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The Tech Time Bomb: Will We Forget How to Talk and Listen? Feature
Teen Health

The Tech Time Bomb: Will We Forget How to Talk and Listen?

Speech and hearing experts warn that our ever-increasing tech habits may affect children's speech and language development and could harm hearing.

Top 3 Birth Control Options for Your Teenage Daughter
Teen Health

Top 3 Birth Control Options for Your Teenage Daughter

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.

Sleep Is Key to College Success
Teen Health

Sleep Is Key to College Success

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.

Hours Spent in Practice Raise Concussion Risk in Young Football Players
Teen Health

Hours Spent in Practice Raise Concussion Risk in Young Football Players

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.

Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Be Linked to Denser Breasts
Teen Health

Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Be Linked to Denser Breasts

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 Be Red Flag for Other Mental Health Issues
Teen Health

Internet Addiction May Be Red Flag for Other Mental Health Issues

Internet addiction may signal other mental health issues among college students, according to a new study.

FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
Teen Health

FDA Banning E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

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.

Teens Who Eat Lots of Fruit May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk
Teen Health

Teens Who Eat Lots of Fruit May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk

Teenage girls who consume large amounts of fruit may lower their future risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests.

Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low
Teen Health

Drug Use by U.S. Teens Drops to All-Time Low

Drug use among U.S. teens is at an all-time low.

How Effective Are Antidepressants in Children, Teens?
Teen Health

How Effective Are Antidepressants in Children, Teens?

Treating children and teens suffering from depression with antidepressants may be both ineffective and potentially dangerous, a new analysis suggests.

teens running in a field
Teen Health

With Overweight Teens, Focus on Healthy Lifestyle

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.

Risks Spike if Young Athletes Specialize too Soon
Teen Health

Risks Spike if Young Athletes Specialize too Soon

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.

Talking, Texting Teen Drivers Take Deadly Toll
Teen Health

Talking, Texting Teen Drivers Take Deadly Toll

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).

Is This Why Your Teen Is Gaining Weight?
Teen Health

Is This Why Your Teen Is Gaining Weight?

A new study suggests that children's metabolism temporarily slows during puberty—a pattern that might help explain the current teen obesity problem.