3 US Million Teens Per Year Suffer with Depression

The Center for Mental Health Services has released a report citing that 3 million teens in the United States suffer from depression each year.


Caffeine Kills Teen Boy? A Cautionary Tale About Teens and Energy Drinks

A healthy 16-year-old boy died from an apparent heart arrhythmia caused by too much caffeine intake after drinking a large soda, a cafe latte from McDonald’s, and an energy drink.


Replace Junk Food Snacks with This FATTY Snack to Lose Weight?

Snacking on 1/4 cup of peanuts 3 or 4 times a week may help adults lose weight and prevent obesity in children and adolescents.


Diabetes is on the Rise Among Tweens and Teens

More teens and tweens are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a disease that takes years to develop; and researchers aren’t positive as to why.


Wanting to Avoid Panic, Calif. State Officials Hid Cell Phone Risks

The state of California was forced by a Superior Court judge this month to release guidelines for safe cell phone use that they feared would cause panic.


New Colorado Marijuana Report Should Quiet Some Critics

A recently released report on marijuana trends in Colorado shows that use among both adults and teens has remained fairly unchanged in recent years.


Federal Data Shows Fewer Teens Using Marijuana After Legalization

Marijuana opponents warned that legalizing pot in Colorado would lead to an increase in teen use, but new federal survey data show that opposite occurred.


Study: Even “100% Safe Listening” Headphones may Cause Hearing Problems

A products recommendation website recently tested 30 sets of children’s headphones to see which ones have the greatest potential to damage kids’ hearing.


Just THINKING About Mobile Devices Disrupts Kids’ Sleep

A review of 20 studies shows that even when kids aren’t using mobile devices at night, they’re still thinking about them, and it’s wrecking their sleep.


Study: Mobile Devices are Causing, Stress, Anxiety at Home

Research shows how parents are paying too much time to mobile devices and not enough time to their kids, causing stress and anxiety in countless homes.


Progress: U.S. Attorney General Admits Pot is NOT a Gateway Drug

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted in a speech at a Kentucky high school that marijuana is NOT a gateway to harder drugs.


Prominent Group of Pediatricians Warn: Codeine is not Safe for Children

A leading group of pediatricians warned this week that codeine should never be used in children for pain relief or as a cough suppressant.


Vaping May Be Overriding Efforts to Get Kids to Quit Smoking

After years of decline, nicotine use among teens appears to have plateaued. Researchers say it’s because more kids are using e-cigarettes.


Most Kids Lack Ideal Cardiovascular Health: What do we Do?

A new report shows that many children lack ideal cardiovascular health, due to poor diet and a lack of physical activity, leading to health problems later.


Youth Marijuana Use Virtually the Same in Colorado After Recreational Legalization

A 2015 survey shows that middle school and high school students in Colorado have been using marijuana LESS since it was legalized for recreational use.


New Guidelines Detail How Much Sleep Kids ‘Really Need’

New sleep guidelines give parents a better idea of how much their babies, younger children, and teens should be sleeping.


Migraines Could Be a Sign Your Body is Missing THIS

In an analysis of 7 previous studies, researchers found that young migraine sufferers are more likely to have vitamin deficiencies.