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1 in 5 High School Seniors Binge Drinks: Study

1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC

5 Percent of U.S. Kids 'Severely Obese,' Experts Warn

A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss

A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad's Depression: Study

After ACL Surgery, Another Knee Injury Likely, Study Suggests

Alcohol Tied to Domestic Violence on College Campuses

Assaults at Schools Send 90,000 Kids to ER Each Year: Study

ATV Injuries to Kids on Decline for Now: Study

Back-to-School Tips May Help Ease Sensory Overload in Kids

Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism

Behavioral Therapy Might Ease Kids' Migraine Symptoms

Bipolar Disorder Drug May Need Adjusting in Pregnancy, Study Finds

Booze Brands in Pop Lyrics May Spur Teen Drinking, Study Says

Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows

Braces Seem to Benefit Many Kids With High-Risk Scoliosis

Brain Differences Seen in Kids With Conduct Problems

Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids

Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?

Changes in Household Routines Help Reduce Kids' Obesity: Study

Childhood Bullying Scars Can Last Into Adulthood

Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood, Study Finds

Childhood Gun Injuries, Deaths on Rise in U.S., Study Finds

Childhood Obesity Again Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls

Children Who Lose Close Relative at Risk of Mental Problems: Study

College Drinking May Aggravate PTSD Symptoms

Concussion Symptoms May Not Differ in Teen, Young Adult Athletes

Could Childhood Nightmares Foreshadow Mental Ills as Teen?

Dark Side of 'Chat Rooms' for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts

Early Discipline Tied to Less Use of Drugs, Alcohol in Teens

Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey

Fake ID Use Tied to High-Risk Drinking by Underage Students

FDA Proposes Tougher Warnings for Tanning Beds

Fetal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Tied to Hearing Loss in Teens

Fewer U.S. Kids Killed in Car Crashes; Safety Restraints Still an Issue

Fewer Young Americans Lack Health Care Coverage

Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later

For Children of Teen Parents, Most Injuries Due to Falls: Study

Frequent School Moves May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Friends, Family Often the Suppliers in Underage Drinking, Smoking: Survey

Gradual Exposure to Peanuts May Help Some Allergic Kids

Growing Up Poor May Raise Odds for Smoking: Study

Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Tripled Since 1985, Study Finds

Healthy Eating, Good Night's Sleep Really Do Help Kids Learn

Help Young Pitchers Avoid Overuse Injuries

Help Your Children Manage Media Use, Experts Urge

High Blood Pressure Common Among Overweight Kids

Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey

HIV Drugs May Help Protect Young Patients' Hearts: Study

Homemade Blowgun Darts Pose Choking Dangers for Teens

Hundreds of Thousands of Teens Use Pot, Alcohol Each Day: Report

Insights Gained Into Tourette Syndrome

Just 1 in 4 U.S. Teens Gets Enough Exercise: Report

Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say

Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Symptom Severity: Study

Kids' Concussions Defined by Where They Live, Study Finds

Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study

Kids' Liver Transplant Success Varies by Race, Research Shows

Kids Mimic Parents' TV Viewing Habits

Kids' Movies Deliver Mixed Messages on Eating, Obesity

Kids' Pitching Injuries Rising; Study Blames Overuse

Kids' Suicide Risk Similar for All Newer Antidepressants: Study

Kids Who Exercise More May Get Better Grades

Kids Who See Movie Violence Also See Smoking, Drinking, Sex: Study

Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens

Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows

Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis

Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study

Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

Laser Toys Can Damage Eyes: Report

Lawn Mower Injuries Often Caused by Distraction

Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

Many 8-Year-Olds in U.S. Have Tasted Alcohol: Study

Many Kids Missing Out on Healthy Lifestyle

Many Kids With Autism on Multiple Medications, Study Finds

Many More Kids Visiting ER for Sports Concussions, Study Finds

Many U.S. Kids Victims of Violence, Abuse: Survey

Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study

Mental Ills in Kids With Epilepsy May Depend on Seizure Location

Military Families May Need Help With Mental Health

More Booze in Movies for Kids, Study Finds

More Evidence That Bullying Raises Kids' Suicide Risk

More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Health Disabilities, Study Finds

More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report

Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study

Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study

Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope

Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest

Nearly Half of High Schoolers Text While Driving: Survey

No Rise of PTSD Seen in Children With Cancer

Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests

Obesity Risk Factors May Vary for Boys, Girls

One in Five Kids May 'Outgrow' Asthma

Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants

Overuse Injuries May Rise When Kids Specialize in One Sport

Overweight Teen Years Tied to Later Cancer Risk

Packing School Lunches With Food Safety in Mind

Parents Deliberately Making Child Ill Can Be Deadly

Parents Underestimate Influence Over Teens' Substance Abuse: Survey

Playing Violent Video Games Linked to Impulsive Behavior

Popular Cinnamon Stunt Can Have Serious Lung Effects

Poverty Rate Still High Among U.S. Children: Report

Power Down to Speed Concussion Recovery: Study

Pregnancy Adds Challenge for Teens Treated for Drug Abuse, Report Says

Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey

President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine

Racism Takes a Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Research Shows

Radiation-Free Cancer Scans: Coming Soon?

Recession May Have Boosted Teens' Social Consciousness

School Programs Do Keep Some Kids From Smoking

School Sports May Cut Rates of Violence, Bullying Among Teens

Schools Add More Fruits, Veggies to the '3 Rs'

Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty

Screaming, Cursing at Your Misbehaving Teen May Backfire

Serious Health Issues May Await Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Single-Sex Education's Benefits Challenged in Study

Sleepy Teens Reach for Fast Foods First

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Tied to Bipolar Disorder in Adult Offspring: Study

Star Athletes Often Endorse Junk Food, Study Says

Strong Verbal Skills in Childhood May Raise Drinking Risk, Study Suggests

Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens

Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success

Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children

Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys

Survey Finds Support for Banning E-Cigarette Use by Kids

Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children

Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say

Talking to Your Daughter About Puberty

Teen Boys Who Think They're Skinny May Be at Higher Risk for Depression

Teen Drinkers, Pot Smokers at Raised Risk of Concussion, Study Says

Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study

Teens' Energy Drink Habit May Be Linked to Booze, Tobacco, Drug Use

Teens Often Copycat Others Who Drink and Drive: Study

Teens' Use of E-Cigarettes Doubles in a Year: CDC

Teens Who Are Night Owls May Struggle in School

Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey

Thalidomide May Help Kids With Crohn's Disease

There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study

Three-Quarters of U.S. Teens Say They Don't Drink

Tips for Stress-Free Winter Breaks With College Kids

Too Few Kids Use Fast-Food Calorie Info, Study Finds

Training in the Heat

Turn Down the Danger of Hearing Loss

Twenty U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries: Study

Twitter Chat: How to Prepare for a Healthy School Year

Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens

U.S. School Kids Should Get Hour of Exercise Daily: Report

U.S. Schools Show Progress in Healthy Behaviors, CDC Says

Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Violent Video Games Tied to Combative Thinking in Study

Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health

Weekend 'Catch-Up' Sleep May Cut Young Drivers' Crash Risk

When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope?

When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun

Young Athletes' Concussions Often Unreported: Report

Young Binge Drinkers May Not Need Special Counseling From Family Docs

Young People May Respond Better to Upbeat Health Messages

Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study

Young Teens at Raised Risk of Kidney Transplant Failure: Study

Youth Murder Rate Hits 30-Year Low: CDC