By Susan Scutti | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:14
Nearly 2.1 million adolescents worldwide were living with HIV at the end of last year with girls accounting for nearly two-thirds of new infections.
By Samantha Olson | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 16:20
About half of US adolescents are below the daily physical activity and nutrition recommendations, according to a nationwide study.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 06/24/2013 - 14:17
Transgender youth can now take puberty-blocking drugs to suppress the expression of their secondary sexual characteristics, such as a deepening voice or breast development. Is this the right path?
By Matthew Mientka | Sat, 05/18/2013 - 15:10
In a longitudinal study, researchers find that adolescents who start drinking during puberty are even more likely to develop drinking problems than those who started at younger ages.
By Ashik Siddique | Thu, 03/14/2013 - 22:46
Teenage sexting has worse consequences for girls, concludes a survey of American teens.
By Christine Hsu | Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:46
Children who have been bullied by peers in the past year are 2.5 times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those who have not.
By Nikki Tucker | Tue, 10/16/2012 - 15:46
Researchers from New York University have found a correlation between father's influence and children's risky sexual behavior.
By Nikki Tucker | Tue, 10/16/2012 - 13:55
One particular educator, Lyndon B. Johnson from a middle school in New Mexico, has composed and sent home a letter, which outlines four reasons why the poplar Cheetos snack should be banned.
By Nikki Tucker | Mon, 09/17/2012 - 11:34
New research reveals if your child is sexting then he or she may be participating in other real-life sexual acts.
By Nikki Tucker | Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:39
In a 10-week program, health and physical education teachers taught anger and stress management to 86 high school freshmen. Researchers observed that the program reduced blood pressure as well as helped students control their anger.
By Christine Hsu | Fri, 08/24/2012 - 12:50
Close contact or increased attention towards a young person during the "high-risk" period after an attempted suicide does not appear to prevent a tragic repeat, according to new findings.
By Nikki Tucker | Thu, 08/23/2012 - 16:43
Fifth grade children of black and Latino ethnicities are more likely to experience health disparities, study says.