Speech and hearing experts warn that our ever-increasing tech habits may affect children's speech and language development and could harm hearing.
Although teen pregnancies have declined among girls 15 to 17 years old, there's still room for improvement. Talk to your teenager about safe sex practices and the possibility of birth control.
It can be hard for college students to get enough sleep, and that can affect their physical and mental well-being, a sleep expert says.
Children under age 14 who play football are at risk of concussions, and a small study suggests that high-magnitude head impacts are more likely to occur in practices.
Teens who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats tend to have denser breasts 15 years later, new research suggests. That's important because greater breast density is a risk factor for breast cancer, the study authors said.
Internet addiction may signal other mental health issues among college students, according to a new study.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it is banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, as part of its long-awaited plan to extend the agency's regulatory powers across all tobacco products.
Teenage girls who consume large amounts of fruit may lower their future risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests.
Drug use among U.S. teens is at an all-time low.
Treating children and teens suffering from depression with antidepressants may be both ineffective and potentially dangerous, a new analysis suggests.
When teenagers are overweight, parents and doctors should encourage a healthy lifestyle rather than worry about the number on the bathroom scale, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Young athletes who specialize in one sport are at added risk of stress, burnout and overuse injuries, says a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.
A full 60 percent of car crashes involving teenagers occur while these young and inexperienced drivers are talking, texting or are otherwise distracted. And this happens far more often during the summer, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).
A new study suggests that children's metabolism temporarily slows during puberty—a pattern that might help explain the current teen obesity problem.