When dealing with young teenagers, information is better than bribes or threats.
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In recent years, the notion of a structurally imbalanced teenage brain has been faulted for bad choices. A review of studies suggests that a deficit in brain development is not to blame.
According to a Global Adolescent Study boys are given more freedom and independence than girls.
Do boys and girls from diverse cultural settings experience their transitions into adolescence? Their cultural differences don't make a difference, but their genders do.
Antiretroviral drugs suppress the HIV virus and stop progression of the disease.
The introduction of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis drugs in Kenya aims at reducing new HIV infections among people facing substantial ongoing risk.
A new study reveals the risks of vaping in non-smoking teenagers.
A new study sheds light on the link between poor sleep and thoughts about suicide.
The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" presents rape as an aggressive act, working hand in hand with the powers that be and permeating a school’s entire culture.
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Children's opinions about their own care are often not sought by parents and healthcare professionals.
Smaller-dose pot-infused brownies are divided and packaged at The Growing Kitchen in Boulder, Co.
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Edible marijuana, especially in forms that are appealing to young people, is problematic. Here are things to consider to keep kids safe.
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Understanding where teens learn about sex and how that influences them can help us find ways to encourage healthy sexual behaviors, such as using condoms and birth control.
Evolution’s negative impact.
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Psychological distress among teenage girls has risen by 4% in the past decade.
It’s important to focus on health, not weight.
Reassuring your child you love and support them unconditionally is crucial for a healthy relationship.
Conduct disorder is not just teen rebellion, as some experts claim. Brain scans suggest that it's a psychiatric disorder.
Porn is probably not the most important cause of sexual harms for young people.
Weighing up risks and benefits.
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Commonly prescribed antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal thoughts in teenagers, so why isn't this a bigger deal in drug trials?
New study looks into depression in adolescence and getting help.
Depression can have a devastating impact when you're young, so what do teenagers think about their experience?
What impact does moving schools have on teens?
Many families move over the course of their children’s lifetimes for a multitude of reasons. But what is the impact on the education of children when their families move?
Adolescents are at a significantly higher risk of attempting suicide after hearing about the suicide of a friend.
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Learning about a friend's suicide attempt appears to transform the distant idea of suicide into something very real.
Adolescence has always been hard, but there’s not much evidence to suggest it’s worse for kids these days.
Many adolescent pressures are age old, others newer, such as having followers on social media.