HBO aired a four part documentary "The Weight of the Nation," which talks about and deals with USA's growing obesity epidemic.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tracy Repchuk's three children are still in grade school, but she's already got college funding figured out. The Repchuk kids are 14, 15, and 16 and when they head off to college in a few years, here's how much their parents will be chipping in: Zero.
Teens between the ages of 14 and 15 are plugged in media more than 23 hours per day.
Recent studies conducted by neuroscientists from Harvard show that bragging about one's self on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter can be as rewarding to the brain as sex and eating delicious food.
Stars who donate to political campaigns can make a party more or less likable, depending on what voters think of the stars in the first place.
Millennial moms are consumed, 24/7, by various forms of media no matter where they are or what they are doing.
Women can feel better about their bodies when they receive high family support and limited pressure to attain the "thin and beautiful."
Researchers from the University of Bergen (UiB) have developed a new instrument to measure Facebook addiction, the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale.
Have you noticed you have been “unfriended” on Facebook? Researchers reported on how to avoid getting unfriended on the social media website in simple steps, such as responding to wall posts.
The largest imaging study of the human brain ever revealed that some teenagers are at higher risk for drug and alcohol experimentation - simply because their brains work differently, making them more impulsive.
Teens visiting a pediatric emergency department are more likely to disclose information about their sexual activity when filling out a computerized survey, a new study found.
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A 23-year-old man testified on Wednesday in the child sex abuse case against the Philadelphia Catholic Archdiocese that he was molested by two priests, one of whom prosecutors said had been known to church officials as a sex abuser years earlier.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anxiety over two cases of missing children in the news this week - New York's Etan Patz and Arizona's Isabel Mercedes Celis - masks an encouraging development in the search for U.S. boys and girls who disappear: More than 99 percent now return home alive.
LONDON (Reuters) - Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor has cancelled her tour schedule due to bipolar disorder, she said in a statement quoted by British media and fansites on Tuesday.
Animated characters were created to contribute to reducing urban youth violence based on community-based participatory research.