A new New York City public health program aims to improve body image among tweens. But will it help?
Health classes don’t have to focus on just eating right and exercising more, according to the latest study. In fact, they might be more effective if they addressed teens’ mental as well as physical needs.
Law enforcement reminders of the consequences of criminal behavior are supposed to curb illegal activity, but some of these intimidation strategies may be backfiring, especially among youth.
Weight is never an easy subject, but it can be especially dicey when parents broach the issue of eating habits and weight with their teens.
Teen romance is tough enough when you’re not accused of breaking the law.
But that’s exactly the predicament Kaitlyn Hunt, a high school senior from Sebastian, Fla., finds herself in. Hunt, 18, was arrested Feb. 16 for …
Teen birth rates in the U.S., which have been declining for two decades, have reached a record low, with significant drops in almost every state.
At her Seattle high school, Shannon Keating wears a hat to camouflage a head made bare by chemotherapy. In the hospital, surrounded by other teens her age, she’s more comfortable going bald. “I feel fine not wearing a hat …
The sequel to the popular The Care and Keeping of You, which guided preteen girls on buying bras, healthy eating habits and dealing with their periods, ventures into the hormone and angst-ridden world of adolescents.
Swallowing a tablespoon of the dry spice on a dare could lead to serious health problems, according to the latest report on the practice.
Parents who exert too much control over what their children eat may not be doing their adolescents any favors when it comes to controlling the youngsters’ weight, according to the latest study.
A happy face can certainly lift spirits, but can it reduce rage?
Middle school is typically a time of chaotic emotions, confusing relationships and challenging growing pains. But it may also have a surprisingly lasting influence on the future.
Less than half of U.S. adolescents are living heart-healthy lives, and lack of exercise and poor diets could be creating a new generation of heart-disease patients.