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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.

Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.
Teen Health

Teen Birth Rate at Record Low in U.S.

The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low, driven by dramatic declines among black and Hispanic teens, according to a new government report.

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.

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.

Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids
Teen Health

Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids

Concussion rates are rising sharply among U.S. kids and teens, researchers report. The most significant jump was seen among 10- to 14-year-olds, whose injury rate more than tripled, the study found. They were followed closely by 15- to 19-year-olds.

Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies
Teen Health

Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies

A combination of face-to-face taunting and cyberbullying may greatly increase the risk that victims will become bullies themselves, a new study suggests.

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.

More Teens Trying Risky Supplements to Improve Looks
Teen Health

More Teens Trying Risky Supplements to Improve Looks

Many teens are turning to risky, unregulated supplements to boost their looks, warns a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.

Making Sense of Senseless Violence
Teen Health

Making Sense of Senseless Violence

As the world mourns once more with France, mental health professionals say it's important to monitor your reactions to this massacre, one in a seemingly endless stream of horrors.

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.

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).

U.S. Teens Drinking Fewer Soft Drinks
Teen Health

U.S. Teens Drinking Fewer Soft Drinks

American teens are turning their backs on soft drinks, says a new government survey that shows soda consumption among youth declined by almost a third in just two years.

3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes
Teen Health

3 Health Issues That Can Threaten Young Female Athletes

Doctors need to be on the lookout for a trio of harmful health conditions—eating problems, menstrual problems and weakened bones—in young female athletes, a new report says.