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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 launched an AI chat bot aimed at teens and millennials that sends sarcastic tweets during interactions.
Internet March 23, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Music videos shown on YouTube may entice teens, specifically girls, to try smoking. What can parents do to prevent this?
Society January 18, 2016
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
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