A Canadian study has confirmed what parents have long suspected: dating, sexual activity and substance use seem to make teens feel older than they really are. And, as adolescents get older, the gap between their chronological age and their self-perceived age widens.
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A new video game called "Re-mission" is designed to give young cancer patients a sense of power and control over their disease.
There are two objectives: the educational component, which provides weekly prenatal, parenting and pregnancy prevention classes during school hours; and the case management component.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy urged parents to take action against the alarmingly high rate of teen prescription drug abuse in Michigan.
Aspen Education Group applauds results of nation's first large-scale, multi- year study on private therapeutic residential Programs for troubled teens. Study shows lasting personal and behavioral improvements can be achieved at private therapeutic residential programs.
Teen Driving Watch works by letting teen drivers know that their behavior behind the wheel is being monitored, not just by police officers, but by the entire community.
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association is pleased to report a reduction in infant fatalities and injuries due to the effectiveness of standards developed by the ASTM International, formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials.
In response to a new evaluation of abstinence-only programs released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy released the following statement.
Common practice in the treatment of adolescent eating disorder patients has been to exclude the parents.
The North Dakota Department of Health is warning parents and educators to be on the lookout for a dangerous and potentially deadly activity among younger teens, commonly called the "choking game."
Pregnancy and having children is a huge responsibility, and if you don't think you are ready to handle that responsibility, then don't have sex.
Teens who are most physically active and consume the most calories are the leanest.
An award-winning program geared toward preventing underage drinking and other destructive behaviors is back for a second school year.
Improving school ethos may reduce substance misuse and teenage pregnancy.
Not only are teens exposed to multiple workplace hazards and work long hours during the school week, 52 percent of males and 43 percent of females use dangerous equipment such as box crushers and slicers, or serve and sell alcohol where it is consumed, despite federal child labor laws.
A new study from Saint Louis University researchers shows that young transplant patients who lose their federally provided insurance coverage are more likely to stop taking necessary anti-rejection drugs, which can increase the risk of losing the transplanted organs.
The study appears in the March issue of Pediatric Transplantation.
Alarming Trends in Teens' Use of Prescription Drugs; New Users of Prescription Drugs Have Caught Up with New Users of Marijuana.
Coordinating a citywide outreach effort to contact the parents or guardians of children who are not up to date with new immunization requirements.
Parents' fighting may not be to blame but rather that parents who argue a lot may pass on genes for disruptive behavior to their children.
Most teens fail to meet multiple diet and physical activity guidelines and continue to be in need of interventions that target multiple behaviors.
The younger someone starts drinking alcoholic beverages, the more likely he or she is to reach for a drink to relieve stress when older.
Teen drinking is strongly associated with sexual activity, violence, and other risky behaviors.