A teenage brain is a fascinating, still-changing place. There’s a lot going on: Social awareness, risk-taking, peer pressure; all are heightened during this period. Until relatively recently, it was thought that ...
Rowan Blanchard was 14 years old when she made headlines for a social media post in which she shared that she struggles with depression. The activist and actor, then starring on ...
According to a new study by Stanford researchers, adolescents who have health-oriented food rules at home are more likely to make healthy eating decisions on their own. The finding is good ...
Teen stress and anxiety is a growing epidemic. One-third of adolescents report feeling anxiety to a significant degree, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and 62 percent of college ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Prom night is a milestone in most teenagers lives, but unfortunately the special evening usually coincides with alcohol consumption and other dangerous behaviors. With prom season in full ...
Sweaty athletes are often seen in commercials reaching for a sports drink for rehydration or electrolyte replacement. Yet many public health organizations are warning that sports drinks are a source of ...
The American Cancer Society (ACS) says Missouri’s rate of melanoma cases has doubled in the last nine years. Nationwide, skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. The organization says the ...
Teenagers: They’re complex creatures. You couldn’t pay most of us to relive our teenage years — and probably with good reason. I bet if you thought back to your experience as ...
There has been a marked decline in the numbers of young Irish people smoking, according to a new study. The peer-reviewed medical journal BMJ Open studied the 15-16 age group and ...
(Reuters Health) – For teen girls, being called “fat” by friends or family may contribute to later developing eating disorders, and the harsh word from family members seems to carry the ...
New Jersey has beefed up efforts to prevent suicide in schools and on college campuses in recent years, and the rate of these tragic deaths remains well below the national norm. ...
Woe the teenager smoking weed. That’s the view of many policymakers, social observers and others frowning upon efforts to legalize recreational marijuana use in New Jersey. They worry in a weed-legal ...
What began as a method of emergency contact has evolved into a 24/7 distraction, spurring what many would classify as a digital addiction for adults and teens alike. According to a ...
When we think of a depressed person, we tend to think of someone who, well, acts sad. The picture we have in our head is of someone who doesn’t want to ...
New data from the US Department of Education brings some really good news: fewer teens are being bullied. In 2007, 31.7% of students ages 12 to 18 reported being bullied. In ...
You might think that the younger we are, the more active we are. But a new study turns that belief on its head: The results show that physical activity is lower ...
One in five teens in the United States suffers from a mental health condition, often by the time they reach the age of 14. Half of them don’t get the help ...
KIDS GET SAD OFTEN. They cry, cling and act out when they’re unhappy. It’s perfectly normal for kids to experience emotional ups and downs, and some kids even go through phases ...
Parents who urge their kids to diet may not only be condemning their own children to be overweight or to have eating disorders; they may also be dooming their grandchildren, a ...
THIS WEEK IS Screen-Free Week, seven days devoted to shutting down electronic devices and connecting with life without the distraction of a screen, an exercise that could serve many of our ...
Almost half of high school students in the United States report that they have had sexual intercourse. That reality — that 47 percent of high school students report having had intercourse ...
Teens who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to try marijuana in the future, especially if they start vaping at a younger age, a new study shows. More than 1 in ...
During the stressful teen years, most adolescents experience emotional highs and lows, but for more than 20 percent of teenagers, their worries and sad feelings turn into something more serious, like ...
Traditional cigarette smoking in America has dropped to historic lows, and it looks like electronic cigarettes could be helping. As “vaping” grows in popularity, studies have shown that the habit encourages ...
Experts on alcohol abuse have found one demographic group that’s drinking at an alarming rate. Not teenagers. Not college-age people. It’s baby boomers. For reasons not well understood, teenage and college-age ...
Naps should be timetabled for secondary school children, a study by the University of Delaware suggests. Researchers studied the link between a post-lunch sleep and brain function in early adolescents. They ...
WHITE BEAR LAKE — It might not be a good idea to take every advanced placement class. High-achieving students are those youth that parents and teachers worry may burn out before ...
Teen dating violence is a serious problem in this country. According to a national survey 10 percent of teens, female and male, were victims of physical dating violence over the past ...
Vaping is becoming increasingly popular, and now a vape pen that’s small, discrete, and easy to use is taking over high schools — and the e-cig market. The Juul (pronounced “jewel”) ...
It is a scary fact of parenthood that your child’s most important decisions will most likely be made without you present. That’s true especially when it comes to driving. AAA Foundation ...