Many teens and college students are continuing to hook up and attend gatherings. Peer pressure and the way younger minds interpret risk could be to blame.
Excessively eating junk foods during adolescence could alter brain development, leading to lasting poor diet habits. But, like a muscle, the brain can be exercised to improve willpower.
The teen years are filled with fun for some, but many youth begin to experience serious depression, which can set them up for recurring bouts. A new study offers hope: Support and understanding help.
When teenagers sleep for less than eight hours a night, they are at increased risk of suicide, being overweight, high rates of injury, poor sustained attention and low school grades.
When it comes to neuroscience, there's no such thing as an 'average' teenager.
Teenagers aren't just lazy. Their sleep hormones aren't calibrated to let them get up and go until later in the morning – which has academic and health consequences when school starts too early.
Teenagers pick up cues about drinking from you and your family. Here's how you can help them develop a healthier relationship with alcohol.
Teenage rats that drank sugary beverages were less able than adult rats who drank the same to remember a specific location leading to an escape hatch.
Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early morning school starts has been a topic of much debate. There's more to this issue than just laziness.