THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Over the last four decades, more American teenagers have decided to say no to drugs and alcohol, a new report shows.
"There has been a steady increase in the proportion of students graduating high school who report never having tried alcohol, marijuana, tobacco or any other drugs," said study author Dr. Sharon Levy. She directs the adolescent substance use and addiction program at Boston Children's Hospital.
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- The damaging effects of a concussion are well-known, and new research finds the injuries are common among U.S. high school students.
In a representative survey of nearly 15,000 kids in grades 9 through 12, just over 15 percent -- equal to 2.5 million American youths -- said they had suffered at least one concussion over the prior year.
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- There's good news and bad news from a new report when it comes to high blood pressure among America's children.
The good news: perhaps because of better diets and use of antihypertensive medications, the percentage of kids with high blood pressure declined between 2001 and 2016, according to a research team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- A perfect storm of murder, addiction and carelessness has fueled a recent and troubling increase in deaths among U.S. children and teens, a new government report shows.
The total death rate for those aged 10 to 19 rose 12 percent between 2013 and 2016, mostly due to an increase in deaths from accidental injury, homicide and suicide, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.