers of Binge Drinking
    (03-Jul-2007)
    They include alcohol poisoning and impaired judgement

  • Health Tip: Helping Your Child Through Puberty
    (21-Jun-2007)
    Explain that such changes are normal

  • College Binge Drinking Related to Diminished Decision-Making Abilities
    (24-May-2007)
    Adolescent brains particularly sensitive to alcohol's effects, study says

  • Emotions Play Major Role in Teen Condom Use
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Managing stress associated with birth control key to promoting safe sex, study finds

  • Emotions Play Major Role in Teen Condom Use
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Managing stress associated with birth control key to promoting safe sex, study finds

  • Parental Drinking Boosts Alcoholism Risk for ADHD Kids
    (29-Mar-2007)
    Association is partly explained by family stresses, studies find

  • Puberty-Linked Anxieties May Lead to Panic Disorder
    (09-Mar-2007)
    Raised sensitivity to body changes can make teens more prone to worry, study suggests

  • Puberty-Linked Anxieties May Lead to Panic Disorder
    (09-Mar-2007)
    Raised sensitivity to body changes can make teens more prone to worry, study suggests

  • Obesity May Trigger Earlier Puberty for Girls
    (05-Mar-2007)
    Breast development at 9 linked to weight gain in younger years, study finds

  • Eye Movements May Spot Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders
    (23-Feb-2007)
    Simple test tracking child's ocular range might help diagnose other problems

  • Practical Skills Training Keeps College Kids Sober
    (22-Feb-2007)
    Brief intervention is most effective in reducing problem drinking, study finds

  • 4 in 10 Kids See Adult Material Online: Study
    (05-Feb-2007)
    Online filters can delay exposure, experts say

  • Binge Drinking Rampant Among High School Students
    (02-Jan-2007)
    Liquor also linked to other risky behaviors, poorer school scores, CDC report finds

  • Binge Drinking Rampant Among High School Students
    (02-Jan-2007)
    Liquor also linked to other risky behaviors, poorer school scores, CDC report finds

  • A Checklist for Avoiding Common Holiday Dangers
    (21-Dec-2006)
    Pediatric group urges families to wrap the gift of safety for children

  • U.S. Teens Turning From Illicit Drugs...
    (21-Dec-2006)
    ... but many are turning to prescription painkillers to get high, survey finds

  • Parents Often Naive About Children's Drug Use
    (25-Sep-2006)
    Age a key factor as the older the child, the more likely moms and dads are aware

  • 'Morning-After' Pill Approval Prompts Mixed Reactions
    (25-Aug-2006)
    Some say age restrictions won't limit teen pregnancies; others say contraceptive will boost promiscuity

  • 'Morning-After' Pill Approved for Over-the-Counter Sales
    (24-Aug-2006)
    FDA restricts access for those under 18; ruling follows three-year delay

  • Kids Find Beer Ads Appealing
    (20-Oct-2005)
    Research shows animal actors help push the brand

  • Alcoholism Gene Factors Show Up in Very Young
    (21-Jul-2005)
    In 12-year-olds, kids needing more drinks to get drunk faced highest risk

  • Alcohol Merchandise Encourages Underage Drinking
    (17-MAY-2005)
    Middle school kids who had promotional materials started drinking earlier

  • More Frequent Policing Cuts Booze Sales to Minors
    (17-MAR-2005)
    Effects of one-time police visits to bars, stores wear off over time, study finds

  • Teens With HIV Taking More Chances
    (28-FEB-2005)
    Advent of powerful drugs coincides with trend of riskier behavior, study finds

  • Puberty Starts With a 'KiSS'
    (07-FEB-2005)
    Gene awakens reproductive system at right time, researchers report

  • Depo-Provera Bone Loss Reversible
    (07-FEB-2005)
    Teens who stopped using injectable contraceptive regained density

  • Alcohol Ads in Magazines, Stores Raise Teen Drinking
    (05-FEB-2005)
    TV pitches showed no effect, although more study needed

  • Parental Notification Could Affect Teen Contraception
    (18-JAN-2005)
    Study says proposed legislation would discourage few from having sex

  • Sex and Drug Use Linked to Suicide Risk
    (16-SEP-2004)
    Odds higher for teens who engage in risky behavior

  • Early Puberty Linked to Early Substance Abuse
    (07-SEP-2004)
    Study found those who matured physically at younger age more likely to experiment

  • Sexual Content on TV Spurs Teens Into Action
    (07-SEP-2004)
    Those who watch it more likely to do it within a year's time

  • Sexual Content on TV Spurs Teens Into Action
    (07-SEP-2004)
    Those who watch it more likely to do it within a year's time

  • Low Self-Esteem Linked to Unsafe Sex
    (12-AUG-2004)
    Study finds self-confidence may help black teenage girls refuse unprotected sex

  • Teen Girls Often Victims of Dating Violence
    (02-AUG-2004)
    Nearly 1 in 5 suffer each year if they're sexually active

  • HIV Prevention Programs Help Black Teen Girls
    (11-JUL-2004)
    Study finds efforts tailored to them reduce risk of sexually transmitted diseases

  • Strong Parenting Cuts STDs in Black Teen Girls
    (07-JUL-2004)
    Lower rates of gonorrhea and chylamydia among these adolescents