High school students have a lot on their plate, and they usually sacrifice sleep to maintain it all. Sleep, and getting enough of it, is one of the biggest factors in ...
Model, actress, and undeniable cool girl Cara Delevingne has just showed those of us who live with depression that we are definitely not alone. In an interview with Esquire, Cara opened ...
Teenagers are more vulnerable than adults to having suicidal ideations, as the development of their brains is still a work in progress (“Teen suicides ‘highest in 15 years but overall rate ...
School-related stress has long been an issue for teens. But concerns over increasing academic demands and heightened social pressure have parents and educators looking for answers. Two of Paul Hughes’ four ...
Life is hectic. However, you have a better chance of keeping up if your illness or your child’s illness isn’t getting you down. The best way to stay ahead of illness ...
It’s been said a million times before, but it’s worth saying a million times over — high school is not the rest of life. For a lot of kids, the teen ...
Parents of soon-to-be-teenage drivers are often faced with a tough decision: what should the newly minted motorist tool around town in? There two trains of thought on this: an older car ...
Officials say a campaign to prevent teen smoking in Kansas City is progressing faster than expected. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2aG3rHa ) reports that a local campaign called Tobacco 21 began ...
Sending nudes isn’t a new phenomenon—the advent of camera phones took care of that—but for teens these days, a bevy of social media platforms make sexual exploration on the internet that ...
Exercise serves as a decent and effective treatment for teen depression, suggests a recent analysis of data from multiple studies over three decades. For those of you that didn’t already know, ...
The team, from Cambridge University used MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans to analyse the brains of almost 300 young people aged 14 to 24. They found regions of the brain linked ...
Sprint (NYSE: S) is providing a one-stop resource to help parents determine the right time to buy their child their first wireless phone. With the launch of “Kid’s First Phone” website ...
As it turns out, the kids are all right — or at least getting better. A report released Tuesday finds that today’s children and youth are healthier and safer than they ...
Teens love to argue their viewpoints. In fact, if you’re the parent of a teen, you often may feel like you’re living with a pricey underage attorney or a national debate ...
Having a loved one struggle with a drug addiction can be overwhelming. Your desire to help absolutely comes from the right place, but it can feel impossible to know what do ...
Talk to police and they will tell you drug use is on the increase among teenagers. Local 5’s Kris Schuller spoke with an addiction expert to understand the scope of the ...
According to the Trevor Project, a young person contemplates suicide every 95 minutes. Beyond that, LGB youth are four times as likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers, and LGBTQ ...
“Just don’t do it.” It’s the phrase that’s been failing us for decades when it comes to sex education in general, and now it’s commonly used to shut down conversations about ...
E-cigarettes will stop more teenagers from dying from cancer, even if they do encourage some to take up smoking, a new study found. Since e-cigs went on sale in 1997 in ...
The South African Police Service (SAPS) emphasized a new form of bullying that has surfaced over the past few years called cyber bullying. Cyber bullying can occur anywhere at any time ...
We’re all aware that internet safety is an important issue. Unfortunately, what happens online is getting increasingly difficult to monitor. As little as 10 years ago, the standard advice was to ...
A large, unregulated wilderness therapy program treats thousands of teenagers each year. When I was 17, I was one of them. by Emmett Rensin on July 7, 2016 Read More
Twenty years ago, marijuana was America’s unwanted stepchild and illegal on every level. Then, in 1996, California passed Proposition 215, the first to make medical marijuana legal statewide. Today, 25 states, ...
Alcohol and teens are a volatile and potentially dangerous mix. Each year, more than 4,500 Americans under age 21 die from alcohol-related car crashes, homicides, suicides, alcohol poisoning and similar circumstances, ...
Parents want to keep their children safe, but they can’t always stop them from doing dangerous things. This is why driver’s licenses present such an issue. You want to say no, ...
In just one year, almost 3 million U.S. teens suffered a major bout of depression, a new government report shows. “Adolescence is a critical time in a person’s development, and battling ...
LAST WEEK, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a sobering new finding: Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among teenagers, with nearly 2,000 taking their own lives annually. That ...
Congratulations on your teenage son or daughter’s decision (whether voluntary or “highly encouraged” by Mom and Dad) to apply for a job. But now what? US News Money has some helpful ...
Many teens are turning to risky, unregulated supplements to boost their looks, warns a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. These products — including protein powders, steroids and diet pills — are ...
Summer break is here and many teenagers are enjoying the luxury of sleeping in late. But should parents let them? Get them up or let them sleep? Harneet Walia, M.D., a ...