Walking for just 20 minutes a day can help teens quit smoking, according to a new study.
The percentage of dance-related injuries increased by 37 percent from 1991 to 2007, study reports.
Among very young adolescents, very few have had sex, which was defined as vaginal intercourse.
The New York Times reported that one in five American Teenage boys is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a 16 percent increase from 2007.
CDC reports that one in 50 American children from the ages of 6 to 17 suffer from autism.
New report finds that only 19% of girls and 38% of boys in high school get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
We all know how attached teenagers are to their cell phones.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a report that reveals that people who suffer from mental illness are up to 70 percent more likely to smoke cigarettes for their peers.
Being lazy in childhood and adolescence can lead to health complications later in life, according to a new study.
The medicatioin given to children and teenagers to alleviate the pain of migraine may not be so effective after all, a recent study on pediatric migraine medicine suggests.
Teens that show a decline in verbal abilities when compared to their peers may have an increased risk of developing psychotic disorders like schizophrenia later in life, according to a new study.
A new study has tied poor reading skills in school-going girls to them getting pregnant in their teens. A study conducted by researchers from Philadelphia suggests that seventh grade girls who had trouble reading are more likely to get pregnant in high school than others whose reading skills are average or above average. The results of the study remained the same even after researchers took into consideration the race and economic status.
Social networking sites have gained immense popularity in the last decade and their usage is only increasing by the day. From the elderly to children as young as 8-year-olds, almost everyone has an account on one or the other networking site. Even though these networking sites are popular with almost all age groups, perhaps the age group most hung up on the virtual bonding sites are teenagers. With the introduction of networking sites, the whole meaning and idea of friendship and "keeping in touch" has changed. While there were times when friends used to write each other letters, decades after finishing school and people used to call each other over telephones, these days it is just way too easy to stay in touch with your friends.
A new study suggests that low-income teenagers who have supportive role models and engage in adaptive strategies have lower levels of a marker for cardiovascular risk when compared to low-income teens who do not have such resources. The background of the study established that low-income teens are more prone to chronic diseases, basically because of their pessimistic view of life and future.The study was conducted by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of British Columbia.
In the wake of recent reports about alarming rates of teenagers and school children picking up smoking, a new study suggests that the problem can perhaps be dealt with if strong school smoking-prevention programs and high cigarette prices are introduced. Smoking among high school students is getting more and more common and repeated health warnings issued by the government do not seem to make any difference. Although recent research reports have suggested that banning smoking in public places and restaurants in some countries do reflect some improvements in the number of lung cancer patients, there is still need for a stricter or a more effective way to deal with the problem.