The timing of puberty can influence a child's bone strength throughout adolescence and into early adulthood.
Do you know what your child is eating at school?
Obesity crisis: pizza, pastries, chips, donuts, cookies, hot dogs, and burgers – just your average school lunch.
Teens who see drinking on TV are more likely to drink themselves.
Teens who see alcohol on TV are more likely to drink. A marketing professor explains how to counter this phenomenon.
Teenage girls who fall pregnant in Zambia are often mocked and feel isolated.
There isn't much space in Zambia's rural areas for open, judgement-free communication with friends and parents about sexual matters.
New research looked closely at the lives of thousands of 14 year olds to discover that fewer are having oral sex and intercourse than previous generations.
The right road.
If you thought this was about boring box-ticking chats before you leave school for the last time, think again.
No one can decide what to do with your body but you!
Nina Maile Gordon/The Conversation,
While we can't tell you what to do with your body, we can give you some information to help make an informed decision about shaving your pubic hair.
Life online is still life, but with extra challenges.
Nearly half of teens say the effect of social media is neither positive nor negative on them; it is just life as they know it. So let's support them through the highs and lows.
Traditional sports aren’t the only way to be active.
Want teenagers to be more active? Just talk to them first
Many teenagers who self-harm do so to cope with overwhelming thoughts and emotions.
A doctor explains how he introduces mindfulness to self-harming youth in the emergency room.
Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, eventually takes her own life in the show 13 Reasons Why.
Although a US study found a spike in teen suicides after 13 Reasons Why first aired on Netflix, rates of suicide are generally on the rise. The last thing we should do is shy away from the show.
Despite what the statistics suggest, many teenage parents say having a baby has transformed their lives.
David Gillespie’s new book is full of exaggerated claims that are often not backed up by science.
In his new book, Teen Brain, David Gillespie suggests anxiety and other problems are on the rise among teenagers due to smartphones and tablets. This could be true, but his claims are overblown.
Children watch a performance of Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Cesare De Giglio/Shakespeare's Globe
Study uncovers what inner-city teenagers really thing about Hamlet et al.
Boys practice baseball at a park in San Antonio de Guerra, a small municipality in the Dominican Republic.
Some of the best players in the world come from this small Caribbean nation, where an entire system of training young talent has blossomed. But few actually make it to the big leagues.
Children now spend more time at home and alone with their parents – new research.
When it comes to linguistic innovation, young women are often leading the charge.
A linguist explains the physical technicalities and sociological meanings of creaky voice' – a sound found in diverse gender and age groups, yet often associated particularly with younger women.
Harnessing adolescents’ readiness to help can be good for them and their communities.
Teens get a bad rap as selfish, dangerous risk-takers. But neuroscience and psychology research is revising that image: Adolescents are primed to help those around them, with positive benefits for all.
What’s your move?
A new study reveals how women's experiences as teenagers shapes the way they deal with hookup culture at university.
The Conversation has access to top academic experts, and we want them to use their knowledge to answer questions from teenagers.