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    1. Teens' Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Memory Problems

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who smoke marijuana daily may have lingering memory problems and structural abnormalities in the brain, even after they stop using the drug, a small study suggests. Researchers found that young adults who'd smoke

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    2. Very Obese Kids: Higher Heart Risks Than Thought

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese children -- such as those at least 100 pounds overweight -- are in deeper trouble in terms of heart disease risks than doctors have thought, new research suggests. In the study, about half the children suff

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    3. 1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Abused While Dating

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens -- both boys and girls -- fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds. Among teens who said they dated, one in five girls and one in 10 boys said they'd been abused at least

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    4. Sleepiness in Your Teen May Signal 'Weed' Use

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are being assessed for the sleep disorder narcolepsy should also be screened for marijuana use because the drug can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, researchers report. People with narcolepsy show the same sym

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    5. HPV Shot Doesn't Seem to Boost Risky Teen Sex

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what some parents might fear, girls who get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) do not treat it as a green light to start having risky sex, a new study indicates. Researchers said they hope the findin

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    6. Residential Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely obese kids in an intensive 10-month residential treatment program lost more weight than their counterparts, and appeared to reverse artery damage that could lead to clogged arteries and heart disease, according to

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    7. Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don't, Harvard researchers report. Among nearly 5,600 girls aged 9 to 14 who were followed between 1996 and 2001, the researchers found t

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    8. Many U.S. Girls Aren't Getting HPV Vaccine: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about half of American girls begin receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at the recommended age, a new study finds. HPV is believed to cause nearly all cases of cervical cancer, and also other types of canc

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    9. Fewer U.S. Teens in Tanning Salons, Study Finds

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. teens are using indoor tanning beds and booths, although this risky behavior remains popular with more than 1.5 million high school students, a new survey reveals. In 2013, about 20 percent of high school girls an

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    10. Teens Use E-Cigarettes More Than Cigarettes

      Dec. 16, 2014 -- The use of electronic cigarettes by American teens has surpassed their use of traditional cigarettes, according to a federal government study. Among Grade 8 students, nearly nine percent said they'd used an e-cigarette in the last month, while four percent smoked traditional cigaret

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