A new study shows that an ‘invisible risk’ group of adolescents—who use tons of media and don’t get enough sleep or …
High Chair Injuries on the Rise
About every hour a child injures themselves in a high chair
Hook-Ups, Friendships and the New Rules of ‘Dibs’ for Teen Boys
Author Rosalind Wiseman on how high school guys can navigate the treacherous shoals of love, sex and loyalty in an era of casual relationships
Candy Flavored Tobacco Products On the Rise
American kids are smoking more flavored tobacco, like hookahs and cigarillos
Boy, Girl or Intersex?
Germany adjusts to a third option at birth
12 Shocking Sex Facts
Masters and Johnson revolutionized sex research in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Here what we’re learning about sex now.
Bloomberg v. Pop Culture: NYC’s Campaign to Boost Girls’ Self Esteem
A new New York City public health program aims to improve body image among tweens. But will it help?
For Sale: Positive Pregnancy Tests
At the low cost of $25
4 Ways The Supreme Court Gene Patent Decision Will Change Medicine
On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that companies cannot patent isolated human genes that are naturally occurring.
A Bionic Breakthrough: A Hand that Lets Amputees ‘Feel’
Scientists have moved closer to enabling amputees with artificial limbs to feel what they are touching. The first bionic hand that will allow the wearer to experience touch again will enter trials later this year, thanks to the …
Quiz: Are You an Introvert or an Extrovert?
Answer yes or no to the following questions, excerpted from the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain, to find out where you fall on the introversion spectrum. Then read the …
Nick Cannon Hospitalized: What Causes Kidney Failure?
Lots of things can cause kidneys to stop functioning, say experts, including trauma, dehydration and some common OTC and prescription medications
CDC Researchers Say No to Eating Raw Cookie Dough
To the dismay of teenage girls everywhere, researchers who investigated a 2009 outbreak of E. coli that sprang from tubes of Nestlé’s Toll House raw cookie dough are advising people to bake their cookies before eating them.