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

Adolescents hear 8 alcohol products mentioned a day on average, researchers report

Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

Researchers found they had more severe symptoms, longer recovery times than boys

More High School Athletes Complying With Concussion Guidelines, Study Finds

Awareness of precautions growing but improvement still needed, experts say

Too Many Younger Teens Still Getting Pregnant: CDC

Girls aged 15 to 17 account for about one-quarter of teen births, report shows

Just One Season of Hits in High School Football May Alter Brain: Study

Players did not have concussions, still showed changes in white matter

Stress Hormone May Drive Risk-Taking by Teen Motorists

Study found those with lower cortisol levels were more likely to crash

Kids' Concussions Defined by Where They Live, Study Finds

Sports fell more city children; motorized vehicles a danger in the country

Few Good Resources on Self-Harm Exist Online, Study Finds

Misleading information could affect treatment decisions, researchers say

Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health: Study

Researchers in Norway found contrasting bone density results in boys, girls

Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood, Study Finds

There are steps people can take to reduce or ease flare-ups, experts say

College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds

But it's unclear what that means for later heart health, researchers say

Popular Kids May Be Targets for Bullying: Study

Competition for social status could play a role, researchers say

Stronger Muscles May Mean Better Health for Kids

Study of 6th-graders links greater strength to lower risk for heart disease

Many Young Males Report Unwanted Sex

Female acquaintance was the aggressor in majority of cases, U.S. study finds

Overweight Teens Don't Share in Life-Expectancy Gains: Study

Death before 50 more likely for those who were heavy during adolescence

Violent Video Games Tied to Combative Thinking in Study

Kids 'start to see world in a more aggressive way,' researcher says

Serious Health Issues May Await Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Siblings don't share these same risks, study finds

Salt's Harm Evident in Heavy Teens, Study Finds

Cellular changes seen in 14- to 18-year-olds

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

Shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists makes it harder to treat children who need help, experts say

Teens Often Copycat Others Who Drink and Drive: Study

If kids have ridden with a drunk driver, they're more likely to drive while impaired, researchers find

Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis

Small study followed up on young people who underwent procedure to repair torn ligament

Energy Drinks Popular With Troubled Teens, Study Says

Kids who are depressed or use alcohol or marijuana often consume the beverages, researchers report

When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope?

Study suggests grieving can affect school performance; mental health therapy an effective option

Meditation May Help Teens Cope With Cancer

Practicing mindfulness lowers odds of depression, small study suggests

Obese Girls Prone to Poorer Grades, Study Suggests

Researchers found weight at age 11 linked to academic success

More Evidence That Bullying Raises Kids' Suicide Risk

But findings don't confirm a cause-and-effect link

Young Binge Drinkers May Not Need Special Counseling From Family Docs

Swiss study suggests results just as good for physicians without certain training

Outcomes Improving for Kids With Kidney Transplants

Study finds steady increase in survival rates, organ function, but there's still room for improvement

Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk as Teens

Finnish study also found more physical inactivity in this group

Rising E-Cigarette Use Tied to More Smoking in Teens

Devices may serve as gateway to tobacco use, study author says

Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study

Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

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

However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say

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

And food waste hasn't increased because of the new guidelines, study finds

Could Childhood Nightmares Foreshadow Mental Ills as Teen?

Persistent nightmares, frequent night terrors linked to greater risk for psychotic episodes, study suggests

Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis More Likely in Uninsured Teens, Young Adults

Those lacking health coverage are often male, black or Hispanic and from the South, study finds

Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey

CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

Thyroid Tumors May Be More Dangerous for Cancer Survivors: Study

Researchers still found 'excellent' survival rates for both primary, secondary disease

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

HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

Frequent School Moves May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Study of British preteens might have found increased risk of psychiatric symptoms

Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success

Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids

Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC

Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

Radiation-Free Cancer Scans: Coming Soon?

Children might benefit most from new way to detect tumors, but experts say more research is needed

Beauty, Not Health May Spur Teens to Use Sunscreen

Tanning's damaging effect on looks mattered more to teens than skin cancer risks, study found

Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids

Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped

Indoor Tanning Laws Help Keep Teen Girls Away, Study Finds

In states that had some restrictions in place, use of tanning beds dropped 30 percent

Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls

But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds

Top worries include post-graduation choices, financial concerns

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

But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

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

It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

Single-Sex Education's Benefits Challenged in Study

Research review finds no significant difference academically