Here’s a new one. Some Los Angeles teens are going to great lengths to get buzzed by drinking hand sanitizer.
Video games are more often regarded as causes of mental illness than as cures, but in a new study, a specially designed fantasy game helped teens conquer depression just as well as — if not better than — usual counseling.
When it comes to diagnosing depression in teens, differentiating mental illness from normal mood swings can be difficult. But it can be a crucial diagnosis, given that untreated depression in youth makes them more vulnerable to …
Mayo Clinic researchers report skyrocketing rates of skin cancer among young adults, probably because of their persistent use of tanning beds
Should teens get extra points for being thin? Dr. Pierre Dukan, the French founder of the controversial Dukan Diet, thinks so.
Seventeen-year-olds can legally buy Plan B over the counter at the drugstore, but nearly 20% of pharmacists incorrectly deny them access.
A new study from six European countries suggests that teens who see more boozy scenes in movies are more likely to binge drink.
Between extracurricular activities, homework and late-night Facebooking, many teens aren’t catching the nightly z’s they need. Or are they?
Why teens are more likely to crash when transporting passengers.
Most young teens aren’t getting the message about sun safety, a new study in Pediatrics suggests.
The potentially lethal Choking Game, which involves cutting off the blood supply to the brain, appears to be popular with some college students who think it’s not as dangerous as using illicit drugs.
The teen years can be emotionally difficult, but blogging can help adolescents to open up and become more socially confident