New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that 1 in 7 teenagers is abusing opioids, and sexual minorities face growing health disparities and health risks.
The startling increase in the number of adolescents thinking about and attempting suicide is a wake-up call for pediatric healthcare providers to take action and help these children at risk.
Clinicians and parents aren’t having the sex talk with teenagers as often as they should, according to a new study, and parents aren’t sure whether it’s a doctor’s place to get involved.
Two new studies quantify the negative effects of adverse events in childhood on physical and mental health issues in LGBTQ individuals.
E-cigarette marketing targeted at adolescents plays a significant role in the uptake of e-cigarette use, as well as the use of traditional cigarettes.
Homeless children face a multitude of problems, and clinicians have little guidance on the best ways to help them.
Too many children with depression go undiagnosed and untreated, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Updated guidelines should address this standard of care.
Pediatricians need a better understanding of the effects of early puberty for girls beyond adolescence into adulthood.
Compared with adolescents who use e-cigarettes with relatively low or no nicotine concentrations, those who use e-cigarettes with higher nicotine concentrations are more likely to progress to more frequent and intense combustible cigarette smoking and vaping.
Adults who have survived childhood cancer are about 10 years ahead of their peers in terms of developing hypertension, according to a new report.