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Researchers Say More Young People Are Selecting Marijuana As Their First Drug

Researchers discovered that teenagers today are more likely to choose marijuana as their first drug instead of tobacco or alcohol. The number of teens abstaining from drugs has also increased.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2018

The Condom Challenge Is Not A Joke: Teens Really Pulling Condoms Through Their Nose And Out Their Mouth

The Condom Challenge is the latest stupid internet craze that is sweeping through teens on social media. The so-called challenge requires you to inhale a condom up your nostril, and then pull it through your throat and out your mouth.

Public Health April 1, 2018

New Study Confirms Prevalence Of Sexting Among Teens

Analysis of 39 sexting studies showed that one in seven teens have sent sexts and one in four have received them. Up to 13 percent of kids forward sexually explicit images and videos they received without sender’s consent.

Feature | Health February 27, 2018

Pediatricians Recommend All Kids 12 To 21 Years Old To Undergo Depression Screening

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued guidelines recomming that all kids between 12 and 21 years old undergo depression screening. Pediatricians are urged to talk to their parents alone.

Public Health February 27, 2018

Teens Like Pot And Vaping, But Opioid Misuse Hits Historic Low: Study

A national survey found that teens like pot and vaping, but alcohol, cigarette, and drug use is otherwise low compared to other years. Opioid misuse has also hit historic lows among teens.

Public Health December 15, 2017

Teenagers Who Drink Alcohol, Smoke Marijuana Less Likely To Succeed In Life

A new study reveals excessive marijuana and alcohol use by teenagers can potentially reduce their chances of becoming successful in life. Here's what researchers have found.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 2017

Teens Today Less Interested In Sex, Alcohol Compared To Counterparts From Previous Decades: Are Gadgets To Blame?

American teens today are not as interested in sex, alcohol, dating, or driving compared to older generations. Here's what's happening.

Public Health September 19, 2017

Later School Start Time, Longer Sleep For Teens May Save US $9 Billion Per Year

Giving teenagers more time to sleep by delaying school start time to 8:30 a.m will benefit the economy, a new study shows. Here's how more snooze time may lead to billions in U.S. savings.

Public Health September 5, 2017

American Teens, Seniors Have Similar Sedentary Lifestyles: Study

American teenagers and seniors continue to live sedentary lifestyles with little to no physical activity, a new study revealed. Researchers hope schedules in schools can be modified to be conducive to physical activity.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2017

Fewer US High Schoolers Drink, Yet Binge Drinking Still Common: Study

Teen drinking has decreased in the last 20 years, from almost half of high school students in the '90s to only about a third of teens in 2015. However, teenage binge drinking remains a major concern, just like underage drinking.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 13, 2017

Sleepy Teens 4.5 Times More Likely To Commit Criminal Offenses As Adults

A study has found that teenage boys who feel drowsy in the afternoon tend to be antisocial. They also have higher odds of committing crime by the time they become adults.

Public Health February 23, 2017

Achievers In Class Are Likely To Smoke Pot And Drink: Study

New evidence points to a greater tendency for substance use during teenage years among kids who excel in class. It also seems to refute the notion that it's just a brief period of experimentation, as the patterns persisted into adulthood.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 23, 2017

Teens With PTSD, Conduct Disorder Can Misidentify Facial Expressions, New Study Reveals

A new study has been conducted in the field of PTSD and conduct disorder. The research has revealed that teens suffering from these problems tend to misidentify facial expressions.

Public Health February 22, 2017

1 In 5 Young People Regularly Loses Sleep Over Social Media: Study

New research suggests that one in five children aged 12 to 15 wake up during the night to check social media, which makes them more prone to feeling constantly tired. A case of fear of missing out?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

Video Games, Gadgets May Be Good For Teens: When Is It Too Much?

Research finds minimal detrimental effects of teens’ exposure to digital devices. The study’s hypothesis explores the importance of keeping teens’ exposure in the Goldilocks zone: not too little and not too much.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 15, 2017

Teenage Binge Drinking Can Affect Brain Function In Future Children

Binge drinking affects teen health today, but researchers have discovered that consuming alcohol in excess during adolescence may also have possible effects on the teens' future children.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 15, 2016

Frequent Vaping By Teens May Lead To Heavy Smoking Later In Life

The use of e-cigarettes is considered as a roadblock to prevent the use of conventional cigarette smoking. However, a new report suggests that teenagers who use e-cigarettes frequently are highly likely to develop a heavy smoking habit later in life.

Public Health November 9, 2016

Obese, Lean Children Have Different Gut Bacteria: Study

Efforts are in place to address obesity in children and teens but the problem persists. In a new study, researchers have found that obese children and teens and their leaner counterparts have different gut microbiota.

Public Health September 21, 2016

New Government Study Finds Gay, Lesbian Students Susceptible To High Levels Of Violence

A government study has found that gay, lesbian and bisexual students in the United States are far more susceptible to violence than their heterosexual counterparts. However, without the reasons why this is so, it will be difficult to come up with intervention measures to combat it.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 12, 2016

Preschoolers Who Sleep Late May End Up As Obese Teens

Children who sleep late at night are likely to grow up as obese teens. What time should preschoolers go to sleep to reduce the likelihood of weight problems later in life?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2016

Depression Hits Nearly 3 Million Teens In The US Every Year

A new government study revealed that nearly 3 million teens in the United States suffer from depression every year. The rate of depression among teens is highest in the state of Oregon.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2016

Apps Offer Online Birth Control To Women As Young As 14

Here's a list of birth control apps that deliver contraceptive prescription services to one's smartphone. How do these apps affect in-person doctor visits and rates of teen contraception?

Medicine June 22, 2016

Vaping Teens More Likely To Become Regular Cigarette Smokers: Study

Researchers from the University of Southern California have found that teens who puffed e-cigarettes at least once are more likely to use regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes were initially proposed as a means of weaning off smokers.

Public Health June 13, 2016

Most Antidepressants Are Ineffective In Treating Teens With Depression

Most antidepressants do not help curb the symptoms of depression in kids and teens, a new study revealed. Certain antidepressants were linked to increased suicidal thoughts.

Medicine June 9, 2016

Autistic Teen Writes Touching Letter About Autism

Sixteen-year-old Gordy Baylinson, a teen with autism spectrum disorder, wrote a nearly 400-word letter to a police officer using a controversial communication technique called Rapid Prompting Method.

Viral May 23, 2016

Bullying Among Kids, Teens Is A Serious Public Health Concern, But Expelling Bullies Will Not Help

Bullying must be recognized as a serious public health problem across the United States, but current zero-tolerance policies do not help solve the issue, a new report revealed.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 12, 2016

Half Of Teens Are Addicted To Their Mobile Device: How To Tell If Your Child Suffers From Smartphone Addiction

Here are the signs of smartphone addiction among teens, which has risen to half of the U.S. teen population. While the line between phone addiction and overuse is gray, there are symptoms that one is already moving into addiction territory.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2016

Half Of All Teens Struggle From Phone Addiction: Here's How Parents Can Help

Half of teens are addicted to their cell phones, a new study has found. Parents can help their kids combat addiction in various ways, including being a good example and promoting balance of gadget use.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2016

Half Of US Teens Report They Feel Addicted To Their Smartphones, Parents Agree

A poll conducted by Common Sense Media revealed that 50 percent of teens feel addicted to their smartphones. The survey also showed that parents are aware of the addiction.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2016

Here Are The Best Public High Schools Based On US News Ranking

The top public high schools in the United States have been named. U.S. News has released the list, which shows that Texas-based School for the Talented and Gifted nabbed first place.

Society April 20, 2016

Survey Says Snapchat, Not Instagram, Is The Most Important Social Network For Teens

According to a survey, it's Snapchat, not Instagram, that teens consider to be the most important social network for them.

Apps/Software April 14, 2016

Teens Who Lack Sleep Likely To Engage In Risky Behavior, Sustain Injuries

High school students who do not get enough sleep are likely to engage in risky behaviors such as drinking and driving. Researchers said this puts sleep-deprived teens at increased risk for injuries.

Life April 8, 2016

More Teens Are Gambling Online, New Canadian Study Reveals: How Should Parents Address The Problem

A Canadian study revealed that more teens are gambling online. Experts are alarmed by the significant increase in gambling rate among teens as this can lead to later issues in their lives.

Society April 3, 2016

Online Gambling Rising Among Teenagers: Study

Teens these days are gambling online more than previously thought, a new Canadian study revealed. And researchers warned that the earlier people start, the more likely gambling will become an issue later in life.

Society April 1, 2016

Microsoft's New AI Chat Bot Tweets As Sarcastically As A Teen

Microsoft launched an AI chat bot aimed at teens and millennials that sends sarcastic tweets during interactions.

Internet March 23, 2016

Teenager Who Beat Cancer Twice Dies After Raising Thousands For Cancer Charities

A teenage girl died after being able to raise money for cancer charities. The girl named Emily Clark had been cancer-free for a year, but succumbs to death due to complications.

Life March 14, 2016

Social Media May Be Responsible For Drop In Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy rates in England and Wales have significantly dipped over the course of seven years. The global rise of social media use in 2007 may have played a role in this, experts said.

Life March 12, 2016

Heavy Smartphone Use Can Lead To Depression, Anxiety

Smartphones are convenient devices, but getting obsessed may be bad. A new study has revealed that teenagers who are glued too much to their smartphones have higher chances of developing depression or anxiety.

Life March 5, 2016

Florida Teen Pretends To Be Licensed Doctor, Performs Exams In Own Medical Office

An 18-year-old from Florida was arrested and booked for practicing medicine without a license. His scheme involved an actual clinic website and a fake medical clinic, according to authorities.

Life February 17, 2016

Teen Boy's Attitude Towards Risky Sex, Pregnancy And Birth Control Predicts What Kind Of Father He Will Be

It is possible to determine if male teens will live with their future children. Their attitudes toward risky sex, pregnancy and birth control could predict patterns of fatherhood in the future.

Society February 17, 2016

FBI Has A New 'Don't Be A Puppet' Game-Like Website To Teach Kids About Violent Extremism

The FBI released an interactive website called “Don’t Be A Puppet,” aiming to make teens aware of extremist danger. Even if the initiative was positive, the no-strings-attached-to-reality-implementation makes it hard to take it seriously.

Internet February 10, 2016

Can Smoking Pot Make You Stupid? Study Questions Link Between Marijuana Use And IQ Drop In Teens

Experts believed that smoking pot can cause reduced intelligence in teenagers. However, a new study revealed that this notion may not be as definite as we think we know.

Life January 19, 2016

YouTube Music Videos May Entice Young Girls To Smoke: How to Prevent Teens From Smoking

Music videos shown on YouTube may entice teens, specifically girls, to try smoking. What can parents do to prevent this?

Society January 18, 2016

Is New York's Teen Texting Program A Bust?

New York City’s much publicized teen texting program designed to counsel troubled high school students appears to be a bust. After 6 months in existence, the service has averaged just one user a day.

Internet December 28, 2015

European Parliament May Bar Teens From Social Media - Teen-Free Facebook, Instagram, And Snapchat?

The European Parliament will soon vote on a regulation to raise the age of internet consent from 13 to 16 years old. Will tech companies be able to enforce the legislation?

Internet Culture December 15, 2015

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