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When Are Kids Old Enough to Take Their Own Medicines? Feature
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When Are Kids Old Enough to Take Their Own Medicines?

It's important for parents to properly educate and supervise their kids' medicine use.

For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues
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For Kids, Chronic Illness May Trigger Mental Health Issues

When children learn they have a long-term illness, such as diabetes or epilepsy, they're likely to suffer emotionally, too, a small study finds.

Smartphone Addiction May Change Teens' Brains
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Smartphone Addiction May Change Teens' Brains

Teens fixated on their smartphones experience changes to their brain chemistry that mirror those prompted by addiction, a new study suggests.

Girls' Sports-Related Concussions May Last Twice as Long
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Girls' Sports-Related Concussions May Last Twice as Long

Sports concussion symptoms linger twice as long in teen girls as in boys, a new study finds.

Kids Who Skip Breakfast Miss Out on Vital Nutrients
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Kids Who Skip Breakfast Miss Out on Vital Nutrients

Kids who skip breakfast may not get recommended amounts of nutrients such as calcium and iron, British researchers suggest.

Positive Teen Parenting Tips
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Positive Teen Parenting Tips

The younger teen years are some of the most emotional, physical and difficult years for adolescents.

Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep
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Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep

Teens sleep less than they used to, sacrificing shuteye to spend more time on their phones and tablets.

Even Teens Need to Watch High Blood Pressure
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Even Teens Need to Watch High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can lead to organ damage—and the risk isn't limited to adults, new research suggests.

Opioid OD Deaths Increase Among Teens
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Opioid OD Deaths Increase Among Teens

The rate of opioid drug overdose deaths among older teenagers in the United States has taken a turn for the worse, a new federal report finds.

Later School Start Times Do Help Kids Feel Rested
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Later School Start Times Do Help Kids Feel Rested

Later school start times could help teens get the amount of sleep they need, according to a new study.

Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls
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Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls

Teen girls are much more likely to self-harm than boys, and the dangerous practice is on the rise

Many Parents Underestimate Teens' Sleep Needs
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Many Parents Underestimate Teens' Sleep Needs

Only about half of U.S. parents are in favor of later start times for high school students—possibly because they underestimate teenagers' sleep needs, researchers are reporting.

Fear of Crime Drives Kids From Their Neighborhoods
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Fear of Crime Drives Kids From Their Neighborhoods

If parents are afraid of local crime, kids spend less time hanging out in their neighborhoods, according to a new study that used smartphone tracking.