July 24, 2014 1:20 pm
More U.S. adolescents are receiving vaccines against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical and other types of cancer but vaccination rates for the infection remain too low, federal health officials said on Thursday.
July 23, 2014 4:57 pm
U.S. teenagers’ reported use of synthetic human growth hormone more than doubled between 2012 to 2013 as they sought to improve athletic performance and appearance, a survey by anti-drug advocates found.
July 21, 2014 1:33 pm
After rising steadily for more than 10 years, the proportion of U.S. kids defined as obese due to a large waist circumference held steady between 2003 and 2012, according to a new analysis of national data.
July 15, 2014 2:35 pm
Prosecutors wanted to take a second set of nude photos, of the teen in a forced aroused state to compare them to photos he allegedly sent to his then-girlfriend.
July 15, 2014 2:20 pm
Children raised by same-sex couples have better health and well-being in comparison to their peers, according to a groundbreaking new study which is being billed as the largest of its kind.
May 22, 2014 4:26 pm
For children suffering from severe epilepsy, a recent study shows that cannabis may be able to prevent the onset of seizures.
May 20, 2014 7:49 pm
LAST month a 16-year-old child was placed in solitary confinement at the York Correctional Institution for Women in Niantic, Conn. She has never been charged, tried or convicted. What is her crime? That she has survived.
May 12, 2014 2:57 pm
Although American children still spend part of their days reading, they are spending less time doing it for pleasure than decades ago, with significant gaps in proficiency, according to a report released on Monday.
May 1, 2014 1:11 pm
Tennessee this week became the first state to explicitly criminalize substance abuse during pregnancy, if it harmfully affects the child.
April 17, 2014 5:42 pm
French investigators began taking DNA samples Monday from 527 male students and staff at a high school — including boys as young as 14 — as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl on the closed campus.