Soft contact lenses safe for kids and teens

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids.

July 17, 2017 0

Are smartphones helping or harming kids’ mental health?

More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety.

May 13, 2017 0

‘Lazy bones’ teens have weaker skeletons

During crucial bone-building years of youth, physical activity is all-important.

April 12, 2017 0

Want happy, healthy kids? Be involved

Regardless of income and family makeup, kids do better in neighborhoods where trusted people are involved in their lives.

November 27, 2016 0

Online video games may boost academics

But teens who use social media daily posted lower test scores.

August 14, 2016 0

10 tips for fighting fair with your teens

Parents can turn disagreements into teachable moments. Be fair—and never lose your cool.

June 21, 2016 0

Antidepressants for children, teens?

You may want to reconsider. Study highlights causes for concern.

June 16, 2016 0

Fitness in youth may be key diabetes risk indicator

A study of 1.5 million people found that fitter teens had lower lifetime risk.

March 15, 2016 0

Chemical-free cosmetics safer for teen girls

Lower levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals seen in adolescents after trying products without potentially harmful ingredients.

March 1, 2016 0

‘We are not walking out of here without her’

A teen fights for her life against toxic shock syndrome, as her parents keep watch and a community rallies to support them.

January 19, 2016 7

FDA proposes tanning bed ban for minors

Regulators also want those over 18 to sign papers stating they know the health risks before using sun lamps.

December 24, 2015 0

Is brain wiring to blame for bad teen behavior?

Aggressive or antisocial young people may have less gray matter in key regions.

December 23, 2015 0