Health News

Substance Abuse at School May Mean Other Problems
Although it's no secret that teens may experiment with alcohol or marijuana, more than 5 percent of them smoke pot or drink alcohol on school campuses.
Tummy Troubles in Kids with Autism
It's often thought that children with autism also tend to have more stomach trouble than other children. But is that really the case?
Is Your Teen Getting Enough Sleep?
Not getting enough sleep can have serious effects on physical and mental health. This is particularly true for teens, whose bodies and minds are still developing.
Brain Injury in Teens Increased Emotional Issues
Every year, more than half a million teenagers experience a serious concussion. These brain injuries often leave lasting damage, but to what extent?
More TV, Less Sleep for Kids
Sleep is very important to health, especially for children who are still physically developing. Anything that might interfere with sleep, such as TV, might lead to poor long-term habits.
Parents' Weight Linked to Autism
The search for possible causes of autism has gone in a lot of different directions. But finding a link does not mean finding a cause.
E-cigarette Poisonings Increase
Electronic cigarettes have grown in popularity over the past several years. But greater popularity and use also mean more opportunities for children to find them.
Violent Video Game Play Increased Aggression
More than 90 percent of youth in America play video games. Many of these games are violent and contain mature themes. Are they changing the way children and teenagers think about aggression?
Connecting the Dots with Media and Well-Being
Limiting children's use of television is already one recommendation that pediatricians emphasize to parents. But what might it mean if kids use too much TV, computers or video games?
Teens Driving Drunk after Riding with Drunk Drivers
It's important to teach teens not to drive while under the influence. But there may be risk factors parents can watch for in doing so.