Among adolescents, boys are more likely to die of an overdose than girls, and using combinations of drugs substantially raises the risk of an overdose.
Navigating disagreements about screens can provide parents with valuable opportunities to foster quality relationships and raise children who can manage themselves responsibly.
Teen depression is on the rise but effective help is available. We look at what parents can do to support their teen.
Teenagers are experiencing intimate partner violence and abuse that is putting their lives in danger. And they want help from others to spot the early warning signs.
Children as young as ten don’t have access to Medicare if detained. And they’re dying of largely preventable diseases.
Obese children outnumber underweight ones globally, and ‘social determinants’ in kids’ lived environments play a fundamental role. Obesity in kids can lead to a lifetime of poor health.
Social media has become a mainstay in everyday life, particularly among younger generations. And some are even willing to make trade-offs to stay online.
There is often a long delay between the onset of bipolar symptoms and correct diagnosis and treatment which puts vulnerable young people at risk of suicide.
Criticism and lecturing won’t help. This will.
Less than half of the children aged 0-14 who have TB are diagnosed – so they never even start treatment.
Many children and adolescents fall victim to online exploitation, but there are some steps parents can take to protect their children online.
Adults don’t always listen to or understand children when they are abused.
The rate of suicide attempts in children and adolescents increased by 22 per cent during the pandemic compared to before the pandemic.
Addiction to social media can affect the emotional well-being of adolescents and young adults. But staying offline — even for only a few hours a day — can help.
The mental health of teenagers has grown far worse over the last decade. But a new report shows that, compared with boys, teen girls are disproportionately experiencing sadness and hopelessness.
Black, Latino, Asian and Indigenous teens have different online experiences – both positive and negative – than their white peers. These differences are overlooked when research focuses on white kids.
The risk of developing eye complications is high in young people with Type 2 diabetes, which is increasingly affecting children and adolescents, especially those who are more sedentary.
Nearly 1 in 5 US teenagers battle depression. But parents can help by communicating openly, creating a behavior contract and finding low-pressure opportunities to interact with their teen.
Experts across the board have identified inequality as a major challenge to efforts to end AIDS.
Parents are enablers, motivators and facilitators of their children’s education.